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    Original screen used X-Wing Fighter miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. This filming miniature comes directly from the collection of Grant McCune, Chief Model Maker on the Miniature and Optical Effects Unit on Star Wars, who won, with his team, an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects on the film. Measuring 22 in. long x 18 in. wide, the craft 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 to create additional craft. Following Star Wars, McCune's shop assembled this X-Wing from surviving screen used X-Wings (ca. 1980) and detailed it for display in the waiting room of Apogee, Inc., the visual effects company formed by John Dykstra, Grant McCune and other former ILM employees. This X-Wing remained as the centerpiece of the shop following McCune taking possession of the property in 1992, doing business as Grant McCune Design, on through 2016 when the company ceased operations at their Van Nuys facility. Housed in its original custom-made acrylic display case. The cockpit glass, added for display effect, has a slight crack. Otherwise, in very fine vintage condition. An incredibly iconic Star Wars relic direct from the collection of its Chief Model Maker. Provenance: The collection of Grant McCune.

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    June, 2016
    29th Wednesday
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