the nostromo, part 3, the final shots

Here is the wrap up post to the final details and set up of the newly restored Nostromo miniature from  1979’s “Alien” it has been a while since the last posts were put regarding the massive restoration project, and here are a few of the last shots taken of the ship in it’s newly completed state and in her new home at the LA branch of the  “Prop Store of London”   http://www.propstore.com    This was one of those golden opportunities to be a part of and thanks go without measure to Monty and all the gang at Grant McCune Design and Brandon at PSOL for letting me be a part of the team…Enjoy the last few images and soon I’ll put together a scrapbook of all the pictures we took…. OK have fun and Happy Thursday everybody

the nose n cockpit

high view,, note the Apache helicopter canopy serves as the main viewing window

high view, looking to the rear

high rear view

rear view looking forward of one of the dorsal engines

looking forward

high n pulled back view of the nose

low nose view

27 Responses to “the nostromo, part 3, the final shots”

  1. 3 deg
    May 6, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Oh yeah, baby! Über-collness! Thanks, dude! 🙂

    FYI/note to visitors: If you click on the photos they will open on a new lone blog page, and THEN if you click on THAT image there you can see the pics in all their hi-rez glory.

    peace and bananas | deg

  2. 8 JNG
    May 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Can’t believe she was allowed to degrade in the first place, but now justice is done!

  3. 10 Richard Knapp
    May 6, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Just beautiful! This must have been something of a dream project for you.


    • 11 johneaves
      May 6, 2010 at 9:07 am

      It was!!!! now they need to find an old beat up Millennium Falcon!

      • May 6, 2010 at 9:31 am

        I’m pretty sure George has all those models stored on the Ranch, in that big archive barn. Cool story about that is, this über-collector guy, who basically covered every square inch of his home with Star Wars collectibles (I recall seeing a 20/20 piece on him), IIRC, he ended up writing a book on the subject, came to the notice of Lucas, and Lucas ended up hiring him and putting him in charge of the Skywalker Ranch model and prop archives. Talk about a dream come true for the guy!

        peace & bananas | deg

  4. May 6, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Very Cool, must of been a lot of fun to work on this project.
    Isn’t there one for the old TOS shuttle? (The one that was used on set)

  5. May 6, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Thanks very much for the high-resolution images. It’s so detailed that I wonder: Is that a weapon of some sort in the high rear view?

    Also, I noticed there’s still bare plywood visible in that shot. Did they intentionally not restore everything? Or is this an in progress shot?

    Thanks again for posting these pictures.


  6. 15 evil_genius_180
    May 6, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Wow. That’s friggin’ fantastic. Has Ridley Scott seen this? I wonder what his reaction would be to see the ol’ girl all cleaned up and re-detailed to its former glory. You guys did an amazing job with this. 😀

  7. 16 the bluesman
    May 6, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Look forward to the forthcoming pics, and you know me, alot of love for the big massive cargo ships.

  8. 17 Ian Pryde
    May 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    The Nostromo looks absolutely beautiful, John, But could you do me a small favour and burn/dismember that “Simpal” Cindy doll prop from The 6th Day that’s in the background for me,

    Thanks muchly, you’ll be doing the world a great service :0D

  9. 19 Buckaroohawk
    May 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I’m in greeble heaven! Man, the detail restoration on this model is awesome. It must have been a fun but tiring task.

    I am alittle confused, though. I thought the Nostromo was the really huge mining platform (it goes boom big time at the end of the film) and this ship was just a exploration/survey vessel they used to get down to the surface of the planet. Am I mistaken about this?

  10. 20 Matt Boardman
    May 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    So, very, very awesome! I think I may have shed a tear having to say goodbye to this baby had I had the opportunity to help restore her. Hope you get the chance to visit! 😀

  11. May 7, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Wow. Beautiful details of an ugly beast.

  12. 22 Barrie Suddery
    May 7, 2010 at 2:21 am


  13. May 8, 2010 at 4:20 am

    wonderful model – great job on restoring this beauty!

  14. 24 Scott D
    May 11, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Alot of work, John! How many hours you think it took to bring her to life?

  15. 25 Will Cox
    May 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    These Nostromo pics have been incredible. They remind me of when filmakers used to have to build models and miniatures for films instead of rendering images on a computer. Not that I have anything against CGI, there’s just something about the craftsmanship and the incredible detail that was put into models like this. I still prefer old school visual effects to the more modern, slick techniques.

  16. 26 Geb Buxton
    January 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Oh man! Check out Maximilian in the background of shot 7!!!!!

  17. January 29, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Do you have any MATH on this model…did you have the chance to actually measure it!!! Looks like I will have my chance to build a full size studio model!!! My honest Lifelong Dream!!!

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