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the_horror_man

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My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« on: March 26, 2017, 08:34:41 PM »
This is a life size Mrs Bates prop I made about 15 years ago for a friend's Halloween party. I sculpted and painted the head and then added a store bought wig. I used an old rocking chair and old clothes to complete the piece. I kept the prop together for a few years, then dismantled it. Now I just keep the head for display. This was one of my first sculpting and painting projects, so it is kind of a rough piece.

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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 08:51:44 PM »
Norman! Get down there and open the motel!  ;D ;D
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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 08:58:02 PM »
Norman! Get down there and open the motel!  ;D ;D

"Oh we have 12 vacancies, 12 cabins, 12 vacancies" ;D

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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 06:54:49 AM »
She is one creepy cool mother  thm. Congrat's on your great sculpt too.

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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 10:02:44 AM »
thm Wow, very impressive!!!
Great job for being one of your first sculpts and paint/ups!
I'm impressed!!

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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 12:20:34 PM »
thm Wow, very impressive!!!
Great job for being one of your first sculpts and paint/ups!
I'm impressed!!

Thanks for the kind words gents. I really appreciate it. ;D

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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 02:30:41 PM »
Looks great thm! The B&W photo really sells it too!

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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2017, 02:49:39 PM »
That's excellent for a first sculpt. Somewhere I have a skull around here that would be perfect to do a "Mother" conversion on. The expression is just right and the mouth is open at the perfect angle!
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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2017, 04:06:09 PM »

Very cool THM!
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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2017, 01:00:38 AM »
I like it better than the remake prop -- seriously!

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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2017, 09:21:16 PM »
Very cool THM!

I like it better than the remake prop -- seriously!

Thanks you very much guys. ;D

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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2017, 06:41:02 PM »
That is so cool- you should have a wireless speaker behind her and play Bernard Herrmann's PSYCHO music!

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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 12:29:30 AM »
Great work and very cool !
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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 08:45:44 AM »
Dead, awesome!
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Re: My Life Size Mrs Bates Prop
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 02:18:21 PM »
Thanks guys.

That is so cool- you should have a wireless speaker behind her and play Bernard Herrmann's PSYCHO music!

One year for Halloween, I built a room size Psycho display. I created a fake wall cutting the room in half. Put together a fake shower with curtain. Cut out a girl silhouette, put it behind the curtain. Set up a light behind it. Created a life size Norman figure in all black to simulate a silhouette and added a real knife that the figure held up in the air. I had a cd player hooked up playing the shower scene music. ;D

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