Millennium Falcon by HellBentLeatherworks


This original piece of art by HellBentLeatherworks (AKA Thomas Gandy) is pretty unique in my opinion.

“This is a hand painted watercolor and ink drawing on pigskin. This painting is a representation of traditional tattoo art similar to that popularized by the famous tattoo artists like Ed Hardy and Sailor Jerry. It depicts the fastest ship in the galaxy: The Millennium Falcon. Its the tattoo that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs! Pay homage to Han Solo and Chewbacca with this piece. The banner reads “She may not look like much but she’s got it where it counts.”
This piece was drawn on to raw, tanned pig skin. It was then painted over in Watercolor to simulate the blending of the tattoo ink under the skin. Once completed, It is pinned to cork board and framed without glass.
The art simulates a tattoo cut from a human body, tanned and mounted to a board with pins. The lack of glass allows for the tattoo/art to be examined and even touched so the viewer gets the feeling of the skin including the pores, wrinkles and texture. I chose pig skin because it is the perfect analog for human skin and has been used by scientists for many years as a substitute for human flesh in laboratories.
While this may be creepy or even gruesome, that is how it is intended. The skin is mounted to the cork with pins and can easily be moved into a different frame if desired. The watercolor has been covered with a leather sheen to protect the image from damage done over time and by human hands. Whether you are a rockabilly fan, tattoo fan, punk rock, musician, rockstar, art critic, art lover or just someone who wants to have a creepy conversation piece,this will do it.”

If you’re not up for the Falcon, i’m sure Thomas would be approachable for commssions.

It’s up for $100, which for an original piece of art, isn’t bad. As the man says, it’s a conversation starter.

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About mffanrodders

A keen Star Wars collector since 1977, my collection focus seems to have taken on a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship. Why the Millennium Falcon? No one else seemed to have one at the time and it was fair to say that i had difficulty resisting the higher end models. My friend, icruise from Rebelscum has a superb blog for his Jabba the Hutt collection, I thought that i'd start this blog to chart my own collection of Millennium Falcon related stuff as it increases. Well, that was the plan but it now seems to be more about cataloguing any Millennium Falcon item in general now so that i can come back to them later.
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3 Responses to Millennium Falcon by HellBentLeatherworks

  1. Giving thanks for your article. I know that in today’s complicated world, individuals have many beliefs and this has made it to be quite challenging for learners like me. However, you have made the idea very easy for me to know and I now know the correct thing. Your own continued reputation as one of the top experts for this topic may be increased through words with appreciation from visitors like me. Thanks, yet again.

  2. This is absolutely awesome! He’s right about it being a bit creepy, but it’s so cool and clever and unique!

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