Star Wars - A New Hope Large Death Star Surface Panel

This is a genuine, large production used surface panel prop from the Death Star in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) exhibiting reflective tape in various areas. Expertly painted and distressed to appear as the outer hull of the ultimate power in the Universe.

Archive Id SW-DSL-PP


This large, original Death Star surface panel prop was used in the production of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). It is rare to find original Death Star surface panels and most of those out there are the smaller 3" squares, but very rarely do these larger surface panels come to market.

During filming the Death Star scenes, a number of panels were created and joined together in order to create a surface in which the X-Wing Fighters and Tie Fighters could fly across. The panels were then painted, distressed and detailed to an exceptionally high standard by ILM model makers.

The Death Star panel segment consists of a cast resin shell filled with rigid polyfoam and has been sprayed primer gray. Detailing has been added in painted shades of gray and further detail added to give it the distressed appearance necessary to be part of the Death Star.

This particular surface panel also exhibits a considerable amount of reflective tape. The tape was used in areas on the surface panels to give the appearance of windows during filming.

Product Information:

  • Death Star surface panel prop measures approx. 11.65" x 11.65" x 2.5" (29.6cm x 29.6cm x 6.35cm)
  • Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
  • Includes Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity

Authentication Information:

The source of this Death Star surface panel prop was from the brother of Star Wars: A New Hope visual effects staff member Rhonda Peck.

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