Updated: May 01, 2012
JUPITER-2 16.5 LUNAR DIORAMA
This is the 16 1/2 inch two piece vaccum formed kit that was
available in the early 90's. This particular hull was finished
in 1992 and has aged gracefully with no cracks or breaks in
construction. It was built in the method suggested by Lunar
Models, consisting of stationary pins in the lower hull
fitting and locking into matching holes in the upper hull.
The pins are supported by a ring around the circumference of
each hull, which, in turn, is supported by vertical bracing,
making for very sturdy construction. This method allows for the
interior (a seperate optional kit) to be installed. Uprights
for the interior have already been constructed and installed
in the lower hull (see pictures). This model is finished in
automotive quality metallic laquer, and can be buffed to a
high lustre if so desired.
Jupiter-2 also comes with working animated rotational flashing
fusion core lighting unit, also by Lunar Models, (a $90 accessory
at the time), the power supply is in the form of 4 AA batteries,
Great attention was focused on the construction of the lighted
fusion core, and each window of the core is partitioned off so
that there is no light bleed-thru from one flash of light to
the adjacent windows.