My newest Blade Runner found-item prop

Fetthunter

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Today I added the newest addition to my Blade Runner prop collection. It's a found item, which makes it even better. :D

Spurred-on by Gabe's thread, I started my search for a "duck" Opium weight, much like his. I could find them all day long on eBay and in antique shops, but none came close to the screen-used "duck" Opium weight.

I threw myself into the world of Opium weights and Far-East antiques, and spent all of my "free time" for about 2 weeks learning about the weights, where they were made, when they were made, how they were certified by the government, etc.

I then learned something very important. Though the screen-used weight resembles a "duck" Opium weight (which do exist), the weight that was used is really not a "duck" at all. :confused

It's a mythical animal called a "Hintha bird". It's used in religion and culture in the area where the weights are made, and consequently, was eventually made into a weight (along with elephants, ducks, horses, etc.).

Armed with the knowledge of knowing what the animal really is, I went searching. I was able to locate one in the UK, and this morning I bought it... :cheers


Here's a pic of the weight a I bought, followed by a side-by-side comparison to the BR weight:






Whatcha think? Close enough? :D

Many thanks to Gabe for finding out that it was an "Opium weight" to begin with and starting me on my search. :thumbsup



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Fetthunter

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Originally posted by Nexus6@Jan 30 2006, 02:11 PM
WOW. Congrats.

That looks SPOT on.

*envy*  :angry  :D
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Thanks. A •lot• of research and hunting went into finding that little sucker. l :D
 

Fetthunter

Sr Member
Originally posted by Prop Runner+Jan 30 2006, 02:11 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Prop Runner @ Jan 30 2006, 02:11 PM)</div>
COPYCAT. :lol

I'm flattered by the tribute, but in all fairness it was Killdozer who discovered what the item was when he posted this photo:



in this thread:

http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=98013

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True, and I owe him too for finding the first one, but it was you and your thread that got me to start searching. ;)


Originally posted by Prop Runner@Jan 30 2006, 02:11 PM
And I see you've gone all serafino on us with the side-by-side comparison... :lol
I guess that's a good thing? I just made that graphic for my own benefit to convince myself to buy it. :lol I figured I'd post it so others could see what lead me to its purchase. :)

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@Jan 30 2006, 02:11 PM
Seriously, nice score, and welcome to the Blade Runner Duck Pit Club  :thumbsup  :cheers :D

- Gabe
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Heh. Is that anything like "Fight Club"? 1st rule of Duck Pit Club: You must own a "duck". 2nd rule of Duck Pit Club: don't talk about Duck Pit Club. :lol

Thanks, and I'll take more pics when it arrives. Great, now I'm nervous about it shipping over here from "across the pond". :confused
 

Prop Runner

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Originally posted by Fetthunter@Jan 30 2006, 01:05 PM
Heh.  Is that anything like "Fight Club"?  1st rule of Duck Pit Club:  You must own a "duck".  2nd rule of Duck Pit Club: don't talk about Duck Pit Club.  :lol
No, that would simply be "Duck Club." Or should I say: "Welcome to the Opium Duck Den." :lol Actually, when I posted I was thinking of "The Snake Pit" club in Bwade Wunnah:

"Ladies and Gentlemen. Taffey Lewis presents Miss Salome and the duck. Watch her take the pleasure from the fowl that once corrupted man."

:lol

- Gabe
 

Fetthunter

Sr Member
Originally posted by Prop Runner+Jan 30 2006, 04:54 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Prop Runner @ Jan 30 2006, 04:54 PM)</div>
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@Jan 30 2006, 01:05 PM
Heh.  Is that anything like "Fight Club"?  1st rule of Duck Pit Club:  You must own a "duck".  2nd rule of Duck Pit Club: don't talk about Duck Pit Club.  :lol
No, that would simply be "Duck Club." Or should I say: "Welcome to the Opium Duck Den." :lol Actually, when I posted I was thinking of "The Snake Pit" club in Bwade Wunnah:

"Ladies and Gentlemen. Taffey Lewis presents Miss Salome and the duck. Watch her take the pleasure from the fowl that once corrupted man."

:lol

- Gabe
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That's not EVEN right. :p
 
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