A-wing Pilot Hardcopy Paintmaster
Hardcopies are one of the more popular three-dimensional figure prototypes with pre-production collectors. A painted hardcopy, like this A-wing, may function as a paintmaster or as a display/photography sample. The accompanying paint swatches specify the hardcopy as a true paintmaster. The detail found on hardcopies surpasses that of their production counterparts since urethane is not subject to shrinkage like injection molded plastic.

The main picture affords a view of the hardcopy with the limbs and head removed from the torso, a characteristic found on hardcopies. Somtimes the limbs are not removable on painted pieces due to paint sealing the joints. That obviously isn't the case here. Dowels provide a method of limb/head attachment directly to the torso. Painted hardcopies are typically more coveted by collectors than unpainted examples due to the presence of extensive hand painting found on them.

The painted hardcopy is located on the far left in the above picture. This shot affords a nice view of the paint swatches in addition to the figure itself with its head and arms attached to the torso.

A-wing Pilot was released as part of the vintage line in Kenner's Power of the Force series. Each figure included a free collectible coin. Collectors will also enjoy reading more about the pre-production series Phillip assembled for this character seen here.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: James Gallo
From the collection of: Phillip Johnson
Country:United States
Film:Power of the Force
Category:Prototypes / Action Figure Related


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