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BrotherMysterio
07-21-2012, 09:42 PM
I need a big black cauldron for a scene. I'm thinking of doing a TCT with it, having a severed, cooked head pop-up out of a fog effect which ostensibly is the soup steaming and bubbling up. I'll have a bubbling sound effect in the background.

Any ideas?

C.

Greg Chrise
07-21-2012, 10:11 PM
Big planter pots, paint it black with some kind of dry brushing and add handles. Some are actually light weight fiber yet still somewhat structural and can carry lots of dirt. I don't think they are that much money.

BrotherMysterio
07-21-2012, 10:24 PM
Big planter pots, paint it black with some kind of dry brushing and add handles. Some are actually light weight fiber yet still somewhat structural and can carry lots of dirt. I don't think they are that much money.

Do the ones you are thinking of come in the characteristic round, belled shape, or are they more straight sided?

C.

rfsystems
07-21-2012, 11:40 PM
I guess you're looking for something like this...
http://www.eventprophire.com/_images/products/large/halloween_cauldron_hire_NEW.jpg
http://www.eventprophire.com/themes/halloween/giant-halloween-cauldron

BrotherMysterio
07-21-2012, 11:47 PM
I guess you're looking for something like this...
http://www.eventprophire.com/_images/products/large/halloween_cauldron_hire_NEW.jpg
http://www.eventprophire.com/themes/halloween/giant-halloween-cauldron

I guess I am! So, how much does it usually cost to "rent" one of those, or how difficult would it be to source one?

C.

Wellinton
07-22-2012, 02:05 AM
I was working on mine yesterday. Airports have lots of old soap and other types of plastic barrels they have to pay to have removed. I cut it in half. It's free and large. I found the idea online to glue a pool noodle along the cut edge, I am painting it, adding detail and aging it.

BrotherMysterio
07-22-2012, 09:05 AM
I was working on mine yesterday. Airports have lots of old soap and other types of plastic barrels they have to pay to have removed. I cut it in half. It's free and large. I found the idea online to glue a pool noodle along the cut edge, I am painting it, adding detail and aging it.

Brilliant!! Got pics? Links?

Also, how much would it cost to buy one of those rental cauldrons?

C.

rfsystems
07-22-2012, 09:23 AM
I couldn't find anymore info on a giant cauldron, but I did find a 16" one for about $15...
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http://www.nightmarefactory.com/halloweendecor.html
It looks like it might be big enough to pull a head out of.

If your interested in trying to build one, you might start with a half wooden barrel, a pool noodle and some monster mud.

Hope this helped...

Greg Chrise
07-22-2012, 10:32 AM
There are plant and small tree planters that look roundy just like that. Unfortunately we have to move them all the time from fancy pool decks. They might be somewhat seasonal in supply though.

Wellinton
07-22-2012, 04:25 PM
13253 Caudron craft in progress

BrotherMysterio
07-22-2012, 09:03 PM
Thanks guys! This is awesome so far! Keep the ideas coming. I'll start investigating these options!

C.

screamforadream
07-22-2012, 09:19 PM
I have a large one you can just have if you can get it or ship it lol.

It's fiberglass and can fit a person inside it.

Please get rid of it for me lol, I don't have the heart to throw it out but I just don't have a use for it haha, I don't like cauldrons and it was kinda sorta a present from a long time ago and it's collecting dust.

BrotherMysterio
07-22-2012, 10:47 PM
I have a large one you can just have if you can get it or ship it lol.

It's fiberglass and can fit a person inside it.

Please get rid of it for me lol, I don't have the heart to throw it out but I just don't have a use for it haha, I don't like cauldrons and it was kinda sorta a present from a long time ago and it's collecting dust.

Sounds very interesting. Got pics? Send to email?

C.

Allen H
07-23-2012, 12:41 AM
Sorry I just saw this.
http://www.tmitanks.com/pages/products/water_waste/spherical_tanks/

BrotherMysterio
07-23-2012, 06:52 AM
Sorry I just saw this.
http://www.tmitanks.com/pages/products/water_waste/spherical_tanks/

Whoa, they look awesome! Excellent find! I wonder how much they run for? Salvage, maybe?

C.

screamforadream
07-23-2012, 07:05 AM
Sure haha send me an email, I'm not able to find yours from last time lol

And if BrotherMysterio isn't able to take it, literally free fiberglass cauldron to anyone who can take it. Id rather have it in the hands of someone who could use it. :)

Creepy Works
07-23-2012, 08:14 PM
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I made a cauldron outta a horse feed bucket. Hot glued some cardboard to it for shape and a pool noodle for a rim. Paper mached the whole thing and painted black. Pipe some fog into it, skeleton stirs the stick, head bobs up and down and lights up an eerie green color, and coals underneath glow like their on fire. Looks awesome. My version of "cauldron creep".

Frightener
07-23-2012, 08:59 PM
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Nice!

Hey, you're not far from us (well not very far) We're in NE Arkansas. We may try to come around this season to meet up with ya.


Did you put lights under your foam to have it glow?

*Edit* Found some pics that inspired my glowing coals effect.
**EditedEdited** Nevermind, I musta missed that part :P Forgive me, I'm tired...


Dewayne

Wellinton
07-24-2012, 03:27 AM
Nice cauldron!!

BrotherMysterio
07-24-2012, 05:41 AM
Nice cauldron!!

Indeed!

Everything is looking really cool so far!

C.

Creepy Works
07-24-2012, 12:22 PM
Just gotta throw more cheap creepy cloth on him. Ran out during the off season.

It was easy forming up the cauldron. The only tough part was using the paper mache. A couple of layers kept splitting as it all dried and shrunk splitting the paper in one spot. A couple times I had to patch just that one spot. Also used a little bit of brown painters paper which seemed to work better to keep this from happening.