RIP Ralph McQuarrie 1929-2012

I appreciate that it’s a little late but on March 03rd 2012 Ralph McQuarrie passed away from Parkinsons disease at the age of 82. Ralph did a lot of the visualisation for not only Star Wars but other films and shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Indiana Jones and ET. Ralph’s vision encapsuates Star Wars like noone else. RIP Ralph, you will be sorely missed. I thought that i’d post his Millennium Falcon related work here. 

I rather like these two paintings of the original design to the Falcon.

A New Hope:


The Empire Strikes Back:

Return of the Jedi:

I have a rather nice book on the Art of Ralph McQuarrie at home. It’s a very nice addition to my library if a little expensive. You can order a copy from Dreams and Visions press here.

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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2 Responses to RIP Ralph McQuarrie 1929-2012

  1. MisterGoldsworth says:

    His work was so good. It’s such a tragedy that he passed.

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