offend me, of coarse not. you know i love to differ, as for star wars even there the ideas where not so original. have you ever noticed the helmets worn by the stormtroopers they are oversized copies of the german ww1 steel helmet, the las guns are modified british sterling submachine guns the medium and heavy lasers are almost identical to the german mg 43 and mg 42 and what about the space craft most are built on model aircraft frames with added details. but this does not mean i do not like them in fact i love them . if it where not for star wars and the earlier star track saga we would not be talking about sci fi.
as for the dust models thats exactly the point. once you see these you immediatly recognise them as being of ww 2 german, russian or us extraction