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no monster mud in the UK

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Hiya all over the pond,

ever since my first HHN experience a few years back i have been big on celebrating Halloween over here at home. Unfortunately not many people share my enthusism and I still have to come over to Universal studios, orlando for my fix.
Last year I made my first "haunt" and it all went quite well and even got a few minutes on the local TV station. This time around I want to be more ambitious and was looking at making some "monster mud" creations, but over here in the UK just try and get your hands on Latex Paint and Drywall Joint Compound !!! I went into my local hardware store and they looked at me with blank faces when i asked for those products. The closest I got to Latex Paint was errrrrr Latex Body Paint which they sell in the xxx adult stores.
If anyone has any pointers or help they might be able to share to enable me to make my own "monster mud" i wold be very grateful ..... or its ebay and lots of £££ on pre made props


thanx for any help you might have ......... a desperate UK halloween haunter !

John
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hey, thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions.
Frankies Girl, those sites have lots of info for me to check out, Iam sure I will find something there !

Zerot, are you in the UK ? it was Wickes where i asked about the latex paint ..... LOL.

Partsman, hey we have just had four whole days of nothing but sun !!!!!! thats probably our summer over though

Terra, Thanks for those two images. they could come in useful if I have to go back to my local hardware store ..... but after the looks they gave me when I asked for the paint, they might call security when they see me enter the store !
 

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hopefully I may have found what iam looking for (now where have I heard that line before)
If you have time could you you please take a look at these two sites and confirm/advise if these are what I need to make the UK version of the infamous Monster Mud:

Wickes  – Building Materials – Plaster – Ready Mixed – Jointing Compound

Windsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Paint 500ml Black on eBay, also Acrylic Paints, Painting Supplies, Painting, Drawing Art, Crafts (end time 24-Jun-09 22:27:03 BST)
 

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thanks for the time you have taken to help me out Terra, I will check that paint out ! It will be a one stop shop as they have the quick mix drill attachment to whip it all together too !!!!
 

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thanx everyone again for adding to this thread, all comments much appreciated .. now for that US - UK dictionary LOL
Wolfman - thanx for the tutorial, that will be a project for the coming weekend after I have loaded all the materials in the boot of the car .... whoops, sorry TRUNK !
 
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