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Unlucky Berman
04-18-2011, 09:31 AM
Well, it's not much since I wasn't the big prop collector but even the toughest becomes weak sometime. :angel:

The headpiece is an ACME which I "aged" a bit with black indian ink. The diamond is not totally SA but big and close enough for me.


An inner page of the passport, which I used as a background for one of my other collections, the vintage Hamilton watches.

The outside with the watch and a nice old Sheaffer pen from the late 1930s:

04-18-2011, 01:50 PM
Great stuff there! I love your headpiece.

These are some of my bits and bobs


04-18-2011, 09:12 PM
Fantastic. Superbly laid out.

Both of you.

04-18-2011, 09:17 PM
Lol! UBs are beautifully laid out and photographed. Mine are just thrown in a heap I'm afraid!

04-18-2011, 09:27 PM
Very nice collection you guys have!

04-19-2011, 03:02 AM
Great collection by both of you! Good enough that it's got the "old prop collection calling" thing going for me again. I thought that had died out!

Unlucky Berman
04-19-2011, 07:07 AM
Thank you very much. As said, still a small collection. But it will grow, at least I am right now waiting for an original Life Magazine from LC and maybe I try to get or make some own paper props (e.g. the RotLA map). It seems to me that I am already infected with the prop-collector-virus.

djd, what is the coin on the left of the zippo for a piece and where did it come from? It looks very interesting.

04-19-2011, 07:18 AM
It's not a coin - it's a bronze lions head decoration off of some artefact. It's Greco-Egyptian from Heliopolis apparently. My mother collects such things and she bought it in Egypt. Nothing to do with Indy as such but it looks the part! The little key is late medieval English.

Unlucky Berman
04-19-2011, 09:23 AM
It certainly looks like it belonged there and Indy was more than once in Europe to get such pieces. It also gives me the idea that I should put some of my ancient coins onto the table for a picture next time. I have a nice greek tri-obole from Tarent and even a copper coin from Dionysios I, the (in)famous tyrant of Syracuse.

Unlucky Berman
04-27-2011, 04:51 PM
I got some new piece(s) today. Three original Life Magazines and one is the famous from LC. The others were interesting because of their content (Machu Pichu, the Maya, people and gossip of the era), so I took them for the same shipping fee. Besides the 1945 Magazine has an article about nuclear tests, so it has a certain Indy content in a kind of way.


04-27-2011, 06:15 PM
Nice! I have that jimmy Stewart photo in a great book of Peter Stackpole's Life photography. I believe he was one of the main men at the time

Unlucky Berman
04-29-2011, 06:55 AM
You may be right. There is an report with a lots of photos of him coming home from war. But I haven't read it yet. I am still in the Indy version of 1936.

Ps, why do I always think it would have been in LC? It's RotLA :doh:

04-29-2011, 06:57 AM
The bit on the seaplane :)

Unlucky Berman
05-09-2011, 06:15 AM
Is it possible to edit an older post of myself? Some links to the pics are gone (OK, I moved them into another folder :angel:). One other piece came into my possesion too, a small paper prop, thanks to the guys from the RPF. I aged the paper a bit with coffee, but the more yellowish paper color shows not very well on the photo (as with the smell ;)) The leather "diary" is still empty so far. I am not sure if I use it to make my own Indy diary. If so, then I plan to make Junior's diary not the Grail one. But until then this little book looks just nice.




and here the pics gone in the posts above:




05-09-2011, 08:21 PM
I love your pictures! Makes me wish I had a decent camera.

Unlucky Berman
05-10-2011, 06:19 AM
Actually its not a very professional camera. All I have is an older Panasonic Lumix since I don't want to carry much with me during holiday and weekend trips. The bonus with the Lumix is that they have a good macro function for one in this price range and so I can use it for this kind of pictures.

Unlucky Berman
05-17-2011, 04:31 PM
Nur-Ab-Sal ordered my to make some pictures of my newest artifact: ;)

I got it from a member at theRPF board and it is a very nice resin-amulet with an amazing patina-finish. The chain is some copper chain I already had and the small beads are freshly made by my own little lava machine to be put into this image.

Unlucky Berman
05-27-2011, 03:54 PM
This Nurhachi's a real small guy...


I got the urn made by Markpoon from the RPF. Remarkable piece and now waiting to be filled with some "remains of the small guy".

05-27-2011, 03:59 PM
That is a great urn!

Unlucky Berman
12-07-2011, 02:36 PM
I dared to order a new prop which I always wanted since I saw the piece in the game. It was made by Fedora Smith and looks amazingly real. I have to make another try on the stone disks. The last I tried to make myself weren't that nice, but then I hadn't the patience and time then. Maybe the christmas holidays will be better. I just wish that I would have the skills like some out there who can make such nice pieces.


12-07-2011, 06:49 PM
Hi unlucky

Good to see you again. You really have some great stuff there! Fedora Smith did some fantastic work on that.
Good luck with your project.

02-11-2013, 08:31 PM
"A lot of your the pieces in your collection here are impressive." Ha-ha, great collection of props! The Staff of Ra headpiece looks amazing. Mine looks pretty much the same, minus the "dirt" in the nooks and crannies.

02-11-2013, 10:03 PM
I need to do a "wash" on my headpiece as well. Good looking collection.