It is made out of 2" blue styrofoam.......used spray adhesive to glue them all together the size i wanted and then with a sawsall, small hand saw and an small 90 degree grinder i shaped it all out. Covering it with rubberized basement sealer to make it waterproof (that is the black you see) At the point now that i am going to start detailing. Paint, lighted eyes, and going to texture the legs with the sealer and rolling them in kitty litter to give the legs texture. Also going to make a huge web. Have two five foot skeletons ( the $20 dollar ones from spirit halloween) we are wrapping in webbing for victims and have made a large egg sack for her as well. Will post more here on the progress as i go. And will post the final setting around halloween which is only 112 days 17 hours and 36 minutes away.Looks great! What are you making the body out of? It's seems pretty light-weight - foam?
I'm doing a giant spider this year too so I'll be following your progress closely.
Tried to get the scale as close as i could to a real spider scale (body to leg size). And did the legs so they segment down to smaller sizes just like a real spiders. (Made those out of PVC starting at 2" and going down to 1") I feel it gives it a more realistic look and i used wood dowels that slide nicely into the PVC to be able to connect the segments and get the angles i wanted.Awesome scale!
Leg joint are done with wood dowels.......for each size of PVC the corresponding wood dowels fit nearly perfect inside it. I glued them in and attached the next size as a stud off that end and drilled and bolted the next leg segment to that. Then took my grinder and shaped them a bit to make it look like a real spiders leg segment. I will take a couple pics of the leg joints tonight and post them so you can see.Looking Great!!!! Nice work! How did you do the legs? How are they joined together? Can you post a closer detailed pic of the leg joints?
There are 4 small posts supporting it. Beings that it is so big and the legs have such a span they wouldnt quite hold itself so added them for a bit more support and stability. Once they are painted and it is up on the roof of the garage i dont think you will notice them.I have to say that the smaller tapering PVC legs really make it a nice touch. Again AWESOME work! Looking at the pics, it appears that the are 4 metal rods holding the body up off the ground. Is this correct or it the spider supporting itself on just the legs?