Updated: February 09, 2009
JUPITER-2 DIORAMA #29 (DAVE MERRIMAN)
I had Phil Lublin (Former owner of Lunar Models) restored
a vintage 4" Dave Merriman J-2 for me, and I wanted to know
if you would like to post it on your site? The 4" Jupiter-2
was offered back in the late 70's early 80's as a built up
model thru D & E and was advertise thru Starlog magazine.
Dave Merriman is the "D" in D & E and if your not familiar
with the name, he is the one who restored the 17' Seaview
studio prop from V.T.B.O.T.S. I had wanted one of these J-2's
since 1997, but this guy who had one wouldn't part with it,
so several years later I e-mailed Dave to see if he would
sell me one, and he sent me one completed ship, plus another
uncompleted one at no charge!! I had Phil restore it for me
back in April, and just got it back two weeks ago. I have
more info on this ship, including a original flyer from
Starlog that Phil will be sending me copies of soon.
The pics here show the ship as I got it, plus the various
stages of restoration from Phil.