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Thread: Gilded Idol

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    Grizzled Grave Robber
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    Jul 2010

    Gilded Idol

    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!


    The classic ass shot:

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    Grizzled Grave Robber Knight of the Round Table crismans's Avatar
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    Re: Gilded Idol

    I remember this when you "premiered" it. Still looks terrific.

    But...it had a head band? Like an Olivia Newton-John head band?
    Out here not knowing a dang thing.

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    Grizzled Grave Robber Knight of the Round Table
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    Re: Gilded Idol

    The gold leaf does look more 'real' than the polished looking versions. In colour too.

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    Sultan of Shovels Knight of the Round Table K-Wad's Avatar
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    Re: Gilded Idol

    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!




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