Scarrviper wrote:This was a really well made chapter. I've read most of this photo novel already up to this point, even though I'm not a prequel fan and my interest in the EU has become smaller and smaller as it has gotten more and more silly. But enough about that. This series has had some great moments, and I like the customs I've seen. Lots of creativity and inspiration. In fact, last night I modified an extra boshek head and placed it on a VC AT-AT commander body so I could have my own quick custom of Tylin.
I should also mention that the sets used here look fantastic, and every shot looks excellent. Very well photographed
julianmaurice wrote:Chewie, you have set the ball rolling in style my friend! I've never really been into the Clone Wars era, but now you are entering into my era of interest and your first chapter has me hooked.
If I were to offer any criticism, it's that I'm going to have to wait for the next part! The writing was faultless, the dioramas and customs add that touch of magic to the proceedings.
I particularly liked the walking away sequence "relieve him of his pain"... it has set the scene for an exciting villain.
By your own admission you have given yourself another immense task moving forward and I am very excited at the prospect of more.
I am ashamed to say that I haven't read the rest of the Enloe series...but I sure as heck will now. I've always been extremely impressed with your Yakfinities customs, easily some of the best I've seen, but that diorama blew me away. The photography was excellent, capturing feeling through faceless plastic like Kirshner! You also did an amazing job of making the shots look post-battle. It had a cold, dusk, heavy feel that really set the mood. I am so impressed.
JCobb wrote:As far as EU, prequel, and photonovels, here is my feeling. I am an OTC man, through and through. I enjoy most well written EU, regardless of era, and can take or leave the prequel series (Revenge being easily the best of the three, and perhaps saving the trilogy IMHO). Photonovels, though, have a way of taking the "Hollywood" out of Star Wars, the way George did to start the series (but seemed to lose his way, sadly). A well written photonovel is every bit as good as the OTC, and this is shaping up to be just that! Can't wait for Chapter 1!
Darth Depressis wrote:hey guys lets make the hit count equal on these boards too...
show your support everywhere! keep enloe alive...
DarthStarkiller wrote:Tylin also, now, looks aged.
Great start to your new series! I have to agree with Jules, I'm glad you are out of the Clone Wars era and now into the OT era. Your old photonovel was the only one I could follow that was in the PT era. I'm just not a big fan of clones and such.
I loved the depth of your dioramas! Your Bob Ross "happy mountains" painting really paid off! I also like the hazy look and feel of every picture. Absolutely love "the Baron." The arms off that German motorcycle figure are some of my favorite. When I first say that toy it immediately spoke to me of Admiral Skreed from the old Droids cartoon.
jlw515 wrote:I kringed when I saw your custom Gun Turret with the blast marks, because I only own two I couldn't imagine scorching one like that; but that is the price we pay to produce photonovels. I'd like to see a better picture of that speeder looking vehicle with the ramp down where the Rebel was laying. It looked pretty cool.
jlw515 wrote:Lastly, I know there's been a push by Darth D to post on various forums. Me personally, I can't keep up with all the different forums. I do good to keep up with Yakface and Rebelscum, and I've already decided (if you haven't noticed) not to be posting my photonovel on RS. Reason being, the level of response has always been down on that site.
jlw515 wrote:Only real critique I might have is the opening crawl. The top of the crawl was hard for me to read. It may be the identical angle from the movie, I think the angle looks good, but I would suggest a darker shade of yellow/gold for the letters.
jedistyle wrote:nice kick off to the new installment in your saga justin!
-i really enjoy the painted back drop youv'e done for this as opposed to digitaly altering the pictures, as mentioned by some of the other forum members the whole set really does look as if its natural out doors and has that dusty grity air to it. the aftermath of the battle came off well with the wrecked speeder and barrier walls along with the rebels casualties.
jedistyle wrote:-storywise its also very intriuging. it's clear that tylin is running around searching for this relic for personal reasons and using the assets of the empire to do so, which i cant imagine the empire/empror looking to kindly on. im really looking forward to seeing what he has planned for it once he gets a hold of it.....
jedistyle wrote:-i was interested to see that you gave one of the troopers an actual name, Draven. Im curious to see if he develops into an actual substantial charecter in the story that mabey conflicts with tylin or is his right hand man, or if he is a charecter we will see worthy of another custom out of armor.....
jedistyle wrote:again a great kick off and im defineteley looking forward to seeing the next chapter......great work friend!
Stronox wrote:I just want to add my praise for your creative talents to what everyone else has already said. I loved reading this, and found myself looking again and again at all of the artwork (because to me every aspect of this is art at it's finest). I may be a bit behind, but I really like the overall look of the Stormies and seeing the subtle details in each of the figures. I also really liked the uncaring/bored look of Tylin Gere, it is so perfect for an Imperial Baron. Like so many others as well, the look of the scenery and set pieces are top notch!
Stronox wrote:I could only wish to be able to create something on this level...Can't wait to see more!!!
YakPurge wrote:HE'S BAAAAAAAACKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YES! Thank the maker.
Love the enviro Chewie i mean wow fantastic set-up, it looks like a set from a movie I swear.
Story was great, straight to the point with just enough action to it. Can't wait for more buddy.
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