Sankara Stone: Take Two
Like an itch you can't scratch, it was driving me crazy that the prop Sankara Stone I made was not closer looking to the one seen in "Temple of Doom", so I had to re-do it.
I sanded down the one I made, then did what I previously posted with far more care using reference images and not just glancing up at the movie while on TV. It actually took less time to do than the first attempt. It's not perfect, but much better.
On a side note, I believe just jumping in head first on any project is the best way to learn. Re-making an established prop may seem silly, but most art schools will have you re-draw a master's work to gain knowledge. Prop making is no different.