I started with photos I shot directly off the TV screen with the "Robinsons" DVD on pause. I had a disk shaped piece of plastic
that was the perfect curvature for the fusion core at the bottom so that dictated the size of the model, which is only about 6
inches wide. The bottom hull is balsa wood the upper hull is styrofoam that was cut and sanded into shape. Many coats of a
gesso-like paint made for styrofoam was applied to protect the foam for spray painting, since most paints can dissolve foam. I hollowed out the front and back to make the cockpit and airlock areas. My camera can't quite capture it but there is a tiny
control board and 2 tiny pilot seats inside. Detail lines were carefully tooled in with a sharp nail. Some bumps and other details were glued on. Then the whole thing was primer coated and sprayed metallic. Detail lines were then made more visible with an
ultra-fine sharpie pen and "lights" and engines were done with glow-in-the-dark blacklight reactive paint.