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The Nostromo, as a model, has been done and re-done many times over the decades, most commonly in the form of the Halcyon model kit build.
The variable geometries of the ship and the distinct lack of plan drawings for the original model have contributed to the difficulty in building replicas of this iconic pile of metal.
The Hollywood Collectibles Group (HCG) team have created what is, in my humble opinion, the definitive officially-licensed Nostromo model available for purchase.
Azcarate is known to Sideshow Weta fans for his C-3PO Premium Format figure and other work. Trebus has worked on the HCG ‘Michael Myers’ and ‘Men In Black’ 1:4 scale figures.
The dimensions seem sound: that three-quarter view shown below even has that “broken-backed” appearance that I have always found charming about the old girl.
The Exclusive Edition includes this numbered metal plaque, which includes a nod to the Aliens Colonial Marines Technical Manual:
According to the website, there will only be 150 pieces worldwide, and at a smidge under 1,200 bucks, they’ll go quick. HCG have thoughtfully included some payment options for those who need to break it down into affordable bites.
It’s wonderful to see that the ol’ Nostromo is getting some love. As interest builds, maybe in the future we will see more Nostromo replicas and model kits, à la the Fine Scale Millennium Falcon and Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon kits!
Thanks to Nostromo Mania Fred for posting this news of the new model. Thanks to Dominic Kulcsar (Alien Explorations site); I linked to his article on the building of the Nostromo miniature.
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