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Wildcat
03-17-2010, 06:09 PM
Little billy was curious little boy. Unfortunately for Billy the prop he touched decided to touch back. Thus resulting in the need for a new stone.

The what sign would you be thread inspired me to create this stone.
It's meant to lay flat on the ground.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/islandtrooper/Halloween%202010/Billy/Billy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v521/islandtrooper/Halloween%202010/Billy/DSCF2785.jpg

Material price list:
1/4 sheet foam - $10
Moss - $0.50
paint - $ 1.50
hot glue - $0.50
Labour - $7.50 Apparently I'm cheap.
Total - $20

Build description:

I attempted using a precision razor blade to cut the out the letters this time. Not to bad since i'm a shaky bugger. Paint was pretty simple just a base coat of medium grey. Dry brush some light grey and stipple on the moss green.

Hopefully you like.

RoxyBlue
03-17-2010, 09:41 PM
I love a funny epitaph! And the lettering doesn't look the least bit shaky, either:) Did you use the blade to do the texture on the stone as well?

Wildcat
03-17-2010, 10:02 PM
Texture was a 2" drywall trowel heated with a propane torch. Then lay the trowel flat and drag. The melting foam does the work.

Otaku
03-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Unique epitaph! Nice aging on that 'stone, Wildcat. I keep reminding myself that I need to jump into making foam tombstones someday...

ScreamingScarecrow
03-17-2010, 10:19 PM
Very Nice! I do like!
The heated trowel is a great idea!
How hot should the tool be in order to get a good looking melt?

Wildcat
03-17-2010, 10:29 PM
I heat the end 2" red hot.

hpropman
03-17-2010, 10:49 PM
that is a great looking stone! I love the warning concept about not touching the props.

Bethene
03-17-2010, 10:52 PM
great prop!! love the epitaph! the letters look great to me, not shaky at all!

Joiseygal
03-17-2010, 10:56 PM
Great Job Wildcat! I love the saying on your stone. I want to make some tombstones this year for my graveyard and I might have to steal this one from you.

Uruk-Hai
03-17-2010, 11:05 PM
Looks great!! Love the irregular shape and aging - the moss is a great addition. I think you work too cheap! :)

dave the dead
03-18-2010, 05:03 AM
If I buy the materials, will you make me one for $7.50???

Nice stone Wildcat! Very clever.

morbidmike
03-18-2010, 06:39 AM
very nice wildcat love the texture work and attention to detail

heresjohnny
03-18-2010, 08:33 AM
I agre, the texture work is very nice, and I like the lettering!

RoxyBlue
03-18-2010, 09:48 AM
If I pay you $7.50, will you paint my house?:D

fick209
03-18-2010, 10:04 AM
Excellent work Wildcat, really like the texturing and the details.

Devil
03-18-2010, 06:16 PM
LOL now if the kids read it, it might work :)

Toktorill
03-18-2010, 08:21 PM
Beautiful work! :D

spideranne
03-18-2010, 08:58 PM
Very nice!

The Watcher
03-19-2010, 06:41 AM
That is a great looking stone.

madmomma
03-19-2010, 06:47 AM
Like the shape, texture and overall effect. Nice work Wildcat.

HauntDaddy
03-19-2010, 12:18 PM
Great work!!! awesome detail!!!!

Wildcat
03-19-2010, 01:37 PM
Thanks for all the replies and Roxy, I'll come paint your house but the workmanship isn't guaranteed.:zombie:

The Archivist
03-19-2010, 04:29 PM
Like everyone else's been saying, Great work. Definite Like!!

Lilly
03-20-2010, 11:09 AM
Good Job!

halloween71
03-21-2010, 12:43 PM
Great stone.

Giles
03-21-2010, 01:53 PM
Awesome stone! I love creative epitaphs. Nicely done.

Dark Angel 27
03-22-2010, 05:12 PM
LOL now if the kids read it, it might work :)

my thoughts exactly...but i would make it bigger put a spot light on it and maybe having a small corpse with overalls. and some blood dripping from it!

nixie
03-23-2010, 11:38 AM
Love it! Very clever.

Zurgh
03-23-2010, 12:47 PM
Very nice! Your labour cost could be right, but for the artistic skill & flare, you need to charge more. Good work!

beelce
03-23-2010, 03:42 PM
NICE WORK.....love the concept of a warning/rules stone

Hellrazor
03-25-2010, 12:29 PM
I really like it! I love the stone on the ground look!

Sickie Ickie
03-29-2010, 05:37 PM
Love the epitaph! Now to make the kids see it!

kprimm
04-02-2010, 07:00 PM
Wildcat i love the stone, and the epitaph is wonderful, with your permission i would like to use it. It is just too good not to.

IMU
04-04-2010, 05:51 PM
What a fun tombstone ... nice job! :)

STOLLOWEEN
04-04-2010, 06:42 PM
Every time I visit a real cemetery I always think I should make some stones that lay flat in the ground...and you did it....job well done.

Dark Carver
04-05-2010, 09:57 PM
lol. I love it!

Wildcat
04-06-2010, 11:37 AM
Thanks for all the replies.

Wildcat i love the stone, and the epitaph is wonderful, with your permission i would like to use it. It is just too good not to.
Go ahead. Don't forget to post pics.

croglinvampire
04-06-2010, 05:11 PM
Great job!

MacabreRob
04-08-2010, 04:07 PM
I ended up making a whole bunch of styrofoam gravestones last fall, I'm about all gravestoned out.. Still looking for inspriation of this year (tick, tick, tick)

Volscalkur
05-01-2010, 06:48 PM
Great job! Looks like it weights a ton!
Love the epitaph, cool way of making a warning that fits with your scene! :jol:

Meeps
05-02-2010, 02:18 AM
Creative idea! Nice work :)

Devils Chariot
05-06-2010, 08:26 PM
Finally someones throwing down the gauntlet with the TOTs! DONT.TOUCH.MY.PROPS!

A great addition to any graveyard. Nice work my friend!