Monday, August 13, 2018

X-Wing

Some dreams I've had since I was an actual child came true this year, in more ways than one. I've been planning how to write about those experiences, and do justice to the amazing people who brought me there.

But in the meantime, what do I do to celebrate? Start all new projects!

I present to you a photomatched study of the Full-Scale X-Wing. The props in the photos below are from A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, respectively. The geometry matches across all three movies. Either the prop is actually the same or it followed the same blueprints between movies. My gut says that the prop for A New Hope was scrapped and rebuilt with the same blueprints on Empire, which is how the full-scale Falcon was built. Then that full-scale X-wing was reused on Return of the Jedi. In one of the photos an X-wing that is only built from the nose forward is visible, which may have also been a prop in Echo Base on Empire.
















6 comments:

  1. Awesome! Keep up the good work! :)

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  2. Do you have precise dimensions of the X-wing full scale prop? If so, what are they?

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  3. "We had a full-size X-wing left over from the first film, and two partial ones,” says Kurtz. “We added onto that and now we have three or four complete X-wings.”

    J.W.Rinzler: The Making of The Empire Strikes Back.

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  4. By the way, can you please help me find the original version of this photo?


    https://bit.ly/2UO3hHW

    I mean without the red lines. ;) It is a rare moment to see R2 washing Luke's spacecraft (as in the novelization).

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  5. I did a google image search :) it's the product photo of a physical print sold on amazon
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91XyPDzKaHL._SL1500_.jpg

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