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.