Marvel has once again been accused of tracing fan models in order to portray the star ships seen in their various Star Wars series.
The traced models were initially discovered through a joint effort between both users on Reddit and YouTuber EckhartsLadder.
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The first new instance of tracing fan models can be seen in the fourth issue of last year’s Galaxy’s Edge tie-in series.
Drawn by artist Will Sliney, the issue opens on a shot of a lone Imperial landing ship descending to the planet of Batuu:
As noted by EckhartsLadder, the star destroyer itself seems to be traced from a model created by artist Wobbly Works of a concept line of Star Destroyers known as the Vigilant Class.
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The second comes from the first issue of the recently released core Star Wars book, illustrated by Jesús Saiz.
After a clash with Imperial forces that sees the Rebels achieve a narrow victory, Leia, Lando, Chewie, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke regroup aboard an EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate:
However, due to the ship’s unique and unusual “slanted” command deck, EckhartsLadder claims the design as the original creation of model artist RadicalEdward2.
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EckhartsLadder speculates that there are further cases of tracing seen within these series but has not yet identified which drawings were created in this way.
Last year, Marvel was caught tracing custom made Star Wars miniature models from a fan artist after it was discovered that Luke Ross had inadvertently included the miniature’s pegs in his drawings.
As of writing, Marvel has not commented on these accusations.