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Was at a garage sale today and picked up a working shiatzu neck massager for $2.00. Now I can find the threads with all the ideas on how to use one. HELP!!! Please...
I definately want to know how to do the break-out zombie in the crate. I have two shiatsus...one is the original Shiatsu back when they cost big $$ and the other is a knock-off version but very close in the way it's made.I have made two shiatsu groundbreakers so far and have another shiatsu to make a third.
I can, if there is enough interest, put together a tutorial, but please bear in mind that shiatsu's come in different shapes so there may be different results.
There are two types of groundbreaker, one would be just the zombie, with head and arm moving, the other is the breakout zombie, similar to that in Rookie's post.
before I start putting the how to together would it be an idea to get a poll going on what type of groundbreaker you guys want to build ??
Thanks Herman....I need to get rolling on this one myself and you do a great job with your tutorialsHad a brainstorm during a thunderstorm yesterday ..lol
The build for the groundbreaker and the breakout zombie are basically the same except for the addition of the crate/box for the breakout zombie.
So, this weekend I will be building and documenting the groundbreaker build for an how to, and then adding the crate/box how to the following weekend.
After that I will start working on the build for the spider victim and other builds for shaistu's
That way everyone will get covered
Madmax was the grandpappy of the shiatu and other thrifty throw away recycling props and if you "search" his links on this forum, you will find many interesting prop ideas. However, there are many , such as the Spooky Sam's grave escape above ( which I copied his instructions during a Fl. Haunters Make and take) and the Dark Gardner's Spider Vic,
( that Hamm and I based our own spider vic on - see tutorial section).
Its all about what you want and finding out what that little machine will do for ya.
I suggest the basic grave escape or ground breaking zombie - as a learning prop.
It is simple enough, but does take a bit of "setting" the plumber's hang tape to the correct
positioning to keep it "smooth" and from jerking around. Ofcourse, jerking around does
have its effect. But too much jerking sends your machine askew or jams the movement.
Length of your PVC armiture makes a difference too as does weight of your "head".
So I suggest something simple as your first. zombie or grave guys are easiest to assemble and easiest to dress out in my opinion.
I even did just a zombie Hands coming out of the grave version ..no torso or head. Just
hands flailing. Pretty simple.
The spidervic was more complicated ( especially to dress out like I wanted)
I want to try a standing shaitu - again a bit more complicated depending on how you do it.
( shiatu at the foot area or from the waist area)
I have 3 spares shiatu's just waiting to be built on . Ah....but there are other projects to do before getting back to shiatu's.
They are great fun to build and very easy way to get animatation.
especially if you are like me, and do not know much about motors and solonoids and gears voltage etc. ....good luck and looking forward to seeing all the new shiatu builds that will be posting soon !
I would love to see the hands how to.