Evans Central Halloween 216

Discussion in 'Halloween' started by djgra79, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. djgra79

    djgra79 Senior Elf

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    Hi All. Just thought I'd start a thread about my first time Halloween display.


    Bought a few props from Costco a couple of months ago like a giant animated (flashing lights with soundtrack) pumpkin & gargoyle. have also bought a couple little things from Target too.
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    I got some free pallets from a mate and have knocked up a crate which I will animate a rattling lid using car door lock actuators via Arduino clone.
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    Shout out to David_AVD for a bit of inspo on some of these props, including these small 12v spotlights housed neatly inside 20mm conduit bends and using old candy cane spikes!
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    Currently working on some tombstones. Cut these 4 out of 1x XDS board from Bunnings.
    Just used a jigsaw to cut the shapes and a Dremel to cut out the letters using a printed template.
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    In the process of roughing up the edges and adding cracks before painting to make them look old and weathered.
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    Stay tuned for more updates :)
     
  2. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    Looking great. :)
     
  3. marmalade

    marmalade cats & pixels

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    as much as I think halloween is simply being pushed onto us by stores to increase their sales revenue, it's great to see the effort put into some of the yard displays nowadays.


    Awesome work, look forward to more pics :)
     
  4. logandc99

    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

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    Nice! Look forward to seeing the progress
     

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