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  1. superjedi's Avatar
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    Nov 24, 2013, 7:01 PM - Hi-res photo request--Art of TESB #1

    Hi all,
    I'm trying to find out if anyone has a higher-res version of this pic.
    I believe it's a whole page from the book The Art of The Empire Strikes Back.



    I'm most interested in the helmet shown in the lower left corner.
    If anyone has a copy, or could point me in the right direction, it would
    be appreciated!
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    Nov 25, 2013, 1:41 PM - Re: Hi-res photo request--Art of TESB #2

    Here is one image from the TDH Gallery and the other from the book:

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    Nov 25, 2013, 2:11 PM - Re: Hi-res photo request--Art of TESB #3

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm trying to find out if anyone has a higher-res version of this pic.
    I believe it's a whole page from the book The Art of The Empire Strikes Back.
    I have that book somewhere, If I find it I could scan it. Was there any particular part that you wanted in higher res?
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    Nov 25, 2013, 2:43 PM - Re: Hi-res photo request--Art of TESB #4

    Here you go:

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    Nov 25, 2013, 4:24 PM - Re: Hi-res photo request--Art of TESB #5

    Wow, thanks guys!
    I see that the ones Rafalfett posted are reversed from the page in the book,
    but the number 10 is still facing the right way. Weird!

    Rich, I have the book too. But it's in an unmarked box in my attic, and my
    attic sort of looks like the warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. LOL.
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    Nov 25, 2013, 5:19 PM - Re: Hi-res photo request--Art of TESB #6

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    Wow, thanks guys!
    I see that the ones Rafalfett posted are reversed from the page in the book,
    but the number 10 is still facing the right way. Weird!
    Art made an interesting comment a few years ago about the flipped artwork:

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    Just a note... I think the ref pic that is commonly available is actually backwards. Every Johnston concept has the rangefinder on the right and even the one other McQuarrie has the rangefinder on the right, but the photo (which comes from the Art of ESB) has the ref of this helmet with the rangefinder on the left.... but they also have a number of other concept helmets on that page and many of them have been reversed. I think this one was reversed too. It looks to me like Hasbro just went with what they saw and never considered if the image was reversed or not... sure glad they didn't make the RotJ ref from those few frames in Jabba's palace. Sorry, didn't mean to throw things off track but just thought I would mention it. Here is the concept art, as I believe it should be.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/m...tml#post338865

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    Rich, I have the book too. But it's in an unmarked box in my attic, and my
    attic sort of looks like the warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. LOL.
    I was just fortunate to know where the unmarked box in my garage was. :-)
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    Nov 25, 2013, 5:57 PM - Re: Hi-res photo request--Art of TESB #7

    Yeah, now that you posted that quote from Art, it jogged my memory.
    Not those words specifically, but from someone else who at some point
    had spoken directly with an assistant of Mr. McQuarrie. This assistant
    apparently said that Mr. McQ's original drawing (top right on the page from
    the book) was printed reversed.

    I tend to agree with this theory, and with Art, that the Fett concepts should
    all have the RF on the right side. In The Art of The Empire Strikes Back, the
    RFs are about evenly split: 4 on the left, and 3 on the right.

    Maybe it's just all the years of having images of Boba as seen on screen, but
    there's also the fact that all the Pre-Pro helmets were built with the RF on
    the right side. I dunno. . . maybe George saw some drawings of the helmet
    in both configurations and decided he liked the RF on the right side better!
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    Nov 26, 2013, 3:15 AM - Re: Hi-res photo request--Art of TESB #8

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    Wow, thanks guys!
    I see that the ones Rafalfett posted are reversed from the page in the book,
    but the number 10 is still facing the right way. Weird!

    Rich, I have the book too. But it's in an unmarked box in my attic, and my
    attic sort of looks like the warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. LOL.
    Well, I already flipped the image, because I knew it is correct this way, but kept the numbering from the book..

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