Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread
The McQuarrie X-wing... seems to me that what we call the McQuarrie X-wing probably derived from whatever was the latest thing to come off Joe Johnston's drawing board at that point.... Same with the TIE in the McQuarrie painting, not a Ralph design, a Joe design. By this stage in the production, McQuarrie's role seems to have switched from design to production painting proper, a task that saw him sticking ILM designs into his paintings to show ILM how those designs could look together in a final shot. The whole Death Star background in the 'McQuarrie X-wing' picture is definitely copied directly from a Joe Johnston sketch.Nice, they actually blueprinted the McQuarrie X-wing. Didn't know that.
Also, why does the canopy appear to be stuck on? All ILM canopies were built in, no?It's from the current Profiles in History Auction. It's claimed to be screen used but its not. It's the solid fuse casting. It has lineage to a real pyro but this is definately not what they claim in the auction.