A model miniature component from the Space Corps ocean seeding ship SSS Esperanto from the production of the cult comedy TV show Red Dwarf.
The wreck of the SSS Esperanto was featured in the Season V episode ‘Back to Reality’, with the ship responsible for the creation of the monolithic Despair Squid that terrorised the crew throughout the episode.
Made of wood and styrene with an array of resin, rubber and plastic dress-up components, the miniature ship piece was used for all the exterior shots of the vessel, with this piece used for the ship's central dome construct. The component is made to represent a core dome with various wheels, vents and bulkheads fitted across its surface. It is hand-painted, finished in yellow with intentional distress applied to look as though the ship has been at rest on the sea bed for decades, with plenty of hull corrosion, barnacles and forming coral.
Displaying some wear and having suffered some minor breakages from use and time spent in storage, the components remain in an overall good condition.
Materials: Resin, Rubber, Plastic, Wood, Styrene.
Item size - 28.35" x 19.69" x 13.78" (72cm x 50cm x 35cm)
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