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1st Ship Concept circa '74 - I drew these to cheer George up after a bad week

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Collecting' started by Colin Cantwell, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Colin Cantwell

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    These are the first Star Wars ship designs ever made (to my knowledge). George still didn't have a studio and was starting to feel like the project may not get off the ground. It took me 4 days to draw the first one (X-Wing). After that, the Star Destroyer, opening scene, and Sith fighter all flowed out of my imagination rather quickly.

    Autographed copies are available on my website - www.cantwellcollection.com

    I honestly believe that each ship has its own personality and that these personalities helped to create the others. I would go on to model them all - including the Death Star - and made sure that everything down to the movements of the ships during filming was in-tune with their personalities.

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    sd.jpg opening-scene.jpg red-sb.jpg fighter.jpg

    Details on each design can be found on my website - www.cantwellcollection.com
    You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook. MTFBWU
     
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    Those are great!

    I'm curious, did the design for the last ship there go on to be the inspiration for the snow speeder in The Empire Strikes Back?
     
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    These are amazing. Creatives like you inspire me! Just remember, that Star Wars will never die and it will forever breed new fans who appreciate your work.
     
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    People often tell me that they look similar. I've also heard that it looks like the F-117, so maybe Lockheed Martin owes me some royalties!
     
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    Haha, indeed they do!
     
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