Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Greeter (not the Pointer)

First new ghost in a while.  The Greeter.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The pointer

 Quick post with a new ghost that will help direct the TOTs in the right direction.  I could not get him to work last year, so he was a static ghost holding a sign.

The stress on the moving joints was too much for the wooden dowel in in hole to manage.  This year I used nylon bushings from Home Depot for the joint and they worked great.  The result is shown below.  As long as it survives running for a few hour I will add the cloak and cheese cloth back on.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Halloween 2019 has come and gone.  Two new ghosts in the works, ending up displaying one static, didn’t have t8me t9 work the kinks out:

A new leer ghost to match the house better is in the works also.  More pictures and a video below.  Broke 100 TOTs for the first time this year!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Here are some pictures from 2018.

Up there.  I wanna be up there.

Added 10 pairs of red spider eyes, and spiders crawling up and down the wall.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Wow, 2 years since my last post.  Things have been eventful and crazy.  Here is video from 2018, added spiders and tried to tweak the layout and lighting.  Hopefully will have time to do more this year.  Happy Halloween!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

No new ghosts this year, but I was able to refurbish several, including making the cloaks all look similar. Hopefully this year there will be time to build some new ghosts.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cloaked Wallbreaker Build

Adding this post so the build videos for building the cloaked wallbreaker are available.

This video shows the repaired wallbreaker I got from a friend.  Next steps are to rebuild and mount the forms

Here is the wallbreaker operating with the forms attached, and the base layer of cheese cloth attached.  I like to attach small pieces with fabric stiffener, leaving plenty of voids.  This adds depth to the ghost when additional cheese cloth is added.