Well, I wanted to do the definitive Indy bust for my own collection with the new movie coming out.. I wanted to do something special for Howards' 1/1 Indy bust (version2). I decided to give him a temple wall/floor style base from the opening scenes of Raiders. I ordered a HUGE block of Balsa foam after watching David Fisher use this stuff on his modelmania Dvd's. It ended up that Half the block could be used for 1 bust. I didn't want the base to overshadow the bust by making it too big so I went with just over the width of Indy. After 3 days, I was able to carve out all the sides with a different style on each side. I decided the top would be the Cave floor with the diamond pattern that activates the poison darts. The sides are similar to the wall sculpts. I added a little easter egg in there for you Smallville fans , see if you can find it. I did the texture with balled up aluminum foil and carving tools.
Anyway, next step will be to coat the whole block in clear resin to give it a protective coat, then I'll be painting it up in the next week or so. I also plan to add moss running down the base. Gatorbait is making me a plaque to finish it off. But enough talking , here it is.
BIG NOTE: This is my FIRST attempt at sculpting/carving so go easy on me!