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Re: BrookR1 2018 Carvings

 by BrookR1 ¦  Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:11 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: BrookR1 2018 Carvings ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 84

I've always been curious about what one of Ryan's carves looks shaded. I experimented with Pennywise. This nice thing about Ryan's carvings is that if you mess up while shading, you can always do a cutout and it will still look great! I wanted to preserve this moment before I light this thing on fir...

BrookR1 2018 Carvings

 by BrookR1 ¦  Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:09 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: BrookR1 2018 Carvings ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 84

It's been a very busy carving season for me. After Halloween last year, I scored about 35 pumpkins on sale. It's now April, and I only have one uncarved pumpkin left from that stash. I'm doubling the size of my display and this year and I'm actively promoting it. I've never been so excited about Hal...

Re: Beetlejuice: The Maitlands (done)

 by BrookR1 ¦  Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:41 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Beetlejuice: The Maitlands (done) ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 277

What did you do, stick them in the freezer for 6 months? Have them shipped from Argentina?

Shaded Patterns

 by BrookR1 ¦  Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:12 am ¦  Forum: ZP Pattern Discussion ¦  Topic: Shaded Patterns ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 165

I would love to see Ryan try his hand at a few shaded patterns. I think they would turn out great!

Re: So you guys are obsessed with carving pumpkins? Me too!

 by BrookR1 ¦  Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:37 pm ¦  Forum: Personal Life & Introductions ¦  Topic: So you guys are obsessed with carving pumpkins? Me too! ¦  Replies: 15 ¦  Views: 1223

That is some amazing work. Can I ask what your favorite foam pumpkins are? I've tried several brands, and so far my favorites have been the Home Living pumpkins sold at Lowe's. The density and flexibility is similar to Gemmys sold at Michaels, but without the visible ribs on the inside.

Re: Hello... anybody home?

 by BrookR1 ¦  Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:15 pm ¦  Forum: General Spooky Discussion ¦  Topic: Hello... anybody home? ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 690

I still check in every now and then...only because I've been carving like crazy. I bought a whole bunch of pumpkins on sale after Halloween, and I've been carving them....about 2 per week. I've been counting the days until Aug/Sep...when the stores start carrying Halloween stuff. Only 6 more months!

Re: So you guys are obsessed with carving pumpkins? Me too!

 by BrookR1 ¦  Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:44 pm ¦  Forum: Personal Life & Introductions ¦  Topic: So you guys are obsessed with carving pumpkins? Me too! ¦  Replies: 15 ¦  Views: 1223

Whoa...those are really nice! Welcome.

Re: S.A.M's Carves 2016

 by BrookR1 ¦  Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:08 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: S.A.M's Carves 2016 ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 918

Amazing display. It looks so festive and inviting with all of the lights. I can't imagine people would be afraid to walk up the walkway.

Re: BrookR1's 2016 Carves (Final Display Pics 11/1)

 by BrookR1 ¦  Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:48 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: BrookR1's 2016 Carves (Final Display Pics 11/1) ¦  Replies: 47 ¦  Views: 3818

Here are my final display pics from last night. Luckily, the weather held out and we had a great turnout for trick or treating...about 150 total (not including parents). The first thing people said to me after they regained consciousness after being BOOed into the netherworlds was "wow...great pumpk...

Re: Nameless 2016 - Send in the Clowns

 by BrookR1 ¦  Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:57 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Nameless 2016 - Send in the Clowns ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 943

Those jacks are sweet! That staging too! Man, I need to know where you got those jack patterns.

Re: Shaft's house 2016

 by BrookR1 ¦  Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:24 pm ¦  Forum: Decorating & Prop Building ¦  Topic: Shaft's house 2016 - updated with 10/31 night pics ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 975

Oh man, I wish I would have read this thread yesterday. My family and I just got back from checking out some of the larger Halloween displays in the area. We would have stopped by your house to check it out.

Re: Raven's sad little 2016

 by BrookR1 ¦  Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:13 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Raven's sad little 2016 ¦  Replies: 15 ¦  Views: 1396

You shouldn't be down on yourself. I've seen a lot of your work and you've got nothing to prove. It's obvious you spend a lot of time and thought with your staging. If I staged my pumpkins the same way you did, I could only do 5 per year. I admire your skills.

Re: Ajax 2016 updated oct 30th Stair shot

 by BrookR1 ¦  Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:46 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Ajax 2016 updated oct 30th Stair shot ¦  Replies: 23 ¦  Views: 2019

All outstanding carves. Wonderfully staged. I envy your picture taking skills. And all Zombie Pumpkins creations. Ryan must pay you. :thumbsup:

Re: ZP Pro Pumpkin Carving Tool

 by BrookR1 ¦  Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:00 pm ¦  Forum: Pumpkin Product Reviews ¦  Topic: ZP Pro Pumpkin Carving Tool ¦  Replies: 106 ¦  Views: 37400

Thanks for the feedback. I don't often hear people say they wish it was heavier, but I can see what you're saying. I'm considering playing with other materials for the handle again (we did acrylic at once time). I noticed the handle is hollowed out somewhat and there's some space in there to add a ...

Re: Amanda's Carves 2016

 by BrookR1 ¦  Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:28 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Amanda's Carves 2016 ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 1491

Wow...that Ghostbuster pumpkin is amazing. How long did it take you? How does your hand feel? :lol:

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