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xxxdirk
04-24-2011, 12:43 PM
Well, yesterday, I was lucky to have 14-16 of my Minion come out and help. We got about 120 walls built, 1/3 of our new black maze up and braced and a brand new room and hospital facade started. I am truly blessed to have such a great crew and included a few pics....

xxxdirk
04-24-2011, 12:47 PM
few more. The first one is a jig we made for making the frames

shawnc
04-24-2011, 02:15 PM
I was about to ask how you got the panel frames square (like in the second photo) and then scrolled down and saw the jig in your second post. That's a great idea.

xxxdirk
04-25-2011, 11:39 AM
Thanks shawn, yeah after doing this for 8 years, we have learned a few tricks. If anyone is interested we started putting together a video with tips and tricks we learned. Wevsre in the final stages of shooting it and should have it ready soon....

OblivionHauntedHouse
04-25-2011, 11:50 AM
Ron It really is looking great! Exciting to get some work going on the season, isnt it? We cannot wait to resume this weekend!
Stop by if you have a chance and say Hi!

xxxdirk
04-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Hey Eric, Ya, will def stop by some time this spring or summer. this weekend I am performing in western ND Sat so I will be driving Fri afternooon and a good part of the day sat. Hope you guys are doing great!

xxxdirk
05-05-2011, 11:43 AM
Spent all of Wednesday at the haunt. Now have 99% of the new black maze walls up. Next step will be to bace em and then paint em. Then on to the new Vampire lair I think. SO nice to be able to be building in May compared to mid Sept!!

X-Treme Torment
05-05-2011, 02:31 PM
thats looking good guys!!!

Raycliff Manor
05-06-2011, 09:06 AM
Awesome Ron! This will be your best year yet my friend! Will you be making it to MHC? It was great seeing you at TW! We got started in this business together Ron and I always love reconnecting and catching up!

Kel

xxxdirk
05-06-2011, 05:35 PM
Hey Kel, Thanks for the nice words. Having such a large space is SOOOO nice. I am really only limited by my budget and imagination. Yes, I will be going to MHC. Will be getting there around 4:30 I hope Fri night..

chuck weber
05-06-2011, 05:40 PM
HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S ALMOST "TIME" !!!!! Get workin', everybody !!!!!!

Raycliff Manor
05-07-2011, 07:25 AM
Awesome Ron! I'll be teaching classes all day Friday, but I'll be on the lookout for you after that!

Kel

graystone
05-09-2011, 06:07 AM
Looking good man! Just seen the pictures looks like everyone is having a good time! Shane and it's keep the pictures coming! Shane

xxxdirk
05-09-2011, 08:28 PM
Am going to be there all day Wed. will try n remember to get some pics of the progress

xxxdirk
05-18-2011, 09:43 PM
Soome pics from today. Tried the technique of carving styrofoam from Larrys DVD. Trying out covering the styrofoam in textured ceiling paint. Did just one piece with that paint. Will let you know how it works once it dries

xxxdirk
05-18-2011, 09:48 PM
This is an ariel view of the new black maze. Roughly 2500 sft