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.
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
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....
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.