Pumpkin walls and Graveyard (in the making)

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Postby monstermash » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:22 pm

I just drew some teeth shapes on to the unpainted skulls. Take the glue gun in hand and fill in the shapes with a little blob of glue and there you have it.

I took a couple of crappy shots of the graveyard layout for this year. I was positioning the stones so I could put their stakes into the ground. It will save me lots of time on the day of the party.
Shot from a distance.
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A closer shot of a few of the stones. All the same as last year. I had to touch up alot of them and ive added some moss. The moss doesn't grow where it naturally should but im hoping no one will be looking that closely.
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Lots of thing to add to the graveyard on the day to maximise creepiness. Loads more leaves. Lots of candles. Some grounbreakers, a coffin etc etc.
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Postby ghostface » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:20 pm

Awesome job!
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Postby mesmark » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:24 pm

That's such a great space to work with and you use it well! I can't wait to see the whole set up. I hope you have nice weather ...
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Postby monstermash » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:13 pm

So far the weather looks promising. Got a 45ft x 30ft tarpaulin to put up anyway. Just in case. Ive changed the name of this thread by the way now that ive actually decided on how I wil be displaying my kins. :)

I will of course put up finished pics of the graveyard and the walls. I put all of the stakes in the ground today for the walls and pillars. 22 in total, should hold everything in place.
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Postby CombichristGirl » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:43 pm

wow just wow great work! claps hands im loving it and the ideas:)
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Postby Ajax » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:57 am

Amazing set up.
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Postby nosferatu » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:43 pm

Fabulous stuff MM. I love the garden and the graveyard. Also like the addition of the football in the border :lol:

Fab stuff.I hope the weather holds for you and you have a great time. Your display will be stunning and worth all that hard work. If I were you, I would be extremely proud of what I had achieved.
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Postby Dadja » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:54 pm

Very nice setup! Great use of the space. Maybe talk to the city about renting it out as a real graveyard? Next Halloween would even be creepier then :P
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Postby zombombie » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:17 pm

Coming on so well! Your party's going to rock - you have your own damn graveyard!!
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Postby S.A.M » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:46 pm

Wow it looks superb monstermash, it's gonna be amazing with all the finishing touches in place I can't wait to see it all, take plenty of pics :D :D
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Postby matspud » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:02 pm

Looks amazing. Definitely going to get some lessons from you :D
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Postby monstermash » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:15 pm

Terrible news. I wont go on about it but the weather was utterly crap on the day of my party. This meant that I couldn't put up my walls for my kin display. I was and still am devistated. I put so much work into them. You just can't rely on the weather in bloody annoying Scotland. I was so close to throwing in the towel completely and not bothering with the party at all. My arm was twisted and I put on a face for the party. Pretty depressed about the whole thing. Totally put a damper on it for me. I can't even look at my walls, its too sad. :cry:

I threw some sort of graveyard together but wasn't in the mood. Ive made a party thread in the parties bit of the forum so you can see pics there. Still pi**ed off though. :lol: :cry:
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Postby mesmark » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:27 am

Sorry to hear that. That stinks, but maybe it will all come together next year and you can add or modify something to make it exciting again.
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Postby nosferatu » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:27 am

Gutted for you.

At least you have them ready for next year which means your display will be even more impressive as you will have time to make additional props.
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Postby monstermash » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:00 am

Yeah I was thinking that about about next year. Although at this point I don't feel like having another one but I know by about July next year the cogs will start turning again. I need to seriously think about covering the whole garden area so its got a sort of roof over it. You should have seen our tarpauling rig up over the graveyard this year. It was crazy, far too dangerous in high winds.
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