Top: Amusement Display at trade show.
Above: Tracy face mold for piano player figure, Spook-A-Rama, Coney Island, NY
Only a handful of molds were used when creating the many figures that were produced at ADA such as the Vamp (female vampire creature), the Buzzard, and the skulls used in the Pirates Cove funhouses and in the Swamp Ghost stunt. Finally, the Giant Skull used in multiple applications, most notably waterfall scenes, was produced from a mold. Molds were also used when creating jungle animals such as the crocs, hippos and elephants. According to long time employee Eli Lashley, they would go through a 55-gallon drum of resin a week making molds and castings. Moldmaking and fiberglassing were Eli's primary duties at ADA with a little carving here and there. Face molds were used as well but overall most were built from scratch. There were many tricks to the figure-making trade. Figures would take shape by carving polyurethane foam, which would then be fiberglassed, or in some cases covered in celastic (a plastic impregnated fabric that can be shaped when dipped into acetone). At times plywood cutouts were made and then "stacked out" as they would say, with polyurethane foam. Rock formations were created using cardboard and chicken wire which was covered in fiberglass.
The mammoth figures like the gigantic "Captain Hook" pirate that adorned facades of the popular Pirates Cove dark rides and fun houses were designed by Tracy but subcontracted for construction to New York fabricator Carl Phleme.

Possibly inspired by his previous Macy's store experience, Tracy also made extensive use of clothing display mannequins as the foundation body for many of his figures. Discarded mannequins, bought by the truckload, were posed, dressed and built up with character faces and accessories.

Tracy’s work ranged from the bizarre to the politically incorrect. Stunts like the Old Mill, where a scantily-clad woman is sliced in half by a table saw apparently flew under the radar screen. Perhaps the public wasn’t as sensitive to such atrocities in the 1960s as they are today as there were no documented protests to that stunt which was installed in many dark rides including Hunt’s former Whacky Shack, the Castle of Terror at the former Rocky Point Park in Rhode Island and the Haunted House (still operating) at Trimpers Rides and Amusements in Ocean City, Maryland.
Some of Tracy’s creations, such as the Birthday Party scene in Trimpers Haunted House, beg the question “What was he thinking?”

Three grotesque pirates enjoying a birthday cake with a severed head on the icing…who else but Tracy could have conjured such a set-up? In short, unlike some of the gory contemporary dark ride stunts that make riders’ stomachs turn, Tracy’s pieces made your head spin!
Tracy Displays On View Today
Clockwise from top left:

Birthday party scene from Trimper's Haunted House, Ocean City, MD

Swamp Ghost, Trimper's Haunted House
Skeleton captain, Trimper's Pirate's Cove

Giant skull, Gillian's Wonderland Arcade, Ocean City, NJ