A Masterful Paint Job Makes This Millennium Falcon Toy Look Like A Star Wars Movie Prop

A Masterful Paint Job Makes This Millennium Falcon Toy Look Like a Star Wars Movie Prop

It's no secret that professional model makers often use the same plastic model kits you can buy at a hobby shop, they're just highly skilled at painting them to look incredibly realistic. Tristan Elliott instead started with Hasbro's Battle Action Millennium Falcon toy, and with a little extra paint, turned it into a near-flawless film prop.

A Masterful Paint Job Makes This Millennium Falcon Toy Look Like a Star Wars Movie Prop

Modern manufacturing techniques have resulted in plastic toys featuring incredible amounts of detail, as was the case with Hasbro's most recent version of the Millennium Falcon. However, out of the box it was still painfully obviously a toy — until Elliott got to work on it.

A Masterful Paint Job Makes This Millennium Falcon Toy Look Like a Star Wars Movie Prop

Using some masterful distressing and detailing techniques, Elliott, who has a degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, quickly added about 30 years and 1,000 parsecs of wear and tear to this Falcon.

A Masterful Paint Job Makes This Millennium Falcon Toy Look Like a Star Wars Movie Prop

The final results are not only stunning, they actually make this toy Falcon look like an official ILM prop from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hasbro should seriously consider hiring Elliott to design the paint work for its upcoming toys, but until that time head on over to IMGUR to check out more shots of his fantastic work on this model.

[IMGUR via Reddit via Make]

A Masterful Paint Job Makes This Millennium Falcon Toy Look Like a Star Wars Movie Prop


Comments

    Still looks obviously like a toy because the cockpit is about twice as big as it should be (it should be roughly as wide as the gap between the two 'forks' at the front. Now it just looks like someone's taken a lighter to it.

    I've always loved that the Star Wars universe is dirty and used compared with that depicted in Star Trek. It was one of the things that always seemed "off" when I played the Star Wars MMO, everything was too clean and perfect.

    Why is the exhaust going off in different directions? The veins/flaps are pointing in a different direction too so it looks weird.

    Good job though, looks much better than the Hasbro paint.

    I went to MassArt, I believe he does work at Hasbro already. According to his facebook page he does anyways.

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