One of the maquettes.
The full-scale heads.
The full size Vermithrax head.
The full size leg and foot.
Chris Walas sculpts the hand puppet.
On the set.
Preparing the ‘walking’ Dragon for filming.
The ‘walking’ Dragon rigged up.
A shot of the ‘walking’ Dragon crew. From left to right: Gary Leo, Ray Gilberti, Bess Wiley, Stuart Ziff, Phil Tippett, Dennis Muren, Dave Carson and Mike McAlister.
In construction phase, Tippett attaches the wing membranes to one of the ‘flying’ Vermithrax models.
Ken Ralston with one of the flying Vermithrax puppets.
Tippett jokingly poses with one of the ‘flying’ Dragon models.
A shot with some of the ‘flying’ Dragon crewmembers. From left to right: Ken Ralston, Tom St. Amand, Stuart Ziff, Chris Walas and Phil Tippett.
The ILM crew made this photo as a joke, by posing the Rancor along with the ‘flying’ Vermithrax rod puppet from ‘Dragonslayer’. The photo was taken as official for many years, and is probably the influence on the expanded universe Krayt Dragons.
Building the Baby Vermithrax puppets.
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