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RJ Productions
05-09-2008, 04:26 AM
Just a quick reminder. It's this time of year that the foam "noodles" for pools are available. Besides the WallyWorld or KMart outlets, must dollar stores carry some smaller diameter ones. (REMEMBER...They are usually only around for a limited time, so do not delay!)

They are great to pad things with, stuff bodies with, hang a boat-load of them in a hallway...

I have hung them in hallways, used some big ones to pad my StalkAbout shoulder rig, padded sharp corners with them.

So how would YOU use your noodles???? Any ideas???

jason
05-09-2008, 04:55 AM
i'll get the noodles!

sorry that's an inside joke with the construcion crew at the uss nightmare.

bamasmith
05-09-2008, 05:51 AM
That is a great idea.I also want to know what some other uses are that we could get out of them.And do'nt reply with something stupid.I know of some props that we might could use them on.

Speculo
05-09-2008, 07:01 AM
They make great Gothic Headers, cut them at about a 60 degree angle, and put the two pieces together so they form a point. You can attach them over a door, or with some internal structure you can have them up in the air like some sort of cathedral. There was a video on this in an old Haunted Media DVD.

Thanks

Ben
NETHERWORLD

See below what we did with them...

graystone
05-09-2008, 07:46 AM
If you have a local Dollar Tree they have the good ones (noodles) as well. You can go in and tell the manager you want a case and they will get you as many cases as you want this goes for anything they have in their stores. You can have it shiped to your hanunt ,home or they will ship to your local store and you wont have to pay shipping. During the holidays my company buys hundreds of cases of products from them. I use them as give away promotions. And you sure cant beat the price. Just thought I would let everyone know! Shane

Matt Marich
05-09-2008, 08:10 AM
Some of you may know our employe Rev, we like to put him in a straight jaket and beat the living hell out of him with fun noodles!

We have carved these with an electric knife and coated them with thickened latex to make soft spikes. We put several around a fake tree trunk and we have the old Rambo boody trap swinging tree or spiked gothic torture wall.

Matt

professornightmare
05-09-2008, 08:22 AM
They are great for headers or for smaller pieces...grab some pipe insulation.

Gravely
05-09-2008, 04:10 PM
Yup, they are awesome. I learned about them from The great Kevin McCurdy back in 01, when we were working on boneyards China Show.he had found the ones that are hexagons, not just round. we split them in half and used them for window mouldings and they were great. so easy to bend, so easy to cut and splice.
a little paintable caulk to fill the seams, and done.

damon carson
05-09-2008, 04:15 PM
Way to use your noodle! LOL! Great ideas thanks for sharing! Thought about some of them. But I really like the molding and header ideas.
Damon

shawnc
05-09-2008, 04:39 PM
Do you imprint them somehow as advertising for giveaways or do you just let them take them home to smack each other around? I assume you would give them out at the end, not while they are standing in line and before they go into the haunt?

chip3199
05-09-2008, 08:40 PM
I used foam noodles to create spikes for a "spike drop" prop I built last year. I cut them at an angle, filled the hole with a little "Great Stuff", and painted them various dark colors. I cut holes in a thick piece of plywood a little smaller than the diameter of the noodle, squeezed them in tight, and caulked around the base of the noodle on both sides to keep them in place. After some detailing, and tons of loud violent slap downs, the scene worked very well, and surprisingly- the noodles held up!

Chip "Pigman" DeLong