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UPDATE 2017 PICS

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Back to the 2016 stuff and build up to 2017. Lots of pics in the thread........

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So I'm just checking in to see what everyone is up to this year. I think the fact that Halloween is on a Tuesday has far from sparked excitement for me this year. I have a couple new projects underway but not the grand aspirations I started with after Halloween 2016. I do know that the "Steamtown 18717" signs and "Steam Depot" sign will be changed to Gotham themed things during set up. At least one new Batman prop will be added and hopefully a Penguin themed scare will be added. My costume will be a steampunk Batman(already underway) and our aviator mannaquine is going to get a tiny Catwoman makeover.

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We're going to simply just add cat ears to her helmet.

This is starting to sound a tad bit ambitious as I type it all out........

This is what I have got accomplished on "The Bat Signal" so far......

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This will sit on a base in front of the Gotham set up and point towards the roof where there will be a circular PVC frame with fabric stretched over it and a Batman logo. Like when Commissioner Gordon needs to alert Batman. Of course I need to paint the signal and stick a light in it but I think I can get it all done by Halloween.

Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with this year!
 

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Looks like it's going to be amazing. If you have a Gotham Bank heist there, these money bags were a big hit at our party. Just material, stuffing and stenciling. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/238901955212734194/ Might flesh out an area for the theme.
I definitely want to add more facades to hide the entire house before the Friday Halloween in a few years. My original plan was to add the Arkham Asylum this year, but lost a little enthusiasm. However if I add Arkham and a bank next year I definitely will add your money bags! Those are AWESOME! I also liked your "Joker was here" on the painting. I'm looking for someone who is good at graffiti to "tag" Joker's over the Steam on the "STEAM DEPOT" sign so it says "Joker's Depot" for this year.

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Got a little bit done today.

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Got the pipe wall up and the motorized hand that floats by in the boiler door. Plus got the gear that spins on the clocktower spinning!!

Also finally after 4 years I busted out the Light-O-Rama and did a thunder and lightning effect and city noise ambient effect to add to the ambiance of the display. Will try and get a few of the lights hooked up for the lightning before the weekend!!!!!!!!
 

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So what materials do you use to make the facades? I see that you are using what looks like 1 Xs to build the frames, but other than that, what are the rest of your materials? I assume you used foam board insulation for the rock work on the clock tower. Is that ribbed aluminum or plastic roofing/siding material for the garage? Does the door on the clock tower open? It just all looks so cool and definitely not like a High School play set.
 
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