- 3 models - ****
- 4 models - ***
- 2 models - *
- 1 model - No stars
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One year ago today, I posted this article about what the future may have held for my origami designs - 12 months on, it's time for a short retrospective to look back and see what I have actually accomplished during this time...
As of today, where I'm putting the finishing touches to my new Snowspeeder design, I have created 10 new models featuring designs from both the original trilogy and the prequels
That's 4 new designs from the original trilogy, and 6 more from the prequels, designed in 4 separate creative bursts separated by several months of down time. Looking now at the * ratings I assigned last year, I've had a 70% hit rate knocking off high priority items, getting that much closer to having the level of content needed to attract the interest of the Lucasfilm licensing department
So what does the To-Do list look like now?
Still plenty to be getting on with! Even though I'll probably only focus on the 6 theatrical movies, it's good to know I'm not going to be short of source material for a while. With the upcoming "Rebels" TV series and Episode VII on the way, it's unlikely I'll ever wanting for inspiration - so sit back, and see what the next 12 months bring!
Thanks to my good friends at Jedi News, I've been given the opportunity to attend Star Wars CEII in Germany at the end of the month, and display my models to thousands of Star Wars fans from around the globe.
This is a fantastic chance for me to get more exposure and more support, maybe even meet some contacts who can help point me in the right direction with regards to securing that elusive license and publishing deal!
Stay tuned for more updates as
People often ask me what my next model will be - the fact is, I never can say with any certainty.
Sometimes, if inspiration strikes, I can sit down and design a new model on the first attempt, such as the Hailfire Droid or Naboo Starfighter. Other times I'm trying for one model and end up with the paper leading me in a completely different direction - the Trade Federation Landing Craft was originally intended to be a Vulture Droid!
And then there are those models that persist in eluding me completely. I've had numerous attempts at a Slave 1, Y-Wing or A.T.S.T., but have yet to find an approach for any of them that even comes close. The X-Wing was another model I had to revisit several times, and it took 5 years from my first attempt to come up with the final model shown on the site today.
A trawl through wookieepedia gives a list of possible models I could consider making - There are some that I feel are absolute must-haves for the book, that are too iconic to leave out, and others which are not distinctive enough to warrant their own unique designs. I've marked up what I think my priorities should be, but feel free to let me know in the comments anything I may have missed or that you think I should bump up the list!
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