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Re: Corellian Corvette Escape Pod - Yellowscale


What the pod is sitting in is not a swimming-pool sized crater so that arguement isn't even relevent to the discussion. The capsule is apparently not catastrophically damaged. From what we see on film we can infer certain facts about what has happened, and based on that, discern any technology that may have been in operation that would give the results.

I brought this to Luc attention because it may impact the final drawing(s) of the pod.
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alright. below are 3 closup zooms of the shots in which the set piece escape pod appears in the film.

this is the first shot as r2 and 3po are walking down the dune away from it;
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here is the second shot from a lower angle; Notice how much darker the crater is from the rest of the sand...indicates braking thrust, don't you think? too bad that isn't in the other 2 shots.
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and the last shot just before the Stormtrooper says "look sir, droids"

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It is very clear that this appears to be the front part of the escape pod only. the entire rear hull is missing, as can be evidenced by the stormtrooper standing directly behind the piece in the third shot. it also looks like a different piece than the one in the first two shots as it appears to be smoother and more properly aligned, while the hatch entrance in the first two images appears to be offset. also, the braking nozzles appear to be missing from this set piece (the two forward facing nozzles).

Ultimately, there is not enough room in that set piece for the two droids (let alone a human)...and my conclusion is that the set builders did not follow the original modeller's work. the only thing I think may be of value here is the scale of the central forward hatch to the overall scale...other than that, I will not use this as a reference as it is definitely an error, and does not match with the previously established shape and size of the shots that happened before these, so I will go with the model, not the set piece, as that was seen first and for longer than this..."thing".

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I concur.
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here is a potential scenario for what might have happened.

on entry in the Tatooine atmosphere, there was a failure of the landing gear. R2, obviously being the pilot attempted to ditch as smoothly as possible. Entry into the pod is done through the side hatch, this is very clear when looking at the model. but the two droids may have been sitting up at the very front of the pod.
as the pod approaches the ground for a crash landing, it bounces on the ground and the front section of the pod ejects on impact like squeezing a shampoo bottle, bounces a few times until finally splatting on the side of the hill as we see it's rested position...the trajectory is impossible to determine, but likely that it came over that dune and plopped on the ground there. it may be possible that only one braking thruster remained so that it didn't get wrecked completely (causing the burning of the crater and it's final heavy deposit in the sand.

that's the best I can come up with on this set piece screw up, to make it make sense...but the pod is still too small to accomodate both R2 and 3PO in those shots.

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Re: Corellian Corvette Escape Pod - Yellowscale


That's not the escape pod. It's an interesting peice of wreckage that the stormtroopers came across while following the footprints from the real escape pod, which is just out of shot. emoticon
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Re: Corellian Corvette Escape Pod - Yellowscale


That hatch looks way too small from R2 to roll out of he would have had to go vertically up or down out of it, and C3P0 is not exactly flexable either.

I have to concur that this prop is too small to represent the entire escape pod.

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From a cinematic point of view, it is meant to represent the escape pod, as the droids are clearing walking away from it in the establishing shot. Its a moment where suspension of disbelief is required.
Interpretation of these scenes may vary, but I follow the suspension of disbelief and just put a larger pod there in my imagination.
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 It was a short-cut,period. This is why I don't like over annalyzing stuff. It shows just how bad some of SW was.

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Okay, this update has been a long time in coming. The update may seem small, but it took all day and I am unable to make it any more perfect than it already is. I think that those hinge bits are the hardest parts to draw due to the curvature and angle of the hull, but I guess I will see as progress continues....and yes, I am shading as I go, it takes less time that way.

One thing of note...no 3d application has been used in any part of this drawing...it's pure pythagoras.

comments and crits are more than welcome.

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Excellent work, Lucas!

It is sweet to see you back working on this and it really impresses me, because this thing - except for the parts that are still missing- looks just like rendered in a 3d application with a preset of shades. Awesome work. You could not improve it much more. Not even using Kenner toys as reference.

The rats of the vietcong bow. Congrats!

It will look awesome, once it is completely finished and it is a perfect teaser for what people can expect from the CR-90, even though that will not be made in the same scale. emoticon

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