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Good start....I'm jealous of you guys that are actually building...I'm still in the gathering stage...I keep telling myself I have four months to go..

BTW: I was looking at your pics....what's the measurements on your ground breaker coffin..I can count the boards but not all pallet boards are the same width
SB,

You only have 125 days left to work on projects! Get started!

BTW: My groundbreaker coffin is made from a pallet that had wider boards on each end of its top. I took all the smaller boards that were the same width and made the front. Then used the wider boards on the sides and top with any of the left over smaller ones. I just through it all together trying to use just one pallet. I can get you the measurements when I get back in my shop.
 

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Hey all,

I was able to get some more work completed on my crypt. Please let me know what you think.

Halloween Forum - alucard's Album: Piney Hills Crypt

I will be using the pink foam board that many others use for columns for the sides. I hope to do something unique on the front of the crypt's facade. Maybe carve it out like a tombstone and light it up. There will be a FCG inside with a black light. Please let me know what you guys think so far.
 

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OK, I began work on the foam board walls today. The foam board cut easily, but what a pain putting it all on the frame. :( This is my first time working with foam board. I was able to finish enough of the front facade to add the PVC candle shelves. Check out the new pics in my album and let me know what you think.

Halloween Forum - alucard's Album: Piney Hills Crypt
 

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Looking great! The original post's links seem to be broken. Photoalbum link is intact though.
Sorry about the pics from the first post. I changed up my album that had those pics in it and I can't figure out how to go back and fix them on the first post. There doesn't seem to be an Edit option, but the link to my crypt album is in tact.
 

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I am planning to put the crypt in my cemetery amongst the tombstones in the front yard. I want everyone passing by to see it. It may up end towards the back of the cemetery next to the side of my house. Plus, I am planning to build a FCG for the inside.

TK
I hope the more durable pink foam will last a long time. It should after it gets and paint job and some texturing added.

Still debating over the front facade. I wanted to light it up with the name of my haunt on the front, but I wasn't sure if that would detract from the FCG rig that will be inside. Any suggestions?
 

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Worked on the faux marble look for the crypt today. It's not great, but it's begining to look like marble, or at least some kind of stone. Any suggestions or assistance with painting tips to make foam look like marble would be great.












Hope everyone enjoys the pics!
 

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To get a marble look you use a feather with the edges dipped in paint (lightly) then kind of drag the edge of the feather in a jagged fashion across the foam. I kind of paint them on like veins or lightening bolts. One decorator I saw said you must have at least 3 colors for an authentic look...light,medium,and dark. Look for a bird feather on the ground and just practice and you'll see how simple it is!
Thanks, Deadna!

I have heard of that, but never tried it. Kinda scared I would mess up the whole thing. I will have to try that sometime this week. Probably on the rear of the crypt to see what it will look like. What color should I use for the "veins"?
 

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I can't link to these photos.
Sorry for the confusion, Darkmaster, I moved some of my pics around and made new folders. I do see that you were able to find them in another post in this thread. :)

Thanks, for the comp Spook mama.

Meeps, I am very glad to be through with it. I just rebuilt the thing again for the THIRD time! I had two bad storms come through. First one only pushed it onto my cemetery fence, but busted up the back. The next one rolled it into my neighbors yard after rolling over my fence! I have it staked down now, so if it gets hit again..... well, that will be the last of it. I don't think I can brace it up again!
 
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