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?
Armada Starscream: I have a question. Is there a thread where users can post summaries of their whole head-cannon and fandom worlds? Like how they would see Sodor progress, and how they imagined things happening? Im not sure Fan THeories Explanations and Reasons is enough
Jul 28, 2020 7:29:59 GMT
splatter: Idk. That would be sick though!
Jul 28, 2020 8:18:03 GMT
9: It depends really on how you want to go about it. If you're thinking of creating your own take on Sudrian History, for example, I would suggest you try one of the fanfic-related pages of the site. Otherwise, it depends how you want to set it up
Jul 28, 2020 10:19:02 GMT
9: Although, does anyone know of any towns, villages, etc..., on Sodor that aren't connected to the Fat Controller's railway? I was thinking about using them as locations in either stories about road vehicles like Bertie, or stories that take place in history
Jul 28, 2020 10:31:40 GMT
splatter: I don't know. Considering how much of Sodor is spanned by railway lines, I doubt there'd be many villages that aren't close to or centred around a track.
Jul 28, 2020 11:01:50 GMT
Armada Starscream: 9: yes it would be on things like that, with users able to go into detail on things like fan history, backstory, and statuses of things they like to consider their own canon.
Jul 28, 2020 17:02:44 GMT
Armada Starscream: I wanted to know if there is already a thread for that, or if I or someone should create one
Jul 28, 2020 17:03:58 GMT
Parker Productions: Send your thoughts on the 'Tugs Musings and Speculations' thread
Jul 28, 2020 17:34:59 GMT
Culdee Fell: 9 As far as the Railway Series goes, Ulfstead is the obvious one.
Jul 28, 2020 18:34:51 GMT
9: Thanks! Also, did you guys happen to notice anyone we all know making a cameo appearance in a segment about Teddy Boston, in one of the latter's home movies, during a steam railway programme shown on the BBC two nights ago? I know I did!
Jul 28, 2020 23:26:34 GMT
Madness: I have my new 'Mini-Series' episode of Season 5 premiering tomorrow night. Here it is: youtu.be/qBCuETJa3xA
Jul 30, 2020 0:14:59 GMT
Vought Sikorsky: In terms of other isolated areas in Sodor, there's also Balladrine, Balladwail, Ballaswein, Cabalnoo, Cregwir, Droghan-y-Claghan, Elsdale, Kellaby, Kirkleas, & Killaban, as well as Harwick.
Jul 30, 2020 6:02:52 GMT
Vought Sikorsky: Though if you're going off TVS Canon that last one would be excluded (And most likely a few others as well considering the TVS' liking of giving stations random place-names).
Jul 30, 2020 6:03:47 GMT
fobhew22: The latest SHEB volume has just hit the Library, and its a very fittingly titled instalment considering the hot temperatures we've had in the UK today! Read 'Overheated Engines' now!
Jul 31, 2020 18:13:53 GMT
Mr. Coffey Pot: I will soon be telling you a special story of James the Red Engine featuring CynicOnRails' original story of 'Alone' on YouTube with my friends! See you there! youtu.be/wi9fvH3sNM8
Aug 4, 2020 19:39:27 GMT