04/05/2015

Red Two, Standing By!

It's May the 4th! It's Star Wars Day!
 Red Two, Standing By! (graphite on paper, 2015)

"Look at the size of that thing!"
"I remember the days before Yavin when we were all young, armored with the invincibility of youth and fired by the belief that the Emperor’s evil Empire could not win. It didn’t, but the cost was more horrible than any of us could have imagined."

On the April 30th, I had this conversation with a good friend of mine, to make fan arts based on Battle of Yavin. Specifically speaking, the Red Leader: Wedge Antilles. He's going to make it in Lego bricks, but on Friday night he just told me he couldn't make it. Meh. Went already halfway (as long as I remembered, I already finished with Wedge on center, working my way up to the ship), there's no possibility for turning back. Not for this Corellian pilot who survived through Battle of Yavin, Battle of Endor, Battle of Hoth and second Death Star runs.

He's not the Captain Antilles that had been strangled by Darth Vader, it's Raymus Antilles. Or former C3PO master, Colton Antilles, who's possibly Raymus' son. Yes, I know, some of you confirmed that Raymus and Colton is the same person and the character synchronization between A New Hope and Revenge of the Sith went kinda glitchy here. With no signs of aging etc. Raymus in episode III = Colton in episode IV.

Anyway, I collected all details and studied some pictures, what made this Red Two standout from others? Oh! It's the helmets! Each Squadron has their own helmet design, gold, grey, green, red,
Antilles - olive green with yellow-black stripes on center
Biggs - yellow-black checkered
Luke Skywalker - two red Rebel symbol.
 
(via Tumblr)
The Battle of Yavin: this scene over and over again, feel the Force!

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