Beaten Metal Millennium Falcon in Steve Sansweet’s collection


Mike recently went to see Steve Sansweets’ collection at Rancho Obi Wan and sent me some really nice photos of Millennium Falcon related pieces in his [Steve’s] collection. One of those items was an incredible fan made model of the Millennium Falcon. It looks like it’s been made from beaten tin or aluminium and has copper wire detailing on the sidewalls. It’s an incredible piece of work and has just blown me away.

Tin Falcon 2

Tin Falcon 6

Tin Falcon 9

The artist has made two internal compartments, one at the front showing the main recreational area and one at the rear showing the engine room.

Tin Falcon 1

Tin Falcon 3

Tin Falcon 8

Tin Falcon 4

Tin Falcon 5

I think the Ramp’s a nice touch too.

Tin Falcon 7

I’d like to see what the model looks like with the cover plates on. It’s difficult to gauge the size of this model, but i’d estimate that it’s got to be at least three feet long. I dread to think how heavy something like this must be. Unfortunately, Mike wasn’t able to get any details of the artist and a google search proved to be fruitless.

Check out Mike’s collection here, as he’s added some nice new photos in the Random Images section.

16/12/12: Wow, i just received this email from Steve Sansweet himself letting me know about this piece.

“Howdy—

 Thanks for the nice post and photos of my metal Millennium Falcon. It was made about 5 or 6 years ago by a very talented artist in Mexico named Antonio Diaz. He’s a playwright and theater director, but he loves Star Wars and makes metal vehicles in his off time. The pieces are usually made of very thin aluminum sheeting, which is worked on from the back side to get the bulges and lines and the front side to get more of the details. I’ve gotten many pieces from Antonio, but this is the largest and most impressive. It is about three feet long, but weighs just a couple of pounds because of the lightweight material. This was Antonio’s most complex piece, and he worked on it for about a month.

 Regards,

Steve”

Thanks, Steve

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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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5 Responses to Beaten Metal Millennium Falcon in Steve Sansweet’s collection

  1. troy patterson says:

    This is a piece that I would love to have. Very cool.

  2. mffanrodders says:

    Yes, it is quite something, isn’t it?

    I don’t imagine that Steve has a lot of unofficial items in his collection, but those that he does have are going to be spectacular.

  3. Antonio says:

    Hi. Im Antonio Díaz Altamirano, the guy who built this Steve Sansweet`s Millennium Falcon. I made it from aluminum thin plate. I built this one about a 7 or 8 years ago. Since that I made some progress in developing some thechniques for scratch building using metal. I work just Star Wars models. Before I sent this Falcon to Sansweet I was working in another one I still have. This is a link of a forum where I post the work on progress:of this second Falcon: http://www.therpf.com/f11/scratchbuilding-millennium-falcon-66622/
    This new model is now much more acurate and bassed on the 32^ ILM Falcon. If you want to see some actual images would be nice to share with you.
    Greetings from México City.
    Antonio

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