View Full Version : Bad Boys Full Day Seminar Photos!

05-06-2008, 11:39 AM
I just wanted to post some photos of the scene we created in Houston at HauNTcon, I also wanted to send a big thank you to Nick Collins for teaching with us!

I would also like to thank Body Bag Entertainment, Gore Galore, Oak Island Productions, Illusionator, and our friends from Statesville! Each one of these companies donated product and or time to help make this seminar a huge success! Thanks again!





05-06-2008, 11:40 AM



05-06-2008, 11:45 AM
why did i have to miss it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-06-2008, 12:35 PM
Sure wish I could have been there....... would have loved to help with this.

05-06-2008, 01:19 PM

That looks awesome! Was the bricks something you carved out of pink foam or some kind of vac form? What did you use for the texture...plaster, synergy, what? Looks great! BTW...what did you do with the set after you were done? On those cake battles and all that stuff on those Food network shows they just pitch them in the trash afterwards. What did you guys do? Larry

05-06-2008, 01:31 PM
Larry I believe that they auctioned the set off and donated the proceeds to kathryn,

05-06-2008, 02:20 PM
cake battle....i love watching those and what an interesting concept to bring over to the world of scenic...at some tradeshow/convention there should be a contest to do something like this...i know youd have to have a fairly large room but i think it would definitely produce a few high-quality sets for auction. The make up wars are good and all but you cant sell someones face!

Mike again, great job on the set.

05-06-2008, 02:34 PM
The brick is carved styro and we used joint compound to mimic the decay. We auctioned the scene off after class and donated the money to help another friend in the Industry who is also dealing with cancer. We will be donating door prizes and money to help Kathryn as well. Thanks for the nice comments on the scene, it was a fun build!

Take care,


05-06-2008, 02:50 PM
I was Thiiiiiiisssssss Close...... sorry for the misinfo tattoo.

05-06-2008, 03:27 PM

One more question... how long did it take you guys to do that? Was in one day, two days, a few hours? Larry

05-06-2008, 04:05 PM
8 hours and 7 minutes

05-06-2008, 05:33 PM
WoW! That looks freak'n Schweet!! Wish I was there to see it being done.

05-06-2008, 06:34 PM
there was talk that this seminar was going to be put on dvd that people could purchase..am i correct on this? if so, when does the dvd come out? any idea on the price?

05-06-2008, 11:49 PM
That is incredible work... so where do I go to sign me up for the next one of these!?!?!

05-07-2008, 12:05 AM
If there is going to be a DVD, I'll buy three of em'!

05-07-2008, 06:59 AM
We are producing a DVD based off of the class and will be filming more design techniques to add as well, I don't have a release date at this point but will keep everyone informed of the progress. The DVD will be several hours long showcasing MANY design tips and applications.

Take care,


05-07-2008, 07:23 AM
First -the work is amazing -I make all of my guys watch the demo from Bad Boys on one of the Hauntword DVD's just to see what can be done -
Do you seal the foam after you get everything done to make it stronger

05-07-2008, 08:28 AM
Thanks for the comments on the photos and our DVD.

We do not coat the foam with anything, we stopped using the acetone on the foam for safety reasons and found a new technique that actually makes the foam stronger!

After we are finished carving and distressing the foam we take a heat gun and holding it about 2 inches away from the foam slowly go back and forth over it. This does the same trick as the acetone but creates a shell, we have punched the foam on the walls and it has also stood up to a seasons worth of abuse! After the heat gun trick we paint everything with fire retardant treated latex for a base coat and continue to sponge on our lighter highlights with latex that has been treated with fire retardant as well.

Hope this helps,


05-07-2008, 08:36 AM
Hey Tattoo, it was great catching up with you at the EHC, looking forward to next time we meet. Great tips with the foam carving as well!


05-07-2008, 06:23 PM
Thanks Allan,

Was nice catching up with you as well!

Thanks again for all the compliments, we have already started planning our 2nd design seminar!

Take care,


05-07-2008, 07:36 PM
Looks really great. Can't wait for your guys' seminar at MHC.

Just curious, how much did the scene auction off for?

05-07-2008, 09:36 PM
Hi Jordan,

The winning bid was $850 and we were very happy to donate all the money raised to help a fellow Haunter in need.

Take care,


05-08-2008, 02:29 PM
Is there a list we can get our names on to know the whens and wheres of the 2nd design seminar?

05-09-2008, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the interest in the seminar, nothing is set in stone as to where the next seminar will be taught by I promise to post the information as soon as it becomes available.

Take care,


05-24-2008, 07:43 AM
We will be teaching another design Seminar at Hauntcon in Milwaukee, Wi.

I have been speaking with some friends and designers in the Industry and we will be creating a full scene this time around! All four walls and a ceiling, as we get closer we will have a list of scene ideas and let everyone vote on the theme they would like to see created. In the meantime, we will be filming and editing the rest of the Scenic Design DVD, I will announce the release date when we have one. The video will be approximately 6 hours long and packed with information!

Take care,


05-24-2008, 07:56 AM
So, where can I pre-order this DVD... LOL! Mike, you guys are amazin! Thanks for sharing those awesome pics with us... damn, should of been there! -Tyler