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Which of my weapons is your favourite?

 
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Which weapon do you pick?
Candlestick
27%
 27%  [ 3 ]
Revolver
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Lead Pipe
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Wrench
36%
 36%  [ 4 ]
Rope
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Knife
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 11

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CluedoKid
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: Which of my weapons is your favourite? Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the silver plating on the Candlestick!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:29 am    Post subject: vdg Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

your photos remind me so much of the CDI/American computer game! (which I'm assuming was the intention, so well done! Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, thanks for the feedback. Smile 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. Smile

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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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Wrench the most! The Wrench has always been the iconic Clue weapon in my mind.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really love that Lead Pipe and Wrench!
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that piano!
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Well done!

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