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  1. RPF Premium Member nick daring's Avatar
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    Jul 30, 2015, 10:26 AM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #451

    norbauer said: View Post
    The brilliance of Nick's rendering of the Legrasse idol is how perfectly it captures, in my view, both Lovecraft's original (admittedly somewhat crude) sketch and the aesthetic of his descriptions of the comic creatures portrayed across his "mythos" generally. To the extent that others aspire to copy it, it is both a) to be expected and b) simply a measure of how accurately Nick hit the mark on his first attempt.
    Ah shucks.
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    Aug 19, 2015, 3:46 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #452

    I bought that bank - it's currently holding the spot on my desk for your version.
    One day, when the stars are right...
  3. Extraordinarily Humble RPF Premium Member Mike J.'s Avatar
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    Aug 19, 2015, 6:45 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #453

    Tomorrow is HPL's 125th birthday...
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    Sep 16, 2015, 3:01 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #454

    Cool stuff, I'll definitely be in on the next run. I've only got one other idol, it was similarly crafted to match the story and Lovecraft's sketch. I figure you can't have too many Cthulhu idols around the house (my wife would disagree).

    PS - Greetings from a fellow Austinite!
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    Oct 16, 2015, 7:15 AM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #455

    any updates for a second run?
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    Oct 16, 2015, 11:33 AM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #456

    Also keeping a beady eye on this with hopes of a possible second run. Actually this thread motivated me to get off my ass and register after years of lurking.

    Second run or not, this is/was a jaw dropping piece of work, just beautiful.
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    Feb 15, 2016, 6:47 AM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #457

    not getting one of these in the first run is a regret for me
  8. RPF Premium Member nick daring's Avatar
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    Feb 15, 2016, 12:32 PM - Cthulhu Idol Build #458

    That first run was crazy! My list filled up in about 8 hours if I remember correctly.

    Still have plans to do a second run... Sorry for the wait. I promise it'll be worth the wait.
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    Feb 16, 2016, 12:07 AM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #459

    Waiting until the stars are right again?
  10. RPF Premium Member nick daring's Avatar
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    Feb 16, 2016, 5:29 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #460

    Stars are finicky things...
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    Feb 16, 2016, 5:39 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #461

    "Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come—"
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    Feb 17, 2016, 5:40 AM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #462

    You could also do a version to put on the bottom of aquarius, including threadlike algae swaying. His material is water resistent?
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    Feb 17, 2016, 4:09 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #463

    Im still up for one as well. I think I had asked to be added to a list but it was so long ago im not sure if you have one anymore.

    Thanks!

    -Michael
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    Feb 17, 2016, 4:40 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #464

    daredevil665 said: View Post
    You could also do a version to put on the bottom of aquarius, including threadlike algae swaying. His material is water resistent?

    I actually took one down to Belize and tried to take some underwater pics last year! They didn't come out great but it was definitely fun. I'll be better prepared next time.

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    Still kinda cool though.
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    Feb 18, 2016, 1:50 AM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #465

    Fantastic! Had you thought.
    Maybe it would be nice to create a version with a fake rocks kits and plastic algae where slot the relic.
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    Feb 20, 2016, 7:48 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #466

    Actually, a simplified plastic version of this would be PERFECT for an aquarium.
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    Feb 25, 2016, 9:13 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #467

    I want to throw my name in the hat as well. I'm still drooling over this piece.
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    Feb 29, 2016, 7:31 AM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #468

    I still want in on this. Been keeping an eye on it since the first run!
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    Mar 18, 2016, 3:57 AM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #469

    Me too - I'd love to have one!
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    Jun 4, 2016, 7:57 AM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #470

    I was just complaining to friends how There's very little good Cthulhu merch out there. I was basically saying very similar stuff to what you said earlier in this thread about most of the art and merch looking like a muscular superhero with a squid head and bat wings. He pointed me to your thread. This has to be the best damn representation of both Cthulhu and the specific artifact from the story I have ever seen. By a damn broad margin.

    I don't know if this has been brought up before but any chance you'll ever sell raw castings? I really enjoy doing faux finishes and weathering and would love to paint up one myself.
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    Jun 4, 2016, 5:26 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #471

    i keep seeing this thread pop up, and MAN, im super happy i got in on the first run. this thing is amazing, ive even got the BOX on display.
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    Jun 5, 2016, 12:18 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #472

    very good product
    impressive work
    Thank you
  23. TK-Fett's Avatar
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    Jul 5, 2016, 2:14 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #473

    Still interested. I'll have my own office in November and I'd love to have this on display.
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    Nov 2, 2016, 5:00 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #474

    Any news on a second run? The idol is truly exceptional very interested

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    Nov 4, 2016, 3:29 PM - Re: Cthulhu Idol Build #475

    New things are in motion! Stand by for cool news soon.

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