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Little known fact: cruising speed in atmosphere needed so little thrust that the X-wing Incom 4L4 fusial thrust engines did not display their signature magenta glow. Only when in attack mode or on trajectory to orbit and beyond, the glow appeared.
The colour magenta was a result of ionization, a harmless phenomenon, something akin to what we know as the aurora borealis, the northern lights.
The reality of the missing engine glow is in the fact that this model has no lights inside the engines. It is a stationary model, fixed landing gear (removed in Photoshop) and non-deployable s-foils. Regardless, I wanted to see it fly. Photographing it from top angle was the only option.
The clouds still feel like a perfect backdrop for these models even though I've done a few recently already. They're fluffy and dramatic at the same time, I find the contrast appealing.
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