Sunday, January 27, 2013

Very Old Engines Up and Running!

Time to talk about part two of Very Old Engines!

Someone commented on this video that they had never seen anyone attempt this story before. I suppose this is true of all of Very Old Engines. They're not easy stories to recreate as they require customized models. Fortunately for me, custom models have become my specialty. ;)  Bucking Bronco saw more of the cabless Skarloey and Rheneas models as well as my three Skarloey Railway coaches! They need a bit of touching up still, but they look good enough for now. Nothing really special in this episode besides the customs. Actually, strike that! This episode saw the return of Skarloey (the station of course). I haven't used that location since Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady and I was happy to bring it back! I also tried to replicate a few sets from older Skarloey Railway episodes. See if you can tell which ones. 

Check out the episode now, and keep an eye out for Stick in the Mud next weekend! Till then! 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Triple Take Down!

So here we go, I'm going to talk about the last three episodes in my series! Let's start with Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree shall we?

I don't think I could be happier with this if it was the TV Series episode! Okay, so I missed the Christmas season (mostly), I did manage to get it out on the 13th Day of Christmas... yeah, I know there's no such thing. Not a whole lot to say really, other than I really enjoyed filming this and it was really a lot of fun! As usual, the snow was flour and boy was there a lot of it! So if you haven't seen it already, check it out below! 

Back to the regularly scheduled episodes now! Next to be released was Mind That Bike

Once again, really positive feelings connected with this episode! It was short, sweet, and really easy to film! Seriously, I think I shot the whole thing inside an hour-and-a-half! It helps that the story is super short too! Also almost everything takes place on the Ffarquhar set! I love it when stuff is that easy! My lovely ERTL Post Van got some good screen time as did my (relativity) new mail car! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Check it out now!

Now onto the nineteenth episode of Season 4, Crosspatch

Again, really really really happy with how this turned out! Just totally delighted! I love it when I feel like I really hit the nail on the head with one of my remakes! These three are like the Era of Good Feelings for my series! I really liked the boat scene. It's probably one of my favorite scenes I've ever done! I took a little inspiration from Blue Mountain Mystery if you couldn't tell. ;) I think it's really a unique scene in what I think will be a really unique set of remakes! And if you like custom models, this series is for you! My cabless Skarloey and Rheneas make their debut in this episode, and boy do they look splendid! And by the way, there are three custom Skarloey Railway coaches on the way too. Keep an eye out for them! Did anyone notice that Dolgoch makes a cameo? See if you can spot him!

Stay tuned for Bucking Bronco coming soon!  

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tweet, tweet!

Yeah, I'm on Twitter! What's the big deal?

Oh yeah, you can hear my thoughts on all the stuff I get up to! Check it out in the link above and keep and eye out for Very Old Engines soon!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Obligatory New Years Message

Ring out the old, ring in the new!

Happy New Year to all my faithful followers and subscribers! I'd like to say thank you for more than doubling my subscriber count in 2012 and I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store! As of now I'm at nearly 300 videos and have just over 900 subscribers! These are both huge milestones for me and I'd like to say thank you once again for all your support!

Now down to business. I've had family in town, plus lots of time with friends over the holidays, so I apologize for not getting Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree out in time! Rest assured, it's still coming I just am not sure when. I truly wanted it up by now, but I have once again fallen a victim of circumstance. For now check out the latest Behind the Scenes and Outtakes videos (both number 20) on my channel!

Thanks again, and I wish you all peace, joy, and love in 2013!!