Updated: August 14, 2021
GIANT'S SPINDRIFT DIORAMA #19 (TROY ENLOW)
Wow! Heck Yes! I would love to have my Spindrift on your website!
The kit was a vacuform model from Lunar Models.
The 1/35 scale Spindrift kit is about 16 inches long and came only with 13
parts total: 3 vacuformed parts the bottom, top, the top of the engine / restrooms
area, a resin fin, cockpit window frame work, rear and foward engine vents
( which I did not use ) entena and a clear astro dome. The rest of the interior
was built by me watching many Land of the Giant's on tape. ( My two young Girls
loved it! )
The interior kit ( which is sold seperatly ) was the older version and very rough
so I scratch built about 95% of the interior. The engine cooling / intake grills
and engine rear ports were made from aluminum stereo cooling grid that I drilled out
just a tad more to fit the kit and l left it unpainted .... The Spindrift on the set
had steel or aluminum intake grills ... but it seems that the smaller scale studio
models grills were painted black. I built my Spindrift as the full size 'set' version.
If Polar Lights would have re-released the old Aurora Spindrift kit any sooner I
would have done all the same work to that model kit as well .... I could never bring
myself to pay up to $300.00 for that older Aurora kit on eBay, now I'm very glad I
Troy Enlow - Seattle WA
I just stumbled onto your "LOTG Spindrift" model while surfing modeling sites and was very
impressed, indeed! My name is Peter Chelemedos, from Santa Cruz, CA. I am the person who
originally pencilled the Lunar Models "Spindrift Interior Kit" instructions for Mike Evans
waaaaaay back in 1991! The reason I took that assignment was because the original drawings
by Jim Kreegar were barely legible pencilling and I arraigned with Mike Evans to do the
" cleaned up " drawings, which were then sold with the kit. Needless to say, during that
project I became too familiar with dear old " Spindrift ". I also had the privilege of
picking Gary Conway's memory while working on that project. My drawings were somewhat crude
( I hadn't gone on to ACAD yet ), and I suspect that they've since been re-drawn ( at least I
hope they have! ).
Now for my reason for this e-mail; I like your Spindrift better than I do Jim Key's prototype!
My best regards,