View Full Version : Drop portrait opinions

The Forsaken Crypt
08-09-2009, 07:20 PM
I made a drop portrait, Its NOT done... I still need ot add a portrait, I need to paint the wall, add detail and other things, This is one panel to our haunt so there isnt much. I just want to know everyones opinions on it is so please feel free to give critisism. Let me know whats good and bad on it! (Besides it not being painted) Oh and sorry for the mess of props, I dont have much in august and I just threw some stuff in to give it a more spooky eye to it. Not half as professional as it will be. I must say tho not a bad thing I made for just $16. Thats seriously how much it was...

The Forsaken Crypt
08-09-2009, 07:24 PM

08-09-2009, 07:46 PM
care to share the details of how it was built? like actual items to make one for 16 bucks.

i make mine for like 50 plus dollars fully framed out of 2x4 and they are so loud its like a gunshot when you drop it it echos throughout the whole building. i feel like its a little over kill for spots, hahaha so some nice cheap alternatives would be nice =)

Front Yard Fright
08-09-2009, 07:51 PM
Very nice!
And I agree, some details would be great!

The Forsaken Crypt
08-09-2009, 07:55 PM
Well the picture frame and stuff I had around the house so that was free, I bought a 6.99 sheet of partical board, 4x8 of course, and I bought 4 2x4's for about 1.99 around. Framed the partical board, cut out the frame and screwed it on. For the actual drop portrait I will post pictures tommorow morning to show you guys how its all build. Cheap easy stuff, most used from scrap. I also do ALOT of garbage picking, People throw away good stuff for shit like this.. $16 for a panel AND drop portrait. I think thats a steal. I will say its rather dangerous. Keep your fingers under the fram as it falls by accident you might not have any :/

08-09-2009, 09:54 PM
it looks great. especially for $16!!! LOL....
I built ours of our scrap too. the panel is 3/4 inch plywood so it is freaking loud when it drops. we used it above a fireplace a few years ago (video below) then I reused the panel frame assemble and moved it to our current haunt as a chalk board right behind the guests as they stand in the entry room. What did you use at the top to latch the panel to the top?


Jim Warfield
08-09-2009, 11:31 PM
The picture is mounted high enough to keep someone from effectively punching the guy as he pops out.(unless the customer was Real Tall!?)

The Forsaken Crypt
08-10-2009, 06:17 AM
I glued and screwed a piece of wood on the top of the panel and I had some kind of tubing which acted as a string. You place the string under the piece of wood and you pull it when you want it to drop

Matt Marich
08-10-2009, 07:26 AM
The Darkness has the loudest drop portraits I've ever seen. The echos throughout the building are awesome!

For me, the hidden aspect and quick response are critical!


The Forsaken Crypt
08-10-2009, 09:24 AM
Yeah mine is really loud... It scares me everytime I use it! The noise is startling