Watch This Sculptor Recreate Raiders of the Lost Ark's Creepiest Scene Using Crayons and a Hair Dryer

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If made today, the Raiders of the Lost Ark scene with Major Toht’s grisly demise would undoubtedly be created using a digital stunt double and complex CG fluid simulations. But in the early ‘80s, old-school practical effects were still a Hollywood staple, and using crayons, sculptor Steven Richter demonstrates just how simple it is to make someone look like they’re melting away.

Of course “simple” is a relative term in this case, as Richter is already a very talented sculptor and makes short work of recreating actor Ronald Lacey’s head using a mixture of melted crayons and clay so that the material can be shaped and moulded. You can certainly try it yourself, but the results might not end up

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