Hey, CHEWIE, always good to read your comments!
No offense taken, you actually made me smile & laugh while reading your comments. You were dead-on about some things!
RE: (1) You're right about Cody! What a shrimp! Perhaps if I find another Cody & Utapau Clone, I'll send them to you to do the "knee surgery", since I would just end up destroying both figs. Need to sign up for your Figure Anatomy class.
RE: (2) My original vision of Palpatine's Republic address had various shots of Senators, clones, and Jedi watching him during key parts of his speech. But those pics would have been complicated for me, since I would have to use some type of monitor for them to be looking at. That would include some photoshopping of Palpatine himself. In the end, I crapped out of trying and just used simple pics. I also thought of using the BP Senate Pod in various shots, but thought against it. However, I knew I had to breakup the Palpy pics, so I inserted shots of Thire, Appo, the Shockies, and the 501st. Perhaps I'll go back and take some more time for the re-release!
RE: (3) Your comments are very true about moving the Clones around a bit more. I tried posing them all different, but never went back for subtle changes. And that one Clone was sleeping!
RE: (4) You nailed the pet carrier!!! My dog didn't mind - I paid him in Greenies.
RE: (5) Thought that pic of Thire would get your attention. Sorry to say, not a custom. Just a simple cut & paste of the Evolutions III head to a beheaded Shocktrooper. I knew I could do a simple photoshop edit with Paintbrush, so I took a pic of the Shocktrooper holding his head/helmet, and then posed the Evo III clone in the exact same spot so the lighting would match. In the end, it came out perfect!
Thanx again for all the feedback tho. Glad to be back in the swing of things with the photonovels.