Fear and Loathing on Tatooine

This hat pin by ThisisHatPining has been done in the style of movie version of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and is of Han and Chewie riding the Millennium Falcon in the same manner as the movie poster.

Fear and Loathing on TatooineIt’s not the first time that i have seen this style as this badge from Crossforce Designs has a similar theme.

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Smugglers Rendezvous by Stephan Martiniere

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post about a new Millennium Falcon artwork from ACME Archives, but their latest email has this wonderful piece by French artist Stephan Martiniere.

imageSimply called “Smugglers Rendezvouz“, it’s of Han and Chewie outside the Millennium Falcon waiting for someone. With the sun setting on this alien planet, I think that It’s lovely and I will be sure to order one. Limited to an edition size of 295 pieces, and is not cheap at $395. The print size is 30″ by 12 3/4”.

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Millennium Falcon by Laced Up Metal

Clearly a Star Wars fan, but the next piece by Manwell Gali from his Laced Up Metal shop is this beautiful rendition of the Millennium Falcon.

Laced Up Metal Millennium FalconThe 3d work on this is a little harder to pull off, but the close up photos highlights the effect very well.

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Laced Up Metal Millennium Falcon 3A personal bias, but I’m pleased to see that he’s gone for the original trilogy Falcon. The price on this one is also $500 and the dimensions are 27″ by 23″.

Check out his Etsy shop are there are other great pieces for sale including portraiture of Boba Fett, the Death Star as seen in Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader, Yoda, Han in Carbonite and a really nice piece of R2-D2 and C3-P0.

I shall watch Manwell’s career with interest.

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Hyperdrive by Laced Up Metal

I had some luck with Art last year and was able to buy some really nice original artwork for my collection. In fact I enjoyed them so much that I’m seriously considering subfocusing my collection even further to collecting just Millennium Falcon related art. Anyway, I digress.

Laced Up Art (aka Manwell Gali) on Etsy is selling some really nice metal art. There are two which I’d like to buy, but the one that showcases that effect best is “Hyperspace“, which is of Han and Chewie in the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit as she jumps to light speed.

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Manwell uses four layers of plasma cut 16 gauge steel sheets cut to create a 3D effect over a painted background. Sort of like a shadow box, but with metal rather than paper. The effect is quite striking in my opinion and because of the process that each image has to go through my s quite strenuous, each piece will turn out to be pretty unique. Below are some photos that show off the 3D effect.

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Each piece is $500 USD (roughly £350). I think you’ll agree with me when I say that that is a fair price as the effort that goes into this must be staggering and his work and talent certainly needs to be recognised.

The dimensions are 27″ by 23″. No idea on weight, but if you’re going to get one of these, I’d err on the side of caution when it comes to hanging.

Unfortunately, he doesn’t ship outside of the USA. I’ve sent him a message asking if he’d reconsider, but the weight of something like this must make shipping costs pretty prohibitive, not to mention the possibility of damage. Still, fingers crossed.

 

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TFA Snapback Millennium Falcon cap

I bought this The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon snap back cap from Forbidden Planet.  The cap itself has the Millennium Falcon embossed in metal on the front with the rest having a star field pattern on it.

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The Falcon itself is about 3 inches from top to bottom.

I’m not a cap wearer so this will be for display only.

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Star Wars dive sticks by Swimways

I bought a set of these Star Wars spaceship dive sticks on ebay today. The space ship pack comes with Poe Dameron’s black X-Wing, a New Order Tie Fighter and the Millennium Falcon.

Dive SticksThe sticks are weighted and are about six to eight inches long and the ships themselves aren’t much bigger than a Micro Machines Falcon. I suppose you throw them in the pool and try to get them before they sink to the bottom.

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Millennium Falcon by Chris Cargill

I bought this nice painting by Chris Cargill from his Cargill Gallery EBay shop.

imageThe painting is 18″ by 24″ and is acrylic on canvas. It’s not a great photo, but I think it’s great and the colours really pop. My girlfriend loves it, which is nice and I’m really impressed by it.

I liked Mark’s inclusion of a certificate of authenticity. A nice touch.

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