Golden Idol stunt cast, finished - Pics

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by ob1al, May 19, 2006.

  1. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Hi all

    I've just finished off a nice cast of the Raiders stunt idol I recenlty acquired:


    Here's the real prop from the Lucas archives - I wanted to replicate thew same look:


    I intended to have thi splated, however there has been a change of plan - for the time being, I've finished this one using Plast--kote Brilliant Metallic projekt paint - the same stuff that many were using to finish 3PO heads with a while back. It gives a very reflective, metallic surface and has worked quite effectively on this prop. A much less expensive option than plating, too, as I found out when asking around.

    I may still have it vac-metallised or plated at some point, I would like to know more about the whole process for other props too.

    Anyway, here are the results for the time being:






  2. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    You did a pretty * fine job there. That spraypaint turned out better than I would have expected spraypaint to look.
  3. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looking great Al

    But where´s the seamline on the raw cast of the idol, he???? ;)

  4. dropshipbob

    dropshipbob Sr Member

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    Very nice results. Hard to do with spraypaint, but you pulled it off nicely.
    I have a plated version, I think it could cost around $150-200 to do. And from what I remember, you have to fill any holes with bondo as thats the only stuff that can stand up to the plating process.
  5. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Thanks - yeah, the paint is not as nice as real plating, but for just a few quid the reults are really quite pleasing. :)

    Here are another couple of pics:


  6. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Even if it takes bloody months to completele cure :p

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  7. ob1al

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    Very true - now this has been painted up, its up on a display shelf and won't be handled for a good long while , to let the paint completely cure. Ironically, Plasti-kote say that it takes around 2 hours to completely dry...PMP. :lol
  8. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So the "Stunt Idol" did have the turned down mouth and no pupils? I always wondered why the Luas Archive book had that Idol and not the Hero version. Anyone know why they made two different designs?
  9. ob1al

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    I supect that the different versions were made to give the idol a more 'lifelike' persona - there is the standard hero idol, then there is the idol with real, moving eyes, then the stunt idol. The stunt idol was mostly used after Indy grabs it and is running away with it, escaping giant boulders and so on - perhaps the downturned mouth was meant to symbolise the idols displeasure at being stolen. :p
  10. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    That turned out great Al, it's hard to believe you used spray paint :)
  11. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    nicely done. I had one like this at one time.
  12. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    Very nice piece. I'll have to get one some day to display with my Indy bag.
  13. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You know, I've never really looked closely at the detail on the idol.

    How....graphic. :eek: :eek:
  14. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow the results with the spray paint are absolutely the best I've seen. Looks plated in those pics. :)

    Nice job...

  15. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    Did anyone else notice that this idol was used in at least TWO movies?

    I am not sure if anyone else cought it, but it was not only an Indiana Jones prop but a Majestic prop too. It was in the black and white film that Jim carrys charatcter wrote.
  16. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    It's also in a kids movie the kids were watching the other day and my son pointed it out to me... it's in Spy Kids 2 in the scene where they find all the treasure in the cave. Hehe my son goes "Dad look they have the idol like you do..". Then they just shrug and toss it to the side.... LOL..
  17. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Looks fantastic Al.

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