The "Raider's Idol" has long been a prop that many collectors have sought to acquire and over the years many replica's have been produced - all of

them the familiar gold plated icon that we recognize from Raiders of the Lost Ark.  As I've said on other forums, for me, its always been a prop

first and foremost and I've never regarded the idol as something real or something the character Indiana Jones actually did carry -

Since my feelings towards the idol are firmly rooted in the real world, I made the decision to try and make my prop replica look like the idol version

presented to fans and collectors by the The Prop Store of London

 I never anticipated the interest that this build has attracted and regrettably, I didn't take progress photographs as I worked.

I'm sorry if this resource is rendered less successful or unsatisfactory as a result.

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