I've been trying to get into the habit of either procuring or creating at least one big thing each year. This year, although I didn't have a haunt that it would fit in, I decided to make an Electrical Transformer for my desk at work. I love working on it since I am new to making physical things (I'm more of a digital guy so graphics are my bag).
I had to track down pool noodles after season (that was a bear, but after 7 shops I found them), learned that some types of Spray paint will eat foam, searched high and low for a good container (settled on a 5 gallon bucket and glad I did) and made my first batch of Monster Mudd (love it).
Look at that sweet detail
Spray paint will eat through Pink Foam board. Didn't know when i sprayed it, happy it did
Those nuts are Pool noodles, buttons are dimmer switches
Flicker Box that regulates the flicker of the Christmas lights in the pipe and the strobe in the transformer
Close up of the knife switch on the Flicker Box that regulates the flicker of the Christmas lights in the pipe and the strobe in the transformer
Thank you guys. I'm really proud of my first prop. That paint is super rad. It creates actual rust. I spray painted the inside of the bucket a metallic silver for extra light reflection. I'd also hit the outside of the bucket with the same silver color, then some monster mud of dark grey, light grey, dark brown and green, then came the rusty paint.