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Postby mechanik63 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:51 pm

i'm doing a giant spider web in the front of the house between my tree and a light pole and also on the roof between the carport and second story. my issue is the spiders, i want to make them super size and got black trash bags for the body and they seem to do pretty good for that. the legs have me stumped right now, i thought about using those pool noodles but even down here in the south im having a hard time finding some :( any one have any sugestions :?:
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Postby CombichristGirl » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:23 pm

pvc if you got it. dowl rods even small ones and beef em up. may be cut the garbabge bags and tape them to shape. not sure what else :)
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Postby nosferatu » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:24 pm

Foam pipe insulation might do the job. Lightweight yet sturdy. If you cut a chunk out of it then it will bend

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Postby mechanik63 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:31 pm

nos thats perfect it didnt even cross my mind and i was even at lowes today. and i did think of some broom sticks beefed up with trash bags or something ccg ( i somehow have an abundance of them laying around) but pipe insulation would fit perfectly and it being hollow i can cut a section like you said nos and i got some small rebar laying around at work i can bend a piece to hold it in place. thanks i often have the problem of tunnel vision when i start working on stuff
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Postby CombichristGirl » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:52 pm

:shock: wow i didnt even think of that either it would be perfect! :)
i dont feel bad i do that all the time lol hits head moments :lol:
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Postby GUS » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:43 am

Mechanik, basic coat hangers will be fine, re-bar! wow that's hard work surely!?

try rootling through a wardrobe first for hangers even intertwine a few with a leatherman (well pliers) & as nos says cut a v groove for bends. save the cut for padding out (stuffing internally to keep everything tightly in place at the angle cut)
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Postby mechanik63 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:46 am

the rebar we had laying round was only like 1/4" stuff, i couldnt find the right foam insulation so i went with pvc and basic fittings like CCB suggested working out really well so far :)
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Postby nosferatu » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:04 am

That is gonna look spectacular when its finished!
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Postby GUS » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:15 am

I love the manner in which you've constructed it making it easier to pack away for future use without cursing it! :lol:
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Postby monstermash » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:59 pm

It already looks terrifying. What materials will you be using to cover the legs?
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Postby ghostface » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:02 pm

Awesome!!!! Can't wait to see it when it is finished!!!! :D
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Postby mechanik63 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:52 pm

im thinking about leaving the legs just painted black, gonna probably do some spray foam at the joints to give them a better look, heres a few more shots of it been working on it today

the body glued and channeled
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body fitted on the legs
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and after all day shaping and doing the jaws
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i'll put more up as i go glad ya'll are likeing it
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Postby ghostface » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:54 pm

Looks Great!!! :D
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Postby MooBoo » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:41 pm

Thats going to look great, and creepy when finished. :D
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Postby Zombie Pumpkins! » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:54 pm

Just looking at that is giving me shivers. I'm not a huge fan of things with multiple sets of legs. Well... when they are alive, that is. As a Halloween decoration, this is awesome. Even the blue block of foam with legs looks spooky and otherworldly.
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