Sickie...I used 2"x2" treated pine as the primary material, but also there is a few feet of 1" x 2" pine and 1" x 4" and 3/4" plywood...It took me 2 hours to figure out what parts to buy at Home Depot and 6 hours to design/build the standing form...I think the next one I build will take less than 3 hours
Turtle and Sharpobject and Silent Requiem...I spent about $60 on hardware (metal) and about $10 on wood and $8 on the clothes...so he is not cheap, but still well worth it for the long life this prop should enjoy
RoxyBlue...you hit the nail on the head...this guy is versatile to the max. He can pose new every year as well as becoming a new character every year
Mr. Chicken and Ghoul Friday....what I found is that he is extremely easy to pose...If I tighten the joints about 3/4 of the way, I can pose him repeatedly without re-adjusting the joints and he will stay right where I leave him. However the hip and knee joints do better if I tighten them 100% after he is posed.
Hpropman...filling him out with foam will be the next part of this project
By the way...the form looks just as good in an old prom dress that I picked up at Goodwill
I have to steal this idea especially since I have most of that stuff already on hand!
We had a live actor who bought me a duplicate of the mask he wore this last year. Putting it on a static prop will drive people nuts. They stood and watched the actor for ages waiting for him to move, this will be hilarious!! (especially if he helps again and runs out from behind something while they are waiting on the static prop to do something!!
Very cool prop. I see people throwing fence out or giving it away on craigslist from time to time. You might if you look hard enough find your hardware for free. My search starts today because I need a few of these. Do you have the dimensions for the boards?
Very Cool B..
Did you treat the wood at all?
The possibilities will be endless with this one.
Hey, His shoes are on the wrong feet.LOL..maybe thats why he is standing so good.
I may take a stab at this also I have a ton of washers and stuff . Just need those nifty hinge do jiggys