No, that's not a picture of Han Solo's trusty ship ripped straight from a Star Wars movie. It's an incredible model made by Bernard Szukiel — but here's the real kicker: it's made entirely out of paper. This is no hunk of junk.

Header Image Credit: Bernard Szukiel. All images credited as such unless otherwise stated.

On the surface, Bernard's model would already be a masterpiece just because of the immense detailing he's put into crafting the hull of the Falcon, right down to the scorch marks. It's so textured and perfectly crafted and painted that you'd think it wasn't paper at all, but a plastic model kit or a prop straight for the films. But oh no, Bernard didn't stop there, he actually went and modeled parts of the interior too: the cockpit and the top Gun battery seat.

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Oh, and of course the interior lights up because holy shit does this thing need to be any more jaw dropping.

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I mean, no kidding this took four years to make. The detail and the commitment on display is all too easy to see, and it's beautiful to behold. It's a truly brilliant bit of work, and the mind boggles just trying to figure out how the hell such a thing got made out of paper. Bravo, Bernard, Bravo! Consider my Ghast well and truly flabbered.

Check out many, many more pictures of Szukiel's fascinating model over at Starship Modeler.

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[Dorkly via Nerd Approved]


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