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Yes I came across the picture today unexpectedly-it was taken around Halloween night in 1981. We won a few costume contests that year-I am Solo in the picture...
I was about to 'correct' you, Thomas, as I mis-read the original post as 1991..... which I thought was pretty damn impressive...It just occured to me...where did you guys get blasters like that in 1981????
I had a good friend who was a history teacher and a real militaria buff. Since all we had in those days was some very limited photo reference like the StarWars storybook and soundtrack album picture, no visual dictionaries, no DVD's with frame grab capabilities, and no RPF we had to look elsewhere. We looked through the old militaria archives and identified the base weapons we now know and love: C96 mauser, sterling machine gun etc and went from there adding the scopes, grips details as best we could. We were lucky as another friend's dad had a machine shop with a lathe and that really helped with the pieces. All the blasters were all metal. I still have the Solo mauser from those days. We also did Leia's blaster and Chewie's bowcaster which were not in the photo.It just occured to me...where did you guys get blasters like that in 1981????
Ok, I found a couple of more pictures-these are from the 1983 Premiere of Jedi when my friends and I worked the local theater and entertained the lines waiting to get in. We were rewarded with a screening the night before with the local press and the movie theater staff. You can see one of my friends came as George Lucas circa 1983. That cracked us all up.awesome picture, thanks for sharing with us!
do you have more pictures? iÂ´d really would love to see more... :love