Wednesday, August 22, 2012
While doing an image search for OSR artwork, I came across an illustration by Stefan Poag that reminded me of the Vul-Kar idol from the Fireball Island game made by Milton Bradley that I bought a while back to use as a piece of dungeon terrain.
The idol is made up of three pieces molded in a very dark brown plastic.
I decided to wire it up with some LED lighting to spiff it up a bit and make it look more like the artwork from the game. To do that, I drilled out the eyes to allow the LEDs to shine through.
I then drilled two small holes in the base to accommodate wiring for the LEDs, and a larger hole for a burning flame.
The flame is a Mega Bloks torch flame from their old Dragons line.
I wired it all up in series, soldered the connections, and used some electrical tape to hold down the loose parts.
9 volt battery attached, and voilà!
As an aside, Vul-Kar bears (at least to me) a strong resemblance to Zardoz.
Zardoz (or Vul-Kar) may also have been an influence on the decoration on the front of the Iron Claw Goblin Stone Thrower as well.