Robbie Edwards is a former ILM employee who has worked as a model maker on The Empire Strikes Back and other special effects movies. Recently, Robbie suffered a stroke and wasn’t insured, so ILM employees both current and former are holding auctions to raise money for his rehabilitation here. There are over 160 auctions of various film making memorabilia and works of art for sale.
This two inch model of the Millennium Falcon by Charlie Bailey caught my eye, so i have put in a bid. Whilst not an actual filming prop, it is an interesting piece.
“Charlie Bailey worked as a model maker, chief model maker and model supervisor for George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic starting in 1979 with ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’. He has 32 movie credits and has worked on many more effects driven movies. This two inch miniature is a replica of the Falcon used in The Empire Strikes Back. It’s actual dimensions are 1.5 x 2 x .25 It comes in a 3.5 x 3.5 x5″ Plexiglas box. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Charlie competed this miniature in 2012.”
I ordered this pin from GBuniqueCreations on Etsy. I have the Tee-Shirt by Chris Wahl, but It’s a great looking pin to add to my collection.
Well, my third key chain in little more than a month. This one is made by Pyramid International and is made from some kind of vinyl and only cost me 4 Euros.
This Han Solo print by Allen Panakal is new to ETSY and is rather stylish IMO.
Is the Han Solo image from Gentle giant? There’s also a matching Boba Fett print with Slave 1.
For one day only on Ript Apparel is Stars by Matty Rogers featuring the Millennium Falcon in a Cars style. Cute, but shipping on these things always kills me.
And on to the third offering to feature the Millennium Falcon from Dark ink‘s timed release is “She’s No Bucket Of Bolts” by Charity Wood. 18″ by 24″ for $40. Sweet.
It has a nice, comic-y feel to it. This is number three of the selection so far that I need to get. Still, shipping will be cheaper with multiple purchases.
September looks like it’s going to be an expensive month. As well as David Rabbitte’s Victory, Dark Ink are also releasing this very nice print by Steve Anderson. Called “The Scoundrel“, you can see a large part of the Falcon behind Han. At 18″ by 24″, it’s a nice size and for only $40, a great price.
It’s being release by Dark Ink as part of their timed release of Star Wars Prints sometime between the 5th and the 15th of September.