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OMG, I love this idea! Yet another thing to be added to my prop list for 2014... I decided to post some pictures from the article here so everyone could see. Is it bad I'm really excited to try and make this prop?

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Here's my question though, would using monster mud work rather than plaster? Would it hold up better? Ok, that was 2 questions, I know.
 

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Well, got my burlap and plaster of paris today. Already have a plastic drop cloth. Now all I need is a human form to stand in position for around 10 to 20 minutes.

Any takers? LOL
 

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Well, got my burlap and plaster of paris today. Already have a plastic drop cloth. Now all I need is a human form to stand in position for around 10 to 20 minutes.

Any takers? LOL
How much is the gig. LOL. Just have the say I absolutely love the reapers. I've seen several myself, I want to make one too. The one I want to make would stand about 7 feet, I think that would give it an overpowering look. Just enough to scare myself LOL. Good luck with yours, can't wait to see pics
 

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They look great, this is a cool idea and a fairly simple prop to make and add to the display. The nice thing here also is that they could be added to an area where room is a concern. Just to spice up a certain spot a bit.
 

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I really like the look of these.
If you make one. Be sure to take some pics , maybe a tutorial?
The light adds a lot. Makes it look more hollow. Very creepy.
Thanks for posting this
 

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I just did a search for monster mud reapers.
I read one tutorial, it took two days to dry out.
I think a human model looks more realistic.
But how can you get the dry time down to be able to use a human model?
 

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To use a human model and keep the dry time down would be to use spray foam but that would cost some money for the tank. But you should able to make a few from the tank of foam I think.
 

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A mannequin may work instead of a live model. They are pretty sturdy and you can get "retired" ones from what I hear for pretty cheap. Plus you can then use it to make statues for tombstones thus doing double duty for one price. Just a thought.
 

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A mannequin may work instead of a live model. They are pretty sturdy and you can get "retired" ones from what I hear for pretty cheap. Plus you can then use it to make statues for tombstones thus doing double duty for one price. Just a thought.
I actually thought of doing that, but unfortunately around here the cheapest ones go for around $100. I did make myself a PVC frame for a ghost I've used for the last couple of years and draped it in a sheet. With some minor modifications, I can put some braces on the arms leading down to the ground for added support.

I think it will work for what I need. However, I do have a baby due in like 16 days, so this prop may have to take a back seat for a while. I can't wait to try it out though!
 
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