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Evernight
02-19-2013, 08:12 PM
We are switching back to our Swamp theme this year and I am searching for a decent alligator prop - seems most big ones I find are $1000-3000......and the ones that I do find that are $200 or under are sold out or no longer made. Does anyone know of any companies selling alligator props?

Looking for something at least 5-6feet long...the bigger the better. We could possibly even just go with a really large alligator head if needed. - we can always make one if we absolutely have to but would rather spend our time making the things we can't find.

Any help would be great, Thanks!

spookhaven
03-01-2013, 04:07 PM
We are making these for our zoo scene. Great idea!
15474

Evernight
03-01-2013, 05:59 PM
That's awesome hahahaha very cool idea....not quite what we are after but thats a cool idea.

KaoTic Entertainment
03-01-2013, 08:17 PM
We are making these for our zoo scene. Great idea!
15474 those are amazing wow great realism how ever are they made .they look so realistic

Darksidestew
03-01-2013, 08:27 PM
they look like thier made out of tires. looks like a great easy way to do it.

stew

Allen H
03-01-2013, 09:43 PM
Evernight,
Will you be at transworld? If you will then swing by the house of boo booth and we can talk gator. I have been itching to make a few anyway.
Allen H

Evernight
03-01-2013, 10:06 PM
Unfortunately we are skipping Transworld this year...will be the first time in like 6 years - we decided to skip it because we spent most of our budget for the year already on a vortex and a few other things. Would have loved to stop by and toss some ideas around.

Right now we are leaning towards sculpting one out of foam or clay and making a mold - we want something that can come up out of the water and maybe open its mouth which is the easy part....it's getting it to look fairly convincing that will be the hard part.

Allen H
03-01-2013, 11:44 PM
if you need help with sculpting or molding questions dont hesitate to call me.

hauntky
03-04-2013, 11:07 AM
We have a 2011 Distortions alligator for sale Send me a message for details .. Thanks

Evernight
03-05-2013, 07:24 PM
Sent you a PM

Trail of Terror
03-07-2013, 01:45 PM
We are making these for our zoo scene. Great idea!
15474

Can you send the blue print on how you are making these.. I would love to make a couple for my swamp...

Send it to lincolns_asylum@yahoo.com

Thanks

KaoTic Entertainment
03-07-2013, 02:43 PM
Oh oh oh me 2 Please frightteam@yahoo.com thanks in advance

spookhaven
03-16-2013, 12:26 PM
We haven't started ours yet. I will once we make them. Probably a month out yet. One of our folks found these pictures. We are going to try them out.

MillersThrillers
03-16-2013, 08:17 PM
Ive got a natural swamp that could really use one or two of these gators as well. Id love to have the blueprints or hire someone to make a couple for me after they do some trial and error with them! What tool is best for cutting tires? Ive tried a few and the saws all doesnt do it all with tires!

Mistress DeSade
03-29-2013, 05:45 PM
We are switching back to our Swamp theme this year and I am searching for a decent alligator prop - seems most big ones I find are $1000-3000......and the ones that I do find that are $200 or under are sold out or no longer made. Does anyone know of any companies selling alligator props?

Looking for something at least 5-6feet long...the bigger the better. We could possibly even just go with a really large alligator head if needed. - we can always make one if we absolutely have to but would rather spend our time making the things we can't find.

Any help would be great, Thanks!

I'll have to check the condition of the mother mold we made for our 16' gator...but if it's still solid I could price it out for you. Our original pour had a custom welded animatronic in it...but you could do just the form. I would guess the foam itself would be around $400-$500. You could paint it yourself and save a few bucks there.

I think the similar DU static gator was around 2k. The other issue would be shipping...It's obviously "oversize" and about 60lbs. I'd purchased a couple of the small ones from little spider, but they didn't hold up in commercial use.

If you want to see a pic of the ones I did email me at desautell@gmai.com and I'll dig them up.

Mistress DeSade
03-29-2013, 05:46 PM
We are making these for our zoo scene. Great idea!
15474


That's really very creative!

Evernight
04-01-2013, 08:48 AM
Shot you an email but haven't heard back from you - would love to see some pics of the alligator - feel free to email me at evernighthaunt@ hotmail.com

Evernight
04-10-2013, 01:18 PM
Ok I have had 3 separate people offer an alligator of some sort....they all said send them a message for more information......not one has responded after that. So we are still looking for something to use if anyone has any ideas that aren't super expensive

Allen H
04-10-2013, 08:16 PM
this is actually a great staring point for a prop aligator.

http://www.fredflare.com/APARTMENT-toys+%26+novelties/5-Ft-Inflatable-Alligator?gclid=CKCR29HFwbYCFQjOnAodyC0ABA

Evernight
04-11-2013, 07:22 AM
Thanks Allen, that's a good idea - I think if we can't find one to use we may just sculpt it from foam, or I found a nice size "resin" head on ebay which could work. My plan is to have it either come out of the water as they are crossing a bridge....or just have it rush out from some swamp cover - so really I can pull it off with just a head if needed.

jim wilson
04-13-2013, 02:00 PM
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MillersThrillers
04-13-2013, 09:51 PM
Where did you buy it? Wanna sell it to me?! millersthrillers@yahoo.com is my email!