Friday, July 15, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
After three years of wear, tear, and disrepair Cauldron Creep is getting rebuilt. In honor of the original creep I tore him limb from limb and measured each part of him. I am using the same 1/2" PVC frame, same dimensions, and the same motors. The improvements include updating the mechanism for his head movement into a more compact design, new skull mold, 2-part urethane foam bones cloned from a blucky, a new cauldron, new ribs, new hunch back design, and a Pacemaker controller from MonsterGuts.
I'll be posting some sneak peaks and build photos on here over the next few weeks. This project will generate more mold making tutorials (which have been put on hold by OT at work and building this guy). At the end I'll have three Cauldron Creeps. One for me, one for a client, and one for I dunno. Maybe he'll be for sale, maybe a fundraiser, maybe you can win him, maybe he'll be donated but either of those will see at least 50% of the proceeds go to charity.
Also there will be a definitive cauldron creep how-to with exact measurements, parts list, and a video. I am thinking of releasing this as a DVD for $15 and also as a kit with DVD (price to be determined). If you like either of these ideas please comment. Our haunt has fallen on hard times and due to lack of funding and we will not have much of an upgrade from last year's haunt. If you know our haunt then you know we'll work 6 months making everything from scratch to blow your socks off.
Here is a little peek at what I have got going so far:
Keep an eye on this blog because the Cauldron Creep 2.0 is going to be awesome.
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