The 7 foot model of the Nostromo ship featured in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, Alien, has been the focus of a restoration project by The Prop Store of London. Suffering decades of damage from poor conditions of improper outdoor storage, the piece has required extensive cosmetic restoration as part of its ongoing preservation.
The following video has been produced by The Prop Store of London as the first in a series documenting the work led by Monty Shook and Jack Ejourian:
More details can be found at the Prop Store website – The Nostromo: A Resotration Project
I did get a chance to ask Brandon Alinger from the Prop Store of London about this project today, who stated:
The Prop Store of London acquired the Nostromo in 2007, with a plan to stabilize the model and give it a light cosmetic restoration, in order to bring the model back to its former glory. It had been stored outside for many years, and even under cover time and the elements had taken its toll on the model. The majority of the structure was intact, and with the model were bags of pieces that had fallen or broken off over the years. The Prop Store is now working with Grant McCune Design to execute a professional cosmetic restoration that remains as absolutely true to the original model as possible. Once complete, the Nostromo will remain part of the Prop Store’s company collection – where it will be on display in Prop Store’s LA office.