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smasters
09-08-2010, 01:39 PM
Heres the start of my haunted woods entrance. Not done yet, or painted, but a good start.

This is only one side of it. As you can see I started with plywood and all burlap.

My buddy is 6ft2 standing next to it.

Like some input or honest criticism or give me ideas to add to it.

Thanks,
smasters

smasters
09-08-2010, 01:39 PM
picture links have been deleted. Sorry

damon carson
09-08-2010, 03:52 PM
I like it. It really looks realistic. Anything underneath the burlap?
Damon

smasters
09-08-2010, 04:26 PM
no , nothing under the burlap. its final coat is fiberglas resin so we have a hard shell.

thanks

Allen H
09-08-2010, 05:09 PM
How did you texture the burlap and get it to retain its shape? and here are link free pics.
It looks really great! Great job smasters

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/5708/007lxf.jpg

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/5708/007lxf.jpg


http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/20/006bt.jpg

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3602/003zs.jpg

smasters
09-08-2010, 05:22 PM
Thanks Allen,


smaster

IHAUNT
09-08-2010, 05:45 PM
WOW! Nicely done smaster!

Very twisted yet very realistic looking at the same time.

It looks like it could have been formed by a hard wind continuously beating on it at the top of a bluff for many, many years.

The paint scheme you choose will REALLY make it come to life!

Looking forward to seeing those pics. Keep 'em coming!

Tom

Creative Consultant

Allen H
09-08-2010, 06:38 PM
Very nice,
thanks for the tip! Consider it hijacked. Im doing a forest theme this season so I will have my minions begin the burlap method.
Thanks for the timely tip, now that you mentioned it I can see the baloons inside the trunk.
Really nice.

smasters
09-08-2010, 07:01 PM
No problem Alan, glad to help!

Wait a Minute????

I was asking for the help! what happened?

Was thinking of adding a few strings on the branches to look like tiny baby vines and maybe something mossy hanging off the branch ends. Not sure yet.

Smasters

damon carson
09-08-2010, 08:39 PM
I would add a hangman. With harness and fake breakaway noose.
Damon

Allen H
09-08-2010, 09:38 PM
I think it needs moss and an Owl. Or perhaps a grouping of vultures nice styleized vultures almost disneyesque.

Banshee
09-08-2010, 09:44 PM
that looks fantastic! never seen that technique before..

The Mad Hatter
09-08-2010, 09:55 PM
Normally I do not post, But holy shit man this is great...... This is some great stuff I am very happy people with this kind of knowledge are willing to share and not keep their secrets. Thanks for helping benefit this industry. You deserve some props... I have a question though, Did you come up with this idea yourself or stumble across it....? Or is this an altered version?

soultrkr
09-09-2010, 11:02 AM
I have to concur the tree looks amazing you will need to do a post about that burlap technique. as for adding to the tree depends on your location and the illusion you are trying to go for. I can say the usual spider webs hanging moss. but really any addition to the tree would depend on the region your trying to imitate. a Skeleton vulture would look great in the tree or any bird of prey or well known scavanger bird would be good in one of the trees.

jakprintsHAUNT
09-09-2010, 01:01 PM
Very nice,
thanks for the tip! Consider it hijacked. Im doing a forest theme this season so I will have my minions begin the burlap method.
Thanks for the timely tip, now that you mentioned it I can see the baloons inside the trunk.
Really nice.




So is it balloons? Share with the group! Im assuming the description of the method was in a PM?

This does look really good!


Mike "Pogo" Hach

Allen H
09-09-2010, 02:37 PM
No Mike,
for some reason he edited the post that said how he did it. I have no idea why. Pm me and I will tell you what I recall.

Smasters why did you delete it?

Jim Warfield
09-10-2010, 09:21 AM
You privately told me that you would add women's underware hanging from the small branches.(If you knew any small women!) "Elfin"?
You could always say it belonged to female squirrels.

terrormasue
09-10-2010, 12:15 PM
Smasters, excellent job! How did you do it? I would love to see the final pics. It is a wooden frame with baloons underneath? How did you get the burlap to hold shape? Would chicken wire work also? Anyway, you can add hanging moss all over the branches. Absolutely love it!! Can you post the process?

Pennywise
01-03-2013, 02:30 PM
This tree is just awesome. I may try it out at some point if I get a chance. So much can be done with this technique. One idea I was thinking about would be to make a tree stump out of a 5-gallon bucket or just shape it with chicken wire and make a trash can trauma type scare.

Darksidestew
01-03-2013, 04:37 PM
Those trees and techniques were created by XtremeCreators.

Stew

krazedklownkilla
01-11-2013, 06:37 AM
very cool, Nice job keep up the good work

BrotherMysterio
01-11-2013, 09:55 AM
very cool, Nice job keep up the good work

Did we ever learn in detail how he did this?

C.

Skeered
01-17-2013, 12:16 AM
It was posted once before. I'm thinking Allen cut-and-pasted how it was done. I even printed it out. Now I can't even find my printed copy.... Basically the burlap is laid out flat and the little ridges are kneaded by hand. Cant remember what it was dipped in beforehand to make sure the little ridges hold their shape once the burlap dries. Then it gets wrapped around your basic tree trunk frame whatever that may be.

slcjeeper
11-11-2013, 09:23 AM
Here's a link to the topic in archive: http://www.hauntforum.com/archive/index.php/t-25478.html