Proto-U-Wing- very early
sketch of what this could be, same story requirements with large shape changes via multiple swinging wings- a version I kind of liked- from
Art Of Book-
and you can see I liked this 'tracks articulating to become legs' droid concept so much I tried to make it work as Grievous' wheel bike in this early unfinished concept with a scribbly 'proto-Grievous' -
June 21, 2002: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: Red eyes = evil.
concept for a tank droid that uses treads for traction and features a transformation concept to become an all-terrain vehicle.
June 19, 1996: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace:
’s design for Anakin's podracer: “What was really special about the Maserati Birdcage was its really pronounced fenders. George wanted Anakin to sit really low into it.”
Here's my 3-view of this design for
to realize- very strong DNA from Chiang's other Naboo Craft but with a few wartime bumps and greeblies for countermeasures and upgrades that break the usual chrome perfection...