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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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hahah 'carve your pumpkin'.....

Man they look awesome though! Totally inspired me for next year now.

The pumpkin seemed a fairly forgiving media too - i wonderhowmany would be butchered to carve something like yours lol




posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 08:05 AM
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HAHA!! Thanks.

The pumpkin can be every forgiving, but again, you need to find a thick pumpkin, with a good smooth, fairly flat side. Also, you need some decent tools. The ones that come in a standard kit are good enough for the basics, but buying a slightly better set is worth it if you're going to be doing a lot of details. Ceramic sculpting tools are a hugh help as well. The key to precision carving is knowing the angle of the saw. You've got to be aware of the cut on both the inside and the outside of the pumpkin.

Also, once you've chosen a pattern, draw it on your pumpkin. Don't try taping the pattern to it and poking it full of holes, like the instructions generally tell you to. Once you've finished, wash your pumpkin off, inside and out, and soak it in a tub of water for several hours (I soak mine over night). Take it out, dry it off, and either smear the inside and all the cuts with vaseline, or just spray the hell out of it with hair spray (or some other type of sealer). This will keep you pumpkin from drying out and make it last for several days.
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posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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Ahem.....
**looks around awkwardly** Soooooo....
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posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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Excellent advice!
I think I may try it again.



posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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Next year, I'm trying my hand at something like this guy!

Ray Villafane



posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by amaster
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Next year, I'm trying my hand at something like this guy!

Ray Villafane


WHOA


If you can pull something like THAT off you will officially be my hero lol!!

Also, thanks for the tips before. Will save those somewhere and recall em next year when pumpkin carving time rolls round!!



posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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WOW! Now THAT I MUST see!



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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haha a little late...
but I'm a man of my word

lol

Here's my halloween outfit



I would SnF this thread today but I done that months ago



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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Better late than never! EXCELLENT!





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