Posted 03 October 2004 - 10:07 PM
but maybe you could try to make the fire slightly transparent (maybe a apoacity of 95% ?), I got that idea from the picture where the at-st burns.... in those situations it would be good to see WHAT is burning there...
Posted 05 October 2004 - 05:51 PM
ApophisV, on Oct 3 2004, 09:07 PM, said:
But I'll think about what you said, and when I blow things up in the future I'll make sure to remove some bricks from the thing that is blown to pieces before I add the somewhat transparent explosion. It just didn't work in this particular case, but it's something I have to think about.
Thank you again, and thanks for the suggestion you sent in a pm about making the bricks darker where the fire is. You know more about explosions than I do. It's a bit worrying, because explosions aren't something that people should go around being experts at. It's enough if one is insane enough to like them ;)
Posted 08 November 2004 - 02:43 AM
I haven't got much time over for doing comics anymore since I'm working in another city (ever heard of Stockholm? :) ) during the weeks. I can't bring my Lego there. Most of the shots for this one were taken a month ago. I finally had some time over this weekend to put it together.
It's called "The Big Machine", and starts here: http://www.pbase.com.../image/36071822
As usual: Enjoy, or don't ;)
And I WILL be back with more. I just have to take care of some things in life. Like my job...
Keep up the good work!
Posted 08 November 2004 - 08:22 PM
Once again, a great comic. The train crash at the beginning looked good (it feels bad to say this as there was a train crash in the UK today :/) The effects were great and huttmail... :-D
That big round x-ray machine for the tie looks awesome and of course, there is the brotherly love between the two brothers..;)
Can't wait for the next one!
P.S. A couple of the pictures didn't load for me, don't know if this happened to anyone else.
Posted 09 November 2004 - 10:37 AM
I've to agree completely with Jon, I liked the X-Ray machine also very much, good use for the monorail track parts!!! :oD
And nice to see the explosions at the beginning, for sure they added more "realism" to you comic (if we can speak of realism at Lego creations... ;))
P.S. Jon, all pictures were okay for me
Posted 09 November 2004 - 04:53 PM
ApophisV, on Nov 9 2004, 09:37 AM, said:
It was so good seeing it again, it really does just show how great it is! :-D
Posted 10 November 2004 - 01:02 PM
I was going to use a Tie Fighter first instead of the Bomber, but then the mobile crane would have had to be made a little bit higher. And it simply didn't look good at all. I don't know if the crane looks good now either, but I'm happy with it. I'm happy that you liked the X-ray machine. I was a bit worried that it'd just look too big and clumpsy. But then again, critical comments are also useful, so feel free to tell me what I should have done in a different way.
I don't know where the story is going (as you might have guessed already :/ ), but I guess I'll figure something out. I think I'll have to do follow-ups on Chewie, Luke, the Jawas, the droids or Boba soon. Or do something on Bib Fortuna, Lobot or Jabba...
I haven't done anything with Luke since January! The main reason is that I've used all my brown parts for the sand crawler, and can't build the trees for the environment where Luke is in. But I've got a solution for that. I'll just have to use some more of those explosion-effects, and then I'll be able to build some trees again.... ;)
I've got some loose plots for three different scenes at the moment, and I think the Jawas/droids/Tusken Raiders are the easiest to start with....although I have to steal some more sand from the sand box in my backyard. It's freezing cold over here now, so taking the Lego outdoors to shoot an episode isn't an option at the moment.
I've got relatives visiting as well, and I guess they'll stay a while. But I'll find some time to do the next episode soon. And I haven't forgotten my promise to make JarJar melt. I'll just have to figure out a good way to include him in all of this.
Bye for now!
Posted 10 November 2004 - 01:29 PM
Just take the time you need for doing everything as fine as possible... Creating things in hurry isn't fun, and the results arent good either.
Don't worry, I think most of your fans are willing to wait as long as it takes for you to do the next chapter.... ;)
Posted 10 November 2004 - 06:49 PM
Hmm.. I hate it when relatives come sometimes. It means you have to stay talk to them when you could be playing with lego or on the computer. But most of the times they intefer and ask what I am doing. :|
Posted 07 January 2005 - 04:00 AM
Okay, enough talking. Here's "The Big Blitz" (meaning "devastating attack" here, I know it can mean other things as well):
Happy building 2005!
Posted 07 January 2005 - 04:30 AM
Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:39 PM
jipay, on Jan 7 2005, 03:30 AM, said:
It's wonderful to destroy a sand crawler, and I did it beacuse I needed the brown bricks for trees. I've had the crawler on a shelf for a whole year now. It's about time I got access to those bricks again, so that I can make more forest episodes.
Thanks for commenting.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 05:15 PM
This was a a bit short but I liked it, the stealth tusken raiders were good!
Too bad those Jawas destroyed your nice sandcrawer custom!
I can't wait for the next. :)
Posted 10 January 2005 - 12:31 AM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 04:06 PM
jonfett, on Jan 7 2005, 04:15 PM, said:
I just wanted to shoot the whole episode during the same night, and get it uploaded before the morning. It was dark in here, and I didn't have any good lamps to aim at the set. So I had to use long shutter speeds (around four seconds for each shot, if that says you anything) and have the camera on a tripod. I did have a scene where Chewie kicked himself free and the Jawas had to run after him, but those photos turned out blurry and therefore I didn't use them. If I had included that one, maybe it'd been longer. At first I was also going to let 3P0 and R2 stand outside the crawler and let the Jawas fly into it in the background. But then I guess I just got lazy... That's life.
Thanks for the comments. I'll try to get back to Luke soon. I haven't done anything on him since November 2003 I think...
Posted 25 January 2005 - 05:37 AM
Okay, it's 05:30 in the morning now. I'm off for bed.
I hotted up the effects of those laser beams a little. I think it looks a lot cooler now, so I'm sorry for not trying this out before I posted them in the first place.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 05:59 AM
I want to know the sequel so baddlllyyyyy >:(
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