Another stellar chapter! Let me list my comments/critiques in a linear fashion:
1. Dioramas: AWESOME work! Your exterior diorama is just amazing! Youâ€™ve got various trees & moss with other plants in the foreground of the camera angle; dude youâ€™ve even got â€˜shrooms!! I couldnâ€™t imagine how hard it was setting up some of those shots so that in each scene there was a variance in small trees, moss, etc. And whatâ€™s great is the background blends in so well that the dio looks like a dense jungle/forest. My favorite exterior shots though have got to be the final action scenes of the outside of the base. The fence and all the boxes & power generator-things really make this look great. Oh, and once again the background looks natural enough that you think that there really is dense vegetation on the other side of the fence. The lab diorama is equally nice! Love the smoke, eerie glow in the bacta tank! And I especially love the smeared (dragged?) blood stains on the floor!
2. Customs: Ok, Iâ€™m going to go out on a limb here and say that every figure in this chapter is a custom! Thatâ€™s like over 20 custom figures for this chapter. I know even the Stormtroopers have a custom paint job, and Iâ€™m thinking even Vader is a slight custom. Even dad-gum T-3PO is a custom with his cut off parts!! Sheesh!! No wonder it took so long!! The zombie customs are great, not too gory and not comical looking either. Although, I will have to admit as they made their entrance in the final action scene at the shuttle, I could swear I could hear Vincent Price and â€œThrillerâ€ playing in the background!!
3. Story: The story was excellent. You wrapped up the previous chapters, went into more detail on the â€œundead,â€ and have finalized the â€œundeadâ€ story on Dathomir - which is great for those of us who are not fans of zombies because (as a fan) one more chapter of zombies would have burned me out. The photo angles tell a lot of the story here! I love how you donâ€™t reveal all of the set at one time. Youâ€™ll have two or three photos revealing a little of the background each time, then have a camera angle from farther away to bring it all together. This picture is the best!!
Without reading the story, you can see the disparity of the situation in that picture! This is not a stand-off by any means, and you capture this quite well!! I also love the shot of Traedon & T-3PO looking over the railing. It reminds me of a video surveillance shot.
Finally, no comments would be complete without expressing my joy for this picture!!
YES friends! That is your â€œDan of the Deadâ€ homage right there!!
Honestly, if I (just) had to pick one thing to critique (and this is very nit-picky), it would be to make the hologram of the Emperor more digital with the frequency lines. I mean your hologram looks great, but if I was forced to critique anything it would be that. Justin your work just get gooder and gooder as we say here in Arkansas!!