Sunday Feb 23th 2-6pm
(This has been rescheduled (from Feb. 8th) due to difficulty getting the motors here on time)
Update: We have a new/different motor that we can get quickly that will work. It may change the design of the build, we will know for sure once we receive ours in a couple days. There is still time to get in on this build if your interested, we would just need your money by Tuesday Feb. 18th via Paypal.
Breathing grave prop, credit should go to MadMax from halloweenforum, he has been building these for years and has provided the how-to. This is a pretty neat mechanism that can be build using a foam surround or just some burlap to cover it up. We will build the mechanism and you can decide how to finish it off on your own at home. Parts list is still being finalized, we will do post it when it's done, but we will be offering a group buy on the parts. All money for the group buy will be due by January 31st either mail or paypal. Details to come soon!!
If your unsure what a breathing grave is, check out these videos:
Parts list for building the frame
1X4 wood (approx 12ft)
2X2 wood (4-4" pieces)
12vDC power supply
1yd tightweave Burlap (not landscaping burlap)
1/4" threaded rod (24" length)
1/4" nuts (2)
1/4" lockwashers (2)
1 1/2" screws (approx 15)
1/2 PVC (3ft piece)
1/2 PVC cap (4)
1/2 PVC tee (2)
If you want in on the group buy, send us $35 dollars via smail mail by Jan. 31st or $37 dollars ($2 to cover paypal charge) via PayPal by Feb. 1st. This covers everything you need to build the frame and mechanism.
You will also want black paint to paint the frame, but this will not be done at the MnT.
We will not be building the foam surround or tombstone as part of our MnT, there simply wouldn't be time. But use the same skills of tombstone building. Using 2" insulation foam and heavy duty liquid nails construction adhesive you can build the surround you desire. Many tools can be used to cut the foam: hacksaw, jigsaw, utility blade, drywall saw, hot wire foam table. Designs and shapes can be done with metal blades, dremel or hot tools and then sanded to even out your cuts. Finish it with exterior latex paint and/or drylock.
As usual we will serve some sort of main course, please bring along something to share food wise: chips, cookies, appetizer or such. Bring along your favorite beverage.
Hope to see you there!