Which of my weapons is your favourite?

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Which weapon do you pick?

Candlestick
3
27%
Revolver
0
No votes
Lead Pipe
1
9%
Wrench
4
36%
Rope
1
9%
Knife
2
18%
 
Total votes: 11

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Which of my weapons is your favourite?

Post by CluedoKid » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:52 pm

I thought to make a poll to find out which of my weapons do members here like best - I like showing them off. Personally, I am pleased with the current collection after nearly over a year of hunting for models that I am satisfied with.

This poll only relates to the main six, though I do have four extra weapons in the collection too. I will offer some details for each as to what lead me to the picks I did make.

Candlestick - This one came from England, it is copper with silver plating, and has a floral motif on the base and lip. I was inspired by the original UK candlestick - particularly by the 1949 patent token model which is quite large. This candlestick when I got it was quite light, with a very corroded base, so I did a little job on it by gutting the corrosion and replacing it with a lead plate I cut, making it much heavier. The base rim also has some dents and abrasion marks that could suggest murder.

Revolver - This is the only revolver I chose to get, and I think I made a great choice considering the narrow market for guns -especially to get one shipped to Canada without a license. It is an 1850-70 Belgium pinfire model, with a wooden butt and floral engravings on the chamber. It reminds me an antique version of the Movie/Passport to Murder gun.

Lead Pipe - Lead pipes are quite hard to find online. I found someone selling a chunk of lead on ebay, that was very large. I ended up cutting this lead down and rolling it up to make a pipe similar to the 1949 Clue lead pipe, with further alterations to adjust the size and curve.

Wrench - This wrench I was lucky to find as it evokes the classic wrench look completely. It's nearly identical (except no rust stains) to the wrench from Murder at Boddy Mansion, even with the loop hole on the base.

Rope - The rope I found online from a UK store selling all sizes of ropes. It's the only addition to the collection that isn't really an antique, but I did base the material choice and size specifications off the description from the 2000 UK edition's card blurb. I ended up having to buy two different versions of rope as the first attempt was too thick (I didn't measure properly, though when I cut it down it did look cool. The thick rope is what's shown in the dramatic photo of me holding it, though it's the new thinner rope in the exhibit photo.)

Knife - The knife is the second knife I got, the first being a stiletto from France. This knife that's now on display is a Turkish piece from Bulgaria that came with a handsome sheath, and isn't based off any particular Clue(do) version, except for referencing a knife of "Oriental origin" mentioned in several versions of Clue.

Below, I have a group collection photo, plus several drama pics I took over the course of collecting that I have up on Instagram.

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Post by ClueLover98 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:22 am

I love the silver plating on the Candlestick!


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Post by cluedoking123 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:33 am

your photos remind me so much of the CDI/American computer game! (which I'm assuming was the intention, so well done! :D )
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Post by Adam106 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:09 am

My favourite is the lead pipe. Just the fact that you've actually taken the time to craft it out of real lead. The look and feel of it is so unique and yet so utterly 'Cluedo'-y I'm surprised it's never been rendered this way before.

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Post by Pavone » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:39 am

I like the Candlestick the most. It's a really good looking one and very fitting with the rest of them. Nice pics btw, CluedoKid.

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Post by CluedoKid » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:57 am

Heh, thanks for the feedback. :) I'm glad you like my lead pipe, Adam. It took quite a process turning a giant crushed lead industrial pipe, into a more Cluedo looking lead pipe. Unfortunately, it was necessary, as I don't think I'm near any junk yards to have swiped a pre-fab piece from.

I admit, I'm amazed a bit the candlestick is in the lead, only that, finding a good looking candlestick isn't that hard, or necessarily expensive. But, it's quite understandable that people like the one I have. :)

For my own favourite, I'm tied between the knife or the lead pipe myself. Think, I'll go with knife.
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Post by cacums » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:18 pm

I like the Wrench the most! The Wrench has always been the iconic Clue weapon in my mind.
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Post by CluedoKid » Thu May 03, 2018 3:29 pm

Took this close up tableau on the piano with a new drawing on the window sill of Black Manor's lounge.

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Post by cacums » Thu May 03, 2018 6:22 pm

I really love that Lead Pipe and Wrench!
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Post by BBP » Mon May 07, 2018 1:00 pm

I love that piano!

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Post by CluedoKid » Mon May 07, 2018 2:55 pm

Why thanks. It's always been a sturdy piano with a lovely sound.

Btw, I did do a pastel drawing of this set up.

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Post by BBP » Mon May 07, 2018 2:59 pm

Nice! Well done!

(If you ever need a real piano to draw you can have mine, it's beyond tuning...)

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