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Offline Unorthodox

Random crap with Uno.
« on: February 17, 2012, 07:58:36 PM »
Hey BUncle. 
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For those that don't know my I'm a very strange Halloween addict. 

Got myself invited to Transworld, and am probably at least sending some items down with one of the vendors that wanted to spotlight my stuff. 

Got the test done on my tomb finally.  Apparantly it just doesn't work right without the lid.


Which made for an encouraging test with the machine running.  No chiller built yet, which will help immensely. 



But, even without that, we're getting good broadcast out the base and no leakage on top.  Lots of work to do that is difficult to explain/understand so we'll leave it at that. 


Order finally in for my foam coating, hopefully next week. 

This image verification crap to start a thread is rather annoying.  FYI. 
« Last Edit: February 23, 2012, 04:39:07 PM by sisko »

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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 09:27:15 PM »
Hmm. the picture I had in my head was more bas relief on the outside - rather like the Tomb of Rassilon, or something Egyptian. Again, I'm thinking that if we lived in the same town, I'd be spending a lot of time in your garage helping.

I'll look into that captcha thing - I hadn't run into that for months until today, when I made a DL who's a regular member.  The capchas here are at least easy to read, but I'll poke around about that one - however, I'm not touching it without sisko's say-so unless I can find a way to only eliminate the requirement one member at a time.  I bet that's because of the feedbots, and other bot members.  I'll look into it, though.

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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 10:55:55 PM »
It will have bas-relief everywhere, I haven't started the decorating yet.  Just structure.  Since the foam coating I'm getting is also the glue for the bas-relief there was little point starting that yet. 


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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 11:13:40 PM »
Ah.  The skeleton on top threw me, then.  The fog looks like it'll make a cool effect.

Did you have a catcha again this time?

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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 11:26:34 PM »
Okay, I finally tracked that captcha feature down, and it's only a first post thing - shouldn't come up again.

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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 01:42:42 AM »
Yeah, I just threw that up there for a scale reference on the pics.  When you have 3 "Wallies" you do silly things with them on occasion.  For instance, if'n I build a second one, I can cut the length down by a foot.  (And I've already received generous offers to buy this one) Building a second to pay for the first is a real possibility, like I did with the Chimera last year. 


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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 01:51:21 AM »
What sort of money are we talking about?

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 02:30:09 AM »
$1500+  Depending on a couple things I may or may not be putting on this one. 

Considering we'll be at ~$400 in costs, and lord only knows how many hours, it's actually more reasonable than it sounds.  But, the offer is from a professional haunt in Las Vegas. 

To put it in perspective, the chiller alone I'm building inside this thing retails for $500. 

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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 02:32:01 AM »
Poo.  Your time is worth more than that, not that I'm advocating turning the offer down...

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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 02:36:51 AM »
Yeah, if this were retail it would be 3K+. 

However, I've long been of the mind that these things get WAY overpriced.  Like the Chimera I sold for only a few hundred last year when I could have gotten near a thousand if I really wanted to push it.   This is enough for me to get the licenses and tax id's to start charging more, and pay for the second one to be built while being low enough not to be illegal. 


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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 02:40:57 AM »
How strongly would you like to be doing this for a living instead of what you do?

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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2012, 03:12:39 AM »
I have no plans to make a living doing this, but supplimental income so I can do more elaborate stuff is a plus. 

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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 03:16:10 AM »
And in my showbiz days, I used to tell my audiences that the most sincere form of applause is a dollar.

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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2012, 05:18:52 PM »
I try to make this as little a chore as possible, though. 

Business side of Halloween is not a pleasant schedule. 

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Re: Random crap with Uno.
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012, 05:52:54 PM »
I hear that - doing something you do for fun as job can suck all the joy out.

 

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