Maybe build a stone wall as a backdrop and put a couple of wall sconces on it like they have in the ride:I was thinking about lighting this kit. A flickering light for inside the crypt, a light in the coffin pointing at the skeleton, and maybe a torch or lantern with a flickering light to light the rest. Any Ideas?
In this thread Bizzarobrian was considering the idea of replacing the rubber bands on his Gigantic Frankenstein kit with something with more durability/longevity than rubber bands. IMO a metal spring, something similar to the return spring on a carburetor, would do the trick. The difficult part would be finding one that is the right size and has the same relative "pull strength" as a rubber band--too loose, and the kit won't operate the way it should; too tight, and it would put undue stress on the kit parts and likely cause the loops/hooks to break prematurely. Maybe the type of spring in an ink pen? Obviously too small for Bizzarobrian's purposes, but might be just right for these Haunted Mansion & Pirate kits.I've often wondered if it would be worth replacing the loops/hooks for the rubber bands on the kit parts with metal epoxied into place and what you could replace the rubber bands with that would be more durable? Elastic maybe?