Wednesday, September 29, 2010 DIY Haunts

Looks like Make: is running their Annual Halloween Animatronic contest. We need some tech heads from the community to step up and win this thing. We can't have a non-Haunter winning! DIY Haunts

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Counting the Days…

Ok, no end of Summer Blow Out Bash for us this Labor Day weekend. It’s time to bust out some props and try to make up for the lack of production the last few months. Yikes! Seriously behind schedule this year.

So, the project for this weekend are new columns with an integrated count down sign. I have the frames for the two 8ft tall columns built, but only have one a little over half way skinned with foam and carved. Dixie has carved out tons of numbers and hard coated them with

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The concrete patch is my new love this year!

Dixie will be working on the countdown sign, plus a Nickols Manor sign, to go on the columns. The plan is to velcro the numbers to the sign so we can change them out each day.


The numbers and letters of the sign will be base coated in white latex paint and then detailed with Wildfire Luminescent paint.




I couldn’t wait to see what this all looked like under a blacklight, so I grabbed a few numbers, my half finished column, and my camera. This is not what the final product will look like, but it shows you what we are going for…plus the Wildfire paint is cool as hell!


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Ok, that’s it for now. Gotta get back in the garage and get to work. Wish us luck!


Oh, and happy Labor Day for those of you in the USA! Throw a burger on the grill for me and save a beer!


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