Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Idol Artifact Pedestal Production Update

And for the final update of 2015, here are six Idol Artifact Pedestals in their early painting stages. These pedestals seen here have already been reserved for people on the waiting list, but as always, more are being produced, so you want first dibs on the next batch, please visit my contact page HERE and send the request.

For more info, please click HERE.

And have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Idol Artifact Pedestal Production Update

New batches of Idol Artifact Pedestals are currently in the works and new fresh castings are already being pulled out of the mold are turning out great! As of this writing, five pieces are already reserved for those on the waiting list. If you want to get first dibs on these new batches, please let me know by clicking here and send the request and one will be reserved for you before they go back for sale on the website.

There are three pieces left over from a previous batch that I'm hoping to get completed by the end of this week. In the meantime, here's a short making-of video showcasing the painting process of these pedestals.

For more info on this item, click HERE.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Siva Linga Stone Replica Production Update: First Batch Complete!

First batch of six Siva Linga Stone replicas are finally complete. Those on the waiting list will get their notifications shortly. These six are just the initial batch of the new run and have already been claimed, but more will be made as time permits. Remember, those on the waiting list get first dibs on any new batches of "sold out" items. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list and reserve a stone please let me know by clicking here.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Siva Linga Stone Replica Production Update

Gettin' there! I must say these first pulls from the new Siva Linga Stone mold have reproduced beautifully; much less fixing up required than with the previous, somewhat problematic mold.

Seen here are the new batch of Siva Linga Stone replicas all cleaned up and ready to be sealed, primed, and painted. Also seen here is an upside down stack of three Idol Artifact Pedestals with still some cleaning up to be done before they are ready to be painted. This is just the initial new batch, already reserved and spoken for from patient folks on the waiting list. I had to order more material to make more castings so rest assured more will be made. If you wish to reserve an early spot for either a stone or pedestal, please feel free to put in the request HERE.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Siva Linga Stone Replica Production Update

No, it's not a thick mix of Aunt Beru's blue milk (or purple milk in this case). It's the brand new mold for the Siva Linga Stone replica. For more info, please read my update on this in my previous blog entry HERE.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Siva Linga Stone Replica: BACK IN PRODUCTION!

And it's about time, too! I've been asked more than a few times when I'd start producing these again and my answer was "until I get a few things out of the way and after I've made a new mold that's suitable", as the original was pretty shot and was always problematic. Well, a new mold is being created as I type this. And since I'm retiring the original mold, I thought it might be a good idea to slightly revise the original master sculpt with a few extra minor details. Among these are a few more dings, cracks, and scratches, and longer carved lines across the front. This will differentiate this run from the previous one.

My goal is to try and have a few ready in time for Christmas (but don't hold me to that). In the meantime, click HERE to request to be placed on the waiting list and one will be reserved for you.

Click HERE for more information.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

New Cthulhu Wall Sculpture in the Works

Cthulhu still rests, but that doesn't mean you can't prepare for his arrival.

Continuing on my line of H.P. Lovecraft's "Cthulhu" themed artifacts, a new wall sculpture is in its earliest stages. It will depict the creature in his often-depicted resting position. I sometimes make some pretty rough hasty concept sketches, and this one shown here is no exception, but it's enough to give myself an idea of what I want to aim for.

The figure of Cthulhu will be in a fairly elevated relief over the background tablet which will be heavily aged and weathered, as though recovered from an ancient archeological dig. The tablet will also feature a series petroglyphs throughout. Of course many aspects may (and often do) change during the sculpting process to tweak things along the way. Like for example, as evidenced in the above rough sketch, the outer shape of the edge of the tablet isn't quite realized and has been revised (and probably will be again) in the initial sculpt seen below.

The final piece will measure approximately 9-inches tall with a nearly 2-inch depth.

Keep checking back for updates down the line.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Cthulhu Idol Mini Statue, New Batch Now Ready to Ship

From the depths of the imagination of H.P. Lovecraft comes this unique mini idol. Its design depicts perhaps Lovecraft's most famous literary creation, Cthulhu, a gigantic and malevolent cosmic entity first described in his short story "The Call of Cthulhu".

Each is hand cast solid with a realistic antiquated stone finish and measures approximately 3 3/4" tall. Bottom is fitted with soft felt pads.

To order yours, or for more info, please click HERE.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Army of Cthulhus!

Here are a couple of pictures of the latest batch of mini Cthulhu Idol statues, all painted and ready to be packaged. And just in time, too, as I just sold the last out of the previous batch.

For more info, or to order yours, click HERE.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Long Delayed Production Update

Sorry for the lack of recent updates. Better late than never right?

First order of business, production on the mini Cthulhu Idol figurine is still in full swing. The picture you see below is a few of over 2 dozen raw castings of the new batch that will be completed some time late this summer.

As of this writing there is only a couple completed idols available to order right now, which can be ordered here. If they are sold out, you may occasionally find one also listed on Ebay, and Etsy.

Lastly, the Idol Artifact Pedestal will once again be available for purchase soon as new batches are currently in production.

The first few will be going out to those requested to be placed on the waiting list. Here's a peek at one of the fresh castings just pulled just a couple of days ago...

Once the waiting list orders are fulfilled the remaining pieces will be available to order here. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list to have one reserved for you, please feel free to contact me.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

"They don't leave much, do they?"

Thus were the words uttered by James Best's character, Thorne Sherman, as he picks up a jacket ripped to shreds with no trace of its unfortunate owner in the 1959 camp cult classic, The Killer Shrews.

What started as a mad scientist's experiment of my own ended up in a project I'm aiming to see into completion, a bust depicting one of the creatures from the film. I had some time ago acquired a new kind of clay that I'm quickly falling in love with and will definitely become an often-used medium in my workbench for years to come. As I started experimenting with the clay I began to fashion my own interpretation of the foul creatures, testing along the way how well the clay performs with various tools and conditions.

Here he is in various stages of progress, and he's really hungry!


Stay tuned!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In Stock and Ready to Ship!

Here is the "Faces" tea light candle holder, part of the City of the Twin Serpents series of artifacts, in stock, and ready to ship to you! For more information or to place an order, click HERE.

Still Available!

As of this writing there are two of these pieces available and ready to ship! It's the 12-inch tall Twin Serpent Guardian Spirit wall plaque. Hand crafted and meticulously hand-painted with a beautiful ancient stone-like finish, and features a sturdy wire loop on the back for easy wall hanging. (Please note that due its size, weight, and fragility, this item can only be shipped within the United States.)

For more info or to place an order, please click HERE.

All Current Cthulhu Items In Stock & Ready To Ship!

That's right! As of this writing, everything you see here is available to order and are ready to ship to your door. From top to bottom is the mini Cthulhu Idol statue, the two color variants (left is "coral", right is "stone" color finish) of the version 1 Cthulhu wall plaque, and finally the antique bronze-finish version 2 Cthulhu wall plaque

For more information or to place an order, click each item link above or click HERE.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Now Available: Cthulhu Small Wall Relief, Ver. 2

The first batch of version #2 in the series of Cthulhu small wall relief sculptures are finally complete. Here's a peek at the little beasties...

Each is painted in a faux antiquated bronze finish and feature a sturdy wire loop on the back for easy wall hanging.

For more information or to place an order, click HERE.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mini Cthulhu Idols Back in Stock!

As promised, the latest batch of Mini Cthulhu Idols are completed and are now back in stock and ready to ship!

Is one of these yours?

For more information, or to place an order, click HERE.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Big Announcement! Most Landron Artifacts Items Now Ship Overseas!

It's been one of those things itching in my mind. Given that Landron Artifacts is currently a one-man, privately run operation (and a tiny one at that), I had avoided adding the complications of international shipping. I've finally decided to open up my offerings to be available to the rest of the world (where legally permitted)!

I have updated all applicable product pages with a link to a special note to customers outside of the U.S.A with special ordering instructions. As of this writing, there is one item that is simply too heavy and fragile to be safely shipped overseas, namely the City of the Twin Serpents Wall Relief.

The new international ordering instructions are as follows…

Before placing an order, please contact for a shipping cost estimate. Once your shipping cost is calculated, an invoice will be emailed to you from PayPal containing the total extra shipping cost. Please note that some email spam filters may mistakenly place this invoice in your spam folder.

If you agree to the quoted shipping charge, you may click on the payment link to send payment. Once your shipping cost has been paid, you may return to the product page of your desired item and place your order. 

If you do not agree to the quoted shipping charge please request to have your invoice canceled as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT: In compliance with applicable laws, all shipments will be declared at their full USD value. You will be entirely responsible to pay any customs fees and taxes that may apply.

Many thanks in advance! If you have any questions on anything that needs clarification, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email.

Production Update — An Army of Cthulhus!

The Cthulhu invasion! Here are the Mini Cthulhu Idol troops taking a sitting break before getting eye transplants (each of the 3-pairs of eyes will be hand-set so these guys are currently blind).

This pile of Cthulhu Wall Reliefs are ready for their base coats. Seen here are the Ver. 2's, as well as a couple of the Ver. 1's (seen on the lower right).

Friday, February 20, 2015

Mini Cthulhu Idol — Product Availability Update

The introductory mini Cthulhu Idols are, as of this writing, temporarily sold out, but you can request to be placed on a waiting list and get first dibs on the next run which is currently already in production. As always, for all the latest keep checking this blog.

Though the initial run of this item was mostly experimental and limited to only a handful of pieces, they sold much faster than I anticipated so I'd like to personally send my many thanks and appreciation to those of you kind folks who ordered and thus helped fuel future runs of not only this but other future items. To those who expressed their interest in being placed on the waiting list for the next batch, my thanks again as well as for your patience as the next batch gets underway.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Big Update! Cthulhu Wall Relief Ver. 2 & Mini Idol Final Product Images!

First up, the second Cthulhu wall relief design in an antiquated bronze finish. Measures approximately 5" tall and features a sturdy wire loop on the back for easy wall hanging.

As of this writing there will only be 2 pieces available soon but, as always, more will be produced pending enough interest. Once they become available you can place an order for yours by clicking HERE.

Second, the Mini Cthulhu Idol. Each is hand cast solid with a realistic antiquated stone finish and measures approximately 3 3/4" tall. Bottom is fitted with soft felt pads.

These mini idols are now available. For more information, or to place an order for yours, please click HERE.

Lastly, a promo video for the Cthulhu Mini Idol showing glimpses of its making and a showcase of the final product. Enjoy!