Mondoshawan Ship Model from The Fifth Element!

For fans of The Fifth Element, this model miniature will be instantly recognizable as the Mondoshawan ship from the beginning of the film. But as Adam Savage learns as he gets up close to the details of this prop, it’s actually a study model created in pre-production to allow the director and production team to approve and refine the form of the ship. This beautiful model shows how effective kitbashing and paint weathering can be to convey design ideas, and is itself a lovely artifact from the days of practical model miniature work in film.

Find this model and the rest of the props on auction at: https://usm.propstoreauction.com/m/view-auctions/info/id/287/

Shot by Joey Fameli and edited by Norman Chan

Comments (1)

One thought on “Mondoshawan Ship Model from The Fifth Element!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Tested in 2021: Ariel’s Favorite Things!

Show And Tell

Tested in 2021: Ariel’s Favorite Things!

Ariel shares some of her favorite things of the past year, i…

Ask Adam: Pegboard and Other Storage Solutions

Making

Ask Adam: Pegboard and Other Storage Solutions

In this livestream excerpt, Adam answers Tested member Trent…

Tested in 2021: Bill’s Favorite Things!

Show And Tell

Tested in 2021: Bill’s Favorite Things!

Bill Doran checks in from the workshop of Punished Props Aca…

Adam’s One Day Builds: EPIC Spacesuit! (Part 3)

One Day Builds

Adam’s One Day Builds: EPIC Spacesuit! (Part 3)

The hard parts get married the soft parts as Adam's xEMU-ins…

Podcast - This Is Only a Test

The O Word – This is Only a Test 628 – 12/2/21

After a restful Thanksgiving holiday, we're back with an extended Moment of Science for Kishore to answer our questions about the Omicron coronavirus variant. We also give a spoiler-free review of the first two episodes of Haweye and recap the Unity Slices VR demo Norm tried last week. Plus, what's one movie you'd want to be able to watch…

Ask Adam: On Storage, Compressed Air and Expendables

Making

Ask Adam: On Storage, Compressed Air and Expendabl…

In this live stream excerpt, Adam answers questions from Tes…

Ask Adam: Inspiration from Cosplays Seen in Recent Conventio…

Making

Ask Adam: Inspiration from Cosplays Seen in Recent…

Tested member Christopher Amrich asks Adam, "Is there a cosp…

Tested in 2021: Kayte’s Favorite Things!

Show And Tell

Tested in 2021: Kayte’s Favorite Things!

Modelmaker and fabricator Kayte shares a few of her favorite…

Tested in 2021: Sean’s Favorite Things!

Show And Tell

Tested in 2021: Sean’s Favorite Things!

Sean brings in some of his favorite new tools from his home …

Playing Chess in Quest 2 Mixed Reality — Awesome Unity Slice…

Tech

Playing Chess in Quest 2 Mixed Reality — Awesome U…

We go hands-on with the upcoming Unity Slices: Table, a mixe…