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Darkangel
11-25-2008, 07:20 PM
Does anyone have any pics of scenes that you created using a multitude of the full size Bucky skeletons? I am looking for some inspiration to use to create something unique! Also, is there a quick and effective way to slightly age them up a bit, so they don't look so new and light? Not needing the corpse look, just more aged more old looking like they were unearthed.

Thanks,

Darkangel

screamline studios
11-25-2008, 09:16 PM
The best thing to use is plain old wood stain!!! get your rag ready!!! because you need to wipe away the stain on the high spots and also drips, but it is the best way to age without higher costs.....


Jason Blaszczak

http://screamlinestudios.com

P.S Keep in mind the best looking bodys have alot of latex and alot more fixings..... give me a call i would love to help you out!! (440) 205-0111

elowther
11-26-2008, 09:48 AM
Darkangel,

Here are a few scenes I made when I was running out of time to do anything else with my left over Bucky's. I spray painted them white because under black light they look purple. Then put cheese cloth over them and misted them with glow in the dark spray paint. You can screw the hands to a wall in different positions. The effect was pretty cool for the amount of time it took.

Good luck with your scene,

Eric

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/43.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/19.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/44.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/56.jpg

Jim Warfield
11-26-2008, 12:24 PM
Those look VERY COOL!
They would be pretty scary to see one of them walking towards you.
I just thought of a name for this design of a Bucky: Web Brousers".
"I just finally escaped from your computer and I am out for revenge! The first thing I will do is puke up all this Spam I've been having!"

DarkTikiEntertainment
11-26-2008, 05:35 PM
Geez, Eric.... You just don't know how to make something that looks bad, do you?!?! :-D The scene you did as a rush job looks like the work other people do when they take their time!

You seem to have a TON of high quality photos of your haunt. Are they all on your website? If not, maybe you should open an account on Flicker or something, and post them ALL?

damon carson
12-01-2008, 09:49 AM
Ya I agree all your photos are top notch. Do you or a professional shoot them? And the bucky scene does look really good. Oh and if you do take your on pics what kinda camera and lighting conditions do you use. Like no flash ect.
Thanks,
Damon

elowther
12-01-2008, 01:22 PM
Thanks,

Most of them are on my site. Some of these came from the home haunt archives section. I don't have this year's photos up yet. I am very fortunate to have Artifact Images http://www.artifactimagesnh.com/index.htm shoot my stuff. They use a tripod and long exposures to capture the effects they way they are intended. Flash photos can make a good scene look terrible. The photographers have improved over the years as I have with making props so our stuff is starting to look pretty good together, we are developing our own style now.

Here's one from the 2005 home haunt using a corpsified Bucky chained up.
The second one is from this year using a Bucky head and modifying it.

Hope this helps with ideas for the Bucky scene,

Eric


http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/F07.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/sharpteethsmall.jpg

elowther
12-01-2008, 06:54 PM
I found some more....maybe they will spark some ideas.

This one from 2006 shows a budget Bart in the foreground and a Bucky head on a rope that has been doctored up. The smaller Bart skeletons are wicked cheap and look pretty cool in some spots along side the full sizes ones.


http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/03.jpg

This one from 2007 shows one with Ghost Rides Bucky lid on it as well as some corpsifying.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/38.jpg

The very same Bucky this year in a different position with the lamp.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DSC_7350-1.jpg

Once your Bucky's start falling apart from age and abuse you can always do something like this.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/SUZ_2228.jpg

Darkangel
12-02-2008, 07:43 AM
Thanks guys!

Eric, you use a lot of Buckys, they all look great! You said you sprayed them white, so the blue lighting is that actually them under a blacklight or is the lighting actually blue?

Also, the one holding the lantern, how do you make his arm rigid or is it screwed into to something solid and only looks like it's holding up the lantern?

You have a real skill for lighting your scenes Eric!

Great pics thanks for sharing....

Darkangel

elowther
12-02-2008, 08:34 PM
Thanks Darkangel!

The green/blue effect is caused by blacklight from above hitting the glow in the dark spray paint. If you try this effect, the paint must be applied while the black light is on so you can see what you are doing. Hold the can far away at first and lightly mist the bodies coming closer with the can where you want more glow effect. You can see where I missed with the white spray paint the natural color of the plastic turned a sort of a blue/ purple color which looks good also but it would have been too much with the glow paint on top of it. The main reason for the white paint first is to even out the color after I did some doctoring up.

My pet peeve about the Bucky's is the seam on the head. I take a Dremil and smooth it down and apply Liquid Nails with a rubber glove to completely hide the seam. As you can see by these next photos you can do a little or go crazy with modifying the heads and corpsing out the bodies.

The one with the lantern the arms were already stiffened with my corpsing technique but I screwed the arms into position because the lantern was light enough I needed no other support. I used Monster Mud and cheese cloth around the joints on that particular skeleton. As long as you paint it well it will stand the weather.

If you have time, using just the head can save you money. Last year I needed some monsters in one of my tunnels that could take being body slammed by patrons and not break. I used the heads and molded Epoxy clay on them to look much better and have more personality. I made the bodies out of wood and padded them real well before the clothing went on.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/1-1.jpg

The start of what would be some scary monsters. I made a brace for the inside of the head and used electrical conduit and heavy duty springs to mount the heads.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/3-1.jpg

Epoxy clay called Magic Sculpt going on, a tip I picked up from one of the HauntWorld videos. Wood balls from a craft store make cheap and effective eyes. There is a short video on my site under Home haunt archive videos that shows this process.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/5.jpg

Heads mounted and bodies taking shape. I used modified Bucky hands on them later.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DAN_8464.jpg

Close up of finished Bucky head with clay and liquid nails for texture.

elowther
12-02-2008, 08:37 PM
This one has been left out in the weather for an entire year, snow and all. It only looks better with age.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DSC_5388.jpg

The heads even look better if you only cover the seam, take a Dremil to make the teeth have gaps in them and add a little texture. Liquid nails, real dirt and oil based wood stain work for me.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DAN_9813.jpg

This one has no cheese cloth but just a little texture and a bunch of glow in the dark paint.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DAN_9751.jpg

Finally Bucky's can save you time! I was so consumed with big projects this year I didn't have time to make more bodies from sctatch for a body bag tunnel. These are Bucky's padded and wrapped up in cloth and sheets. You can see the form under them so they look much better than foam rubber wrapped up and have a good deal of weight to them which feels creepy when you have to push them out of the way to get by. They need to have the joints wired up so they don't fall apart if people will be hitting them though. I hope this helps, thank God for Bucky's they can be a real life saver for a bunch of areas in your haunt.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DSC_8731-1.jpg

Good luck!

Eric

damon carson
12-03-2008, 01:34 PM
Wow eric how many Buckys do you have altogether? A whole truck load. Wow!
Damon

elowther
12-03-2008, 05:01 PM
I guess more than I thought LOL! I buy 6 to 10 every year and I wait until they go on sale. Here's a few more, the close ups are just heads for tiki torches.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DSC_4298_Green_Flat.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DSC_4318_Green_Flat.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DSC_4334_Green_Flat.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DSC_4372_Green_Flat.jpg

elowther
12-03-2008, 05:02 PM
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/SUZ_3444bigpumpkin.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/DAN_9740.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/SUZ_6666.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/ericlowther/SUZ_2853.jpg

MDKing
12-04-2008, 08:40 AM
Fantastic pictures and creativity Eric kudos to you for sharing!!! I enjoyed them all!


Allan

elowther
12-05-2008, 10:19 PM
Thanks,

I'd like to see other photos of Bucky scenes also. Does any one have some to post? I want to see a Franken Bucky used in a scene. I bet that thing would look cool all corpsed out. Too bad they don't sell them any more.

Eric