Updated: January 09, 2011
JUPITER-2 (POLAR LIGHTS) KIT
Do you know the way to San Jose? You may want to after viewing this
awesome Jupiter-2 kit! After meeting model artist Rick Ratto and
seeing his work, I had to have one of these for my collection.
Rick's work is A+ quality, and his extra efforts hasn't gone
unnotice. We have become close friends, in fact I have given Rick
some of my models to work on, & to improve the over all appearance
of my special diorama's. Rick spent over 10 hours on this Polar
Lights kit. Painting the Jupiter-2 hull with primer, and several
layers of silver for that perfect look. The photos of the interior
do not do it justice. The smallest of detail and skill went into
each area of this J-2. The cockpit chairs were replaced with new
Skyhook chairs in keeping with the original design of the J-2.
Special decals were also used for the control panels for that
special finsh touch. Lights were also added to the top dome, fushion
core, elevator, & enclosed interior. Lights were added to each base
of the freezing tubes. Astor Gator, ceiling, and even an opening cut
out in the ladder area entering the lower level. Rick is currently
working on a NEW Jupiter-2 for me, when completed will be one of the
best J-2's ever built. I can hardy wait to see it completed, and
will be posted here for all to enjoy.
"Thanks Rick for an incredible Jupiter-2 I will treasure this always!" I purchase this J-2 on 04/21/02.