Updated: March 27, 2019
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 Jupiter-2 kit.
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
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