This arrived a couple days ago.
Truly folks, I am flabbergasted every time somebody sends me a piece of fan art – – I don’t fully understand what compels you guys to do this, but it is amazing, astonishing, humbling...
And so allow me to give a shout out to @saintworksart: thank you, my friend! This is a great piece and I am grateful that you took the time to do it. Clearly I have inspired you, which is always a little shocking when I hear someone say that to me. I’m just a geek giving into my geeky tendencies. But it means a lot that you guys find inspiration in that, and in this character we all love so much.
Go spend some time on Matthew’s profile; you’ll be happy you did. He has done illustrations for the Star Wars Topp’s line of cards— his illustrations beautifully render that richly developed universe. And it’s clear to see that he is a fan as we all are.
That’s why I do this, because I am a fan. I do this to express my love for this series, to re-create and play in the worlds that have inspired me. So you see, having someone in turn create a work of art based on myself is something else...
Medium: Airbrushed Acrylic and Prismacolor Pencil on board.
Also, the illustration peeking out on the left is a Raiders of the Lost Ark Streets of Cairo scene— prints are available on his Etsy. Go grab one.
Sharing the first of many pictures from my experience at the Stunt Spectacular.
As you saw in my story the other day, I got reserve seating from a very gracious young lady working the queue who took a liking to my outfit. She said she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do that for me.
The first attempt at watching the show was rained out after the first of the three acts. I waited there for an hour and met up with a follower of mine.
Thanks to Marcos, the time passed very quickly.
The next show, I was fortunate enough to see all the way through.
Perhaps it was that I spoke with the “casting director” after the first show in hopes of being able to talk with Indy himself, but in either event I was lucky enough to get chosen to participate in the show itself.
Afterwards, I got to meet with Indy (Aaron of @otd.entertainers) and Marion (Alicia, tag her account if you know it).
This experience was the highlight of my entire trip. We spoke a good long while, and I got to ask Aaron many questions about his background in stunt performing, how he learned to crack a whip, and so forth.
It’s been nearly 3 decades of wanting to see this. The show itself is 29 years old as of just last week.
I’m happy to report that it lived up to all my expectations – – this is the greatest tribute to Indy I could possibly imagine!
I certainly hope the show sticks around for many years to come so that others can delight in it as I have.
Thanks to all the skilled performers and crew that make this show possible! It is truly a delight.
I have a slew of additional photos that I will start to post over the next couple days!
You know how long I’ve been waiting for this…?
For sale on COW right now - my horsehide WESTED size 40. Never used. Bought it very optimistically some years ago, but since then my size has moved in the opposite direction. Anybody else who has experienced that phenomena?.....🙄 Jacket is located in Denmark, asking 120 GBP (1000,- DKR) plus shipping. This is a very durable jacket. #clubobiwan#indygear#indianajonescosplay
From the top of the left column
Wested LC (STANDARD) distressed Cow Hide
Wested LC (Custom Made) Dark Brown Lambskin
Wested LC (Custom Made) Novapelle Hide
Wested LC (Hero) Limited New Zealand Lambskin
From the top of the middle row
Tony Nowak LC
Magnoli Clothiers Adventure Jacket Version C Cow Hide
Steel & Jones Smithsonian LC
Tony Nowak KotCS
From the top of the right column
Wested RotA (STANDARD) Dark Brown Goatskin
Tony Nowak RotA Dark Brown Lambskin
Cooper LC Cow Hide?
A small jacket in front
Tony Nowak KotCS (From Tony, present for my son)
To paraphrase Frank Zappa, “Film isn’t dead, it just smells funny!”
Though if your film has begun to smell funny, you have other, more significant concerns...
Mahoning Drive-In is a special place. Where else could a mid-movie concession break find you being invited into the projection booth and holding the final reel of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with Harrison Ford’s stern visage glowering over your shoulder?
I have a background in film production and history. I have a degree on the subject, and a deep love of the medium. For my money, nothing beats that beautiful film image; it’s that certain crispness, that saturation and deep contrast. Sitting in a darkened theater with a film print flickering— each speck and scratch is a testament to the many lives it has enriched and the joy it has shared— is the closest I’d come to ceding ground to spiritualism. If that communal experience is reverential, then having it under the twinkling stars is a sublime transcendence.
At the end of Temple of Doom, Indy solemnly returns the stone to its shrine, and when asked by the wise old man if he can understand “the magic of the rock,” Indy grins:
“Yes, I understand its power now.”
#indianajones#indygear#moviemagic#mahoningdriveintheater#filmisnotdead#35mm#35mmfilm#projection#filmreel#cosplay#cosplayer#raidersofthelostark#templeofdoom#lastcrusade#indianajonesandthelastcrusade#indianajonesandthetempleofdoom#projector#projectionbooth#oldschool#frankzappa#july4th#roadtrip#magic#imanatheist @leikela4 @mark_nelson_74 @mahoningdriveintheater @vinegarsyndrome @thearchivect @recklessmango @luminescence_11 @ivanna_applepie
It is a prop replica of indy's gun "Webley Green".
I wanted a model that could take out bullets. I made a limited number of friends about 10 years ago.
That is now an imaginary pillar. I offer only materials and supervision.
At that time, it was said that bad finish etc. is bad.
My friends and my friends worked very hard, except for others' evaluation, I am satisfied with selfishness. That is a good thing.
It is made of resin and some metals are used. Bullets are used by one model gun maker.
Fedora of HJ. It is a shape of LC version, but the rainy season will collapse.
Also, taking pictures, the hair of a domestic cat is prominent.
Some of the fans have Indy 's Fedora being hard, but I think that I am soft. In ToD, there are also scenes that are collapsing in the play. In the LC, Brim was bouncing up by the wind.
But KoCS is truly a beaver as hard as it seems.