Jupiter 2 scratch build

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  1. uglyguy9

    uglyguy9 Member

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    hi everyone
    after trolling the net i havent been able to find a simple j2 that i like....so i thought i would attempt to make my own....i'm looking to make a small diorama/display......here goes

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  2. uglyguy9

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    ok.....i used part of an existing j2 model for part of the top

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  3. uglyguy9

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    thats the main body.......going to paint and pre-assemble but not glue.....still have to put windows in

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  4. uglyguy9

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    time to paint....still not glued..looking for a top bubble and some kind of led for the base....might have to use something like a toy fire engine spinning light.

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  5. SEBRET

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    Looks good so far, keep it up
  6. mysteroid

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    Hey, that's really cool!
  7. uglyguy9

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    .....couldnt find a correct size bubble....so i made one.
    the handle of my cutting blade was the correct diameter so i experimented with some plastic packaging.
    by gently heating the plastic AROUND the spot i was pushing i found i could form a bubble....just make sure its fairly thick plastic...
    started to make the base.....

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  8. uglyguy9

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    ...need to make the hydroponic garden and paint the tiny figures i have. i made a hatch door and have to also paint the airlock.
    i'm planning on displaying it 3 ways...on planet surface (as in pics), landing gear down and in flight over planet.
    i,ll make the landing gear and attach it to a ring that will fit the underside of the j2....hopefully

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    Nicely done! Creative solution, too.

    Yogi
  10. uglyguy9

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    need to paint ramp and airlock (already pre-assembled) also trying to mimic the really bright and colorfull scenes (the director really went to town when the series went from b&w to color)
    .....ohhh the pain

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  11. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    Your Jupiter 2 looks right at home on orange ground with orange skies. Kinda presages the '70's!
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    Very very nice job. Its great to see creative scratchbuilds and diorama presentations. It adds so much.

    It almost makes me want to go back and re-watch a few episodes of LIS in living colour.
  13. uglyguy9

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    thanks for the kind comments guys
    building the launch pad now.......
    i have the full series on dvd ..... a mate of mine is so into lis that he calls it a documentary....hehehe
    ever tried to make a 2cm robot 'cause thats my next task.....i need a de-bigulator
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    Jupiter II

    I have one in my personnal file I found on line awhile back. I think it's small enough to send thru my account over here. I think you would like it. That is a great build from a classic scifi show.

    Husker
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