Chewbacca Screamin' Model Layouts and File Photography
The prototypes in this series are all original artwork, layouts, and proof sheet for the Screamin' Model Company's line of Star Wars models released in the early nineties. These represent some of the first prototypes to emerge from the "Dark Years" of Star Wars collecting - the period between the demise of Kenner's action figure line and the release of the Heir to the Empire novel.

Shown here are two layouts for the instruction sheet that would be included with the model. To make a layout, the designer basically cut and pasted pieces of art, text, and photography onto a mechanical board. Some layouts also include a transparent sheet with more cutouts pasted to them. Handwritten instructions are sometimes scrawled on the top tissue paper overlay, detailing corrections, additions, coloring, and other such instructions.

Above is the layout of the front of the instruction sheet. The sheet would be folded into thirds as can be evidenced by the three distinct panels of the layout. Below is the layout for the instruction sheet back.

Finally shown here is the original photography use to make the full color box front. As you can see by the Han figure, this photo is huge.

Description by: Chris Fawcett
Photo: Chris Fawcett
From the collection of: Anonymous
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Prototype Packaging and Proofs


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