I used Aleens Tacky Glue and simply glued the cardboard in that way. The cardboard was about cereal box thickness, maybe a touch thicker. I cut it in strips, bent it into V shapes and held it on the tooth and traced out the curves, trimmed it, then glued it in. It was tedious and very time consuming. I have yet to do it again, but I have to say that it makes one hell of a difference. It completely sells the idea that the large spherical shape actually has volume to it's shell.
This was a progress pic. You can see the fresh white glue around the teeth. I have to say that Savage using a hot glue gun is a good idea, too, but that tacky glue is also great.
This is a sneak peak. His hands are now up on the sides of his pumpkin head as if he's in agonizing pain. The skeleton has also be darkened in areas to make the colors match up better. Still need to light his head and add in the eyes. There is another one of these guys as well, with a different face and pose. Also, our three witches are done.
I must be crazy trying to make one of these in two weeks... spent 5 hours today paper mache'ing the body, but I am quite happy with it. Not quite as perfect as yours, but I am happy for a first attempt, and being in Australia the people around here are easy to please as most houses are not decorated. will post pictures of my 'rot down under' tribute inspired by your wonderful creations when he is done thanks again for sharing!
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.
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 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...