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Comic Con 2015 Stars Wars Blockade Runner filming miniature, Star Wars Oscar at PIH

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  1. MoviePropCollector

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    Star Wars blockade runner part of Profiles in History Comic-Con booth
    June 25th, 2015 at 4:32 pm -

    Premier Entertainment and Historical Document auction house, Profiles in History will once again be presenting an amazing display of original movie props and items at their 2015 San Diego Comic Con Booth #1605, July 8 – 12, Wed thru Sunday in San Diego.

    This year Profiles is paying tribute to Academy Award winning special effects master, Grant McCune as they present McCune Masterworks at the convention. Profiles is devoting its entire Comic-Con booth to McCune’s vast career featuring the original, screen-used, Star Wars IV: A New Hope 18″ filming miniature “Blockade Runner,” used in the films opening scene carrying Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2 among its crew. Comic-Con fans will be treated to this rare opportunity to see this iconic piece of movie history up close and personal. The ship has not been seen or displayed publicly for close to 40 years. Mr. McCune, was the Chief Model Maker for Star Wars and was one of the primary members of the team that won the 1978 Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects for the film. His Oscar® will also be on display !

    In addition to the “Blockade Runner,” the McCune Masterworks display will also feature a production made “X-Jet” miniature from X-Men 2 and a German U-Boat filming
    What’s even more amazing is all three of these items will be offered as part of Profiles in History’s Upcoming Fall Hollywood Auction and Comic-Con visitors will have this unique opportunity to get a sneak peek at these historic film props before they are auctioned. A portion of the auction’s proceeds will help fund the upcoming Grant McCune Foundation providing scholarships to young model makers and designers.

    Other items on display (not being auctioned) include the Spaceballs ”Winnebago” spaceship filming miniature and a selection of four incredible musical automata created by McCune Masterworks: “Survival of the Fittest” (Dodo Bird Evolving), “Confusion” (miniature Art Deco Theater plays movie), “Wired Exports” (Brass Armillary) and “Tender Credibility” (miniature Gold Mine Mountain), as well as a number of other original McCune Masterworks creations.
     
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    Re: Comic Con 2015 Stars Wars Blockade Runner filming miniature, Star Wars Oscar at

    Here are a few photos for the above:

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  3. gizmo

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    Re: Comic Con 2015 Stars Wars Blockade Runner filming miniature, Star Wars Oscar at

    Isn't the blockade runner that ended up on screen the much larger model in the archives or on tour. I'm not sure this smaller one was used. Either way it's still cool and will be a cool exhibit. :)


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    Re: Comic Con 2015 Stars Wars Blockade Runner filming miniature, Star Wars Oscar at

    It was used for the opening flyby, and in the shots where it is docking/docked in the SD. Yes, so that means it's in more shots than the big one!
     
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    Wow I always thought it was all the big one. Very cool then. ;)


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  6. KramStaar

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    Re: Comic Con 2015 Stars Wars Blockade Runner filming miniature, Star Wars Oscar at

    The big one is still in the archives, I saw it there last month.

    Regards..
     
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    Lucky *. Wish I could go to the archives. ;)


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