Monday, July 29, 2013

And a monkey....

Sculpted a ghost monkey head for an organ grinder monkey to be on top of the Doug the piano playing ghost prop.   He's going to hold a cup and tip his little fedora.  
A little bit manic/insane looking, no?

Finally, a finished prop!

Finished Horatio today and I'm really kind of happy the way he turned out.  He blows fog from his mouth. The hair was an afterthought but that made him.
This is the pipe system that directs the fog from the fog machine up to his mouth...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Baby Buggy Prop

See, I haven't been totally useless.  New for 2013 is the haunted baby buggy.  The little critter (going to be an illuminated jack-o-lantern baby; I actually had a baby head sculpted and couldn't get past the whole deceased infant idea) will rise up and lay back down in the pram.  I will say that the mechanism was a pain in the tush but it came out pretty nicely I think. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Has it been that long?!

October 13, 2012, that was the last post I made and it wasn't even that good.   I'm here, I'm still alive and I got some new parts this year!
 Yaah!  I had spinal surgery this past March and got the fun little titanium contraption above screwed into my vertebrae. Oh, got a new synthetic disk to go along with it too (although I was somewhat disappointed that he didn't use cadaver bone from a homicidal maniac criminal, it would have been such a good story to tell) .  It's really pretty neat and my doctor was the best and the Catholic hospital I was in was second to none.
It hurt like H E doublehockeysticks.   I'm in the middle of physical therapy and that isn't much fun either although the therapist is a great person and really compassionate and patient through my whining.
 Sporting a different look also, this is my handlebar mustache that I'm sporting.  This picture was from May so it's a tad bit longer now...and curls on the ends with the wax.  Yep, I'm going hipster.
Didn't do too much anything for Hallowe'en last year, it was such a bad year last year that I just couldn't make myself conjure up the effort to do it.   But the good thing is, I'm back and with 99 days to go, let the haunting begin!

See y'all soon...