First, I figured you knew me long enough CHEWIE that you considered me honest. This is my story, so since you
seem to be the one questioning things, you're questioning myself and my integrity publicly, as I see it. I don't care for that, and if you wish to talk petty, I feel that makes you look at least equally petty to be honest. I never really question you publicly on anything... I considered you someone I'd respect publicly if you posted something and I wouldn't question it, but I see I don't get equal treatment. I'm disappointed to say the least.
Next, these images are NOT easy to enlarge without noticeable loss of detail... I see clear differences between your image of BGJ38 and my original picture, which I assume you have some experience and see the differneces... And I'm not even adept at Photoshop. Maybe you respect Rob and Brad's opinions enough to believe them though? If you do, feel free to ask ROb and Brad how completely inept I am at Photoshop and how I've asked questions from them just on how to watermark stuff.
If you think I know how to steal an enlarge images, well you're way off the mark, trust me, haha. It also doesn't make sense that anyone's even arguing that point though, considering I have a few images in there not posted elsewhere (IE: The open cockpit on the Snowspeeder which was a personal request).
I'm disappointed I'm having to defend myself to you CHEWIE. I guess I really expected different, I don't know. I find that just disappointing is all I can say I guess. I don't jump on your ass when I have posted things you've picked up on and posted at a later time or date on Yakface, have I? Likewise I just gave credit to Jayson for his scoop on the new CW packaging the other day. That was a great story I thought.
Lastly though I'd like to address the site that originally posted the images of the protos... I don't know them as I don't know many collectors out in that area, but I hold no anymosity towards them either. I'm sure they're all nice guys. I didn't steal their images as you've made sure to imply (Probably one of the most disappointing things I had the joy of reading on an otherwise decent day), I was given these by a source is all, like I noted. One I have known in the past for images like the Target TIE Fighter and more. I don't know anyone at Coreplanets and meant no disrespect to them, but the fact is I had some of the same images (only larger) and a couple that weren't posted anywhere as well, so I ran our own story on the matter.
If someone there feels wronged by me though, my apologies to them, but lots of sites wind up using images others have access to as well... I think simply looking at the story in any capacity would've proven that I hadn't done that, but again my apologies to anyone who was offended, that wasn't the intent. It also wasn't exactly posted at a news site either though, so I also felt no real need to credit someone for images I had myself, and which are
different, and which I figured would be interesting separately due to their size and the additional pictures.
Like I said, a lot of this issue really disappointed me because I get along with pretty much everyone on staff at other sites that I can think of. I've had some snide things said about me by others I used to consider friends here and there, but largely it's never been an issue with me. I don't have enemies, or at least I didn't think I did, and so now I'm a little wiser I guess.
EDIT: I'll also add that anyone who's fuming to you in private over Jedi Defender is free to email Paul or other site administration on the matter. Currently Paul's kicking up his feet on vacation I believe, but I'm sure he's interested in what people have to say rather than them remaining silently angry. Maybe everyone considers me a heartless bastard, but at least Paul's a nice guy and this is his site.My apologies for spelling mistakes above, I'm typing from a less than comfortable terminal right now as I'm not home at the moment. I think I'm missing more mistakes than I'm seeing too.