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  1. Prop How-To's
    Probably my most in-depth tutorial yet, for my most detailed and complicated prop... BERSTUK! See the how-to video below. (as requested by Deoblo) Sculpting, PVC construction, painting, set design, UV lighting: all covered in this tutorial. Please have a watch and subscribe!
  2. Technological Terror
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Motors for Haunt and Halloween Props There has been a lot of talk about the shortage of electric motors for Halloween prop building since the supply of surplus wiper motors and vent motors has dried up. For the January meeting of CalHaunts SoCal I put together the...
  3. General Prop Discussion
    So my command this year is making a haunted hallway. We have more space this year and through viewing various do it yourself blogs on this site and various other sites we have taken on the tasks of making the majority of the props ourselves this year one of the more indepth ones is a pumpkin...
  4. Prop How-To's
    One Step Closer to a Career as a Mad Scientist Well, I made something in the garage that uses electricity and I managed to not kill myself or burn the house down. Score one for me! As stated in a previous post, I have two great stacks of styrofoam sheets that are waiting to be made into...
  5. General Prop Discussion
    I made a coffin from scrap wood for the cemetery a couple of years ago. I have since turned it into a hiding place for my fog machine and fog chiller. I have always thought that it was a waste not to have some kind of corpse or something inside it; but the fog machine and fog chiller occupy...
  6. General Prop Discussion
    My minion is busy building his first styrofoam tombstones. He is very excited to put them in the cemetery. One of his tombstones' epitaphs describes the fate of a man who was buried alive. He wanted to have an arm reaching up from the grave in front of this tombstone. I slapped together a...
  7. General Prop Discussion
    I wanted to put a full corpse in the cemetery this year; but time was just not on my side. I will put together a corpse torso and have it "peeking" out from behind a tombstone. I followed the steps outlined on Christian Hanson's video "Make You Own Scratch Built Corpse" and made a ribcage this...
  8. General Prop Discussion
    Spent a few quality hours out in the garage melting some PVC and killing some brain cells. More to come...
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