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  • Needs a 6 ft x 6 ft clear cube!

    I need to build a 6 ft x 6 ft x 6ft semi-transparent cube that I can move down a hallway. It is supposed to be a giant mound of jello attacking the people. It does not have to be a perfect cube -- in fact one with rounded edges would be better.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to build one? I was thinking of getting some thick clear plastic and just "welding" the seams together to make a cube -- and then have a small hose connector out the back so I could run a black hose to the cube. I would use positive pressure to keep the thing inflated.

    Does anyone have any ideas about materials and methods to make this Cube?

    Thanks!
    Jeff Martin

    Owner/CEO
    True Adventures, Ltd.

  • #2
    Any inflatable manufacturer can make this for you, but If you want to make it yourself then I would use clear vinyl. I think at the fabric store you can find it 54 inches wide. They use it to cover tables in restaurants. I would sew the cube together ( as well as glue/weld) and then glue in an inflatable valve. (Like from a pool toy). Then it is like a giant sturdy balloon. I dont know why that would not work. This is my way of doing it Im sure there are other opinions.
    If you need more help pm me.
    Allen H
    www.Stiltbeaststudios.com
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Stiltbea...s?feature=mhee

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    • #3
      I have to ask, Who came up wuth the idea of a giant jello monster?
      Giving People The Chills Since 2005

      http://www.warehouse31.com

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      • #4
        I say you just make it out of Jello.
        Yummy.
        :P.
        Zach Wiechmann
        www.frontyardfright.com

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        • #5
          Balistic's gel?
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          • #6
            You might post your question over on The Bubble, it's a forum for making inflatable art.
            Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did itů Autograph your work with excellence!

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            • #7
              I made a really cool blob monster once with a giant silk bag and a leaf blower, it undulated perfectly. I put it in a strobe room and it got good reactions.
              Allen H
              www.Stiltbeaststudios.com
              http://www.youtube.com/user/Stiltbea...s?feature=mhee

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              • #8
                Jello used for commercials is made of real jello with 2-4X the amount of powder per water ratio. It will NOT melt! Go for the real thing.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the input all.

                  The monster is an old Dungeons and Dragons creature that we have to recreate. Long story!
                  Jeff Martin

                  Owner/CEO
                  True Adventures, Ltd.

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                  • #10
                    Which monster? I would like to look it up in my monster manuals.
                    Brian Warner
                    Owner of Evilusions www.EVILUSIONS.com
                    Technical Director of Forsaken Haunted House www.Forsakenhaunt.com
                    Mechanical Designer (animatronics) at Gore Galore www.Gore-Galore.com

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                    • #11
                      I recall it being called a gelatinous cube. I think you could see old armor and undigested stuff suspended in it.
                      www.Stiltbeaststudios.com
                      http://www.youtube.com/user/Stiltbea...s?feature=mhee

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                      • #12
                        Ding! Ding!

                        The plan is to suspend gold coins, a dagger and some other junk from fishing line inside it...if possible.

                        I think I am just going to try to make a clear cube out of clear vinyl and use positive pressure to keep it inflated.

                        Any ideas on how to best weld the seams?
                        Jeff Martin

                        Owner/CEO
                        True Adventures, Ltd.

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                        • #13
                          Clothes iron?
                          Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did itů Autograph your work with excellence!

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                          • #14
                            I would buy about fifty boxes of that real water gel. Or whatever they call it. Pour it in a large container then cut it and shape it. You could dye it anycolor you want. This stuff gets solid and still is like rubbery.? Sounds like a big undertaking. Good luck!
                            Damon
                            Damon Carson

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