what was used in the reliquary in hellboy?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by hydin, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    this question has been bugging me for months. i cannot figure out what was used, and they dont mention it on the dvd.

    i thought sand, but the "grains" are too big. i though corn media (for polishing brass) but the grains are still too small.

    it almost looks like rock salt or something to that effect cause its pretty big, but its also different colors and you cant dye rock salt. sea salt is another possibility, but still the same problem as rock salt, cant dye it.

    anyone have any ideas? i can probably dig up a pic if i need to.

    just a prop mystery thats been bugging me for the last few weeks. any help in getting my sanity back is appreciated ;)

    chris
     
  2. Replicator1701

    Replicator1701 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe aquarium gravel? It come in all sorts of colors.
     
  3. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i thought about that too, but it was more of a quartzy look to it. seriously looked like rock or sea salt, but it had colors like black/tan. almost like tiny chunks of quartz (which, i guess sand is) but around gravel sized.

    really.... irritating :lol

    chris
     
  4. Jedirick

    Jedirick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If it haad been a quartz gravel that container would have weighed 8-10 lbs in gravel alone.
    Maybe a vermiculite product?

    I suspect its more like a synthetic cat litter similar to Litter Pearls.

    Least thats what I'm going to use.
     
  5. Jedirick

    Jedirick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Durn. have screen caps of contents on my lap top which is in my wife's car which is ....

    Anybody got caps of the symbols on the lid of the reliquary?
     
  6. THEWRAPOFCONS

    THEWRAPOFCONS Well-Known Member

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    E-mail me at thewrapofcons@aol.com and I will send you all of the pics I used to make the reliquary, there are some good pics of the top symbols, and I swear one of them is an anchor.
     

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