WOOT!!! I'm jumping on line for this based just on those Potter props! I can't wait to see what you do, and if it's not too crazy expensive, I'd even spring for that full bronze one love:loveJust to let any other Maltese Falcon fans know, I am currently about 80% done with a brand new, hyper-accurate sculpt of the dingus. It's taking me a bit of time because I am matching everything up from measurements taken from the auctioned bird and double checking them with high-res screen captures from the film. This is a meticulous milimeter by milimeter reproduction.
Once complete, I intend to offer a few different versions to give options based on taste and budget. There will of course be the base resin and plaster birds, gold plated, and the full-out cold cast bronze piece which will replicate not just the look, but the heft and feel of the original.
And for anyone who's wondering if I can deliver on all this, feel free to check out some of the work I did for Harry Potter as a reference.
Pics coming soon.