Tuesday, May 23, 2017


So there's an upcoming Young Han Solo movie in the works, if you haven't heard. I started out feeling pretty skeptical of the whole idea, but I'm starting to come around. Basically as soon as they announced that Donald Glover would play young Calrissian....

Now there's been some set photos of Han driving a custom speeder in some kind of chase/dragracing scene. details on the Star Wars News Net here 

So I built this model of the speeder just to check it out up close.

I love/hate this design. It reminds me of the 60s batmobile for some reason, and has some charming details, but that asymmetrical spoiler is ... blegh. Might look great in action though, only time will tell...

(outline of my model, overlaid on a photo of the speeder.)

Friday, December 30, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

So we have to say goodbye to our princess who didn't need rescuing. "you came in that thing? You're braver than I thought". I'm going to miss her wit, honesty, and power. May the force be with you, Carrie Fisher, always.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A New Hope Falcon Cockpit

been working on this model for a long... long time. Still discovering new details. Nothing major, but this render just looked real nice.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Rogue One X-Wing Comparison

So some pictures are coming out of Hollywood showing a full-scale x-wing parked outside the theater where Rogue One will be premiering. Details match the prop we've seen in trailers and behind the scenes footage. How does it look compared to its sister prop from A New Hope?

Started with a photomatch of one of the images from the hollywood prop:

This is pretty quick and dirty, and I don't think I nailed the proportions or matched the perspective perfectly, but I think this is giving me a good idea of the major planes the make up the body.

here's the same thing done with the ANH version

And here's a comparison of the two

the different colors show the major planes. ANH's nose was more complex, and most of the planes are subtly curved to meet each other at the seams. The RO version seems more streamlined. That large yellow plane across the nose is completely flat as far as I can tell. Only the orange panel with the curved edges is a complex non-planar shape.