"Sculpting a Galaxy" book in November

temponaut

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Am I reading this right? There will be a $50.00 edition and a $295.00 edition, and both of them are hardback? Is the difference between them, then, the goodies?

Can hardly wait to find out what those goodies are, as nwjedidave said. Especially if they account for the $245.00 difference in the price. :confused

And, yes, I'll be buying a copy with goodies. :D Thanks for the link.
 

steveo

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Ok, this sounds interesting, but I certainly hope this will be majorly OT and not PT, because honestly, I'm tired of looking at pictures of CGI models.
 

foxbatkllr

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Originally posted by steveo@Feb 27 2006, 10:24 AM
Ok, this sounds interesting, but I certainly hope this will be majorly OT and not PT, because honestly, I'm tired of looking at pictures of CGI models.
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Of course, more models were made and used in each PT movie alone than the entire OT combined.
 

AT-AT Luvah

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Bet dollars to doughnuts that this book will be prequel-trilogy heavy given the substantial increase in documentation of this part of the film-making process.
 

phase pistol

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Since the goodies in the "Dressing A Galaxy" deluxe edition were costume swatches, perhaps this time it'll be bits of Death Star surface or something. B)

- k
 

phase pistol

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BTW this is interesting

Amazon.com Sales Rank: #18,349
Yesterday: #276,697


Apparently a few folks placed preorders. :lol
 

Jack Bauer

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Yeah I preordered this baby. A MUST have.

I also can't wait for the "The New Essential Guide to Droids" and "The New Essential Guide to Alien Species" books.

And in 2007 "Origin of the Death Star". SWEET.
 

lonepigeon

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Originally posted by Jack Bauer@Feb 27 2006, 10:39 PM
I also can't wait for the "The New Essential Guide to Droids" and "The New Essential Guide to Alien Species" books.
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Glad to hear that. I'm actually doing the art for the New Essential Guide to Alien Species right now.
http://www.starwars.com/eu/lit/ref/news20060223.html
:end cheap self-promotion plug. :)

The modeling book should be something.
I'll most likely watch Overstock.com for that to show up.
I preordered the costume book from there for $165.
 

Probe Droid

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A promo for the book came into my office today. Unfortunately, it's only about 8 pages, so there's not much to go on (what's there is nice--Death Star, Watto, Geonosis, Star Destroyer), but at least the cover letter has a name I can contact for more info. I'll find out what's included in the $395 edition.
 

vaderdarth

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I saw what the extra goodies are that are included in the deluxe edition of the book. Actually pretty impressive stuff. There is a miniature landspeeder with four separate figs: Luke Obiwan C3PO and R2D2 and also several miniature deathstar surface pieces. All these are from the original filming miniatures. Not sure if they are only maquettes used in planning the final props or not. Regardless....I have seen all the pieces documented before. I wanna say I saw them on the sideshow collectibles site. There were pics of the pieces included as well. There is yet another prop reproduction pictured on the book cover itself. It's MR's Upcoming M. Falcon.... Very nice cover art indeed. Looks pretty promising to me. :)

Dave

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A promo for the book came into my office today. Unfortunately, it's only about 8 pages, so there's not much to go on (what's there is nice--Death Star, Watto, Geonosis, Star Destroyer), but at least the cover letter has a name I can contact for more info. I'll find out what's included in the $395 edition.
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Probe Droid

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Couple'o pix:
iniside pages
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rear cover
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SithLord

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I didn't know they would be having characters in the volume set....I wonder if Darth Vader will make an appearance inside...after all...his armor components were sculpted....

I thought it was just going to be ships/miniatures....if so they could have called it "Kit-Bashing a Galaxy" :D
 

vaderdarth

Master Member
Sithlord, I too was suprised that something besides the ships/sets would be in this volume. I guess they can technically go with anything that is sculpted. I'd love to see some OT costume sculpts in this book. That would rock. I can never get enough of those. I understand this book is about 50:50 OT versus Prequel. That is better than I had hoped for.

Dave :)
 

Probe Droid

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Yes, unlike the similar Dressing A Galaxy book of last year, this covers all 6 films. Unfortunatly, the materials I have don't include a table of contents, so I can't provide specifics, but I'll be getting a review copy at the end of September, about 2 months before the book hits stores, so will provide an early preview then.
 

GKvfx

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There are scans of the entire brochure over at StarshipBuilder.com

It is my understanding that the book is more of an art book, with the models photographed nicely against a white backdrop, as opposed to a Chronicles-type book with behind the scenes stuff. At least that's the impression that the brochure gives. The deluxe edition (or whatever the pricier version is being called) will also include a DVD that has more photos in it along with interviews. And the aforementioned toys.

The OT will be sharing pages with the Prequels, but ironically, there are probably more models from the prequels than the OT if you include all the maquettes and art dept models (and the book does cover these). I know, we all have a soft spot for the OT, but hopefully, there will be a nice balance.

I was able to look through the Dressing a Galaxy Uber-Edition earlier this summer. If the Sculpting a Galaxy presentation is as nice as the Dressing book, it will make really cool addition to my bookshelf (though the shelf will likely have to be reinforced.....)

GK
 
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