Merlin’s Reaper Stone

The old abandoned Haunter’s Hangout has a nice tutorial on how to make a great looking Monster Mud Reaper holding a faux flame light. I’ve seen a lot of tutorials on making similar props, but this one looks especially nice, and the tutorial is pretty straight forward (albeit a bit lacking in some of the details).

 

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You’ll need to create a base for the Reaper to stand on, but it’s pretty much a PVC Frame with skull and hands, chicken wire, and  burlap covered in Monster Mud.  Of course the faux flame light adds a bit of a wrinkle that really isn’t covered much by the tutorial, but by the looks of it, it’s well worth the extra planning.

 

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Items needed to create this include (but are not limited to):

  • 12′ – 2 x 2″ Wood
  • 6′ – 2 X 3″ Wood
  • 1 – 2 x 4′ sheet 1/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 2 x 4′ sheet 1/2″ foam board
  • 1-1/4 by 4″ piece of pipe
  • 1″ PVC
  • 4 way joint
  • 4 – 90 degree joints
  • 3 – 45 degree joints
  • Skull
  • Skeletal hands
  • Chicken wire
  • Burlap
  • 1/4″ bolts
  • Aluminum stock
  • Flame box

 

 

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