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mwo040
01-22-2010, 01:44 PM
Has anyone here built a wireframe alligator or know where I might find one? I want to add a christmas story to part of my light show next year and an alligator is part of the story. I really don't want to do a cutout as the rest of my display is all wireframes. If anyone has one and can post some pictures it would help me figure out how to build one. I was thinking of starting with some tomato cages and start flattening and welding. Thanks.

random_rodder
01-22-2010, 02:39 PM
Please tell me you're not doing a UF Gator...

ErnieHorning
01-22-2010, 03:02 PM
Has anyone here built a wireframe alligator or know where I might find one? I want to add a christmas story to part of my light show next year and an alligator is part of the story. I really don't want to do a cutout as the rest of my display is all wireframes. If anyone has one and can post some pictures it would help me figure out how to build one. I was thinking of starting with some tomato cages and start flattening and welding. Thanks.Apparently they exists. http://in-ovation-products.com/Artificial-Palm-Trees/Garden-Yard-Art.html

mwo040
01-22-2010, 11:03 PM
Please tell me you're not doing a UF Gator...

Heck no I am working on doing a story called cajun night before christmas. A very close friend of mine narrated the audio book, she passed away last year and I thought it would be a great way to continue her legacy. She was very well know as an author and storyteller of childrens literature in Louisiana and the world. She was even featured in one of the old Visa it's everywhere you want to be commercials.

Ernie
Thank you that is the only one I had found too. I am really looking for a full 3d version instead of the ropelight one. If I have to I will look at using that one.

mkess
01-23-2010, 12:02 AM
You could also try here. I don't think they have one you can buy "off the shelf", but there is a guy here in town that has a couple hundred wireframes including gators and everyone of them is from them. They look really nice to. Most of his frames were custom built by them. They will build pretty much anything you want.

http://www.christmasdonebright.com/

djulien
01-23-2010, 12:38 AM
If you are wanting to use a 3D wireframe, it would be fairly easy to build one yourself using fencing. You'd probably start with a cylindrical body, and then shape it at the ends and add legs, possibly a mouth.

I've made about 16 figures using fencing, some animals, some people. Pages 3 to 8 in this article describe the process I used:

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/dynamics/showentry.php?e=33&catid=17

don

Sharkey
01-23-2010, 12:50 AM
Apparently they exists. http://in-ovation-products.com/Artificial-Palm-Trees/Garden-Yard-Art.html

Those flamingo's look very attractive. I want them in my display!

mwo040
01-23-2010, 11:17 PM
The how to is exactly what I was looking for. I will most likely build on myself. I will try to post some pictures when I have completed the construction.

pmiller
12-17-2016, 12:27 AM
Check out http://www.wireframedlites.com. I'm sure Doug will make anything you want. Just get your orders in early.

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Ruppro
12-17-2016, 12:36 AM
Check out http://www.wireframedlites.com. I'm sure Doug will make anything you want. Just get your orders in early.

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+1 for Doug