Now that the electricity's come back on after being out for more than three days following the savage windstorm that swept through the area last weekend, I'm able to begin anew on completing my various projects for the year.
LED spotlights that I've begun making from PVC will be used to illuminate them in various shades of green and blue.
The spots were begun at the NJ/PA/NY Make & Take group meeting last week (just as the storm was blowing into town). I learned all about LEDs, resistors, and soldering, and -- as usual -- have come up with a lot more plans to use them.
This particular corpse will be hung from a cross with its arms outstretched and its dead eye looking to the heavens. The problem I have with him is that he's got a pretty big wingspan, about five feet across. I built it prior to discovering the Jonty Joint that will give me a little more flexibility in posing corpses, let alone storing them (I have an idea for improving upon the joint, but will wait before posting further details so I can see if it actually works). Other corpses will be posed with their arms bound over their heads.
So with the storm gone, the power restored, and the cleanup completed I can get back to working on my props. Of course, now we're saddled with gorgeous 70-degree weather and thoughts turn to outdoor activities so I'll have to make sure to set aside time for Halloween.
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