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Well a bunch of circumstances put off my recent plans to make chili, but I finally got to it yesterday, and I have a bit over three quarts of brown gold cooling at this very moment. One complication was that I wanted to get a pressure cooker to preserve it when I was done, but became daunted by the question of whether our smooth-top stove can stand the weight of the large one I want to get, so I've forestalled that decision for now. And as the chili is a constantly evolving process, I have updated my recipe to best reflect my most recent technique for this.

R.I.P.: Ralph McQuarrie, 19292012. Thanks Neutronbeam.

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5. Ralph McQuarrie, 19292012. Mar 4, 2012, 15:57 jdreyer
 
It's funny, but when we think about the people who are associated with Star Wars, names like George Lucas, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill (and even John Williams) come to mind, but usually not Ralph's. But everything we love about the way Star Wars looks came from Ralph's mind: the design of ships like the Falcon, X-Wing, and Tantive IV; the character design like Darth's insecto-skull mask, tusken raider, and Han's look; vehicle design like the sandcrawler and AT-AT; droid designs like R2D2 and the probe droid; creature designs like the rancor and banthas; location designs like cloud city, Yavin's moon, and the death star, all of these were created pretty much verbatim from Ralph's concept art.

I have bought several books of Ralph's drawings over the years, and I highly recommend them. The galleries over at ralphmcquarrie.com seem down right now, but you can view images over at Galactic Voyage.

In addition, Ralph designed the iconic Battlestar and Viper fighter for BSG, two of my all time favorite starship designs.
 
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