Updated: May 22, 2022
JUPITER-2 PHOTO GALLERY #04
Received an e-mail on June 29, 2005 from Mark Dobzyn. Here is some helpful hints and tips regarding building and painting a
I am working on a Lunar Models 16.5 inch Jupiter-2 kit right now. For the J-2 exterior color I used Krylon Chrome because it
looks closer to the completely dried like aluminum color. Which is perfect. I also purchased the 16.5 upper lever full interior
for it. Painting scheme is trickey. Although any beiges, tans, panzer buff may be used on interior wall beams. I used Krylon
Dover white for mine to simulate the viewmaster look. As I keep on reminding Sci fiMetropolis the flooring was a medium brown
color and the inner flooring was a sand / beige weird color. Once the lighting effect was done for the filming of LIS episodes
the flooring reflected in the support wall beams colors. Hence an off-white wall appeared sand or a darker tan color. The flight
deck was a pale celery light green color. This too, when filmed in a dark environment (closed set with star back ground appeared
to be a much darker green color than what it actually was painted.
I haven't been able to match that color up yet. Astrogator was a very light flat sand color or off white color. Statis walls were either duck egg blue or a light flat or medium grey color. I also am installing a custom fusion core 8 sequencing chase lighting
system in it. With an white light led's upper unit for bubble. And 6 white miniature led's for the interior lights. I had it
custom made for this model. I am just putting the finishing touches on it and getting ready to glue the support walls and
instrument walls in place.
Then, a final coat of dull cote to seal paint.
(*) Many thanks Mark for your valuable info and tips regarding the Jupiter-2. I for one have always wondered about certain colors
and variations on this great spaceship!