Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mine Cart

I have had the idea for this mine cart since I first put out the Spooky Gulch sign several years ago. Obviously, time was the largest hurdle, but somehow the stars aligned and I was able to get most of the construction done for the mine cart. As with the haunted mine facade, I was able to make this entirely out of scraps that I had lying around the garage.

The base is made from the pallet  runners and the rest is low-quality thin plywood. The corners are supported by these floating braces that will also serve as a ledge for something special. More on that at a later date.

I decided to put wheels on only two sides allowing the thing to have a crazy angle really works to the forced perspective of the whole haunt. Also, I don't have to cut out another set of circles. I have a few ideas on how to finish the wheels to make them look like they are sitting on a track.

With a coat of paint and some faux finishing, I think this will be a great addition to Spooky Gulch and Spooky Acres.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Few Pictures

Halloween set-up has become a multi-day affair around here. I started at the beginning of my fall break and I am still working on small projects. However, the yard is mostly up and spooky. Take a look at these pictures for a desert fright!