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neutronbomb
07-17-2012, 05:50 PM
I have now finally completed all the main gear. Well, without the gun anyway.

1. jacket...check
2. fedora...check
3. pants...check
4. shirt...check
5. boots...check
6. gun belt...check
7. web belt...check
8. holster..check
9. grey underwear...check :o
10. bag...check
11. bag strap...check
12. whip holder...check
13. dark brown dress wool socks...check
14. vintage belt buckle...check

and in three weeks.....
15. Joe Strain 28th anniversary Raiders Whip...almost check 8)

deadseascrolls
07-17-2012, 06:43 PM
You've probably done this already somewhere, but I'd be interested to know exactly what gear you've chosen for each (i.e. Pants - Wested, etc). How long has it taken you to acquire all of your gear? Is this gear that you like or were you going for SA in choosing this for a collection/display? You've got me enticed Neutronbomb and a very hearty congratulations to you on your near complete collection of main gear. Looking forward to any pics that you may have already or will be taking here in the near future. :toast:

K-Wad
07-17-2012, 07:13 PM
Congrats!
Joe's whips are outstanding and you will not be disappointed!
What length did you choose?

neutronbomb
07-17-2012, 08:20 PM
Thank you. 10 ft.

Yeah, I'll do a thread in the show your gear section to discuss more. But, I went for what I could get to wear and that was available and as SA as I could find or manage. Took like 3 years. And to think all I wanted was a jacket.

JStrain
07-28-2012, 06:39 PM
Here it is!
http://www.northernwhipco.com/DSCN0207.JPG
It gets a bit darker toward the point but that is normal and the color will even out as the plaiting soap dries.
Thanks,
Joe

neutronbomb
07-28-2012, 08:12 PM
Haha. Sweet. Can't WAIT to get it in my greedy hands.

Gunslinger
07-28-2012, 10:23 PM
Ooh. I'm very envious. One of these days if I get a whip, it will be one of those babies.

neutronbomb
07-29-2012, 04:20 AM
It's the final piece. I had to go raiders all the way, but the dark CS one looks pretty gorgeous I have to say.

steambot
07-29-2012, 11:48 AM
Oh man, I want a Strain so bad. Problem is (aside from the money, ahem), I can't decide if I'd want the 28th, or a ToD-style (since what little SA-ish stuff I have is ToD)

neutronbomb
08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Ok. The whip arrived. I didn't expect to feel so damn excited. Brought back an old, old memory. I saw Raiders in a small town farming community movie theatre. Or as I grew up knowing it. Thee-Ate-Ter. What I was most taken by was the whip. It was the coolest. Soon after seeing Raiders I was at an uncle's farm/junkyard and found an old vacuum cleaner. It had this really long gray cord which I cut off from the vacuum using my red swiss army knife. I also cut off the plug portion, used the knife to trim one end to a point, and then wrapped the other end around my hand a couple of times. Waalaa.....my first whip. For a few weeks or so I marched around being a little bad ass putting welts all over my arms and legs trying to "whip" things like fence posts and pepsi cans.

I'm off to try crackin' it for the first time after watching the 4 demonstration videos Joe sent me. Holding the whip for the first time I was surprised by the fantastic smell of the leather. Super rich. It's pretty neat holding the whip and feeling the energy in it. Hard, tight, and like a coiled spring. I never would have thought all those years ago that one day I would actually own the real deal exactly like Indy has from Raiders whip. What fun! I'm going to have to go and have another "talk" with that pepsi can.

Joe already posted a pic of what it looks like and there's probably photos all over the internet of his 28th anniversary ROTLA whips, but I'll get some photos posted with my now complete gear set once I'm able to get the wife to stop rolling her eyes and take some pics in a day or so.

K-Wad
08-05-2012, 06:01 PM
If you're excited now, just wait until you crack it!

fenris
08-06-2012, 01:32 PM
It had this really long gray cord which I cut off from the vacuum using my red swiss army knife. I also cut off the plug portion, used the knife to trim one end to a point, and then wrapped the other end around my hand a couple of times. Waalaa.....my first whip.

Oh, man! That reminds me of myself as a kid! Hahaha!

neutronbomb
08-07-2012, 11:49 AM
I finally cracked it. Very satisfying. Haha it really is like being a kid again. Addictive too. Forgot how much it hurts to smack the back of your head with it. World class level of cursing.