Spider Hill Prop Works Swaying Zombie

Spider Hill Prop Works has posted a great video detailing the framework for their Swaying Zombie prop.  This silent film is meant to be more of a companion to the full Swaying Zombie Tutorial they put together which details the build.  The parts list included details everything you’ll need to get this up and running and contains many of the pvc fittings and articulating joints that they sell.

The frame consists of a plywood base with two pvc legs attached that connect to another plywood base that forms the waist.  The wiper motor is mounted on the waist plywood and a swivel assembly is created out of pvc that connects the upper body of the zombie to the drive arm of the wiper motor.  This will eventually create the swaying motion for your zombie.  It’s a pretty intricate build that will require a delicate hand when setting up.  The tutorial is well laid out with great images and descriptions to give you everything you need to get your zombie swaying short of a hula hoop and some extra brains.

 

 

Items needed to complete this include:

  • 10.5 feet of schedule 40 1 inch PVC pipe
  • 4 feet of schedule 40 ½ inch PVC pipe
  • (6) UMB-1 Universal Mounting Bases
  • (2) ST-1 1 inch PVC slip-T fittings
  • (1) Schedule 40 1 inch PVC cross fitting
  • (1) Schedule 40 1 inch PVC T fitting
  • (2) Schedule 40 1 inch PVC 45 elbows
  • (1) Schedule 40 1 inch to ½ inch PVC reducer
  • 12 Volt wiper motor with 5 volt power supply
  • wiper motor bracket (hauntedparts.com)
  • Approx. 25 #10 x 5/8” self drilling screws
  • (1) ¼” x 20 x 3 ½” hex bolt
  • (4) ¼” x 20 x 1 inch hex bolts
  • (1) ¼” x 20 x 1 ½” hex bolt
  • (6) ¼” SAE flat washers
  • (1) ¼” SAE nylon flat washer
  • (1) ¼” x 1 ½” flat fender washer
  • (6) ¼” x 20 hex nuts (nylon insert)
  • (8) #10 x 1 ¼” bolts and nuts
  • 24” x 15” x ½” wood panel (base)
  • 15” x 9” x ½” wood panel (waist)
  • Zombie Mask
 

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