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RIP Ralph McQuarrie

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:26 PM

http://www.ralphmcquarrie.com/

The man who initially brought Lucas' vision to life & created so many timeless ships & aliens has passed away.

RIP Ralph. You're one with the Force now.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:53 PM

OMG What is going on this week? Davy Jones, Andrew Breibart Tony Guerrero, original MOTU sculptor and now this :(

RIP in peace Ralph :(

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:13 PM

Aw man...this one really hurts me. I never met the man, but I've always admired his contributions to Star Wars. God bless him. I just hate seeing all of my heroes get older and pass away. It's part of life I know, but it's still very depressing.

I remember being delighted that they actually interviewed him for the DVD releases of the original films. He seemed like a very likeable, approachable man. And he's directly responsible for the look of the film. Heck...it was his illustrations and sketches that convinced the bigwigs at 20th Century Fox to greenlight Star Wars. Next to George Lucas the man was Star Wars as far as I'm concerned. May God rest his soul and bring peace to his family.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:25 PM

Thanks for everything, Ralph...
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:27 PM

That just hit me I have his action figure they released a few years ago

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:04 AM

RIP Mr. McQuarrie.

Your images and imagination have inspired GENERATIONS of kids and kids at heart.

Thank you so very very much.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:57 AM

Long before I knew his name, I remember the ESB trading cards w/ his concept art, the concept paintings in the 'souvenir' books, the photo of McQuarrie working on the Cloud City landing platform matte painting, etc... One of the early fan club premiums was a poster of his 'trench run' painting (http://ralphmcquarri...misc/index.html - 2nd row, 1st) B)

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:24 AM

When I seen this thread my first thoughts were to those ESB trading cards we used to get

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

View PostWheeljack35, on 03 March 2012 - 11:27 PM, said:

That just hit me I have his action figure they released a few years ago

yup...im getting General McQuarrie out, along with the rest of the Echo Base crew, for a tribute display.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:26 AM

I have him still on his card also displayed with the prototype figures

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

Y'know, you guys just reminded me...I don't think I ever got that figure. I have most of the "McQuarrie" series figures, but not the man himself.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

View PostDevilbat, on 04 March 2012 - 09:04 PM, said:

Y'know, you guys just reminded me...I don't think I ever got that figure. I have most of the "McQuarrie" series figures, but not the man himself.


I have that and the figures that came from his artwork except starkiller

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

I got 2 figures signed by him a few years ago.It was the Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper.He sent them back to me.He will be missed.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:50 PM

RIP Ralph McQuarrie, your imagination will continue to live on with your fans and the future generations of Star Wars viewers ;)

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:07 PM

he will be missed

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