This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 06:00, April 16, 2015 (UTC)
I will be attending Celebration this year as it thankfully is going to be very close to where I currently live. When I was going over the event information, I found out a few modelmakers from the original trilogy are going to be there. I've always found myself attached to unrecognized works, so the first thing that came to mind was it'd be a good chance to ask about a number of models seen in early Star Wars movies and promotional art that have never been expanded upon or even named. I am pretty sure Lorne Peterson worked on the "Star Cruiser" from Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, so I'll definitely get to ask him about that. I doubt he worked on the "Star Shuttle" from Ewoks: Caravan of Courage, as it was just a set, but I might as well ask about it. There are a few obvious things to ask about, such as the now-named Braha'tok-class gunship, and the "twin-pod" ship at the end of TESB. However, there remains one other set of mystery ships...
That upper-right portion of that scanned picture is from "Star Wars Chronicles," published in 1997 and republished in 2005. Obviously the red numbers were later added. It seems to be themed after the end of The Empire Strikes Back, with the Nebulon-B Frigate and assorted smaller ships. But those smaller ships do not match up with any other Star Wars ships.
Just a painting made for "Star Wars Chronicles," right? Well, would kinda go against the purpose of "Star Wars Chronicles," which is a reference book dedicated to Star Wars photography. And this isn't the first time this photograph has appeared, either. This photograph also appears - albeit in much lesser quality (this is the left portion of the uploaded picture) - in the West End Games adventure book "Graveyard of Alderaan," published 4 years before Star Wars Chronicles. To me this says that both "Graveyard of Alderaan" and "Star Wars Chronicles" were republishing the same photograph. I'd like to be able to ask the Lorne Peterson and Steve Gawley if they know about these six models, but I'd prefer to show them a higher resolution scan. With any luck, the models could be tracked down and photographed for reference material. Okay, it's a long way to go for models that only myself and a handful of other people are interested in. I also realize these models were probably left out of the movie because their quality probably wasn't the best; perhaps they were even unfinished at the time that photograph was taken. All the same, I'd like to pursue this.
So could someone with "Star Wars Chronicles" scan that page in as high quality as they can manage and post up a link here? I'd greatly appreciate it!
BTW I tried to upload the images to my personal Photobucket account and link it, but in the end I had to upload it to Wookieepedia due to restrictions.Tony Knightcrawler 12:31, 17 March 2015 (UTC)