A-Wing Fighter Pen Plot
The item you see above was referred to by the engineer I bought it from as a "pen plot." It's basically a detailed engineering drawing meant to show how all the parts of Kenner's A-Wing Fighter vehicle fit together and functioned. It's meticulously rendered in inks of several different colors on a thin substance similar in stock to tracing paper.

I have to apologize for the quality of the above photo. It's a hard piece to get a good photo of. The size is comparable to that of a large movie poster, and it's composed of mostly white paper. It's only in the details that the piece really comes to life.

Here's a close-up showing various portions of the vehicle's main body. As you can probably tell, different colors are assigned to different types of components. Purple for upper body shell, brown for lower body shell, black for landing gear, and red and green for the innards.

These views show the vehicle from the top and rear. It's really amazing how detailed this thing is, and how closely some of the lines come to touching one another.

In this shot you can see the vehicle with its canopy raised and a Chewbacca figure sitting inside of it. Why Chewbacca? Well, he was the tallest figure in the line, so by designing it to house a Chewie figure, Kenner was insuring that kids would be able to use this toy with the widest range of figures possible.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Ron Salvatore
From the collection of: Ron Salvatore
Country:United States
Film:Droids Cartoon
Category:Prototypes / Product Concepts


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