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The Death of Sherlock Holmes
Another entry in the MOC Athalon for my team the Ingloious ABSt&rds.
About this creation
Links first for safety:
Inglorious ABSt&rds Homepage
2011 MOC Athalon Homepage

This is my entry into the 2011 MOC Athalon.....category is:
6. Classic Literature:
Make a single scene from a classic book, Shakespeare, Poe, Twain, Hardy, London, Tolstoy, Joyce, you decide. The literature MUST have been published BEFORE 1950. No size restrictions. (IE: Man in a room with a Raven at the window)



Ok, well I spent nearly an hour writing out an elaborate detailed description, only for MOCpages to delete it for some unknown reason. So now you will get the short and curly version.



Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was getting tired of writing about the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, and killed him off in "The Adventure of the Final Solution" in 1892. Holmes presumably took his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty over the Reichenbach Falls with him.



After 8 years of public pressure, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle decided to bring back the famous detective and went on to publish over 30 more stories and two novels featuring Holmes and his adventures.





This build was a lot more difficult to photograph than I anticipated. Unfortunately Holmes' arm blends in with Moriarty's receding hairline, especially at certain angles.





The original print, drawn by Sidney Paget and published in The Strand Magazine. The build is based upon this scene.

Commentary:
At first I wanted to do a Dickens' scene as I know how much Bones LOVES him! LMAO I have always been a Sherlock fan though, and it seemed like a good fit. Unfortunately the pics don't do it much justice at all. But, well there it is.

As to why the pages are deleting my write-ups, is beyond me. I totally blame Chris! :P



Comments

 I like it 
  March 18, 2011
Fantastic work!
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  March 17, 2011
Yep, the last shot works best, especially next to the original strand print. The Deerstalker flying off is a nice detail and the landscaping is lovely. I shall have to learn some mini-land scaling and try it out....
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  March 15, 2011
Well done Heath! I am actually reading the complete Sherlock Holmes right now so surprisingly I actually knew what you were talking about!(for once) Well done and a great scene.
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  March 15, 2011
I blame Chris too. The landscape and waterfall is most impressive here, but the figs were a bit hard to discern until I saw the drawing. 4 points.
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  March 14, 2011
The only good Dickens is "A Muppet Christmas Carol". I do love Doyle though and this is a cool scene. Your score = 4
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  March 14, 2011
>> 4 points <<
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  March 14, 2011
Yeap, it's always my fault. 4 points! ~ Chris.
  March 14, 2011
Nice choice Heath - Score = 4
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  March 14, 2011
Great mini-land scale figs, but the landscaping impresses me the most. Good show.
Heath 'kik36' Flor
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  March 13, 2011
I remember reading about this.. it was quite sad as i had taken a liking to him.
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  March 13, 2011
I couldn't quite figure out the poses until I saw the picture, but you did great, I really like the waterfall.
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  March 13, 2011
Nice work here overall. Good call on going Mini-land scale, and the houndstooth hat going over the edge is a great touch. I've always loved the Red Headed League. Rock on!
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  March 13, 2011
Very nicely done. Great scene.
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  March 13, 2011
You certainly chose a challenging scene, Kirk. The waterfall and rock work is terrific! Good luck with them judges!
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  March 13, 2011
This is great, I love the waterfall and the positioning of the figs! I dont, however, like those round 1x1 legs...
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  March 13, 2011
D'OH, I had the same idea, but i made it in minifig scale. Your version is great!!
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  March 13, 2011
I can imagine that this wasn't an easy task, but you mastered it perfectly. Bravo! I better stop writing now, bacause my last comment on your last MOC got moderated to death. Why guys, why?
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  March 13, 2011
The last shot is definitely the best, especially with the comparison photo. Another excellent entry, my friend, well worth the wait!~H
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  March 13, 2011
Nice scene. I had trouble at first sight, but can make out what the 2 figs are doing after seeing the original print. Not too bad. Also like the cliff and the water breaking over the rocks jutting out.
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  March 13, 2011
Brilliant interpretation. Not much of a fall though :)
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  March 13, 2011
Reminds me of the old Sherlock Holmes series with Jeremy Brett. Good stuff all around.
 
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