Interest Indiana Jones - "FERTILITY IDOL" (Made from Casting from Original Mold)

LTsmash1200

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I'd be interested in a hero but it depends on when they're ready to ship and if I have the funds by then...I'm getting married in October so my prop budget has been co-opted for a while, haha.
 

TomVDJ

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Man, I'm late at the party... Did I miss something about the price, or is that not known yet? Possibly interested if it's within my budget...
 

AdamHunter

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I’m definitely interested in a glass eye hero version too.


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temponaut

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I've just seen this thread for the first time, and read through every post. I'm delighted to find that, although this thread has been around for a while, the run hasn't already come... and gone!

Epic project and, as always, beautiful work, Brenton!

Please put me on the list for the hero (glass eye) version. :D
 
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kpax

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Has anyone ever established or estimated the weight of the sand bag Indy uses on the pedestal?

Any forward motion on this project or ETA? ; )
 

Jintosh

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Has anyone ever established or estimated the weight of the sand bag Indy uses on the pedestal?
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Gold weighs 19.32 gram per cubic centimeter or 19 320 kilogram per cubic meter, i.e. its density is equal to 19 320 kg/m³. The density was measured at 20°C (68°F or 293.15K) at standard atmospheric pressure. In Imperial or US customary measurement system, the Gold density is equal to 1 206.1082 pound per cubic foot [lb/ft³], or 11.17 ounce per cubic inch [oz/inch³] .
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Well, assuming the idol was solid GOLD, you could figure weight by finding the volume of a replica idol and multiplying by the equivalent weight of gold, and then add "just a bit" since the bag was apparently slightly heavier than the idol. (or too light???)
Math isn't my strong suit or I'd do it.
 
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kpax

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Gold weighs 19.32 gram per cubic centimeter or 19 320 kilogram per cubic meter, i.e. its density is equal to 19 320 kg/m³. The density was measured at 20°C (68°F or 293.15K) at standard atmospheric pressure. In Imperial or US customary measurement system, the Gold density is equal to 1 206.1082 pound per cubic foot [lb/ft³], or 11.17 ounce per cubic inch [oz/inch³] .
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Well, assuming the idol was solid GOLD, you could figure weight by finding the volume of a replica idol and multiplying by the equivalent weight of gold, and then add "just a bit" since the bag was apparently slightly heavier than the idol. (or too light???)
Math isn't my strong suit or I'd do it.

800px-Toi_250kg_gold_bar.jpg

This bar of solid gold measures 45cm x 22cm x 17cm or approx 17.7 x 8 x 6 inch and weighs 250kg or 551lbs !

The Idol stands 8 inch tall and approx 6 inch wide and 8 inch deep which is close to half the volume of bar of gold above. This would mean the solid gold idol would weigh a staggering 250 lbs ! I don't think Indy was that strong! or there was THAT much sand in the bag ! ; )

My question really is to estimate the weight of the pouch of sand Indy uses.

I am guessing at the same volume of sand estimated by Indy in that bag of sand. He placed 5-6 handfuls of sand in the bag outside the cave. He removed one handful before swapping it for the idol.

5 handfuls of sand equals approx 5 cups which equals about 4.5 lbs.

Second "guess" the bag looks to be between a quart and half gal size which again would place the sand bag and Idol at between 3-6 lbs - tops!....which makes more sense for throwing it and lifting it overhead!

My thinking is that the Idol was meant to be either a wood carving with gold leaf OR a hollow gold plate hammered to shape. Since the Idol is well sculpted and not solid cast gold I would lean towards a wood idol with gold leaf as the "story" idol.
 
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