Throw Me The Idol!

My latest pet project was sculpting a digital model of the Chachapoyan fertility idol from the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. I’m telling you, Sculptris is a hoot to play with and a powerful tool.


Not exactly right, but mostly right. Including the little happy newborn baby Supermaning his birth:


Interestingly, when searching for some clear images of the idol, I discovered that it was originally designed to have its eyes follow Indy around the room, but that idea was scrapped. See some cool photos of the various props at

I might try to get a little 1.5 inch figurine printed, but it won’t really be permissible since I don’t own the design.

UPDATE: Here’s an interactive 3D viewer courtesy of Sculpteo:


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