In order to make one of the prop documents for this episode, Andrew sculpted a primitive amulet of Tsathoggua. Designed first as an illustration, he used the HPLHS laser cutter to prepare a layered cardboard mockup, and then covered that with clay and worked out the surface details. He made a mold of that clay sculpture, and cast a copy in brass-filled polyurethane resin. Meanwhile, a very talented calligrapher named Josh Berer translated the final testament of Selim Bahadur into genuine medieval Turkish, while Darrell Tutchton created an ink drawing of Tsathoggua. The calligraphy and drawing were combined digitally to make a scroll, and it was photographed along with the resin cast of the amulet (and a crushed lacquered box from eBay) in Sean's backyard. The resulting photo is one of the props for the episode.
Andrew's clay sculpture was sufficient for this photo, but we wanted something a little better, so using 3D modeling and the help of HPLHS member Travis Hammer we created a 3D printable version of the amulet with more refined details. Travis printed up eight duplicates of the amulet, and we had them cast in solid pewter and plated in an antiqued gold finish. We have paired it with the complete scroll of Selim Bahadur. In the photo you can only see one side, and only in black and white, but in this beautiful prop replica you get both sides in full color. Together they are crucial elements from Robert E. Howard's classic Mythos story plucked from Charlie Tower's bank vault and come to life in your hands! GET YOURS TODAY!