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Posted February 12, 2001
Excellent resource for a new classic model
This is a well produced guide to building and accurizing Polar Light's styrene model of the Lost in Space Jupiter 2. No model existed of this ship until recently and to have both the model and a guide for building it is fantastic. The book gives concise directions on building several variations of the ship, and includes diagrams that allow you to scratch-build details that were left out of the model. There are enough photos in the book to guide anyone through the construction and painting of this kit. My model is hanging above my desk at work and the CultTVman book was open every step of the way!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 11, 2001
Everything You've Always Needed to Know About the Jupiter II
In 1965, a science-fiction television show premiered on CBS-TV. This show -- 'Lost in Space' was a first for it's time, and featured some of the coolest (at least as far as a twelve-years old boy was concerned) equipment ever seen on TV. One of the neatest things on the show was the spaceship -- a two-level saucer called the 'Jupiter II'. Although models from the show were made, there was never an affordable, styrene plastic kit of the Jupiter II, until the Polar Lights company issued a kit in 1997. CultTVMan, aka Steve Iverson, runs a superb science-fiction model bulletin board on the Internet and one of the things that many people talk about is the Jupiter II. Steve gathered together some of the finest work done by 'Lost in Space' fans and Jupiter II model builders and put them in this superb book. Packed with hints, tips, and glorious color photos, the Ultimate Modeling Guide is for everyone -- from the novice to the master modeler. The book is professionally done and rivals similar books put out by the folks at Kalmbach publishing, who issue the superb 'Fine Scale Modeler' magazine. It is also thankfully devoid of my main bugaboo for fan-published works: gross spelling errors! So for a first-class guide to a first class model, pick up CultTVMan's Ultimate Modeling Guide to the Jupiter II. You won't be sorry!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 13, 2001
Absolutely unique, absolutely fantastic
This is a great how-to manual on building Polar Light's Jupiter 2 model kit. Lots of color pictures, concise and clear step-by-step descriptions highlight the Ultimate Modeling Guide. There is nothing else on the market on this subject with as much depth or detail. If you are interested in model making, Lost in Space, pop culture or TV icons, then this is a must have book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.