Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Beatles Gear 1964

Read the client reviews!

"Beatles Gear 1964"

The artwork from The Beatles in 3D is exceptional . I purchased "Beatles Gear 1964, 12" X 18" and the fine attention to every detail, and photo realism is exquisite (right down to the four "sizzle rivets" in the drum kit's, Crash/Ride cymbal!!).

You would swear this is a photograph, made even more graphic by the high-quality gloss finish of the print. It's a perfect rendering of (and nod to) the classic, circa 1964 instruments on which The Beatles created a sound that changed the pop music world, forever.

Whether you're a musician, fan, collector...or any combination, thereof...this is a very cool, first-rate addition to any collection or display!

William W, El Macero California.

Abbey Road control room #2 - 1965

Sorry Google friends..too long since my last post!

Another render from the Rubber Soul era, the Abbey Road #2 Studio control room circa 1965. 

3 ft x 4 ft wall mural printed on high-quality fathead type material. Also available on premium Kodak paper in almost any standard and custom size. 

Please email for info. 



Monday, July 1, 2013

RS sessions #1 October 1965.

Another from the Rubber Soul era.

"Paul's Guitars - 1965" . 9" x 12" Kodak print.

Follow the link to zoom in on the details.


Monday, April 22, 2013

More from the 1965 scene...

A close up shot of the back of Lennon's Fender Vibrolux , part of a much larger scene inside studio #2 .

Part of a 24'' x 48'' panoramic print on Kodak paper where the client choose his own 1965 gear set up with a few added pieces of vintage gear.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Rickenceiling 1965 pt. 2.

Complimentary vintage-style Polaroids ship with every purchased full size print.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Kenwood sunroom in 3D

Here's another installment of Lennon's sunroom in the form of a 360 degree panoramic virtual tour, viewable in most browsers as Flash and HTML 5 on your Apple device. Ill be adding several more camera views in the coming weeks.

Kenwood sunroom in 360

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Washington Coliseum Drum Riser 1964

18" x 24" print on high quality 100lb gloss stock.

The "Washington Coliseum Drum Riser " took about 12 months to complete and is a completely computer generated photo-realistic recreation of Ringo's drum platform as it appeared after the first Beatles concert appearance at the Washington Coliseum on February 11, 1964.

"The Beatles" logo used in this rendering is a high resolution digital photograph of THE ACTUAL 20" Remo Weatherking bass drum head Ringo used on his Ludwig kit on The Beatles first appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and and their first US concert at the Washington Coliseum 2 days later on February 11 1964.

So highly detailed that you can read all the text present in the scene such as the set list and the words "bass drum" on the 20" Remo drum head.

Included in this rendering is the actual drumhead used by Ringo Starr
(owned by Russ Lease, President of Beatlesuits.com) and the Washington concert set list handwritten by John Lennon (owned by Beatles author and collector Mark Naboshek).

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ringo Starr's Ed Sullivan kit

Ringo Starr's Ludwig kit on the Ed Sullivan set, February 9, 1964.


The drums are printed to ACTUAL SCALE on heavy duty vinyl features vibrant colors with a matte finish for reduced glare.

eBay listing $125.00 FREE SHIPPING in the USA

Just like the 18" x 24" "Ringo's Drum Riser" poster above, I used the same high resolution photograph of the ACTUAL 20" REMO WEATHERKING bass drum head Ringo used on his Ludwig kit on the Beatles first three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and their first US concert at the Washington DC Coliseum on February 11 1964. 

I can print any custom size on Premium Photo paper or wall mural material.

See ebay listing for wall mural details

The Beatles Ed Sullivan drum head as it appears today. 

Photograph courtesy of owner R.W. lease Ltd.

Read all about the history of Ringo's drum heads on Beatlesuits.com

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ringo's Ludwig badge

3D render of Ringo's Ludwig badge model made for his Oyster Black Pearl kits.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Beatles Vox Continental

Another famous piece of Beatles gear: The Vox Continental combo organ. Many thanks to my friend Franco in Ontario for the reference photos and specs. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"The Fool" sunroom piano

The sunroom piano as painted by "The Fool" in the summer of 1967 , as best as I could recreate with the available photos. This piano is now owned by Dhani Harrison.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ringo's Ludwing bongos & friend

So here's another peek at a few small pieces, but still important Beatle percussion; Ringo's Ludwig bongos and a Bayan, which is the larger drum of the tabla set.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mr. Kite poster & other sunroom objects d'art

If you're a Kenwood Blog habitué and all-around Beatles trivia enthusiast you know that Lennon had his Mr. Kite poster hanging in his den and a Great War recruiting poster with Lord Kitchener somewhere around the front entrance.

Check out the great blog "Beatles Place" for photos of famous Beatle locations including the shop where Lennon most likely bought the Mr. Kite poster.

Thanks again to the Kenwood Blog for allowing me to ride his photographic shirt-tails.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beatles Worcester Ware Tin Tray

Another one of many "virtual props" is the Beatles Worcester Ware Tin Tray circa 1964 which Ive made for a 3D scene.

Thanks again to Major Ed for the tray (and game) measurements and reference photos which I used as my texture maps after a little Photoshop work.

And the assist goes to Beatles impresario and extraordinaire Greg Feo of Los Angles for pointing out an important little detail I missed, which was the label on the back and "Made In Great Britian".

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Beatles Flip Your Wig game

So here we have yet another one of many Beatles 3D virtual props, modeled to scale for a WIP scene, in a transparent attempt to keep the posts coming.

The Beatles Flip Your Wig game 3D wire frame and full color render with a little retro color correction.

Many thanks to Major Ed (Semper Fi) for the box and playing piece dimensions and reference shots which I also used for the texture mapping.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kellogg's Corn Flakes box circa 1967

Since I've received a lot of e-mail about Paul's Pepsi radio I thought I might as well post some of the more interesting objects for fun in between posting complete scenes so here's a Kellogg's Corn Flakes box render for a Kenwood sunroom.

Although the front is a 1967 U.K. version, I created the completed texture from a few different vintage cereal boxes so it's not entirely accurate how the actual box would have looked like.

If anyone happens to have a vintage Lennon spec Kellogg's Corn Flakes box lying around please drop me a line.

To quote the Beatles Bible;

Born of John Lennon's post-touring retreat into suburban daydreaming, Good Morning Good Morning was inspired by a Kellogg's commercial he heard while working with the television playing in the background. Read more...

Of course, a little inspiration always helps. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stuart Sutcliffe's artist's palette.

Another "virtual prop" for use in an early Beatles 3D scene. This rendering is a recreation of the artist palette Stuart Sutcliffe used while studying at The Liverpool College of Art.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Kenwood sunroom Pt. 2

Time for some Shameless Self Promotion

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Now Ive hit the big time, thanks to Mike Bedford, webmaster of the Plugs N' Pixels website and his wonderful write-up and feature in Issue #18 of his Plugs N' Pixels ezine.
Some Beatles fans are content to collect their music, while others bid on memorabilia, attend conventions or make pilgrimages to Liverpool and London. Then there’s Chris Sileo, who applies his many years of experience as a broadcast designer (virtual sets, motion graphics, 3D logos, news graphics) to reproducing locations and objects related to the Beatles.

In this scene, part of George Harrison’s childhood home is reproduced. Below is John Lennon’s Sunroom, where he spent much of his leisure time. Both scenes are accurately reproduced to the smallest detail.

Thank you Mike!

Plugs N' Pixels ezine Issue #18

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Paul McCartney's Pepsi Radio

Onto the obscure, which is the Pepsi radio Paul had in hand when they landed in America on February 7, 1964.

Recreating all these many famous photographs and scenes familiar to Beatle Maniacs doesn't consist simply of amps and guitars.

There is also a vast array of other objects contained in these recreated virtual three-dimensional spaces from furniture and tea sets to alarm clocks and everything thing in between.

Paul's Pepsi radio is one such objects seen among all these Beatle gear 3D scenes. Hey, even in the virtual world you still need props.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Kenwood Sun Room

A little virtual trip back in time to John Lennon's sunroom at Kenwood. Well known to Beatle fans as his escape and a place where he wrote many Beatle songs.

Thanks to Sean for his wonderful research. Click the link for additional sunroom 3D renders exclusive to the Kenwood blog.

The Kenwood Blog.