- Jan 3, 2009
- Reaction score
There are as many details that don't match up to the original model as do. I have no doubt that it's likely an homage, but it's far from a replica.For those that don't know ILM originally made two models, of the X-Wing and Y-Wing, to base the life size set pieces on and sent them to London for reference. This was very early when it was still Blue squadron in the script, the X-Wing model was later used in the film (the Y-Wing referred to as Red Jammer as it had red details in stead of gold like the ones used in the film was not reused) but of course it had to be repainted first. The model was Blue Leader with one stripe but was repainted red and an extra stripe added to become Red 2 Wedge's X-Wing. Pics of the original model before it was repainted exist and it looks like that is what this X-Wing is based on, so it should be an easy custom to turn this into Wedge's X-Wing giving us all 3 in Luke's group using this mold since we already got Like and Biggs'.
(from the Japanese Star Wars Chronicles Blue-1 before it became Red 2) Note the same white patch on the upper left wing engine
Note also they put the "spade" shaped symbol on the opposite side