I can certainly try to share what I know and the materials I used if that's helpful... but as this was my first screen printing project, I am no expert. I basically watched Youtube videos until I felt brave enough to dive in, then practiced until I got what I was aiming for. The one video that made it sink in the best for me was this one:These are all fantastic. Really interesting to see the amount of screen-printing you're doing. That's something I might get into down the line as a lot of Star Trek props were screen-printed and if I want them to be accurate... Would you ever consider posting about that process, in terms of where you're sourcing the materials and the costs involved?
I always liked the Brett series. It's not just my favorite filmed version of Holmes, but it's one of my favorite period productions. It actually looks and feels like you're watching something from the Victorian era. Most modern period productions completely fail to make me really believe in the setting and characters.
Agreed. We try to go into a lot of this on the podcast.Not to get too far off-topic, but the production values and cinematography are miles above almost all other attempts to depict the SH stories. Have you gotten far into a plan for a second series of props? Any teasers?
We have sourced a decent copy of the slipper... but it's probably not something we could personally reproduce easily, however, if we could get a bulk discount, it might be something we could incorporate.Personally - I would love to see items from Holmes' study - his grey slipper for storing his tobacco, etc...
Awesome! We had some of those on the list, but not all. As we move into production on the next volume, I will post here to show updates and ideas. Thanks!I suppose a period-style photograph of Irene Adler would be on the list. I imagine it as in a bakelite or stamped leather frame. Maybe something from the Diogenes Club - member's card, menu. A key to 221b that would be appropriate to the period locks. For that matter, maybe a set of period skeleton keys for unofficial breaking and entering. We don't see any of Watson's military decorations, but that may be a thought. And along those lines, a photograph of Mary that John might have among his effects. A little large, but that tin dispatch box would be pretty cool. Just some thoughts.
Thanks, James! We will post here, for sure. The Napoleon bust will be a big project, I think, and a good one to document on TheRPF."Pipes, hats, and magnifying glasses can all be purchased, but finding a copy of the Musgrave Ritual or an accurate recreation of the show-used Napoleon bust is what got me excited to start this project."
Makes absolute sense! I'm excited to see what else you have under your sleeve - the Napolean bust is of interest as I can display it nicely in my study.
Would the Mazarin stone be possible? But I can't wait to see what you have plannedAgreed. We try to go into a lot of this on the podcast.
Second series of props... the big teaser would be recreating the bust of one of the Six Napoleons (with the black pearl of the Borgias pushed in the base). Volume 1 was established to help us raise money for the podcast as well as gauge interest into other collections. We've found a couple people who worked on the show and currently own copies of the actual Napoleon props, which we intend to scan and base our replicas on. Then we have a list of about 50 other ideas.
Anything as a standout prop you'd like to see?