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UnOrthodOX, I plan to put together some how-to threads in the near future.
Funny, Of course I had to buy the "Deadly Mantis" DVD.
No Oscar contender, but good ol' big monster fun.
 

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looks great!! ..... and the mantas is fab!!
 
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This is really wonderful! Wow, talk about "over the top"! And that's absolutely a compliment! That mantis is really something - at first I didn't even see it because I was focused on the snake since it's so big, but then when I saw the mantis I liked that the best. Awesome job!
 

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Wowza wowza wowza!!!! Looks amazing. I love the snake and praying mantis. Any thoughts of having a centipede?
 
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Man, what a tribute to those good old black and white drive in flicks! There should be a couple of open radioactive waste containers lying around to explain all of it, though! I just watched "Them!" the other day, too! Awesome display!
Thank you!
I've considered having more explanation (signage, toxic waste, etc.), but I like leaving the scenario more open for kids to imagine (for now).
P.S. "Them!" is my favorite big bug movie!
 

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At first I thought the title might be about rats all over the place and finally clicked to see what it was all about. OMG how did you do all of that??!! The snake is super cool. The bat and Mantis are favs of mine too. The whole thing looks great and extremely well lit. Why does Michigan have to be so far away! I'd love to see your yard in person. Big fan of the old bug movies too. I have a mutant ant theme in the works (hat tip to Them!) but nothing on a scale like yours. Holy Mackerel.

Please continue to post photos and a video tour here if you can. Really curious about the proportions and the crew it took to install everything. I really wish I was there to see the reactions of people as they drive by. The kids, and horror bug movie adults, must go bonkers seeing your yard. Well done!
 

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At first I thought the title might be about rats all over the place and finally clicked to see what it was all about. OMG how did you do all of that??!! The snake is super cool. The bat and Mantis are favs of mine too. The whole thing looks great and extremely well lit. Why does Michigan have to be so far away! I'd love to see your yard in person. Big fan of the old bug movies too. I have a mutant ant theme in the works (hat tip to Them!) but nothing on a scale like yours. Holy Mackerel.

Please continue to post photos and a video tour here if you can. Really curious about the proportions and the crew it took to install everything. I really wish I was there to see the reactions of people as they drive by. The kids, and horror bug movie adults, must go bonkers seeing your yard. Well done!
Thanks! I'm being humbled here -appreciated.
Okay, proportions:
"Garage Spider" - 22+ feet across
Bat - 18 ft wing span
Other roof spider 12ft across.
Window rat - Head diameter 30 inches
Snake -50ft
Mantis - 12ft tall, 15 ft long
Everything breaks down fit through my 48" x 30" attic hatch (hence the name).

My wonderful niece did the sewing on the snake, otherwise it's just myself.
 

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At first I thought the title might be about rats all over the place and finally clicked to see what it was all about. OMG how did you do all of that??!! The snake is super cool. The bat and Mantis are favs of mine too. The whole thing looks great and extremely well lit. Why does Michigan have to be so far away! I'd love to see your yard in person. Big fan of the old bug movies too. I have a mutant ant theme in the works (hat tip to Them!) but nothing on a scale like yours. Holy Mackerel.

Please continue to post photos and a video tour here if you can. Really curious about the proportions and the crew it took to install everything. I really wish I was there to see the reactions of people as they drive by. The kids, and horror bug movie adults, must go bonkers seeing your yard. Well done!
Thanks! I'm being humbled here -appreciated.
Okay, proportions:
"Garage Spider" - 22+ feet across
Bat - 18 ft wing span
Other roof spider 12ft across.
Window rat - Head diameter 30 inches
Snake -50ft
Mantis - 12ft tall, 15 ft long
Everything breaks down to fit through my 48" x 30" attic hatch (hence the name).

My wonderful niece did the sewing on the snake, otherwise it's just a crew of one.
 

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Okay every time I try to edit a post, it duplicates the post with the edit - sorry.
FYI - the picture I tried to edit out is of the roof props as seen from the Google Earth satellite.
 

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I love all of it. But mostly the fact that there are so many others here that even know about the movie, "Them"! I love that movie too! I would like to see some more details on the giant mantid if you get the chance after the big day.
 
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