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Kevin Dells
06-08-2008, 06:29 PM
Well i have to hand it to our loyal crew of builders this weekend because it was BEYOND Hotter than Hell !!

Temps spiked well over 100+ with very humid conditions yesterday and today!
We packed up last night arond 5 and headed to the local swimming hole it was so nice to hit the lake!

We had about 8 people show up yesterday and then i stayed and worked alone today on some detail work. (trim and railing work)

Im putting up a series of pictures, enjoy! It's from beggining back in November with teardown until this afternoon which will be the bottom picture. No we have not worked every weekend on this but more like quite a few.
Im expecting completion on this over the next few weekends all depending on when material arrives. (tin roof, and paint were waiting on!) Decorating will be finished off later this year.

Last November

A few weeks ago


This afternoon



06-08-2008, 06:33 PM
Thats pretty cool I like it. Reminds me when I used to work for someone back a few years ago and would help build for a haunted hayride.

06-08-2008, 08:09 PM
Neat building, Kevin. Some of the wood panels look like they are grooved or corrugated. Or is that just from the digital photos?

06-08-2008, 08:24 PM
Looks great!:) Awsome job.

Kevin Dells
06-09-2008, 03:30 AM
Shawn, all the panels are grooved you saw it right.

06-09-2008, 06:43 AM
Those structures look amazing. Hope everything turns out for you!

06-10-2008, 12:39 AM
What are these suppose to be exactly? To me it looks like a ghost town...I heard Spookywoods was building a Ghost Town also. Are you guys in a ghost town build off? LOL

Are they suppose to be a mansion... looks big!!! Keep up the reports love seeing them. Larry

Kevin Dells
06-10-2008, 03:37 AM
Nope no ghost town larry, new structure in our Redneck Hayride we just needed it big for the scare planned there.

And yes i will keep posting as we move closer to completion.

06-10-2008, 06:13 AM
Nice progress pics. Looks like a lot was done for beging so hot out.
Cant wait to see more.

Jolly Pumpkin
06-11-2008, 12:13 AM
It looks good so far, but I can' really criticize until I see it at night with special lighting. Great lighting truly brings a set to life and I think with the proper techniques it could be incredible for what you're trying to achieve.

06-14-2008, 02:59 PM
new structure in our Redneck Hayride.

I thought all Hayrides are Redneck. Oh sorry, those are Hay-seeds!

American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.

Kevin Dells
06-15-2008, 08:22 PM
Heres a couple more pictures gang. I worked all Fathers day by my lonesome but hey it was very peaceful and the weather actually cooled down to a bearable 93 degree's.

First floor is done, finished up the railing's, wrapping the posts and adding the crown moulding. Next saturday the tin roof goes on!



Haunted Illinois
06-15-2008, 11:28 PM
Damn, Kevin... That's some awesome work! Great attention to detail!!!

06-16-2008, 05:00 AM
Is that a ghost under the bumper of your truck?

06-16-2008, 05:40 AM
Wow, that seems almost to well built for a hayride scene, looks more like a real house or something good job!


06-16-2008, 07:13 AM

This is the most detailed set WOT has ever had! Eddie really needed someone like you for years that has a passion for haunting. I'm really glad to see you taking the lead and getting it done, he needs you more now than ever. You get the MVP vote from me! Keep cool and covered with deet!

06-16-2008, 11:00 AM
Yeah that's amazing that your doing that much detail for a set in a haunted trail! Great Work Kevin! Keep the photos coming:)

06-16-2008, 05:02 PM
When the haunts over can I move in because it looks like it is made to stay.lol Great work, looking it eveyones build photos is making me think I need to step it up a natch.

Kevin Dells
06-16-2008, 07:00 PM
Thanks Gang! :: dam im blushing right now!::
You guys have no idea how good that makes me feel,especially from you Tony!

Which by the way Eddie needs me as well as I need him in the same way as im going through what he is right now. So we"ll call this therapy for both he and I.

Yeah my news just hit this week, so i may move up closer to greensboro and work more often on the haunt, it's touch and go!

Something in the ice, it's so funny you said that because i have a cabin on the haunt property i crash out in on the weekends so i don't have to commute. And now iv'e built this i wish i would have planned the cabin out the back of the second floor! Would have had a very fancy tree fort going had i thought about it more! DANG!

Again Thank you everyone you guys are awesome!

And no not a ghost under my truck, i do smake and i didn't want it in the picture so i set the timer and left the cigarette near the camera and it still got in the picture! Thats happened twice now once was a character shot but it actually looks cool!

06-16-2008, 07:56 PM
kevin, looks great man! Now for scenic treatments to bring this set to life! cant wait to see more

06-16-2008, 09:15 PM
Very nice!!! Nice finish work. Larry