[Cjmekeel] spent weeks getting his Halloween display ready this year. The centerpiece of his offering is this full-sized motorized skeleton. But there’s a few other gems that he worked on to compliment it. There’s an old-fashioned radio whose dial moves mysteriously and plays a news flash warning of an escaped mental patient. He also spent a couple of dollars to outfit a crow with some glowing red eyes and a servo motor.
But the creepiness of the skeleton means you might not even notice those other props. He started with a rather boring looking plain plastic head and did some real magic to build up the rotting flesh and gaping wounds. Those penetrating eyes don’t hurt either. The head moves on a few servo motors which use random values and sleep periods for disturbingly jerky movements. Check out the video after the break to get a glimpse at what kept kids away from his house on Halloween.
This is just a build log and unfortunately there’s no post yet showing the finished product. If we can get enough information together we’ll try to run a follow-up.
5 thoughts on “Amazingly Realistic Skeleton Prop”
If he could quiet up that jaw motor, this would be amazing.
Next step? Motion tracking, so it just stares at you.
Love the idea of motion tracking.
Some articulation of the rest of the body might be a good move. An arm that reaches out and points at you before dropping back limp. Maybe the odd scare of waiting until the onlookers are fairly close before moving (:
(and yes unfortunate the jaw is a tad too noisy, still this is a hack at the end of the day, a work in progress no doubt)
” An arm that reaches out and points at you before dropping back limp”
It was…. the salmon mousse!
Skeleton? That’s a ghoul!
Stock up on Rad-X and stimpacks before attempting this build.
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