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Old September 29th, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Default Crystal Skull Hookah

So after finishing the hookah for my son's friend...I really got into it, diggin' hookah big time, so I figured time to make a fun one for myself.

Crystal Skull Vodka bottle
Sculpey clay spine and skeletal hand
aluminum outer stem/bowl mount
inner stem is chromed water supply
bought the hose port...next time I will make it
bought the skull bowl from Texas Hookah
Hose ends are turned from maple dowel and hose is 5/8" vinyl...soon to be covered with black material (when I fix the wife's sewing machine that is....)
The base is a coffin that opens up for storage, and houses the electronics and batteries (4 UV LED's and button batteries, with a switch to turn on/off)


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Old September 29th, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Seems I hit the trigger before uploading some pics.

Here's installment 1
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Old September 29th, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Installment 2
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Old September 29th, 2012, 08:02 PM
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That's awesome. Only improvement I would make is some shadowing on the sculpey. Airbrush, maybe?
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Old September 29th, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Dude i think i just jizzed in my pants...
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Old September 29th, 2012, 08:09 PM
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The crappy light in the backyard didn't do the "bones" justice. They're airbrushed, then dry brushed to add depth, I even sculpted in processes and some porosity...same with the coffin...distressed wood, black paint as base, then dry brushed to bring up the textures and give it a moldy weathered look. Will take some better pics in light of day, or maybe wait till I get the hose cover done. We just had to smoke it tonight!!!

Funny thing, the pictures show the UV LED's as blue, but in reality it is UV, so to the eye they are black light purple...makes the smoke glow really neat too.

Going to try some phosphorescent paint on the bones, won't show in daylight, but when the lights go down and the black lights come on it should be pretty neat.

Thanks for the compliments. It was a fun project to be sure.

BTW, if anyone is going to attempt drilling a crystal skull vodka bottle, those bastards are 3/16" thick!!!! Use a hollow core drill or you will shatter it for sure.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Had a feeling it was just the lighting. Still sexy regardless.
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Next project. Jabba's Hookah.
Nice work for sure! The Jabba hookah though...I've always thought that could and should be done. Awesome ideas.
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nice, very creative.
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that is really awesome!!! great job!
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nice work!
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very cool, nice work.
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LOVE IT! only change I would make is make the coffin base a little larger and put a drawer in the side of the coffin base to store extra coals,shisha,tongs etc.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 12:03 PM
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love the lighting
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Love it man... very creative sweet
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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:25 AM
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LOVE IT! only change I would make is make the coffin base a little larger and put a drawer in the side of the coffin base to store extra coals,shisha,tongs etc.
Way ahead of you....coffin opens up, though I didn't fabricate in a good old B-Movie rusty hinge squeak!

Got another fairly large project going now, (Building a Sterling SMG into a semi-auto configuration, almost done) after that a custom hookah in the works just for fun. (wife found a purple vase and a neat brass candlestick...so I will have to cast some brass round bar to turn for the other parts) After that.......

Jabba's hookah, got the "downstem" issue worked out on paper, and theoretically it will work, we'll see how theory translates into practice. So now to gather the materials and get fabricating.

For the Michiganders out there, get over to the New Al-Amir and try their house blended shisha called "Obama Madness"....very very tasty.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:26 AM
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Oh....and we'll be sitting on the porch tonight with this all lit up and smoking merrily while passing out treats to the little beasties.
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Seems I hit the trigger before uploading some pics.

Here's installment 1
What's that on bottom. I know the crystal skull doesn't normally have that
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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It's a coffin shaped box I made and gave a moldy weathered look to, holds the electronics for the LED's (in lid) batteries (inside wall) switch ("head" end) and opens on hinges to access space for coals, bowls, shisha etc....
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Old December 1st, 2012, 10:18 PM
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I also made one from a crystal skull vodka glass. Had trouble with getting a stem in the cork at the right angle, but it looks bad ass now!
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 12:13 AM
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I think it is awesome. However, I couldnt smoke from it as it would weird me out too bad. You clearly have skills. Congrats on your one of a kind custom rig!
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This is one sick ass rig. Props man. Love the lighting. Great turnout.
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Way cool great job it looks awesome and something no one else has.
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This is awesome. I did one as well a while back, then made a video last year for it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcvgcf_U5e8
I made this video before I found this forum.
I'm thinking about making my own decision for it.
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