Re: David Morgan's Bullwhip

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Posted by Dan Borton from pm085-17.dialip.mich.net on May 05, 1998 at 21:49:45:

In Reply to: Re: David Morgan's Bullwhip posted by Max Schulte on May 05, 1998 at 13:20:38:

: Thank you very much, Dan. And also thanks to Michaelson and Dale for
: their help. I remember the overnight-service. I think it costs
: additional $20. I'll check it out as I will be away from the 26th and
: so 8-10 days are by far too long.
: Thanks for the info concerning the whipcare as well.
: By the way, do you know if the whips where 'weathered'? The bullwhips
: used in the movies are very dark compared to the new natural tan whips.
: I know the jacket was artificially weathered. Dale already recommended
: exposing the whip to dirct sunlight for a few hours. However, it would
: be interesting how this distressment was done for the movies.
: Thanks again...

: Regards,

: -Max

No Problem Max, I am glad I could help. I am almost certain they "weathered" the whips for the movies. I am not really sure how they did it. If you notice in some scenes the whip looks dark brown in others its more closer to the natural tan. I know that for one of the Bullwhips used in the scene were Young Indy is trying to hold off the Lion. They dyed the whip a darker color, then the cut off the wrist loop and painted the handle a light orange so it would look different. Regarding your own whip, you can speed up the darkening process by setting it out in the sun. I donít do that though, as the whips will darken on its own though with age and use.

Dan





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