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djd
04-03-2013, 03:08 PM
Guys

Who makes the best Staff of Ra head piece? I have a Todds one but have never been terribly satisfied with it....

Thanks for any input

DocWeeks
04-03-2013, 05:36 PM
My wife bought me the Acme headpiece. It's not bad, and I love it because my wife got me an Indy prop as a present, but it's not perfect. I keep thinking of giving it an aging wash and replace the crystal.

HENRY JONES JR.
04-03-2013, 05:48 PM
I'm not sure which is the best, but if you look on ebay, there are usually lots to choose from. Some are made of resin, and some are made of solid metal. Some are painted, other are shiny, while still others are made to look old. I guess you should choose whichever is right for you.

lndiana Jones
04-04-2013, 01:45 AM
Relicmaker from the rpf makes the best l have seen if you can get your hands on one. They'll cost you a good amount though

djd
05-04-2013, 05:37 PM
Well, my Todd's headpiece has been improved considerably with a simple wash of black paint....
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1108/20130504182943.jpg

JeffDJ
05-04-2013, 10:52 PM
That looks great!! Did you dilute the paint with water at all? I've got some model kit paint lying around, I may try that with my headpiece. Originally I was going to of bury it in the sand for a thousand years--er, 6 months--and seeing how that goes, but this method should bring faster results! :D

Btw, what was it about this one that you weren't wholly satisfied with?

HENRY JONES JR.
05-05-2013, 04:15 AM
Well, my Todd's headpiece has been improved considerably with a simple wash of black paint....
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1108/20130504182943.jpg

Looks great!

djd
05-05-2013, 11:01 AM
That looks great!! Did you dilute the paint with water at all? I've got some model kit paint lying around, I may try that with my headpiece. Originally I was going to of bury it in the sand for a thousand years--er, 6 months--and seeing how that goes, but this method should bring faster results! :D

Btw, what was it about this one that you weren't wholly satisfied with?
I didn't dilute it but that would work too. I just rubbed acrylic black paint into the recesses and then wiped it off all the raised surfaces. I wouldn't use enamel type model paint. Better off sticking to a water based one.
It just didn't look right before. Much happier with it now though

JeffDJ
05-17-2013, 08:04 PM
Okay, I gave my headpiece a quick-and-dirty aging with some paint. Even managed to slightly redden the amber crystal. Here's a before & after shot:

http://imageshack.us/a/img40/2999/headpieceb4after.jpg

And another view:

http://imageshack.us/a/img703/1630/headpiece3.jpg

I can see some room for improvement, but I think it looks a lot cooler than before. :)