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The Scarecrow

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Materials

2x4-20' (shoulders and upper arms)
2x3-12' (lower arms)
2x3-16' (mid-section)
8' x 16'-3/4' plywood (shoulder plate)
8' x 14'-3/4' plywood (waist plate)
2x3-20' (upper leg)
2x3-22' (lower leg)
16' x 16'-3/4' plywood (base plate)
4x4-48'
2x4-8' (crouch)
1' wood dowel
2x3-6' (feet)
Corn stalks
(1) pair Worn black army boots
(1) First Step Microcontroller (http://www.lynxmotion.com or http://www.robotstore.com)
(1) Hitec 700bb Servo (http://www.servocity.com)
(1) Crow
(1) Hitec 300 Servo (http://www.servocity.com)
(2) Prop hands
(1) GroundTech GroundMaster Post System (Home Depot)
(1) 4x4 bracket (Home Depot)
(4) Lag screws
(4) Nuts and bolts
 

Main Construction

The Scarecrow was inspired by Steve Hickman's Terror Syndicate. The Scarecrow was based on Steve's Scarecrow. The construction of this prop is detailed in Steve's Home Haunter's Prop Building Handbook #2. I highly recommend all of Steve's handbooks.

This is a picture of the waist plate (top) and shoulder plate (bottom).

This is a picture of the shoulder plate, after the hole had been cut to accept the neck, mounted on top of the body supports.

This is a picture of the body supports mounted on top of the waist plate, in turn, mounted on top of the 4x4 post.

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This is a front view (left), back view (center) and side view (right) of the completed frame. Note the base is only used for assembly and storage and will not be part of the prop as it is displayed (see below).

This is a close-up of the right forearm. Note the 1" dowel to which the prop hands will be secured.

This is a close-up of the amplified speakers. Note the audio input wire that is stapled to and runs along the left body support.

This is a close-up picture of the junction boxes. Note the electrical wire that is stapled to and runs along the right body support.

This is the Ground Master support which will be used to display the finished prop.

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