Identifying donor pieces can be a *****. I've found myself spitballing & looking in all corners of websites and all manufacturers and all types of models well past 3 am.
Instead of looking for these donors in a shotgun manner, wouldn't it be grand if you knew which kits were on hand (in the studio) when each film was being made?
Kits for ANH
Kits for TESB
Kits for ROTJ
The concept is simple, but it is team effort. I would also think the process would snowball -- as donor kits are ID'd, then more and more missing pieces will be properly ID'd.
I know we have some serious eagle-eye kids out here who have spent a lot of time and energy ID'g on their own and may not be keen on sharing. If you don't have the kit yet, and don't want to share out of fear of raising the auction bids, I totally understand. However, if you've already got the kit -- please share. Its a bit zen -- the more people put into this, the more everyone will get out.
Even if you have no kits to vouch for, perhaps you know a site that can provide some links to the already noted kits?
I've only created (and will curate) over the SW films, however I hope to see other films represented. I know BSG was being put together at the same time and by some same persons as TESB -- there are some likely cross-referencing between those two subjects/threads.
Come one, come all --
I invite everyone to come and participate in this group project. This is the tool that may alleviate hair pulling and probably provide more sleep once all kit pieces have been identified.