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HENRY JONES JR.
04-15-2013, 02:36 AM
I didn't see this posted here, so I thought I'd post it.

This is NOT screen accurate (most of us here want screen accurate stuff, including myself), but this has a nice color, and is in the style of Indy's bag. Many replicas I've seen are more accurate in details, but usually have too dark of a greenish color which I don't like. This is closer to the correct color.


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings_zpsc8b3a42c.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings_zpsc8b3a42c.jpg.html)

If your looking for an alternative Indy Bag to use in your travels, then this may be something you may want.

I already have an original, but I'd also like to have an alternative bag based on the Indy satchel. I may get one. The price is excellent!


Indy-style Adventurer Bag

This is a reproduction of a WWII-era British MK VI respirator bag used by British troops to carry their gas mask & filters in during the war. It's also similar to the bag carried by one of the greatest movie heroes of all time: a certain fedora-wearing, bullwhip-toting, tomb-raiding professor of archaeology!
The bag measures 10" x 10" x 3", large enough to carry an ancient idol or a 10" iPad (or even a gas mask if you think you might need one) but it's not excessively huge like some modern messenger bags. It's made from durable cotton canvas and features a snap-flapped main compartment with a separate interior pouch, two 5" x 9" rear exterior pockets covered by another snap-flap, an adjustable strap with antiqued brass hardware, and two screened bottom vent/drainage holes. Other authentic features include two D-rings located mid-way down the front of the bag and a string attached to the left side; the D-rings & string were used to hold the bag in position when the mask was worn in the "alert" position (the string may be removed if not needed). The bag has also been given a light "vintage" treatment, resulting in a soft, well-worn appearance!

It's the perfect bag for work, school, hiking, camping & all outdoor activities; its rugged appearance, military pedigree, and practicality makes it equally suited for both men & women. Color: khaki.

We also offer a leather strap for this bag as a replacement for the cotton strap.


Indy-style MKVI Bag
Item#: MK6BAGK
Color: Khaki
Price: $29.95


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings5_zpsd290ad74.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings5_zpsd290ad74.jpg.html)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings4_zpsc2a1bfe3.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings4_zpsc2a1bfe3.jpg.html)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings3_zps9f475024.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings3_zps9f475024.jpg.html)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings2_zps56810bae.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings2_zps56810bae.jpg.html)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings_zps23bc06eb.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings_zps23bc06eb.jpg.html)

K-Wad
04-15-2013, 03:42 AM
Technically, a mkVI CAN be SA, if you're really into that one scene in TOD where Indy fights with Mola Ram for the stones/bag before feeding him to the gators.....But, what gear-head would be that particular about their gear? :rolleyes: :D

Personally, I prefer the green color (that's what I personally see on screen), but, have seen some reproductions that are just TOO DAMNED GREEN! (The one from CostumeBase looks like a lime!)

Todd's bags really nail the color for me once they get used, abused, and faded.

HENRY JONES JR.
04-15-2013, 03:46 AM
Here's the optional leather bag strap for this bag. Personally, I'd get a more screen accurate leather bag strap for this Indy inspired bag.


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/WINGS11_zpsd8c8d130.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/WINGS11_zpsd8c8d130.jpg.html)


This sturdy leather strap adds a touch of style as well as additional durability to our Indy-style Adventurer Bag, but it can also be used on any other utility or messenger bag. Features a 48" length, a 1.45" width, an adjustment buckle, and antiqued brass hooks. Color: brown.

Leather Strap
Item#: LSTRAPBR
Color: Brown
Price: $14.95

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Technically, a mkVI CAN be SA, if you're really into that one scene in TOD where Indy fights with Mola Ram for the stones/bag before feeding him to the gators.....But, what gear-head would be that particular about their gear? :rolleyes: :D

Personally, I prefer the green color (that's what I personally see on screen), but, have seen some reproductions that are just TOO DAMNED GREEN! (The one from CostumeBase looks like a lime!)

Todd's bags really nail the color for me once they get used, abused, and faded.

That's what I mean, many are just TOOOOO green. Real ones do have several different shades depending on who manufactured it.

On screen, I see it to be more of a khaki/green color.

Gunslinger
04-15-2013, 12:29 PM
The USW just looks too coarse & yellow to me vs. real Mk7's to vibe it properly. What Price Glory still have the real ones available in a range of colours for not much more: http://onlinemilitaria.net/shopexd.asp?id=1914&bc=no

djd
04-15-2013, 12:34 PM
I agree with you pal. The only thing against the real ones is the tendency for the webbing straps to rot and give way at inopportune moments! That said both Todd's and Magnoli replicas are great and I'm not sure what the attraction of this USW offering would be over them

HENRY JONES JR.
04-15-2013, 02:44 PM
The USW just looks too coarse & yellow to me vs. real Mk7's to vibe it properly. What Price Glory still have the real ones available in a range of colours for not much more: http://onlinemilitaria.net/shopexd.asp?id=1914&bc=no


I agree with you pal. The only thing against the real ones is the tendency for the webbing straps to rot and give way at inopportune moments! That said both Todd's and Magnoli replicas are great and I'm not sure what the attraction of this USW offering would be over them


As I posted on my other thread about the Indy Bag, the webbing did rip due to it's age after 70+ years. If it's used as cosplay, or display, not much of a problem, but if you actually use it for real adventuring, like I do, any real weight in the bag will make the webbing tear and fall appart in the field. That was terrible!

This U.S. Wings bag as stated in my first post, this is NOT a screen accurate bag.

While some replica bags are just too green in color, this one lacks any green, and is solid khaki. It's design is NOT what we have come to expect from a screen accurate replica, as it's missing details, and ads stuff the original doesn't have. However, if someone wants to put college books in this while going to class, something to use to toss in a corner, and not fear that anything will happen to it like you might with a real one. or even walking around town with a satchel, I see nothing wrong with having something that is in the spirit of Indy.

The WPG bags are Awesome! But now that both of my mint MKVII webbing straps ripped, I'm gun shy on buying another original for actually carrying stuff in it, as it too most likely will be too brittle to carry any weight. I plan to replace the ripped webbing on my original with a new, strong webbing so I can have the best of both worlds.

I'm using my real MKVII, as like most of us, I want the real deal, and screen accuracy. When I don't, I have a character flaw that makes me constantly want the real thing if I have somthing that is close, but not correct. It bothers me, and plays on my mind. I'm never happy with "almost", or "good enough".

This bag is just an alternative, and not to be used for Indy gear.

I think the Todds details are awesome, but just too green to be screen accurate.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings12_zps271c29a0.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings12_zps271c29a0.jpg.html)


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/100_3687.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/100_3687.jpg.html)

INSIDE LIGHTING ON ORIGINAL

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/100_3848_zps07bc332d.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/100_3848_zps07bc332d.jpg.html)

OUTSIDE USING NATURAL SUNLIGHT ON ORIGINAL


Is Todds bag actually as green as seen in the photo, or is it actually lighter in color, and looks that green due to lighting?

djd
04-15-2013, 03:38 PM
The Magnoli bags were quite a similar colour to the USW bag originally (I think he may now have changed them to a greener colour due to customer complaints). I put some olive green fabric dye in with my Magnoli and it's now the exact same colour as my original MkVII. My step son has a Todds bag and the colour looks pretty good to me.

HENRY JONES JR.
04-15-2013, 03:45 PM
The Magnoli bags were quite a similar colour to the USW bag originally (I think he may now have changed them to a greener colour due to customer complaints). I put some olive green fabric dye in with my Magnoli and it's now the exact same colour as my original MkVII. My step son has a Todds bag and the colour looks pretty good to me.

I looked online at the Magnoli bag, and that looks correct to me. It looks like a nice combination of green/khaki.

djd, I think you just found my next bag! The details look spot on. Nothing stamped on the front snaps. Not too green. Even the webbing looks correct.

I think the Magnoli is going to be the bag I actually use on adventures.

Thanks djd! Indy_cheers

djd
04-15-2013, 03:56 PM
Just had a look myself. The original ones were MUCH less green than that. Mine is about that colour after being dyed

HENRY JONES JR.
04-15-2013, 04:01 PM
I looked online at the Magnoli bag, and that looks correct to me. It looks like a nice combination of green/khaki.

djd, I think you just found my next bag! The details look spot on. Nothing stamped on the front snaps. Not too green. Even the webbing looks correct.

I think the Magnoli is going to be the bag I actually use on adventures.

Thanks djd! Indy_cheers


Just had a look myself. The original ones were MUCH less green than that. Mine is about that colour after being dyed


Your Awesome djd!

HENRY JONES JR.
04-15-2013, 04:10 PM
CURRENT MAGNOLI REPLICA INDY BAG PHOTOS


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings14_zpsbc5b3fb3.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings14_zpsbc5b3fb3.jpg.html)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings15_zpse62691e2.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings15_zpse62691e2.jpg.html)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings16_zps5f5a3740.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings16_zps5f5a3740.jpg.html)

Is there a better replica Indy bag out there? I mean, this looks really pretty good! Even the webbing is a different color than the bag, like an original! The front snaps has a ridge around the edge (that originals don't have), but I like it better than one that has a design on it. Again, is there a better replica out there, or is this the best?

djd
04-15-2013, 05:33 PM
There's certainly a variety of different snaps used on originals depending upon the manufacturer. Magnolis bag is very well made and I use mine a lot in preference to my original mkVII

HENRY JONES JR.
04-15-2013, 06:19 PM
There's certainly a variety of different snaps used on originals depending upon the manufacturer. Magnolis bag is very well made and I use mine a lot in preference to my original mkVII

Your still cool djd! :goodjob:

Gunslinger
04-15-2013, 07:24 PM
Something I think that helps stop the dry rotting of the webbing etc - when I got mine from Endicotts(sp?) Disposals in England, it was a bit musty smelling so I immediately threw it in the washing machine with minimal soap, but about 3 times the normal maximum fabric softener and then washed it on gentle with extra rinse cycles. It came out very new and not at all dry & "husky" in feel. It basiclly conditioned it. Since then I have used it with some very heavy camera lenses for years and it has zero signs of wear. Just some dirt. :)

djd
04-15-2013, 07:47 PM
This is my current genuine mkVII
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1092/20130415184457.jpg

This is my Magnoli. Different snaps yo those currently pictured on his site.

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7686/20130415184404.jpg

crismans
04-15-2013, 09:04 PM
Magnoli's bag does look good. Todd's bag (or at least the older ones) start out too green but a little wear and they get really close to the correct color.

djd
04-15-2013, 09:07 PM
I'd think that putting them through a warmish wash a few times would strip some colour out? I did it with my CS type rucksack and it looked older and a bit faded after one wash

neutronbomb
04-15-2013, 09:56 PM
I bet leaving Todd's bag out in the sun for a day or two and then flipping it over and doing the same to the other side would also help. I've had good luck doing this with yellow gloves.

HENRY JONES JR.
04-16-2013, 02:23 AM
You all are are SOOOO COOL! I love reading your tips and suggestions. You guys know it all when it comes to Indy gear!!

I love being here.

Personally, I'm now not going to have interest in the U.S. WINGS bag (others might find it handy, which is why I posted this) after I've seen the Magnoli bag which I now love. That bag is way cool!

Gunslinger
04-16-2013, 09:00 AM
Really liking how well Magnoli has done with that bag.

PLATON
04-16-2013, 10:06 AM
I have a mint original and is very green like some repro offerings
This canvas is starting as green, getting lighter with age

HENRY JONES JR.
04-16-2013, 12:44 PM
Really liking how well Magnoli has done with that bag.

With one of those bags, and one of your custom fedoras....you just couldn't lose!


I have a mint original and is very green like some repro offerings
This canvas is starting as green, getting lighter with age

I've seen photos of original bags, and yep, there are many different colors. Not all are the same color. Just like WWII leather flight jackets, there are slight differences depending on which company made it.

JeffDJ
04-17-2013, 01:18 AM
I just recently acquired a Todd's bag and it is certainly green (like the photo that was posted upwards), though eventually the sunshine will lighten it up considerably. I have a canvas messenger bag that I bought a few years ago that was a dark olive green, and it's amazing how much it's lightened up. Now it's a light, yellowy-khaki colour. It's wild to turn the strap over or just lift the flap to see the difference in colour. I've had my Indy bag sitting in the sun for almost two weeks. So far no change! Of course, a watched Indy bag never fades, right? :D

HENRY JONES JR.
04-17-2013, 01:58 AM
I just recently acquired a Todd's bag and it is certainly green (like the photo that was posted upwards), though eventually the sunshine will lighten it up considerably. I have a canvas messenger bag that I bought a few years ago that was a dark olive green, and it's amazing how much it's lightened up. Now it's a light, yellowy-khaki colour. It's wild to turn the strap over or just lift the flap to see the difference in colour. I've had my Indy bag sitting in the sun for almost two weeks. So far no change! Of course, a watched Indy bag never fades, right? :D

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that it works Jeff! Let us know!

HENRY JONES JR.
05-20-2013, 03:42 AM
CURRENT MAGNOLI REPLICA INDY BAG PHOTOS


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings14_zpsbc5b3fb3.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings14_zpsbc5b3fb3.jpg.html)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings15_zpse62691e2.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings15_zpse62691e2.jpg.html)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/steven-spielberg/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings16_zps5f5a3740.jpg (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/steven-spielberg/media/newest%20photos/brand%20new%20photos/wings16_zps5f5a3740.jpg.html)

Is there a better replica Indy bag out there? I mean, this looks really pretty good! Even the webbing is a different color than the bag, like an original! Again, is there a better replica out there, or is this the best?

I just ordered one of these! At only $36.00 (including shipping), if it's as good as it looks.....then it's a steal! Not sure how long it will take to get to the U.S., but I'm looking forward to owning it!

djd
05-20-2013, 06:35 AM
They're very well made. I use mine all the time when I'm travelling

JeffDJ
05-20-2013, 07:27 PM
And the colour looks to be the perfect shade of green right out of the gate.

HENRY JONES JR.
05-21-2013, 01:03 AM
They're very well made. I use mine all the time when I'm travelling

I like hearing that! I hope the webbing isn't fragile. I'm really lookiing forward to this. Delivery is anywhere from two to three weeks.


And the colour looks to be the perfect shade of green right out of the gate.

The color looks better to me than others that I have seen Jeff. It's a kind of green khaki. If it's the same color as in the photos, I'll be THRILLED!

HENRY JONES JR.
05-30-2013, 09:39 PM
Just got my Magnoli Indy bag today!

FANTASTIC!!!

It's JUST what I was hoping it would be! It looks like a brand new Mark seven bag! It is soooo well done! I can't believe the inexpensive price for such high quality and accuracy! It's a dream. The color is just as I'd hoped too! Not too green, not too khaki. Just right!!

I compared it to my original, and except for some of the string the originals have, it's absolutely accurate, right down to the stencilled mark seven , and the 1942 date!

For those who own one already, I don't know what thier first attempts were like (some say too green), but I HIGHLY encourage all to buy one of these beauties. It MUST be the best Indy bag on the market!

JeffDJ
05-31-2013, 01:03 AM
Pictures, or it never happened!! :D

HENRY JONES JR.
05-31-2013, 01:06 AM
Pictures, or it never happened!! :D

I did, but they look just like the photos posted on this thread from the website, so I didn't post em.

I want my hat.:'(

JeffDJ
05-31-2013, 01:19 AM
Did it come without a strap like in those photos?

neutronbomb
05-31-2013, 03:53 AM
a compare photo would help. Your new mag bag alongside one of your originals.

I noticed something today. I bought an army duffel bag several years ago from an army/navy supply place and used it to cart my Chessie's balls and frisbees around. Kept it in the back of the SUV for like 6 months. The canvas totally faded, but I found it in the garage as I was cleaning and saw that the inside is still pretty green. Also, I noticed that the handle is the exact same as my original bags with the ripped/rotted strap holders. As far as material goes. Not color. I'll check out the store soon to see if they sell any beige colored bags that I can buy to use as for repair. Here's some photos:
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Gear/IMG_3707_zpse6e4a204.jpg~original
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Gear/IMG_3708_zps1602e384.jpg~original
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Gear/IMG_3709_zps62af93c5.jpg~original
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Gear/IMG_3710_zpsba8ee7a3.jpg~original

HENRY JONES JR.
05-31-2013, 04:22 AM
Did it come without a strap like in those photos?

Yep, the strap is sold seperately. I already had a bag strap, so I added my own.

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a compare photo would help. Your new mag bag alongside one of your originals.

I noticed something today. I bought an army duffel bag several years ago from an army/navy supply place and used it to cart my Chessie's balls and frisbees around. Kept it in the back of the SUV for like 6 months. The canvas totally faded, but I found it in the garage as I was cleaning and saw that the inside is still pretty green. Also, I noticed that the handle is the exact same as my original bags with the ripped/rotted strap holders. As far as material goes. Not color. I'll check out the store soon to see if they sell any beige colored bags that I can buy to use as for repair. Here's some photos:
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Gear/IMG_3707_zpse6e4a204.jpg~original
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Gear/IMG_3708_zps1602e384.jpg~original
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Gear/IMG_3709_zps62af93c5.jpg~original
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/My%20Gear/IMG_3710_zpsba8ee7a3.jpg~original

Great photos!! I see what you mean!

I can take photos of both the Magnoli and my original. They look very close. The original is a little more faded, but not by much! A little time in the sun, and my new one will look older! I still can't believe the quality for the price!!!

Brave Starr
03-19-2015, 03:56 AM
They're very well made. I use mine all the time when I'm travelling

I'm sure in all the screen caps I've seen the bag has the rounded studs without the indented circular ring on the studs? Please correct me if I'm wrong?

Brave Starr
03-20-2015, 06:59 AM
Would be very keen to get input here. About to place an order and I'm sure they are rounded studs?

Brave Starr
03-20-2015, 11:06 AM
Would be very keen to get input here. About to place an order and I'm sure they are rounded studs?

My apologies. I meant snaps. :/

Brave Starr
03-20-2015, 10:06 PM
http://movie-screencaps.com/raiders-lost-ark-1981/50/

I've just answered my own question.

BTW - how do I add images to a thread instead of putting a link in?

KidHuevos
03-20-2015, 10:21 PM
BTW - how do I add images to a thread instead of putting a link in?

Use the tags and and place the link to the pic you want to show between them, and it should show up. (You'll need to have someplace to host your own pics, like photobucket.com or some similar site)

Hope that helps! :)

Brave Starr
03-21-2015, 03:25 AM
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm175/Bravestarr/raiders-lost-ark-movie-screencaps.com-8855_zpsxw00kgav.jpg (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/Bravestarr/media/raiders-lost-ark-movie-screencaps.com-8855_zpsxw00kgav.jpg.html)

Above is proof that smooth rounded brass snaps were used. (no circular lines) :)

PS Thanks Kid.

HENRY JONES JR.
03-22-2015, 03:44 AM
I still like the Magnoli bag the very best. The color and build quality is second to none. PLUS the price is great! Their newest version is excellent!

Brave Starr
03-22-2015, 06:45 AM
I still like the Magnoli bag the very best. The color and build quality is second to none. PLUS the price is great! Their newest version is excellent!

Hi Henry. I own a Magnoli as well. For years I didn't even realise that he functions from the same home town that I'm from! I've bought two bags him. I totally agree they are great builds and a must have as far as replicas go. I just don't understand why Todds and Magnoli don't have SA snaps? I got mine replaced very cheaply at a local cobbler.

JeffDJ
03-23-2015, 09:01 PM
^ Yeah, re: the Todd's snaps, that was one of the things I was disappointed with when I replaced my original-era bag that had finally deteriorated beyond use. The Todd's bag made well enough, but the snaps had that design on them instead of being plain. Maybe he wasn't able to find/acquire any of the plain ones and went with the next available thing? (Also, the fact that, on mine at least, the width of the flap doesn't match the front panel of the bag bugs me too.)

HENRY JONES JR.
03-24-2015, 04:52 AM
JeffDJ, it's time to get a Magnoli!