Friday, December 30, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

So we have to say goodbye to our princess who didn't need rescuing. "you came in that thing? You're braver than I thought". I'm going to miss her wit, honesty, and power. May the force be with you, Carrie Fisher, always.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A New Hope Falcon Cockpit

been working on this model for a long... long time. Still discovering new details. Nothing major, but this render just looked real nice.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Rogue One X-Wing Comparison

So some pictures are coming out of Hollywood showing a full-scale x-wing parked outside the theater where Rogue One will be premiering. Details match the prop we've seen in trailers and behind the scenes footage. How does it look compared to its sister prop from A New Hope?

Started with a photomatch of one of the images from the hollywood prop:

This is pretty quick and dirty, and I don't think I nailed the proportions or matched the perspective perfectly, but I think this is giving me a good idea of the major planes the make up the body.

here's the same thing done with the ANH version

And here's a comparison of the two

the different colors show the major planes. ANH's nose was more complex, and most of the planes are subtly curved to meet each other at the seams. The RO version seems more streamlined. That large yellow plane across the nose is completely flat as far as I can tell. Only the orange panel with the curved edges is a complex non-planar shape.