I'm with ya. I built my fence very similar and it took a whole lot more than what I was hoping for. Now its time for the fun stuff! Nice job! Are those the skulls you get in the little mesh baggy? I thought about doing that then ended up going the finial route. Looks good!
Looks awesome, welcome to the exclusive fraternity of those who took on the epic task of building this kind of fence. I too finished my first fence this summer, took a week off from work and I dedicated all five days to working on it so I know its a proud accomplishment
Those skulls look familiar. I used them as well on my fence. I cut the bottom around the jaw and glued at the top of each pipe. Pictures in my profile under "props".
Yes. Takes a while to build (longer to paint). My whole family was involved with painting for an afternoon. One of the toughest things in building was getting all of the slats even. I suggest using something to keep the pipes from moving in the wood slats. I used a brad nailer to pin the wood to the pipes.