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Oct 24, 2019, 10:19 PM
 
I assume you used actual candy bars, keeping the silver inner wrappers. Then supplied new outer wrappers. A laser printer with glossy thin paper could make those.

Congrats on them. You could have thrown in a candy-bar company logo, for the fictitious manufacturer. Perhaps a hand with index finger up.
     
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Oct 24, 2019, 10:22 PM
 
Here’s the “finished” candy tray. Had me drill bits, so the D-rings got the pilot holes they deserve.



We’re going to use ribbon for the straps, which we’re going to wait to put on until the day of the shoot. We’ll have the girls there and can measure exactly. Two sets of straps so it (theoretically) won’t flip over if it’s not being held.

The real unfinished part is painting “candy” on it, which makes me nervous. I’ll probably wait until tomorrow, though I can hopefully muster up the will to do a test on an spare tray. Want to make sure the paint will stick to the lacquer.

The toy tray is more unfinished. We decided on stacking, so I’ve got to stick two together. Decided to use wood glue, which may be a problem because after sanding the lacquer off, I’m not sure WTF this is. I think it’s MDF.
     
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Oct 24, 2019, 10:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I assume you used actual candy bars, keeping the silver inner wrappers. Then supplied new outer wrappers. A laser printer with glossy thin paper could make those.

Congrats on them. You could have thrown in a candy-bar company logo, for the fictitious manufacturer. Perhaps a hand with index finger up.
We went through an online place who you send the image, and they do the rest. It could have been done for much cheaper, but the lack of hassle appealed.

These designs were ultra quick, too. We’d design the hell out of an actual product.

Unexpectedly, the Hershey bars inside are still in their stock wrapper, which makes it less appealing as a product we’d sell. I assume this is so they don’t have to deal with sanitation or going stale... problems we’d take on if we did it ourselves.
     
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Oct 25, 2019, 07:37 AM
 
Font choices and small text ftw.
     
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Oct 25, 2019, 10:23 AM
 
Here’s our choice for “candy”.



Basically as large and thick as we can get, so it’ll read from the maximum distance.


Glue’s holding up so far!
     
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Oct 25, 2019, 12:07 PM
 
It's very wonka-esque.

To clarify my previous statement, I wasn't advocating for small text, but appreciating what you had written in small text.
Cooper Black and Hobo, very distinctive.
     
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Oct 25, 2019, 10:20 PM
 
Ah! Credit goes to the director for the candy bar designs!

Someone wanted 50.
     
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Oct 25, 2019, 11:27 PM
 
Gawd... I hate this part so much.



It’s fine, and I’m probably going to wreck it in some way.
     
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Oct 26, 2019, 04:50 PM
 
I did come close to wrecking it. Paint stuck to the stencils. Luckily, with “candy” we could scrape the paint off, and “toys” was so screwed up it came back around the other side to cool.

     
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Oct 26, 2019, 05:18 PM
 
Yep, gotta remove stencils before the paint dries. But I didn't think of that in advance either - I rarely use stencils.

I assume the TOYS box will be sex toys, monster dolls, itch powder, hand buzzers, and whoopee cushions?
     
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Oct 26, 2019, 08:18 PM
 
It’s possible that wasn’t the problem. Wasn’t really the right paint for finished wood, so it didn’t stick. I imagine if the paint was actually sticking to the prop, I’d be able to pull it off dry, like masking tape. Taking it off while wet isn’t a bad idea, but I’m almost positive I would have smeared it.

It stuck enough, when I did a test, but I obviously didn’t manhandle that sample enough.

It’s still (ironically) about the best case scenario. If I had discovered this during the test, I wouldn’t have gotten that nifty effect for the toy tray, and since it wasn’t sticking anyway, returning candy tray to “like new” was a total success.


In terms of the toys, the girls are stepping up the evil. They’re all toys the victim lost track of as a child, and they price them all out of his reach. So we went very iconic. Jacks, marbles, army men, toy car.
     
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Oct 28, 2019, 11:57 AM
 
distressed matches the tone well. happy accidents!
     
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Oct 29, 2019, 01:02 AM
 
Very much so.

Another was our “salesgirl” loves Hamilton, so she was absolutely thrilled with her costume.



We couldn’t decide whether the other costume was Robin Hood or Peter Pan. Maybe they’re the same.

Edit: for the curious, the yellow is what’s getting overexposed.

The shoot the next day, last Sunday, was the official end of our outdoor work for the year. Now we do indoors for 6 months. First order of business is dressing our interior set, which is a different house. It was originally slated to be both interior and the exterior. Splitting it up doubled our rent and utilities, as well as blowing way past what was budgeted.

This doesn’t bother me. That’s how ****ing ugly I consider the outside of this place compared to the near perfection of the other one.
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Back in the saddle for the winter season!

Some experimentation with bloody head bandages. These were a little too Civil War.






This is more in the zone, and I think it’s realistic, but it can’t really be art directed. The “blood” comes through where it comes through.




All of these were using black paint, either acrylic or tempra, with the idea we make something once, and it gets reused. We ultimately decided we’re going to draw it on each time with black greasepaint.

     
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After actually investigating the continuity issue with Kirk’s blood stain in Star Trek II, it’s just not possible to depend on something that’s supposed to soak through actually doing it the same way more than once. I recommend taking a butt load of pictures of the “approved” version of the blood stain, then use them as a reference for reproducing it.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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11 Pro or Pro Max?
     
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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
After actually investigating the continuity issue with Kirk’s blood stain in Star Trek II, it’s just not possible to depend on something that’s supposed to soak through actually doing it the same way more than once. I recommend taking a butt load of pictures of the “approved” version of the blood stain, then use them as a reference for reproducing it.
Oh, yeah.

I used to have to buy Polaroid film by the case. It’s so nice having a camera in the pocket.

Speaking of...

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11 Pro or Pro Max?
Pro.
     
 
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