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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Life-sized Display Leatherface

*Work in progress* Making this post as a placeholder nce there will be a ton of pics. This is a cool project that I had planned for a long time now that I finally started on. Will take awhile, but will be doing it as I get time. I ordered a lot of Halloween props that will all be repainted to look more realistic, and I plan on doing a life-zed diorama and costume, reminiscent of the 1974 Movie Maniacs McFarlane Series 4 Leatherface figure, plus more. Still gathering up some materials and will be making everything when I get time. Will also be ung these and some other items for a mask display for all my Leatherface masks. Should be fun!

Some of the props so far with their standard bad mass-produced paint ups. Will be repainting all of them most likely, and making the wood look more real and the blades like aged steel and rusted posbly. Lots more to come!

sirbrad Sunday 3/11/2012 at 03:04 AM | 91338
those butcher meat hooks will make a great aditon in the diorama no doubt... I'd like to get a set of those just to hang from my ceiling. Very cool. Good luck with the project!

Harry Warden Tuesday 3/13/2012 at 01:46 PM | 91385
Thanks, I love how they big they are. I could make real ones but they would be too heavy to hang just anywhere. I like the overzed look yet lightweight. I might also get more to hang around later.

Some more props, slaughtering hook, severed hands, and a paint bucket. I was going to use a real metal one but did not see the need to spend that much on one as I will probably discard it anyway when I run out of room. So will be making one that is disposable but looks cool.

sirbrad Wednesday 3/14/2012 at 03:10 AM | 91412
sirbrad Tuesday 4/10/2012 at 08:28 PM | 92335
CFX gloves which I wanted for a LONG time, custom painted for Leatherface and works great for human Jason and other characters.

sirbrad Tuesday 4/10/2012 at 08:40 PM | 92337

sirbrad Saturday 4/14/2012 at 03:52 AM | 92446
Prototype chainsaw coming along nicely! :)

sirbrad Wednesday 5/02/2012 at 08:59 PM | 92859
Coming out great! Based it off a 1:6 scale figure and wanted to make it look a little bigger and scarier and keep the degn mple as the foam is hard to cut out. So far so good! I decided not to use a bike chain because it adds a lot of weight, and even more work degreang them. My goal is to make it as light as posble to pose with life-zed figures. But if I sell these I will offer them with no chain so you can add your own chain if you want. It would take 2-3 chains though and like I said weigh it down more. I like the stylized, sharp, and nasty looking chain look more than a plain bike chain. I would probably just put a real one before a bike chain, but then it is not safe or light either. Added tapes and some costmetic paint, now time to weather it and bloody it up!

sirbrad Monday 5/14/2012 at 09:48 PM | 93077
Painting the blade. Really starting to come to life! :)

sirbrad Monday 5/14/2012 at 10:35 PM | 93079
Finishing the detailing and then adding the weathering.

sirbrad Monday 5/14/2012 at 11:04 PM | 93080
Adding the dirt and grime.

sirbrad Tuesday 5/15/2012 at 06:00 PM | 93088
More grime added and first blood stains. Nice and sunny out to show all the gory details!

sirbrad Wednesday 5/16/2012 at 01:38 PM | 93095
Raw file of current progress about 95% done! Glad I finally made one of these I love it!
sirbrad Wednesday 5/16/2012 at 04:12 PM | 93098
Thanks man! Really getting gory now! Adding the homeade blood gel with some chunks. Getting GOREgous. :) Outdoor photos will show the details better later.

sirbrad Thursday 5/17/2012 at 01:30 AM | 93109
About done, added some bloody hair and blood gel with some chunks.

sirbrad Thursday 5/17/2012 at 09:51 PM | 93119
sirbrad Thursday 5/17/2012 at 10:18 PM | 93120

Brand new one just in and ready to be converted. Will be selling this one!
sirbrad Friday 6/01/2012 at 06:21 PM | 93404