Airborne Engineer wrote:
Yes but the background pictures were matte paintings and many were done with little information from Lucas on scales and details.
Yeah I've heard that. Which is all the more reason to not consider those images as valid sources.
I already consider the idea that the A-Wing is 12-18feet long to be pretty weak, you can't use photoshop to drag a image on top of another image and honestly expect to get 100% accurate results in terms of scale.
Add to that the fact that Lucas Arts has said that the A-Wing is 9.6m long, and the argument becomes even weaker. You can't claim using photoshop on a background image as a higher level of canon then a statement from Lucas Arts itself.
The fact that the person doing the painting didn't even know how big to make the A-Wing and there's simply no way the argument can hold up.
So the A-Wing model we have is the proper scale.