Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cthulhu Amulet

Brandon Zimmerman brings us this corroded Cthulhu amulet. It reminds me of a naturally occurring lump of metal that's been hammered into shape by hand.


The Monkey Rodeo said...

That is awesome looking

CoastConFan said...

It does remind me of chalcolithic or upper Neolithic items of native copper. For example, the Aztecs did mine and hammer out items of native copper, without the ability to smelt, purify or alloy. That would have required higher temperatures than they could generate, although a simple melt was possible in the same fires they used to fire their low-fire pottery. So a primitive culture could have produced such a figure – good on that part.

Consider doing a bit of white encrustation or dirt bonding to make your prop really have curb appeal. It’s a fun figure, but the bright, new green color is generally a red flag on bronze as something that has been synthetically aged by forced oxidation to create patina. That is, dry brush these colors on the prop or try some wiping action. You have a credible prop overall and I really like the effort in making a non-standard figure. Great work.