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Star Wars Imperial Shuttle

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Published: June 9, 2011
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I think this design became the Lantian Short Hauler starwars.fandom.com/wiki/GX1_s…
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Spike-WashingtonHobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good work. It does look like an interesting vessel.
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FishyTreeHobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful! 
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
Thanks!
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HabatchiiHobbyist Digital Artist
DeviantArtHabatchii says,

Very well... 
Caboose6466's avatar
You mean a Ralph McQuarrie based design?
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Crimson-Dragon-KingHobbyist General Artist
Very Nice Job :)
Is that the Emperor's Personal Shuttle?
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
It was designed to be in place of the Lambda shuttle so yes :D
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Crimson-Dragon-KingHobbyist General Artist
Nice, it has a bit of a Naboo design look due to it being sleek. :icondragongrin:
It looks like a more luxurious shuttle to me then the lambda, it looks larger to me.
Maybe for the Emperor it may have more personal space for him,(of course his shuttle would be heavily modified)
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Very nice..it looks like a Lantillian design from the RPG.
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
It is based on the same design, although I changed some elements. It appeared first as a concept for Palpatine's shuttle for the Return of the Jedi, but was rejected and reused later on. I thought it was a bit too smooth for an Imperial design so I changed it :)
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Thanks !
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DarthWill3Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very awesome!
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Thanks :D
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No problem!
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MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
It's like the one in Return of the Jedi is a Microsoft shuttle and this one is an Apple. :D
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
hahaha that's a pretty good comparison :D Even though the Lambda class shuttle was really iconic, something smoother could have been a better choice for the Emperor. BTW the initial design was used once in a Clone Wars, although I don't remember which one was it. It was much more rough and greebled though.
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MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
Huh, really? I knew one of the other concept designs: [link] was used for this shuttle: [link] But I didn't know another of the shuttle concepts was used.
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
Yep, it was in one of the newer arcs. Here's the ship from the show : [link]
You will notice that they're quite different, as I changed some elements, but all the basic shapes are there.
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MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
Huh! I never connected that one with concept art. But then, one of Star Wars' greatest traditions is repurposing concept art, such as the Corellian gunship, Victory-class Star Destroyer, etc. ;)
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looks like naboo royal cruiser mixed with lambada shuttle
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AgentJayHawkHobbyist Writer
REJECTED!? Why would they reject this? It looks way better than the one they decided to use!
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AdamKopStudent Digital Artist
Yep it looks more original for sure. However, Lucas wanted a more striking design, one that could be easily recognized as an Imperial, so they went with an angular shuttle.
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