I love Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas! For Halloween one year, I really wanted to make some NMBC characters and props from the movie. I couldn't find many examples, or really ANY help online...so I'm posting this to help/give others who are interested some ideas...good luck
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This is a tutorial on how to build a light weight life size replica of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion 13 Hour Clock, as seen in the ride. I realize this project isn't NBC related, but I keep getting asked how I made it so I thought I'd share...
1- 8'x4'x2" board of pink insulation foam (Home Depot)
Measurements/Dimensions for those who requested them:
My version of the Haunted Mansion 13 Hour clock is made of light weight insulation foam and is modified to be only 4" deep (for storage purposes). If you would like a deeper more accurate clock, I would suggest cutting and stacking more layers of insulation foam to make your clock 8-10" deep. I, however, do not have room to store a clock that big.
When I originally made this clock, I used an actual photograph of the real Haunted Mansion clock for reference. I used a projection of the picture to trace out the clock backing piece, then drew up all my measurements from the tracing and reference photo. I measured the clock photo printout, then multiplied all the measurements by 8 to make it 8x larger, or life size. I will give you the measurements of my clock, but I suggest you also use this method for accuracy, as my measurements were approximate and to the best of my ability.
There is a blank background layer of foam (2"), and all the detailed pieces layered on top (2"). The front/top details of the clock should be slightly larger than the clock backing, and should overlap. (Use caulk to glue pieces together, fill gaps, and smooth seams.