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Raider S
04-29-2011, 10:16 PM
I made this a few years back, right after CS when things were selling for crazy prices on eBay, and thought it worth sharing again.

I found an inexpensive (around $30 for the cast and $10 for the leaf) unfinished resin idol and gave it a gold leaf treatment. The raw casting needed minor work; filling, sanding and removing a molded on head band. After cleanup and paint the leaf was easy to apply. It looks as good today as when I finished it - better than the photos. I prefer the finish to the plated, smooth idols; leaf is closer to what a real Peruvian idol would look like!

Front:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/tacophoto/idol_1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/tacophoto/idol_2-1.jpg

The classic ass shot:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/tacophoto/idol_3-1.jpg

crismans
04-30-2011, 12:39 AM
I remember this when you "premiered" it. Still looks terrific.

But...it had a head band? Like an Olivia Newton-John head band?

RCSignals
04-30-2011, 12:46 AM
The gold leaf does look more 'real' than the polished looking versions. In colour too.

K-Wad
05-04-2011, 06:22 AM
Not a bad looking cast for $30. Good score.
I really like the gold leaf affect. Makes it look more like a real relic.

Great job!