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Denhaunt
04-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Procrastinators make excellent multi-taskers.

Chris Baker will be attending this year’s National Haunters Convention and, to occupy the long lines of autograph seekers and groupies that will certainly swarm him instantly, I thought I'd make something cool for him to sit on his booth's table. This worked out well for me because now I have an entry in this year’s $20 Prop Challenge (my first!).

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab188/denhaunt2/20%20Prop%20Challenge/017.jpg

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab188/denhaunt2/20%20Prop%20Challenge/018.jpg

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab188/denhaunt2/20%20Prop%20Challenge/012.jpg


For those how haven't seen it - Here a link to the original:

http://hauntcast.net/

Many more pics and a "semi" How-to can be found at 20 Prop Challenge pictures by denhaunt2 - Photobucket

The list of materials used:

(1) Cryptic Imports Skull $6.80
(1) Goodwill Candle Stick $1.99
10.5" of 3/4" Aluminum Stock $1.40
(2) 5/16 4.5" Lag Bolts $1.16
(1) Goodwill Stereo Splitter Cable $1.99
(2) Ultra Bright Green LEDs $0.50
6" Small gauge wire $0.50
(1) 10ohm 1/8 watt Resistor $0.20
Small amount of Latex (approx) $2.00
(8) Cotton balls $0.10
A literal "handful" of spray foam $0.50
(1) 9v Battery Connector $0.40
Spray Paint (Black/Matte Sealer) $1.00
Acrylic Paints $1.00
(1) Stick of Hot Glue $0.50

Grand total: $20.04

Where the amounts above were estimated I practically doubled what I think the actual value is (just to be on the save/fair side). I DO NOT advocate ever, under any circumstance, using a "literal handful" of spray foam for anything - I have never found a glove, surgical or otherwise, that is capable of keeping this stuff off of your skin or clothes....Arrrg.

Hope you enjoy - I this is going to look wicked cool on the Hauntcast table! I hope to see you all there.

Hauntiholik
04-26-2010, 07:05 PM
I love it!

Joiseygal
04-26-2010, 07:21 PM
Oh that is cool Denhaunt! I really like the green paint and the green leds for the eyes. The bolts in the jaw is very cool! It looks just like Hauntcast logo. Chris Baker will be very proud!

joker
04-26-2010, 07:27 PM
That's shaweeet! Great job and Chris I'm sure would be proud to display that at his table.

STOLLOWEEN
04-26-2010, 07:27 PM
Way cool....Chris is going to love this...nice work!

operatingnurse
04-26-2010, 07:36 PM
Denny, sucking up to the G-Host!

I thought you were busy with your Pumpkin Thieves. Sneaking in under the radar. Great job. There are way too many creative and worthy entries now.

Denhaunt
04-26-2010, 08:07 PM
Denny, sucking up to the G-Host!

I thought you were busy with your Pumpkin Thieves. Sneaking in under the radar. Great job. There are way too many creative and worthy entries now.

Nah - just giving a little back to our favorite resident emcee. You're are right about the talent, though. Almost makes me feel a little silly for entering this. But what the heck - it was still fun to build!

Uruk-Hai
04-26-2010, 08:13 PM
That looks great! Just like the original. Scoring yourself some brownie points that's for sure. :)

SPOOKY J
04-26-2010, 08:27 PM
Way to go! It looks great!

IMU
04-26-2010, 08:28 PM
Very nice! Great job :)

morbidmike
04-26-2010, 08:37 PM
great work love the bolts

Devils Chariot
04-26-2010, 08:56 PM
Totally captured it! Nice Job!

Hauntiholik
04-26-2010, 09:43 PM
Uhhhh, how is it a "surprise" if you've posted it on GOE? j/k :)

Wildcat
04-26-2010, 09:45 PM
Very nice job. Looks great.

Rahnefan
04-26-2010, 09:54 PM
Classy idea, and well executed. Way cool.

RoxyBlue
04-26-2010, 10:00 PM
This is a gorgeous piece, Den! The paint job is just perfect.

Okay, and for your next task, try your hand at making a sculpt of three blue dogs with big yellow teeth, black masks, and glowing eyes:D:googly:

heresjohnny
04-26-2010, 10:18 PM
I had to go look at the Hauntcast page, you did a really good job with this! I think Chris will love it, and it is a very good $20 prop entry too.

HauntCast
04-26-2010, 11:45 PM
I heard that someone was going to give me head, but I didn't think it was going to be Denny;) Kick A$* my man. I am not worthy.

Uruk-Hai
04-26-2010, 11:50 PM
I heard that someone was going to give me head, but I didn't think it was going to be Denny;) Kick A$* my man. I am not worthy.

Hey, you peeked! :)

Toktorill
04-27-2010, 02:33 AM
Beautiful! Now make a few more, and a matching couch set... lol

Happy Haunting, and Good Luck!

Johnny Thunder
04-27-2010, 06:08 AM
Very kick-ass!!!!

Hellrazor
04-27-2010, 06:42 AM
I like it. Very interesting.

Denhaunt
04-27-2010, 07:20 AM
I heard that someone was going to give me head, but I didn't think it was going to be Denny;) Kick A$* my man. I am not worthy.

I guess it's a good thing it didn't have a tail:D

ShellHawk
04-27-2010, 09:02 AM
You're scoring points with The Mistress of Mayhem, too, D! That's an amazing prop and I can't wait to see it in person!
See ya at the con...

fick209
04-27-2010, 09:10 AM
Amazing, excellent work!

jaege
04-27-2010, 11:04 AM
Thats is pretty cool, although I dont understand the reference.

Johnny Thunder
04-27-2010, 11:12 AM
Thats is pretty cool, although I dont understand the reference.

It's Skully from the Hauntcast radio show logo.

Sickie Ickie
04-27-2010, 12:13 PM
Dude! this totally rocks!

Terra
04-27-2010, 04:19 PM
Wow, that is wickacool!

halstead
04-27-2010, 04:54 PM
Cheap and freaky just the way I like it. Nice job on the paint

Bethene
04-27-2010, 08:59 PM
that is freaking awesome!!

hpropman
04-28-2010, 10:14 PM
That is very cool, Nicely done!

HalloweenZombie
04-28-2010, 10:26 PM
Another great prop, Denny. Awesome job. Chris does so much for the home haunt community and it's a great idea to give hime such an awesome gift. Denny, you're a class act.

HauntDaddy
04-29-2010, 09:21 AM
It took me a minute to figure out where I have seen that before. Then I realized it and WOW Amazing!!!!!

PirateHaunter
04-29-2010, 11:15 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful!!

pyro
04-29-2010, 08:08 PM
nice

halloween71
04-30-2010, 01:42 PM
Great prop!And I am a fan of hauntcast.

apetoes
04-30-2010, 11:31 PM
Very very cool, nice work. I love the glow of the eyes!

Dark Angel 27
05-01-2010, 01:41 AM
nice prop! totally amazing!

Zurgh
05-01-2010, 02:19 AM
Nice & gruesome!

ScreamingScarecrow
05-01-2010, 05:01 AM
Perfect! anybody who has had the chance to frequented HauntCast has to agree!

Volscalkur
05-01-2010, 05:51 PM
Now that is cool! Completely awesome!
LOL "procrastinators make great multitaskers!" :D
...I was going to start a procrastination club...but I never got around to it!:googly:

Spooky1
05-01-2010, 08:40 PM
Denhaunt, it looks great (and even better in person), nice job. It was great to meet you at the Haunters Convention.

Meeps
05-02-2010, 02:32 AM
Ouch! Looks fantastic!

Revenant
05-02-2010, 10:51 PM
Bootlicker.

(j/k)

Seriously Den that rocks. I was thinking of making a 3-D version of it ever since we adopted the new art but you pretty much nailed him. Love the bolts, and the eyes look awesome lit up! Standing-O from the Team!

Zombie-F
05-03-2010, 09:56 PM
This prop is awesome... how does it not have more votes in the poll?!?

HauntCast
05-04-2010, 07:00 AM
ZF, because Hauntcast never get's any respect...no respect at all (Rodney Dangerfield accent).
There are some great entries this year as always, so competition is tough.

Denhaunt
05-04-2010, 11:16 PM
Bootlicker.

(j/k)!

I joked with Chris that I'd catch a little crap for this - I guess I should have known it'd come from you:D


Seriously Den that rocks. I was thinking of making a 3-D version of it ever since we adopted the new art but you pretty much nailed him. Love the bolts, and the eyes look awesome lit up! Standing-O from the Team!

Thanks, Rev. By the way, I loved your segment this month. And you're right, it is great when the finally "crack".

Lilly
05-05-2010, 12:30 PM
Good Job ..I like the green Color on the skull

The Evil Queen
05-09-2010, 02:22 AM
Ok, I have to brown nose here too. It is sweet in the photo and better in the bone. Chris had it packed away at NHC when I hit the booth but whipped it back out, of the box, to brag and show it off to me. I am impressed with the little mans talents!

SuperCreep31
05-09-2010, 10:00 AM
i just might have to steal that project and make one for myself...