View Full Version : My pumpkin patch....start

Allen H
07-30-2009, 07:26 PM
So Im making pumpkins for a pumpkin patch scare zone at SCREAMS this season.
The pumpkins are turning out great so i thought I would share.
the final sans greenery
in progress before ribs are formed
My pile after 2hrs work
Im going for the same kind of look that a pumpkin patch near Hagrid's house in one of the Harry potter movies. these are a few of the smaller pumpkins and the big ones are on the shop table.
Allen H

07-30-2009, 07:43 PM
Those look amazing! No clue how you did it though ^_^

Allen H
07-30-2009, 08:22 PM
Thank you,
They are orange balloons filled with ab foam, its 2lb marine rigid foam. It expands the balloon and then I use a yard stick to crush in the ribs, once they are pressed in I tie off the balloon so the air does not reinflate the foam. they still need some detail airbrushing and greenery but they are coming along.
Allen H

07-30-2009, 08:25 PM
Very interesting ^_^

Jim Warfield
07-30-2009, 09:09 PM
Make a big Jack-O-Lantern out of concrete, then the vandal who tries to carry it off and smash it in the middle of the street will get a double hernia instead!
Or a broken toe when they kick it!

07-30-2009, 09:41 PM
If possible, you could put a very large pumpkin, with its mouth and the like carved out and hollowed, and put body parts inside of its mouth, and sticking out.


Allen H
07-30-2009, 10:08 PM
Thats fun,
If I ever go darker with the patch then I will do that. Right now i want it full of classic halloween spirit, Scarecrows, and a werewolf who lives in the pumpkin patch dog house. Its not a whole house, just a scare zone, a themed area with characters.
Allen H

07-30-2009, 10:20 PM
Neat ^_^ One of the houses at HHN was completely themed after Halloween last year. I think that is where the gore pumpkin came from.

I think it's extremely witty and cute that you are putting the werewolf in the dog house x3

freak 'n' stein
07-31-2009, 12:06 AM
wow!! soooo creative!

08-01-2009, 08:37 PM
Allen, where do you get this marine foam? I know polyurethane foams are fairly expensive. Wonderful creative idea you can up with. I have a skull mold I made and would love to find an inexpensive way to make hundreds of foam casts. Please let me know where you purchased. Thanks

Jim Warfield
08-02-2009, 04:50 AM
Pol Pot?
A few millions of skulls all over his country, all actually real too!
Not cute.
He decided there were too many intellectuals in the country.