Updated: August 02, 2004
GIANT'S SPINDRIFT DIORAMA #01
This is my build-up of the Polar Lights Spindrift kit from the
classic tv series "Land of The Giants", in approx. 1/60th
scale, based on the classic Aurora kit. This is one of Irwin
Allen's best spaceship designs, and a fan favorite.
I am a model builder with 30 years experience, and have researched
the Spindrift studio model to make this model as accurate as
possible. I have airbrushed the exterior the correct red
color, and filled in the incorrect molded in stripes. I have
used accurate decals from JT Graphics for the exterior
markings. I have tinted the supplied clear dome piece red, and
placed a "sensor grid" decal inside it, to match the studio
The top of the model is removable to reveal the fully painted
and detailed interior. I have removed the inaccurate
molded details on the interior walls and replaced them with
accurate decals. The cockpit walls have been modified to
resemble the studio set, and accurate decals have beed used
for all cockpit controls. I scratch-built the missing pilot
and co-pilot control pods on the main console. You also get
fully painted figures for Captain Steve Burton, Co-pilot Dan
Erikson, and Stewardess Betty Hamilton. A clear plastic "in
flight" display stand is also included.
Many hours went into the construction of this model, one of the
most accurate Spindrift build-ups possible.
Fan built diorama from Austin Texas.