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  2. Hi Donna, The "Ghoul" cast on the site is likely resin, and possibly somewhat hollow, but being upwards of 50lbs it is at minimum heavy. Depending on the manufacturer's process, a cast could be either used to create a negative mold (the inverted form) out of something such as cast aluminum, or to test a machined (think carved) negative mold that would later by used during the blow-molded process. Either way, casts were commonly a one-time part of the initial creation process of a new design. It is possible for some manufacturers to have then painted and re-used the resin casts, but that
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  3. Not sure if its been said yet, I have found that if you light up the mold when you paint it you can do a much better job. You should try to spray as much as possible, it usually looks like crap if you use a brush.
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  4. Great! My fiancée and I are planning on having them as part of the decorations for our wedding reception in December. We are very excited. - Dylan
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  5. She is so adorable! Love everything about it!
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  6. Most of the credit for how the website looks should go to my friend Nick as he has done and is still doing all the work of formatting the website and updating it as more pictures and information are submitted. THANK YOU NICK for bringing a lot of the enthusiasm and enjoyment of doing the research on the blow molds back for me again. As you know I am back taking pictures again after a couple of years of not doing so and thanks to you I am once again learning more of the history of the blow molds and their manufacturers.
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  7. Mel, the site looks amazing!!! You guys did a great job!
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  8. HI Donna, I was sure he could explain it better then I could so I asked him if he would. Mel
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  9. Hello fellow Nebraskan. I'm digesting some of your points, but I wanted to get some clarification first. You mentioned "scrolling down [...] one by one" and wanting to see things in a grid format. The website should still be showing up as a grid just like it did previously. I've attached screenshots (new and old site) - are you seeing something different? Are you using a phone or computer?
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  10. Scott, I do not know what pictures Nick has to upload yet but I am sure there are more, he handles that part of the project. I have asked him about the process for submitting pictures of items not there and I told him about your post here so I do think he will be answering soon as he is a PC member also. I would love to see the new blow-molded.com bring more interest and activity here to the blow mold forum as most older members here know that blow molds are my main interest in the Christmas and Halloween decorations. In my opinion this PC blow mold forum has always far out shown any other
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  11. Just as a heads up, the software on the old blow-molded website was outdated and impossible to update or add anything to it. The whole website had to be downloaded and transferred to the new site. I did not participate in that part, my part on the site is to contribute information, corrections to errors that have been on the site for years and a few hundred more pictures. The new site is also adding pictures of the backs of the blow molds, catalogs, newspaper ads, more instruction sheets, etc. that could not be updated to the old website. At this time there are well over 2000 pictures on t
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  12. After much consideration, I've come to the conclusion the PlanetChristmas forums will be around as long as I am. I ventured over into the world of Facebook. Good gosh... what a black hole of time. It's so easy get get distracted. I found the never-ending ads especially irritating. Sometimes the latest is not the greatest. Maybe the new Planet Christmas tag line should be: "Say hello to the gold old days!"
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  13. I'm thinking anything pre-pandemic is like... ancient history. 😂 The early editions of PlanetChristmas Magazine were based on Adobe Flash to get the page flipping animation. Most browsers now disable or don't allow Flash features to work because of security issues. Let me add this request to the to-do list and see if the old magazines can be regenerated with newer technology.
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  14. I use plastic hardware cloth or hardware net to create straight lines for my mega tree and my zig zag prop(don't know what else to call it). I just push through regular led mini lights. The hardware cloth/net has half inch squares, which makes it easy to measure out. If you're not using mini lights, you can attach the lights of your choice using zip ties.
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