Archive for August 2010

Inaugural MMUHA photos

August 21, 2010

Photos from today’s MMUHA meeting in St. Johns. Advertisements


August 21, 2010

No, that’s not an evil laugh. It stands for Mid-Michigan United Haunters Association.  That’s where I am headed today.  Looking forward to getting to meet some cool people and talking about Halloween all day.  Stay tuned for some pix later today!

Reindeer Motor Score

August 21, 2010

A few days ago I was at the salvation army and came across one of those animated lighted Christmas reindeers. I snagged it for five bucks and now have a motor that I can use in a prop.  Now comes the fun part… deciding what to build!

Kelly rocks my socks yet again.

August 16, 2010

When Kelly had to travel for work recently she came back with a little surprise.  She brought back a very cool haunted house candle holder.  It stands almost two feet high!  She also got me the cool spider web lace table cloth that it is sitting on.  All I can say is she gets me.  […]

Dragon Heads – a small progress update.

August 16, 2010

After the heads were dry from the initial shop towel mache coating; I wasn’t satisfied with how hard they were.  I ended up putting three layers is newspaper strip mache on them.  Once dry I was pretty happy with how sturdy they were.  All eight heads have been cut in half and emptied out.  I […]

Frost Giant Droppings?

August 9, 2010

Sure they look like frost giant droppings, or perhaps yeti turds… But they are actually the dragon heads I have been working on.  I am using blue shop towels for the paper mache.  One of the Facebook groups I am in had mentioned that they work well so I figured I would give it a […]

Dragon Head Trophies

August 8, 2010

Started working on eight dragon head wall trophies today.  I know they don’t look like much now but it’s a start.  These heads are being done via the method detailed in Dan Reeder’s book “Papier Mache Monsters”.  Each is about 2 1/2 feet long.  The “pods” in the picture will get a couple of layers […]

Dragon Teeth

August 8, 2010

Did some baking today… no, not cupcakes or cookies… I baked sculpty dragon teeth!  I have eight dragon heads in the works and these babies will help them look nice and gnarly.

Monster Clay Skull – Update

August 3, 2010

I was able to create both sides of the mold this evening.  I already know a few things I will do differently on the next piece.  From looking at the mold I will have a descent amount of clean up to do on the seams.  Hopefully I will be able to make a latex mini […]