Indiana Jones - Volume VII

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  1. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Very nice JFJ! :top: That's a great looking statue.So much better than the pic on CM's site.
    IMO CM should take better photos for the presentation of their products.These pics they put up are somewhat poor & deceiving cause the statue looks defenitely so much better!Congrats on another great addition! :indy:
    One question Steve:What's the deal with the wire sticking out of the whip?
     
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  2. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    A nice full scale pic, exactly what I was looking for! Great quality photograph, I can understand your decision to display him without the hat now. It would still be an option to place it on the base though, therefore I'd opt for a replacement hat nonetheless.
    p.s. I send you an eMail in regards of the Review which I'm much anticipating.
     
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  3. Trilogy Pub Talker

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    Very nice, Steve.
    Congratulations on a great looking maquette.
     
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  4. Trilogy Pub Talker

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    It would appear Cinemaquette are making things right by sending replacement Fedoras to those whom received an Indy with incorrect positioned ribbon.
     
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  5. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Hey all, a few posts to answer here.
    Lars - I got your email - thanks for that.
    Ed, yes I see that Sithboy on SF has receved a new hat. That is good news, and a sign CM have acknowledged the problem. I also see that another collector has received Jack number 139 - so it looks like they are on bacth three and it's selling well. Can someone please post up Sithboy's photos here since I can not view them on the site.
    I contacted FPI about the hat and they emailed the suplier to source a new one. Top CS as always.
    Phil, the wire... I must say, your question put me in to a spin. To be honest, I thought the bit of wire was supposed to be there, but your post got me wondering if this wasn't a case of a loose wire from the whip poking out, a la the wire poking through a cracked Aline's tail.
    I did some thinking and I knew I could remember seeing the wire on a proto piece somewhere, so I tracked it down. This was shot at SDCC 2008, for all intents and purposes this is a production piece with darkened (I would hazard a guess that they darkened the stubble with paint) stubble, and slight modifications to the face paint.
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    You can clearly see the wire there. Basically, at the end of the whip there are two bits of rope that are "untangled", and then a further piece of wire on the end. It looks exactly like mine does. However, having looked at some of the shots I have of other Indy's (kazza's from SF) I could not see the wire - though I admit the photos I was comparing it with are not very good, and the wire is hard to see anyway.
    I got home just now and took a close up shot of the end of the whip. What I thought was a loose peice of wire was simply CM's incredible attention to detail. The photo speaks for itself. The piece of wire looks to be purposely attached. Here you are:
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    Wow!
    Here are some replica bullwhips, you can see the wire at the end:
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  6. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Great research on the whip, I was wondering that myself the other day.
    Two of sithboy's pics for the sake of completeness:
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  7. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Thanks for those Lars.
     
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  8. Trilogy Pub Talker

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    Those sithboy shots capture the likeness well.
     
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  9. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Yep,great research on the whip Steve!Nice to know such details.
    That's one thing what makes CM so great,the incredible attention for detail! :yes:
    In the close-up I see a little hook connected to the end of the wire...I suppose you can attach the end of the whip somewhere at the back of Indy?
     
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  10. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Hi Phil, that 'hook' you can see is just supposed to simulate the final bit of string on the bullwhips above. You can see it clearly on the right side bullwhip, right atthe very end. CM made this bit out of wire so as to keep it rigid along with the whip for different poses I imagine. The hook shape is merely the shape I have it bent in to. I could bend it however other way I wanted to.
     
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  11. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Ahhh...ok.It think it's great you can bent the whip in different poses and give it the curve you like the most.Very nice! :indy:
     
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  12. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Phil it is indeed one of the really great things about it. It's a cute touch.
     
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  13. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Here is the Indy CM COA, complete in its new frame. The blue tint is caused by the new Halogens I have installed overhead.
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  14. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    That idea with the nippon artworks is really great and very consistent since they're available from all the relevant productions I suppose. :top:
     
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  15. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Yes Lars, they are available. I recently picked up a Godfather one, which is Marlon Brando, waist up, close up in exactly the same pose as the CM. Bruce Lee is proving difficult to track doen, very popular in Japan where the Chirashis come from. Which film do you think I should aim for? I was thinking Enter the Dragon.
    There is a bit of a problem with these posters though... Arnie overload. At present he adorns the posters of T1, T2, T3 and the Predator. He gets his face everywhere.
     
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  16. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    All at home, with case and COA:
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  17. Trilogy Pub Talker

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    Classy as always.
     
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  18. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Trilogy wrote 1 hour earlier »
    Classy as always.

    Thanks Ed.
     
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  19. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Trilogy wrote 10 hours earlier »
    Classy as always.


    I second that!I saw your room once over at SF and I think it fits very well a symmetrical display like yours ,Steve!It feels extremely classy! :top:
     
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  20. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    phil the sixth wrote 1 hour earlier »
    I second that!I saw your room once over at SF and I think it fits very well a symmetrical display like yours ,Steve!It feels extremely classy! :top:

    Question being:
    Where are the pics of aforementioned room in The Collections thread?
    We know they exist! :sneaky: :naughty:
     
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