Monday, February 3, 2014

The Falcon that Almost Was.

A while ago I posted some renders of a proto-Falcon which featured the body of the Blockade Runner, the cockpit of the actual Millennium Falcon, and details adapted from McQuarrie Paintings.

Well recent I ran across some good photos of the actual studio filming model that almost was the Millennium Falcon. It featured most of the same details I mentioned, originally designed by Ralph McQuarrie, but had some differences. I had some spare moments, so I knocked together some details lifted from my other Falcon model, to get another look at the Falcon that Almost Was.

This is a rough draft, without many greebles, but you can get the idea. I've also included some shots of the real thing.

Here are some interior renders, based on Production Designer John Barry's sketch of this ship's interior.


  1. Any possibility of cobbling together existing pieces (main hold, straight corridors, etc) to represent the interior?

  2. I've been thinking about it, actually. There are those few sketches from early production of a linear interior that I've wanted to try to bring to life. We'll see what I have time for, but it's definitely on my mind. Thanks!

  3. update from the above comment, I guess I went and did it. See renders added to this post, Harvey. Thanks for the inspiration!