Indiana Jones Leap Of Faith Painting, Grail Tablet & Grail Diary scratch build

kevin926

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I’m calling this complete.
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This is my 3rd attempt
The first 2 we’re foam board and I basically tried using a soldering iron to burn the writing on the first attempt and the second one , I used an etching dremel

You can see how I made this last one
I used the same etching tool

Very big difference in appearance and I’m thrilled with the outcome using plaster to make stone . Much more rewarding with the finished project
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Scratch building a grail diary as well.
Making the book and then I’m hand writing the entire thing. All pages now sewn together, glued,trimmed and ready for the cover
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On to the cover. This is a remnants piece from Hobby Lobby that I felt would look and feel the best. I also used a lighter cardboard so I can keep it flimsy and easy to bend like they did in the movie . I marked all my measurements and glued the boards on the leather. Now it’s a sit back and wait period.
I covered it with a piece of paper and heavy box to hold it tight
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Ok, so 2 bad choices but 2 really good ones
Good
Loved my choice of leather
Loved my choice of the cardboard backer. Gives me the exact look and feel I was hoping for

Bad
Used wrong adhesive
Cut width too short- just barley goes past the edge of the book. The top and bottom were perfect . Only needed to change the width.
The poor choice of adhesive left marks and hard spots on the surface which didn’t allow me to fully crease and adhere the flaps that wrap inside the cover.

I really do like the look and feel I have with the cover choice so I’m excited to redo it
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Success. I’m thrilled with the outcome and can’t wait to start writing in it. Bends and twists just the way I’d hoped. Indy really liked to beat up his Dads diary:lol:

I just need to get the rest of the missing pages and off I go. I might even start to beat this thing up to begin the weathering process.
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Love your work on these props! I think a rubbing off that tablet would even be frameable!
Is there a good high rez scan of the leap of faith?
I pulled one off google. I did actually print 4 more of these and glued them to the canvas boards. They are laser printed. I was thinking about putting them in the junkyard in case others wanted them.
 
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Weathered it up a little
Plan is to smash it up now and again and not go easy on it while writing. I’m not going to weather or mess with the pages until it’s finished. The last time I tried to write in a weathered book, It kept messing the ink up with the dull spots on the paper.
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Still missing some pages and hopefully someone can help me out with that. I'm going Hero on this one. Missing 15 pages, mostly the text pages.
 

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