PDA

View Full Version : Looking for a specific prop



Raycliff Manor
06-10-2010, 07:10 AM
Hey Gang,

If you take a look at this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHIpdui5Mcg&NR=1 you'll see a wolf head prop with moving/snarling mouth. Does anyone know where to get something like this? Is anyone able to custom make something like this? If so, please shoot me an email at info@raycliffmanor.com and let me know and please provide a cost estimate. Ideally, I'd like it to be able to be triggered and include growling/snarling sound effects. Thanks!

Kel

Gore Galore
06-10-2010, 08:53 AM
hauntitorium and Splatter fx both have very nice werewolf masks. But what you are looking at is either a foam latex or silicone piece with servos or hand cable control to work the moving features. In order to get a piece like this you are looking at spending thousands more to get this type of action. That is the main reason you don't see this kind of work in the haunt industry much yet.

We are developing working hands for our giant costumes but in order for us to bring them to the market and give them dependablity as a working product they will add atleast a thousand or more to the cost of a costume.

But if you can get someone local that does animatronics and is still learning you might be able to do this more reasonably.

MindWerxKMG
06-10-2010, 10:37 AM
http://www.darkravendesigns.net/products/animations/werewolf.htm

YDGla9bE3ZQ

gadget-evilusions
06-10-2010, 12:33 PM
I had forgotten about Dark Raven's wolf. I didn't go to TW so it slipped my mind. It has a snarling lip and everything.

Darkangel
06-10-2010, 01:35 PM
Nice looking piece, great movement and sound but the head seperates from the chest is very distracting. Perhaps using some material or latex to close the gap so it flows better it would perfect. Your eyes immediately go to the gap...

DA

bhays
06-10-2010, 03:49 PM
Nice looking piece, great movement and sound but the head seperates from the chest is very distracting. Perhaps using some material or latex to close the gap so it flows better it would perfect. Your eyes immediately go to the gap...

DA

I noticed the same thing... really bugs me.

Gore Galore
06-11-2010, 06:05 AM
All that really needs to happen is they should have sculpted it with the intention to separate it just under the jaw line rather than using the entire mask as one piece. I am sure you could go to them and say I think I would like it better if you did this for us and they could do it. But it does show that the technology is lining up for our industry. It is another advancement.

I think there have been several real advancements in this industry over the last couple years.
Kip from Pale Night combining animatronics with video.
Distortions with their ubber cheap rocking animatronics, And the gargoyle costume slash animatronic. Great piece.
Edge designs with the transformers, all the other electrical components, and all the Frankenstein decor making putting a scene together so much easier.
The increased use of vacuform.

It was a first and you will continue to see more and more advancements like this happening. All the creativity in this industry both from vendors and haunters makes me proud to be a part of it. And hopefully we will continue to impress. You can expect to see us thinking outside the box more this next year. We have designed and are implementing some crazy concepts for our client as we speak. And you will get to see them at Transworld next year. We already have our booth booked.

Darkangel
06-11-2010, 06:15 AM
I agree Kevin, tons of great new ideas and scenic decor available lately.

Regarding the wolf, it would seem to be an easy fix to make it look perfect and sealed up nicely. It's a great piece nonetheless.


DA

Raycliff Manor
06-13-2010, 11:32 AM
Thanks for sharing the video Kevin! Sweet!

What I'm hoping to find at some point is the wolf head mounted on a plaque that comes to life with the snarling lip, growling, moving ears, moving eyes, etc. I'm not sure if it could be done though at a marketable price point to make it profitable.

Kel

Allen H
06-13-2010, 05:13 PM
Kelly,
Here is the simplest solution in my opinion.
http://www.bpesolutions.com/bpemodel.html
the above unit moves a servo to a sound track
Go to the "mechanical mouth move unit".
then pick a good werewolf mask, I recommend
http://www.hauntatorium.com/masks.html
It can already come with an underskull, get the latex one.
If you need help rigging it up let me know and I can talk you through it.
Allen H