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Mel522 07-27-2012 04:56 PM

Jack Skellington - New Pictures added!
 
I'm making a Jack to put in my yard for Halloween. He's made out of PVC pipe and Styrofoam. I still have a long way to go, but I'm hoping he'll be done in time.

His jacket
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...IMG_0396-1.jpg

His hands
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...IMG_0397-1.jpg

His head. I'm not 100% happy with it, but I think it will do for now. I do plan on make more heads with different expressions so I can change his mood.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...IMG_0403-1.jpg

I think his hands might be too large. Here's his head in his hand, any opinions?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...k/IMG_0407.jpg

Agent555 07-27-2012 06:31 PM

This is so cool! I think the hands are fine! Please post pictures of the other expressions when they are finished!

VickiV 07-27-2012 11:50 PM

I think the hands are fine too. It will be easier to see them in the dark.

VickiV

Nox54 07-28-2012 08:01 PM

oh that's so cool. :love:
I agree that the hands are fine.

Jerseyguy's Wife 07-30-2012 09:44 AM

Can you post step-by-step directions for us morons (that would be me)? ;)

Mel522 10-09-2012 04:24 PM

He's not done yet, but he's getting close :cool1:

Here's the parts I have done put together. I still need to alter the body some, secure the arms better, and make is bow tie and shoes. I would also like to redo the head, but that can wait. He's laying down my stairs cuz I hadn't glued his legs on when I took the shot so he wouldn't stand on his own. Plus he's really tall.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...IMG_1447-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...IMG_1449-1.jpg


I decided the problem with the hands was the bones were too wide. I sanded them down, and finished them up. They are now ready to go.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...k/IMG_1455.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...k/IMG_1452.jpg

Mel522 10-09-2012 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerseyguy's Wife (Post 45654981)
Can you post step-by-step directions for us morons (that would be me)? ;)

I didn't take pictures of the entire process, but once I finish (or when I have some extra time) I'll do the best I can.

dhorner233 10-11-2012 04:14 PM

Wow! That's cool! He is huge! Is he for your front yard? Did you build him out of plumbing pipe?

Mel522 10-11-2012 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dhorner233 (Post 46416909)
Wow! That's cool! He is huge! Is he for your front yard? Did you build him out of plumbing pipe?

He will make a supervised appearance in our front yard (I don't trust the neighbors :rotfl: ) He is over 8 feet tall. I'll do a final measurement when he's done. I built him out of PVC pipe, and lots of Styrofoam. PVC pipe is the base structure. I then glued Styrofoam around the pipe to form the body. The head and hands are also Styrofoam.

dhorner233 10-12-2012 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mel522 (Post 46418844)
He will make a supervised appearance in our front yard (I don't trust the neighbors :rotfl: ) He is over 8 feet tall. I'll do a final measurement when he's done. I built him out of PVC pipe, and lots of Styrofoam. PVC pipe is the base structure. I then glued Styrofoam around the pipe to form the body. The head and hands are also Styrofoam.

Well, aren't you crafty! You will have to take a final picture of him up in the yard.

LunaCup 10-16-2012 08:29 AM

That's awesome he looks really good! How did you make his head? Were you planning on doing any other characters?

Mel522 10-22-2012 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LunaCup (Post 46458971)
That's awesome he looks really good! How did you make his head? Were you planning on doing any other characters?

For his head I bought a 10" Styrofoam ball and just started carving. I used a product called Foam Putty made by Woodland Scenics to cover the Styrofoam and give it an even surface instead of all the holes.

I plan on doing other characters. I'm almost finished with Jack now :cool1: so I'm hoping I can have time to get Zero done this year. Next year I'll be doing Sally, then the Mayor, and then Lock, Stock and Barrel. I hope to add a character every year, and maybe some props. I have an idea of how to do Pumpkin Hill, so maybe that will show up one year too.

TwingleMum 10-22-2012 03:50 PM

You should be very proud of yourself :thumbsup2 You are very talented. You could make a lot of money selling these.

Luv0fDisney 10-22-2012 03:54 PM

Awesome work!!!
Love it! :)

sorcerormickey 10-31-2012 03:23 PM

You built that? How awesome! He looks similar to the one we paid several hundred dollars for (and he can't go outside either)

Oops - giant pic! ummm...not sure how to resize....

http://oi50.tinypic.com/a3cbns.jpg


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