Director, Producer, Illustrator, Voice Actor, and Co-Writer of the VRS. Wrote for the Shining Time Station Fansite's Episode Guide. Lead Actor, Vocal Director, and Writer for the #ThomasCreatorCollective. And also Winner of the following awards from IMTA-LA '17 & '18: -Monologue -Singing -Improvisation -Cold Read -Male Actor of the Year -Test Screen -TV Real People (Man, this guy's done a lot! ;D). For more, check out my VO website, www.manyvoicesofjoel.com.
I'm in the process of making some of my own. As a test I've started on the original "Thomas Gets Tricked" video. Unfortunately hi-res Thomas pictures are hard to come by. I've scrounged what I could from the internet (and the "Deleted Scenes" thread, sorry to anyone who took the effort to scan things).
EDIT: The mashup I created as a base - two Japanese DVDs, one German DVD, a book based on the show, and a color scheme from the old American VHS.
First the colors needed some work. Then, some bevels, a background pattern, and extra details on the back side.
Very nice covers, there. I had a personal hunch that they may pick Stanley for the Season 12 cover, as he was the more figurehead character of the newbies .
However, that said, the Hank could work very well. He always struck me as a character HiT would put the most focus on out of the other three. Plus, generally, his debut was somewhat more memorable, and his dark blue colour is one I'd more associate with Season 12, somehow.
Well, after looking at the Thomas VHS covers for way longer than I perhaps should have, I thought I'd try my hand at creating some of my own. And to make things more interesting, I have translated them (badly) into Scottish Gaelic, as a little alternate universe concept.
I've done covers for the first four seasons, and here they are in some kind of order:
Thomas & Gordon and other stories
Troublesome Trucks and other stories
Coal and other stories
Thomas, Percy & The Coal and other stories
Percy & Harold and other stories
The Deputation and other stories
Time For Trouble and other stories
Trust Thomas and other stories
Escape! and other stories
Rock 'N' Roll and other stories
Thomas & Stepney and other stories
Thomas & The Special Letter and other stories
Well, I figured someone might get a kick out of these!
"My other car is a space pirate battlecruiser!"
Check out 'Space Pirate Captain MacTaggart' at these sites: captainmactaggart.tumblr.com & deviantart.com/toastedalmond98
This is a custom VHS cassette cover of Percy Takes the Plunge & Other Stories, a fan-made release collecting the final six Thomas stories Ringo Starr re-narrated for the American market (plus “Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree”, which, as you know, Starr never formally re-recorded for Shining Time Station).
I know I’m not the first person to come up with this idea, but it’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now, and I couldn’t resist getting into the act myself! I tried to follow the box art style of the early Strand VCI Entertainment Thomas video releases to the letter, so editing this got very, very tedious. All the same, I rather like the results! For aesthetic reasons, I went with tan for the cover color.
If you’re one of the other Thomas fans who’ve come up with this idea, feel free to use this mock-cover yourself, just as long as you credit me.
Might add more mock VHS covers later. Watch this space!
UPDATE, 11/25/2019: After over a year, I've (sort of) kept my word!
I replaced the "Woolly Bear" shot on the front cover with a higher-quality version of the same image, and altered the shade of brown using Photoshop's Color Balance tool. Which of these two do you think looks better--the golden brown?
DmayExpress: Just a question I want to understand. why dose the SiF Christmas Message ended after 2016? I honestly miss the Christmas Messages from SiF.
Jan 3, 2020 5:31:00 GMT
Christopher: Lack of time and people available to create the Christmas Messages, especially at such short notice when everyone is busy with jobs, Christmas, lives outside the forums, etc.
Jan 3, 2020 12:35:08 GMT
dtchapman1: Nice to see 'Smokey Joe' has been updated
Jan 6, 2020 23:05:10 GMT
Sleeper Agent: Man they'll NEVER let that Pug tooling die! Beside colouring in the smokebox door handle and the added cab and saddle grab bars I'm not actually sure what else has been updated but I wanna know if it'll still be able to leave Malled in the dust
Jan 7, 2020 22:20:14 GMT
DmayExpress: Happy Birthday to the author of his upcoming book series The Danish Railway Series thedanishsteamer! 🎉🎂
Jan 8, 2020 6:13:55 GMT
Grimstock: Don't know if this is the right place to ask, but here goes: I know the Snowdon Mountain Railway track gauge is considerably wider than that of the Talyllyn Railway, but I can't find info on the actual SMR engines' length
Jan 13, 2020 3:52:03 GMT
Grimstock: See, I've been toying with the idea of making to-scale Wooden Railway customs of the Culdee Fell engines (I'm already trying my hand at the Skarloey Railway engines), and since I'm very fussy about scale, I figured it wouldn't hurt to get a second opinion
Jan 13, 2020 3:53:26 GMT
Vought Sikorsky: Grimstock, No. 1-5 are 16ft 11.75in long, 6ft 6.75in tall, and 9ft 6.25in wide. No. 6-8 are 19ft 5.25in long, 9ft 6.25in tall, and 6ft 5in wide.
Jan 14, 2020 3:41:54 GMT