Last week, Industrial Light and Magic posted this lovely featurette on the design and making of the Razor Crest spaceship, flown by The Mandalorian in the Star Wars universe.
There is some really interesting stuff in here, like the fact that the ship was inspired by the A10 Warthog and aluminum planes from WWII. They also wanted the ship to look like it was an old scrapyard special and of pre-X-wing design.
The heart of the docu is about how they fabricated a 2' long model of the ship and did a number of practical effects shots using it. This isn't something ILM has done for decades. One of the best things about the video is seeing how giddy the digital effects team is over seeing and working with a physical model.
In this video, former ILM model maker, Adam Savage, talks to some of the team who worked on the Razor Crest model and practical effects.