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    Original screen-used X-Wing Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. (TCF, 1977)  This amazing filming X-Wing Fighter miniature measures approx. 22 in. long x 18 in. wide and is constructed of resin, polystyrene and brass, painted to detail with red accents and intentional battle distress.  During the climactic Rebel assault on the Death Star, the production crew needed to build pyrotechnic filming miniatures for the numerous explosions needed for both X-Wing and Y-Wing craft as they were being picked off by the Imperial T.I.E. Fighters and laser cannons interspersed throughout the trench.  At the time these sequences were being shot, the crew quickly realized they needed to create more ships as editorial kept requesting more explosions.  Due to the extreme time constraints, when a model was blown up, surviving components were reused and combined with new parts.  So, these models and parts of them had to be re-painted and over-painted to cover over actual pyro distress accrued during filming of multiple takes. Unlike this model, many of the later miniatures were shot in their natural, unpainted gray state. Consigned by a multiple Academy Award-wining visual effects supervisor who acquired this miniature, which was once the property of one of the key visual effects crew members on Star Wars. Exceedingly rare, this is the only painted and finished X-Wing Fighter we have encountered from the original 1977 Star Wars film. Some production distress including minor chips at the rear engines and tiny R2 unit behind the cockpit is missing; overall, a beautiful signature artifact from this groundbreaking film.  Comes with a custom display stand and base by master model builder and later visual effects supervisor Patrick McClung, who worked on Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back early in his career. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    December, 2012
    15th Saturday
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