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Posted by John R, on 2010-11-20 03:38:44

Indian Restaurant.

Well, I'm slowly getting the 'Hall of the Curry King' set together. With any luck it will all be finished by January and we can start filming. The pictures show parts of the set thrown together which is why the wall paper doesn't seem to join properly. Once I get the baseboard in place I can start putting things permanantly into place. But I'm happy with my stairs and the glitzy bar. Like everything in the movies nothing is what it seems - the ceiling lights are actually air fresheners fitted with small halogen bulbs! (No, they don't melt but they do smell nice!) Once I get it put together I'll post some more pics and show some more detail. Meanwhile I'll press on...





Posted by Dean, on 2010-11-20 04:37:44

Nice set. This chap looks just like my local Indian Restaurateur, complete with open fly...! Have you tried wetting the table cloth to help it droop a bit more? Mould it to the corners and flatten the sides when wet and it should retain its shape once dry (depending on the material - is it a napkin?).

Posted by John R, on 2010-11-20 05:56:15

Hi Dean, Yes Nick suggested the wet table cloth. I did that and the cloth looked un-ironed when it dried out so I tried ironing the creases where it hung. I may have to have another go at it. The cloth is just plain cotton.

Posted by grecodan, on 2010-11-20 09:02:35

Try some spray starch on the table cloth. Spray it with starch, then iron it. It should crease up very nicely.

Posted by downeyj, on 2010-11-20 10:52:34

You might also temporarily hang some weights from overhanging edge of the wet table cloth. Once the cloth is dry, you can then remove the weights. That should help it to hang right. ... jbd

Posted by John R, on 2010-11-20 12:16:20

Starch sounds good. There's something for the wifes shopping list tommorrow. I think weights would help acheive the shape too. Cheers for that, as soon as I've had a go at that I'll post the results. That's why I visit here, someone somewhere always has the answers! Thanks.

Posted by Nick H, on 2010-11-21 01:42:52

Is that flocked wallpaper? Your set absolutely looks like an Indian restaurant!

Posted by John R, on 2010-11-21 02:56:15

Yes Nick, it is flock wallpaper, I'm really pleased with it. I got it from a craft shop. It's called Lush Red Damask and is made by My Minds Eye in the USA. I'm just waiting for the shop to restock with some more then I can carry on decorating! Whilst on the subject of sets your Victorian room is absolutely awesome.

Posted by Nick H, on 2010-11-21 18:35:25

Thanks! I couldn't find any patterned wrapping paper or anything else that suited, so I had to print up my own wallpaper - then after it was done, I say some in a sale that was a little like yours! I like your staircase, and the lights above the table, along the wall.

Posted by John R, on 2010-11-26 17:27:25

Sorry I didn't come back sooner Nick - busy puppet building! The paper I used is made by My Minds Eye and comes in sheets 12" x 12". You can find them at www.mymindseye.com. But you've probably found that already. The paper I used was from their 'Lush' collection and is 'Red Damask'. The small ceiling lights are LEDs running from a 12 volt converter. Up until now I've just connected the LEDs to the source but an electrician friend of mine advised me to solder a resistor in the circuit. This helps the LED last longer and keeps the voltage constant.