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I have been working on a talking bust prop for this year. I bought a cheap projector, and added a shutter that is pneumatic and hacked a DVD player to be triggered by a relay. A picoboo controller controls the shutter and starts ther video loop, works well. I am going to use a vid from youtube I found.
Now on to the hard part, creating the busts. The styrofoam wig heads might be a good starting point, but I will add a base and build up with wire and papier mache. Maybe use plaster to finish? Any tips? I am going to have 3 busts as in the video (see pic) the center bust is broken and lies askew.
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I edited the video with VirtualDub to get each of the four busts in a row and to straighten the leaning guy then pulled it all together with another video editor that had a merge tool. It can be done.

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Do you have a vid of your build?

I think 3 busts is enough for me. I kind of like the broken bust, like in the Haunted Mansion. Did you make the youtube compilation?
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Do you have a vid of your build?

I think 3 busts is enough for me. I kind of like the broken bust, like in the Haunted Mansion. Did you make the youtube compilation?
Pete
I edited mine several years ago to match the pillar setup I have for the busts since the spacing is always the same. I have since added some morphing to different characters (skulls, pumpkins...) and my only copies are on DVD now. Isn't the youtube vid from disney?
 

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I edited the video with VirtualDub to get each of the four busts in a row and to straighten the leaning guy then pulled it all together with another video editor that had a merge tool. It can be done.

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Homey, can you tell where you got vid of the 4th head, the one on the left? I have the Disneyland HM DVD's which contained the rightmost 3 , and I edited them into a line, but have never found that leftmost one
 
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