Archive for the ‘Work in Progress’ Category

Paper Blocks – Build. Play. Repeat.

July 10, 2016

Tonight I launched a side project I’ve been working on for a few weeks. Paper Blocks. It’s a building toy that I played with as a kid from junk mail my dad received. This version has snazzy graphics and is priced as low as possible to bring hours of fun to as many kids as […]

Cauldron Creeps

September 23, 2015

This year one of the new items is a trio (hopefully) of Cauldron Creeps pioneered by the Devil’s Workshop. Two will be stiring the pot while the third will be raising and lowering ingredients into the pot. For the motors, I am using reindeer motors (you know those Xmas reindeer that move their heads up […]

Let the planning begin!

September 1, 2012

I have my plan for our 2012 Halloween display finished!  I am a little late to the game this year but I think I have some cool new additions that will really make the yard look great.  The most noteable addition is a 16 channel light-o-ramma.  (Stay tuned for some test videos of it hooked […]

I’ve got a lovely bunch of zombies dee-da-lee-dee

October 16, 2011

A little more progress on the yard zombies.  Four more zombies were placed out in the yard.  Since I wanted to be a good neighbor, I also put out a zombie crossing sign.  Still more zombies to come after I get some more plastic bags from Midland Recyclers.

Pumpkin Class

October 4, 2011

Tonight was the third installment of a paper mache pumpkin class offered by STOLLOWEEN at Legacy Art Studio and Gallery.  The class is great with lots of fun people.  This coming Thursday is the final class session so there are more photos to come!


September 18, 2011

For this Halloween I wanted to have a bunch of life-size zombies.  On the docket are working 10 – 6 foot tall zombies to place in our yard display.  I used the zombietronix biped calculator to get the right proportions. Since the pumpkin watchers from last year turned out to be a bit wobbly, I […]

Pumpkin Watcher Test Setup

October 27, 2010

I was able to get the pumpkin watchers almost completely done today.  The body frames are PVC pipe and just need a quick coat of paint to be all set.  They are really top heavy so tie down lines are needed at each elbow.

And even more painting!

October 23, 2010

Here are a few shots of what I was able to paint today.  A gargoyle my dad made, the ground breaking hand, and ground breaker Willie the skeleton.

A wee bit of painting

October 19, 2010

Last night I was able to get the dry brushing done on three of the four cemetery columns.

Pumpkin Watchers – hands

September 12, 2010

The hands for the Pumpkin Watchers are very similar to the hands for Bonewart.  The main difference, aside from scale, is that I used a chunk of recycled packaging  styrofoam for the palms.  This worked great.  The fingers were positioned by twisting the paper tubes into the foam, the taped into place.  Each hand has […]