Put a head or some floating brains in it. Run some EL lighting wire to create a life support system. Or, put an arm bone, add some flesh to it and then attach Piranha fish and run air out where they are feeding.
It was nothing really fancy but several years ago, I made a sculpey brain for a party and put it in my old tank, along with a doll eye (would've used two, but I'd misplaced the other one). Added some highlighter dye to the water and put a blacklight in the fixture.
The brain had two screws in the "temples", to which copper wire was attached (there were also short bits in the end of the medulla oblongata). The wire attached to a thin wooden bar placed under the light fixture, suspending the brain midway in the tank. Air trapped in the doll eye and the natural rigidity of the tubing made the eye tend to float. A long air stone was placed in the bottom to provide "oxygen" (and the circulating water from that and the filter in back made the eye tend to bob around randomly a bit)
Nowadays I'd do something more elaborate, possibly using 3d printed parts (i.e. trim on the tank, mad scientist widgets, etc.) I still have the brain and eyes, but I'd have to get a new tank (or use one of those giant cheese puff containers like some people do)
Okay. It works, but it and I need a separation for the next month. There are still additions, changes and testing ahead, but I finally feel that the unicycle riding skelly will run on trick-or-treat. Thanks to those of you who made suggestions. The first part of the video is a recap of work...
I’ve just built an Axworthy Ghost and finally seem to have it working. I’ve been planning it since last year and building for 6 or 7 weekends. I’m sure that I’ll have questions for the community, but I’m happy to share what I learned along the way and explain the setup of there is interest.
I am looking for some very rustic and spooky looking lanterns for a graveyard scene. They can be plastic or metal, style is more important. They will absolutely be refinished, I doubt they would fit the style without being reworked. They do not need any internal lighting, it would be gutted...
So on Halloween night of all nights my hurricane 1100 decided to take a crap. Luckily I had a backup, but now would like to get it working again. I started the year with a distilled vinegar cleaning after the low fluid light was on even though there was a full tank. I got it...
I just started the build of our “Meadow Forest Cemetery”.
First up are the columns for the gated entrance.
I may be doing things a bit backwards as I have not made any tombstones yet...but oh well.
The fence sections and tombstones will come next.
This will definitely be an on-going...