Brian Rood’s “Kessel Run”

Looking at Rebelscum this afternoon, xopolos posted this picture of the Millennium Falcon also by Brian Rood. I think that it’s an older piece and i don’t know what it’s called. I really like it and i want to find one as a companion piece to my Han Solo. (Here’s a link to his web site sith gallery. There are some superb paintings on there.


28/02/11: Brian posted on Rebelscum. This piece is called “The Kessel Run” and the original is still available. I’ve sent him a message with regards to a price, but to be honest i can’t afford this until next month anyway. Hopefully, it’ll still be available.

01/03/11: Well, i received a message from Brian regarding this piece and here’s what he had to say “I can sell it for $2500.00 right now. If I lower the price then I have to resubmit it to Lucasfilm and wait on their acceptance or refusal on the artwork. I will actually throw in the 15 x 12 full color watercolor comp piece I did for approvals as well as a signed version of the card that Topps released with the Galaxy 5 set. The whole package would be a very unique framing and display opportunity. Let me know if you are interested… The original painting is 20″ x 30” and is painted horizontally on the board. It was created using Acrylics, on an archival heavyweight illustration board and then sealed with an archival non yellowing clear coat to protect the artwork for both scratches and dust as well as UV light. ” $2500’S way too rich for my blood, so this is definately one for the lottery. Still, at least i know of this piece now and can look for the card.

25/03/11: I got this today from eng621 on the Rebelscum forums (he also sent a load of other Millennium Falcon related cards, but i’ll post about them later). It’s a really nice card. There’s a bit on the back from Brian himself that sums up the Falcon for us. “I’ve never been able to put my finger on it but there has always been something magical about the Millennium Falcon. It seems like it has a life force of it’s own. Similar to a classic car you have watched your dad tinker on in the garage throughout your childhood. It’s always almost completed, but it still needs a little work here and there. I imagine that if you look closely at where the Falcon’s been docked for awhile you would even find a few puddles of dripped oil. Here it is in all it’s glory, blasting off into hyperspace after a fresh tune up”.

About mffanrodders

A long time Science Fiction fan and Star Wars collector, my collection focus has taken a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship and I thought that i'd start this blog to keep track of my collection of Millennium Falcon related stuff as i progress.
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4 Responses to Brian Rood’s “Kessel Run”

  1. mikedemaine says:

    This was available in trading card size in Star Wars Galaxy 5, card #42.

    I picked a card up on ebay for a buck or two, but would love to know if there’s a larger print available.

    • mffanrodders says:

      Yeah, i’m waiting for him to get back to me on Rebelscum on a price for the original. It would be nice to have, but i don’t want it to be too expensive.

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