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Looks cool interested too

Anthony

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PoorMansJB wrote:

Gadget Meiser had a preview copy at the BondStars event at Pinewood a few weeks ago.

He said you were using the "complete original" paper which I wondered about until it was brought to my attention that the newspaper in the film is not a purpose-printed prop as we're accustomed to but an actual newspaper with a different masthead and article [poorly] pasted on.

That is most correct, The front cover will be identical to the actual printed version, adding in the appropriate article as used in the film. ajb007/martini

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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FINALLY some advanced copies of the reproduction newspaper have been received and approved, and I must say I am really pleased with the end result.

I am expecting delivery of the extra copies on Monday for the AJB members who have kindly shown interest ...... ‘Thank You’  ajb007/martini

https://s20.postimg.cc/bvatn1nv1/YOLT_HKS.jpg

An insight into the making of this reproduction newspaper:
Where the original prop had the article of Bond’s death pasted onto an actual copy of a published newspaper, this reproduction has been produced to appear as if that article is part of the newspaper.
The front cover has been completely re-originated to match the printed text, line for line and using typefaces referenced from the 1960s, plus adding dents and knocks to the rules and type to give the authentic letterpress printed appearance.
The image used of Sean Connery is identical to the one seen on screen and has been adjusted to match the other pictures in the newspaper: 45 line screen, round dot with a 45 degree angle.
All other pages were scanned and to keep it authentic were not retouched.
Some easter eggs have been placed on certain pages as an extra nod to the film.

This project has been somewhat a blast from the past for me, taking me back 45 years to the days of my apprenticeship as a Hot Metal Compositor.

Finally I would like to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ to Ed and Andy for all their help in this project .... Cheers Guys ajb007/martini

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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Well done Oh Printing and Designing God of Much Greatness  ajb007/martini

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Beautiful!

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I recieved the pre run copy this week and I am sure Rob will not mind me printing an excerpt of the email I sent him.  For any members that saw the front page prototype at the Bondstars event at Pinewood and were impressed, this final edition will blow your socks off.

Dear Rob
OK, now you’ve done it, I thought I was pretty good with paper Bond props, but my flabber is well and truly gasted.  It is fair to say my jaw hit the floor.  I have just read a 1966 Hong Kong newspaper straight of the press.  You have my total and complete approval.

Don’t sit on the fence, get this now, it is only a small run.

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That is so bloody amazing!!!!

Everytime that I've watched that scene I thought and hoped that someone should replicate this!
You took a very long and winded road to create this, Rob - and additionally Andy demonstrated that he's not totally useless allways!

Job well done!

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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I resemble that remark, Jizzy Higgy  ajb007/biggrin

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Very good Rob  ajb007/martini

Trust No One

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Gadget Meister wrote:

I resemble that remark, Jizzy Higgy  ajb007/biggrin

HIGGINS!  ajb007/mad

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Higgins wrote:
Gadget Meister wrote:

I resemble that remark, Jizzy Higgy  ajb007/biggrin

HIGGINS!  ajb007/mad

Jizzin  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/shifty

Trust No One

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An amazing reproduction that's actually BETTER than the original prop. Robert has taken this to the next level of detail. My small contribution, along with Andy, to this project highlights and honors the skills of Robert. Well done!!!

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Received my copy of the paper and it is like looking at a vintage paper well done Rob and all involved  ajb007/cheers

When is the vintage copy of Knave hitting the shelves? I bet GM has plenty of reference  ajb007/biggrin

Trust No One

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I was more of a Fiesta sort of guy, however I do recall someone did have a copy of Mr Gupta’s Higgy mag from the safe in his office up for sale a couple of years ago  ajb007/shifty

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Received mine and it's very impressive! The color card detailing the creation of the reproduction is a lovely bit of presentation. Great work!

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Received mine too.  STUNNING Work!!  Thank you for making this fatastic prop!!  ajb007/cheers

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Received mine, too.

Told the wife not to put it in the recycle bin after I've read it  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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Any left???

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Yes, I received mine last week.  It's awesome.  As Higgins said above it's one of those props that I've often dreamed about whenever I've watched YOLT.  Thank's ACACIA_AVENUE for a great prop!

DG.

So, what sharp little eyes you've got...wait till you get to my teeth.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee124/DonaldGrantPhotos/image_zps6a725e59.jpg
"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."  Richard Grenier after George Orwell, Washington Times 1993.

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Are there any left which I could order?

this never happened to the other fellow

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Very nice!

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Mine came in yesterday's delivery.  Absolutely fantastic!  Thank you for making such an accurate prop- I can easily tell all the hard work that went into it.

Kleynen wrote:

Received mine too.  STUNNING Work!!  Thank you for making this fatastic prop!!  ajb007/cheers

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I just received mine Very impressive!

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I received my "you only live twice" newspaper
And had to share that is stunning work

https://s7.postimg.cc/s7syhad9z/image.jpg

You left this with Ferrara, I believe

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I am truly humbled by the kind comments that fellow AJB members have posted, I never expected this kind of response .... 'THANK YOU'  ajb007/martini

I have sent you a PM 'jan old skool'

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.