I finally had some time to take a few shots of my bronze-finish Cthulhu idol from David Kirkby. It's a beautiful piece and I couldn't be happier with it.
Frankly, pictures don't do it justice. One of the things they don't convey is just how big it is. Most of the idols in my collection range from 4" to 6" high, but this measures a hefty 8". And when I say hefty, I mean it. The solid resin casting is one of the heaviest pieces I own, quite capable of being used as a lethal weapon.* Not to get all meta, but one of the pleasures of a physical prop like this is how it feels. Mr. Kirkby's work not only has a reassuring mass, but a wonderfully smooth finish. That's difficult to do in a sculpt this big without a lot of attention to the mold alignment during the resin pour. The considerable mass of the piece also makes it feel cool to the touch, another small detail I really enjoy.
If you're a collector I heartily recommend it.
* I find it somewhat disturbing that one of my go-to evaluations of a Cthulhu idol is it's suitability for lethal mayhem.