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MaulFan
01-31-2008, 07:24 PM
Hey gang, first off, I just want to say sorry for starting a new thread and I hope I don't seem like an ego maniac or whatever for doing this. The reason I'm starting this thread is because now that I've completed these, the last 5 are brand new, I wanted to present them all in sequence to give viewers the full experience of the project, and since there's almost 60 pictures, I decided to just start a dedicated thread rather than bog down another thread with so many images on a page, this way if you want to take the time to let them load and have a look, it's your choice, but if you wanted to check out the chatter about the figure in the other threads, you don't have to suffer through the load time.

So with that, here is my completed ANH Film Still Gallery produced with the amazing Old Ben ANH figure from Sideshow.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/1.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/2.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/3.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/4.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/5.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/6.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/7.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/8.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/9.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/10.jpg

MaulFan
01-31-2008, 07:24 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/11.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/12.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/13.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/14.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/15.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/16.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/17.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/18.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/19.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/20.jpg

MaulFan
01-31-2008, 07:25 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/21.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/22.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/23.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/24.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/25.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/26.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/27.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/28.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/29.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/30.jpg

MaulFan
01-31-2008, 07:25 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/31.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/32.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/33.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/34.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/35.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/36.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/37.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/38.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/39.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/40.jpg

MaulFan
01-31-2008, 07:25 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/41.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/42.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/43.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/44.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/45.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/46.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/47.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/48.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/49.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/50.jpg

MaulFan
01-31-2008, 07:25 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/51.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/52.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/53.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/54.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/55.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/56.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/57.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/58.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/59.jpg

Darth Waller
01-31-2008, 07:32 PM
These look great. Nice to have them all together. :clap

Grange Wallis
01-31-2008, 07:37 PM
YOU"RE AMAZING MAULFAN!

Can't say it any bigger than that! :D

Shropt
01-31-2008, 07:40 PM
Wow!!!!!!!

Anzik
01-31-2008, 07:53 PM
What about the empty robe?

dr2red
01-31-2008, 08:09 PM
You rock my world Maulfan!!!

That was awesome

Kuzeh
01-31-2008, 08:18 PM
What about the empty robe?

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

Amazing job Maulfan!! Thanks for sharing such an impressive work!!

pixletwin
01-31-2008, 09:00 PM
So very very impressive. The photos, the poses, the stills, the figure (especially the figure). :duff

crasis
01-31-2008, 09:06 PM
Seriously dude, your photos made me love my Ben figure more than I ever did. I even had to pull my wife in here to look at this thread. She thought we were looking at normal film stills during the lightsaber battle shots. Amazing. :chew:chew:chew

Anzik
01-31-2008, 09:10 PM
I wish my Ben would get here.

:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2

Rook
01-31-2008, 09:20 PM
A lot of that wishing going around. :(

I wonder what the delay is at Sideshow...

Parker
01-31-2008, 09:30 PM
I wish my Ben would get here.

:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2

Yeah, my looooooooonnnnngggg wait is almost over, it finally arrives tomorrow. Now, if only I'd getting my status for Palpatine changed from Item Shipping Soon to Item Shipped, I'll be set. (until the next one ships that is.)

DarthTrafford
01-31-2008, 09:43 PM
You could post these 100 times and they'd never get boring.
Great job Maul Fan!
:chew

galactiboy
02-01-2008, 12:53 AM
Thats great, somehow I missed a whole chunk of those. Love the duel... those are awesome, and his expression is perfect for it.

mista_carrot
02-01-2008, 01:19 AM
Awesome work! I did a lot of this kind of stuff with the 3 3/4" figures, so I know how long it takes to get the lighting and the pose just right.

With that, I've found that adding a blur filter to the figure (and not the movie still) helps it mesh with the rest of the image. I know it seems counter-intuitive, but it will make it look even more like it's a part of the film. Just keep adding the blur filter until it looks right.

Keep up the great work!

DarkDaysinVegas
02-01-2008, 01:27 AM
Hell....I dig this more than the movie itself b/c of Maulfan's killer artistic style and the usage of the 1/6 SS SW Old Ben fig! :bow :bow :bow

Darth Rage
02-01-2008, 05:16 AM
Most impressive. Too bad you're going to have to re do half of them when Tatooine Luke arrives....or maybe that's a good thing....:D:cool:

Anzik
02-01-2008, 06:51 AM
That Luke will be perfect for the "I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father."

KitFisto
02-01-2008, 07:02 AM
Wow dude.....awesome job.

MaulFan
02-01-2008, 07:51 PM
Most impressive. Too bad you're going to have to re do half of them when Tatooine Luke arrives....or maybe that's a good thing....:D:cool:


That Luke will be perfect for the "I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father."

Exactly my thoughts when the figure premiered. I'll also be able to add Han into a few, and maybe with a little luck by year end, :vader

Deak Starkiller
02-01-2008, 08:45 PM
Great stuff as usual MF, I think my favorite (which is also the creepiest because it's so lifelike) is the cantina table scene with Luke, Han, and Chewie. I hope the crew at SCC gets a kick out of your work, I know we do!

MaulFan
02-01-2008, 09:03 PM
Great stuff as usual MF, I think my favorite (which is also the creepiest because it's so lifelike) is the cantina table scene with Luke, Han, and Chewie. I hope the crew at SCC gets a kick out of your work, I know we do!

Thanks, that's actually one of the ones I like most for how Ben looks, the from below lighting really faired well, and SSC has enjoyed my still work, I've made a few batches of desktop wallpapers for figures incorporating images like this.

Endor Troops Wallpapers (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/behindtheshow/?page_id=3029)

30th Anniversary Wallpapers (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/behindtheshow/?page_id=3081)

Asajj and Leia Boushh Wallpapers (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/behindtheshow/?page_id=3640&source=092007news)

hairlesswookiee
02-01-2008, 09:32 PM
incredible pics... i need to get one when i get the cash together.

Deak Starkiller
02-01-2008, 09:33 PM
incredible pics... i need to get one when i get the cash together.

Yeah you do man, he is the be all end all of SW figs besides troops.

Rogue Trooper
02-04-2008, 01:25 PM
Great stills and great lighting Maulfan, how about a ROTJ obi telling luke about his father.

Wor-Gar
02-04-2008, 01:37 PM
Unbelieveable!!!!

Sean just retold the entire ANH Ben story with the figure! That's dedication and excitement.

Can we expect the same with Palps-Sidious? This time you have many more SS figures to incorporate: Anakin, Mace, Kit.

MaulFan
02-04-2008, 01:43 PM
Unbelieveable!!!!

Sean just retold the entire ANH Ben story with the figure! That's dedication and excitement.

Can we expect the same with Palps-Sidious? This time you have many more SS figures to incorporate: Anakin, Mace, Kit.

Absolutely, I took all my stills for Palpatine weeks ago when the first notice came through. First night tomorrow is going to be some generic images though, but I will be incorporating Anakin, Mace Windu and Kit Fisto into the stills where appropriate. I've got 3 batches of stills.

1) Palpatine Reveals himself to Anakin, covers the whole scene from when Anakin tells Palpatine Obi-Wan has found Grievous to when Anakin leaves to tell Mace what's he's learned.

2) Palpatine's Arrest / Mace Duel / Vader Knighting, this covers from when Mace first walks into Palpatine's chamber to Sidious's evi smirk after ordering Vader to the Jedi Temple, and I'm not sure how I'm going to pull it off yet, but 1 still of Sidious giving Order 66, it's a must.

3) Sidious vs Yoda - the whole scene from Yoda's entrance to Sidious calling for his shuttle to rescue Vader.

MaulFan
02-04-2008, 01:46 PM
Great stills and great lighting Maulfan, how about a ROTJ obi telling luke about his father.

I'll probably do some from ESB, and I'll look at trying ROTJ, but every shot of him in Jedi, the background was very busy with trees and vines and such, and with him being transparent, filling in where the film ghost was has to be pretty much seemless. It can be done, but it'd take a lot of time and with other figures to enjoy and projects I'm working on, may be too time consuming and not rewarding enough to dedicate to.

chewblacca
02-04-2008, 01:54 PM
Wow, Maul, wow. That was incredible! Can't wait to see what you can do when you have the eps 4 Luke, Han, and the eventual Darth Vader.

Seretur
02-04-2008, 02:08 PM
That was really special, MF. Bravo! :clap

MaulFan
02-04-2008, 02:12 PM
Ya, I walked away from doing these at one point because of how many things I was getting at once, plus the time it takes to do these and more background characters coming for a while, I just stopped, but Ben's greatness was the figure it took to get me back and Palpatine will keep me going. I'll post some other galleries later tonight. I did Mace vs. Jango Fett in AOTC (Hasbro Fett, MAY update to Medicom later, but the few of Jango you don't notice quality much.), Darth Maul on Tatooine, and Obi-Wan vs. Anakin in ROTS.

Protozaius
02-04-2008, 02:13 PM
Absolutely, I took all my stills for Palpatine weeks ago when the first notice came through. First night tomorrow is going to be some generic images though, but I will be incorporating Anakin, Mace Windu and Kit Fisto into the stills where appropriate. I've got 3 batches of stills.

1) Palpatine Reveals himself to Anakin, covers the whole scene from when Anakin tells Palpatine Obi-Wan has found Grievous to when Anakin leaves to tell Mace what's he's learned.

2) Palpatine's Arrest / Mace Duel / Vader Knighting, this covers from when Mace first walks into Palpatine's chamber to Sidious's evi smirk after ordering Vader to the Jedi Temple, and I'm not sure how I'm going to pull it off yet, but 1 still of Sidious giving Order 66, it's a must.

3) Sidious vs Yoda - the whole scene from Yoda's entrance to Sidious calling for his shuttle to rescue Vader.

It's great to have all of those astonishing Ben photos all in one place... rather than scroll through the entire generic Ben image thread.

Geez...I cannot wait for your Palpatine photos! I hope you create another thread from them as well. :monkey5 :monkey5 :monkey5

Grange Wallis
02-04-2008, 06:33 PM
Those picture DO do this figure justice, Maulfan! Now I received this figure only last night and this is the best in the SS Series so far and the best 1/6 portrait I have ever seen! So your Photos being on the same level says a lot for your skills as a photographer!

Mooncat
02-05-2008, 05:38 AM
Well fudge me !

Another thread just as good as the first !

Had to double take on this one thought you were cheating and it was real !

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHBEN/40.jpg

DeadMan-Mart
02-05-2008, 01:19 PM
Nice Job man!! Those pictures look very good!

iansilv
02-05-2008, 01:33 PM
that doesnt look real! You are using one of sideshow's statues in thsoe pictures!

abake
02-06-2008, 01:59 PM
:slap

Yes.
That is the idea.

MF, that is a massive amount of work!
Looks fantastic and just goes to show how good this figure is.
If SST had put the belly in, and a better undershirt, it would be a perfect ten. As it is, it's a 9.9 :D

iansilv
02-06-2008, 02:05 PM
:slap

Yes.
That is the idea.

MF, that is a massive amount of work!
Looks fantastic and just goes to show how good this figure is.
If SST had put the belly in, and a better undershirt, it would be a perfect ten. As it is, it's a 9.9 :D

This baby's off the charts!