Story: The X-wing T-65, known as a star fighter that is mainly used by the rebel’s for fighting against the Empire in the galactic civil war, the X-wing is considered to be the rebel’s corps to defend the rebels on missions and take out armies of Tie fighters on the front line in the air. Famous for their speed and their firepower by being armed with four laser cannons and proton torpedo’s, the X-wing is mostly famous for its mission of defending Yavin 4 and destroying the Death Star, which was flown by and soon to be a Jedi Luke Skywalker.
Creating: When creating this photograph of wanting to capture an X-wing flying in the skies of the galaxy, my inspiration happened to come from an classic game from my childhood of the GameCube called Rogue Leader. In the game you could play missions based from the Star Wars trilogy and fly in different star fighters: A-wing, B-wing, Y-wing and of course the Falcon, but my favorite choice was the X-wing so I could relive the films at the battle of Yavin 4 and destroy the Death Star. When playing the game, I happened to notice when an X-wing is about to go into combat it’s wings open up. So by learning that I wanted to create this moment that leaves the viewing thinking “what is the X-wing about to face”?
Facts: Known for designing the original art of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and other characters to the franchise, Artist designer Ralph McQuarrie also designed the look for the X-wings and Tie fighter.
. When creating the X-wings for production by the construction team ILM, the first ever X-wing model was built in 1975 by Lorne Peterson, Grant McCune and Steve Gawley and originally had blue markings on the wings but got changed to red due to the fact that the special effects team were using blue screens to create a digit effect of space and would reflect on the blue patches on the wings. This then changed the name of Blue squadron to Red squadron.