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DETRITUS n. debris. eroded material. disintegrated matter.

I've wanted to use this name for a prop for a long time. I didn't let a parody video phase me... heh.

The pumpkin is paper mache attached to a 2-piece ACC plastic skull. The body is Great Stuff spray-foam and newspaper.

It stands approximately 7.5 feet from the base of the pole (7' at the eyes).

Painting of the head ultimately ended up using 7 colors. The pumpkin contains a black base coat, which shows through in the crevices and enhances the detail, over which another base coat of brown was applied. Over this I sprayed Cinnamon paint to create highlights and brighten the color, over which I drybrushed Burnt Orange to bring out the ridges and texture. A wash of Burnt Umber was added to the interior of the eyes and mouths (and eye-channel connecting the central eyes), and over the surface of the skull. The photos, as a result, make the 3D texture pop-out more than it does physically, and still looks like mostly one color, which it isn't.

I used similar techniques on the body. It really is that lumpy, however.

Click here to see his video

2-Piece Skull = $7.98
Great Stuff = $9.94
Cross (Two 1x2x8, One 1x2x6) = $7.91
Newspaper = Free
Wire+Rope Scraps = Free
Paper Towels < $1
6yd Cheese Cloth = $5.58
Tape, Glue, Nails, Staples < $2
Paint < $10
Rit Dye = $2.19
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TOTAL < $46.60

(Consumables, such as paper, paint, adhesives, etc, are pro-rated -- high approximations based on how little was used)

First picture is clickable:










Additional pictures:

http://halloween.necrobones.com/photos/2006/halloween/detritus-scarecrow/a828.jpg
http://halloween.necrobones.com/photos/2006/halloween/detritus-scarecrow/a827.jpg
http://halloween.necrobones.com/photos/2006/halloween/detritus-scarecrow/a820.jpg
http://halloween.necrobones.com/photos/2006/halloween/detritus-scarecrow/a812.jpg
http://halloween.necrobones.com/photos/2006/halloween/detritus-scarecrow/a814.jpg
http://halloween.necrobones.com/photos/2006/halloween/detritus-scarecrow/a791.jpg
http://halloween.necrobones.com/photos/2006/halloween/detritus-scarecrow/a893.jpg

And of course the video
 

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Sweet job necrobones. Great concept and wonderful execution. Well done..
 
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