Asylum fabricated the Chinese bracelet props for Sky’s TV series Lucky Man.
Upon receiving the CAD model of the bracelet, we made cosmetic adjustments as well as practical ones such as devising a discrete joining mechanism, which allowed the actor to put on the seemingly uni-body pieces with ease. We also added crevices for foam linings, and adjusted the strength of the magnet-inserts for the wearer’s comfort.
The models were 3D printed, carefully sanded and primed, then plated with a metallic finish, before being individually hand painted to resemble patinated copper.
It was essential the bracelets were exactly identical to each other, so extra care was taken to match each one to the master copy. We also made several other variants of the bracelet according to the storyline where it accumulated damage and scorching.
Finally, we modelled a matching box to go along with the bracelets. Also 3D printed, the box features etched artwork, designed in-house, using references provided by the client. After painting to look like aged pewter, it was then finally lined with felt for a luxuriant finish.