Has Anyone Scanned the Japanese "Star Wars Chronicles Vehicles" Book Yet?

JediMichael

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I'm not sure, the description for the photo translates to "Silver paint is applied to the entire miniature for the Death Star miniature that has just started production, and the transparent band hanging on the left side of the sphere is filled with paint. This is a guide to use when applying." doesn't sound like it's something they changed, but also doesn't look like any aspect of the Final product. Good catch.

Again, the full scan is too large to attach, but here's a screenshot of it. It's the same image, just at a lower resolution
Thanks. Really cool to see what they started with, and then the final model.
Wonder how long it took them to complete this whole model. Guessing it doesn't say.
 

Baruopa

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Thanks. Really cool to see what they started with, and then the final model.
Wonder how long it took them to complete this whole model. Guessing it doesn't say.
The text on that page reads,

The ultimate weapon of the Galactic Empire, the Death Star, is a super-huge space station with a diameter of 120 kilometers, comparable to the moon, and has the power to destroy one planet. However, the Galactic Empire and its Imperial leadership, including Grand Moff Tarkin, underestimated the Rebel Alliance's unyielding fighting spirit. They were never willing to give in to this "technological symbol of terror"...

A completed miniature with a diameter of about 91 cm. The small spots of light that create a sense of giganticness were expressed by manually peeling off the paint from the surface.

Shooting for synthetic material. A light is applied from behind to highlight the contours of the dark areas. The same applies to the photo on the right.

An early Death Star matte painting with a superlaser depression on the equator (pictured above). The surface of this drawn Death Star has fine holes, and when illuminated from behind, many lights shine, making it look like a giant Death Star that looks like a three-dimensional object. Pictured right is a prototype Death Star built by Colin Cantwell.

A miniature of the Death Star that has just started production. Silver paint is applied to the entire miniature to block light, and the transparent band hanging on the left side of the sphere is a guide used when adding vertical streaks and painting.
 

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