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  1. Jim, maybe do half the column.. Not all the way around.. I was thinking that one could wrap the columns, then like half way you add a leaping arch between the columns. Can you take a straight on shot of the house? I'll sketch up my ideas for you..
  2. Would be cool to use them as firesticks.. then maybe a leaping arch on top? Along with that, add snow tubes to fill up the empty space.. Tons of ideas.. great pallet to work from!
  3. Thanks.. Trying to hurry up and get these knocked off the to do list.. I'm so far behind this year.. Partly due to the late arrival of lights, and a small Halloween project that I wasn't expecting to do. It gets bad when you blow off dates to work on Christmas stuff! As it stands, I am about 3 weeks behind.. I will finish 2 more trees tonight, and the last 2 tomorrow. Next week, I need to focus on my redo of the wreath, I have a lot of pixels that go on it.. Since I start putting up the roof elements in 2 weeks, I need to get my rear in gear.. Once the roof stuff is done, I start putting thing
  4. These are the trees that I am replacing from last year.. I had many issues with these.. the final straw was the outdoor trees are not really outdoor.. I couldnt take the bloody things apart after the season.. Even with WD-40! These are the trees that I am replacing from last year.. I had many issues with these.. the final straw was the outdoor trees are not really outdoor.. I couldnt take the bloody things apart after the season.. Even with WD-40!
  5. There are several reasons that people use garland.. In the case, I wanted to hide controllers.. And the garland does a great job of that.. Plus, I don't like the look of a bunch of wires at night or daytime.. So the garland also hides that. Its all preferance. These trees are 5' tall x 2 1/2' wide at base.. I redid them and have 300 of red white and blue.. Honestly, the white seems to be lacking.. Course, Im using LEDs for everything but white... that's the difference. I also have tomato cages that sit about 4' in front of these.. Now those Im just using lights.. No garland on those.. Here are
  6. After taking a fresh look at it, I will probably add another strand of each color. Right now there are 200 of each color.. I figure 300 of each should do the trick.. Easy enough to unwrap and redo.. Got 5 more of these to do... Fun times!
  7. Finally made progress lastnight. I have all the trees wrapped in garland. It took about 175 feet of garland per tree. Lastnight, I stripped the lights off the old trees, and started to put them on the new..
  8. Yea, with all the new development going on, we are a dark hole. And to be honest, I'm the only one who decorates for Halloween and christmas. Happens when you're the youngest one around here! But doing that, kinda makes us visible again. I will say this, when I move no hoa for me!
  9. Lmao! We really do not have any kids here, last year we had 2 yes 2 trick or treaters.. If there are more kids I'll go all out. But Christmas is my fav. Thanks for the complements guys! Arnold
  10. I was asked by the HOA to do a Halloween display again this year. We do not have any kids really to make Halloween a big deal.. But this is what I threw together. I am using a E681 running 40 pixels (yea, small like I said! but testing everything out before I really load up the system for Christmas!) Also, just 4 channels of LOR running my lanterns I made last year. The video should be up in about 30 mins from the time of this post. Arnold
  11. Got mine as well, how about that! Gonna be a good week after all!
  12. Keep in mind, today is a Holiday... Hoping tomorrow is the day!
  13. As time is getting closer and closer, and it seems to be getting there quicker than ever, How is everyone doing? I was nicely requested to get a small halloween deal up.. So my Christmas props are on hold as I crunch down and build a few props for Halloween (this will have no music) As far as Christmas, I have all my sequencing done! Have 2 out of 6 Mini trees wrapped in garland... New 3d stars will be picked up this weekend xs mini trees still waiting for lights... I'm sure there is more I just can't think of them at the moment.
  14. Why do you think he has been soooo quiet this year!!?? Might of already happened, but doesn't wanna talk about it
  15. By the way, I did paint the tree, however I left the base alone for now.
  16. A few days late, but I finally got to these trees. The tree is 5' tall, 2 1/2' wide, used 163' of garland. This is one of six. I must say, it doesn't look bad.
  17. Well I'm finally back to these darn trees! I picked up about 800 feet of garland last weekend.. Lastnight, I pulled 2 of the 6 trees out of the attic. The plan is to paint the PVC black and start wrapping this week. I want ato know how many feet I actually need to do each tree. I will take pictures as progress is made. I spent today glueing the remaining loose pieces that I thought I could keep loose, but in Texas heat, plus attic, most of them came loose.. Tomorrow, I will clean the trees and start painting!
  18. I too live in a condo, and I'm using a common area for my display. If you can go up, you can do amazing things. Maybe next year post a pic of your place and see if we can give ideas for next year.
  19. I have all my sequencing completed.. Now I'm working on the eh music that I didn't plan, but if I had time, I would work on. I am working on my props. I finally got that garland to wrap my trees with.. So the next couple of weeks i will be working on that. As it stands, I should be ready for setup about mid oct..
  20. Monokote now days is pretty pricey.. I've used tge monokote spray paint.. just need to clean the surface really really well. A friend of mine used the transparent gift wraping material. Works great and cheao. Since there is no glue to it you must apply 3m77 to it. I am not sure how long it lasts, as he did this this year. And it takes time.
  21. Donny- I got to say WOW! You did a great job taking in all the advantages of that one element and using the effects well!
  22. I do not have any tricks persay.. But what I've been doing is sequencing everything that I want in that color then go back and do the same for the other colors... The biggest pain is the chases.. It takes a long time to get those how I want it.. esp when I fade to a different color. A lot of work, but well worth the time.. The one thing I wish LOR offered was a "match color" so when you get those pesky blank spots you want to fill, and the color before it is not easily found on the color palet, you can brush over it and match the color..
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