PROPS & SPECIAL FX
In Hollywood, this task
is accomplished with a large fan-like unit that spews out thin filaments of a cobweb-like
material over the set.
With the Web Shooter from Terror by Design
you can cover a room size area with flame retardant cob webs in just 2 or 3 minutes. Using
a common electric hand drill to shoot spider or cob webs as seen in movies and theatrical
work. This type of system produces the most realistic web available.
The web shooter includes many
improvements over other professional spider web shooters including the first fluid to
produce flame retardant webs, professionally machined parts, large capacity, metal
construction and blade edges protected by rubber edging to improve safety. These Web
Shooters are being used by individual haunt enthusiasts, professional haunted house
operators, special effects companies, theater groups, movie studios and major theme parks.
Do not confuse this fluid with
others on the market. This fluid was engineered from the beginning to produce webs, and is
not a repackaged "off the shelf" product. The only other piece of equipment you
need to operate the Web Shooter is a standard electric hand drill that will spin at 1,100
to 1,500 RPM.
When applied in a realistic manner, a pint of
fluid will web many room sized areas.
Unlike other manufacturers of web machines
who recommend dusting their webs with Fuller's earth for visibility, the Web Shooter fluid
is designed to produce an easy to see yet realistic web.
The durability of the web created is
very good. Indoors, the webs can last for days or weeks. Outdoors, wind and rain will
determine the life of the webs. The webs are designed to degrade with humidity and
ultraviolet light. Whether indoors or out, heat, moisture in the air and air currents will
be the deciding factors. The webs produced are chemically designed to degrade over days or
weeks depending on air conditions.
Clean up of the webs is as easy as simply
pulling the webs off by hand or using a vacuum cleaner. The web fluid was developed
specifically for making webs and does not use off the shelf adhesives or cements as other
fluids do, the "dry tack" of this fluid is very low.
The web fluid uses a nonflammable
solvent as a vehicle, if it is spilled or dripped on to a surface the solvent could damage
the finish. If you're not sure, we would advise putting down a drop cloth down while
shooting webs to catch a spill. Spills are unlikely, but accidents happen.
While most manufacturers of cob web
fluids now use a nonflammable solvent, this fluid was the first in the industry to produce
a flame retardant finished web. Webs produced by some other fluids being sold are
extremely flammable. This device can quickly and easily create very realistic webs. The
Web Shooter, instructions and 1 pint of web fluid costs just $79.95 and extra Web
Fluid sells for $19.95 per pint or $34.95 per quart.