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My 1/35 Moebius Jupiter 2 (hero version)

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My 1/35 Moebius Jupiter 2 (hero version)
Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:09 AM

This is my favorite personal build up of this kit. It is built to reflect the filming 4'hero Model as it was seen in the second Broadcast Episode "The Derelict". I started the build by filling in and sanding smooth the hatch and buttons, as the Filming model never had these details during the production of the series. The Hull is painted flat aluminum. The interior consists of scratch built forward window shelf and the three computers brought forward closer to the windows, again as per the Filming model. The figures were done to reflect the figures seen in the filming model as was the rear "scrim" behind them. The motor driven scanner in the upper bubble is motorised and catches the reflection of light in the internal hull(there were no lights in the bubble in the filming model).

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, May 12, 2017 5:35 AM

The Moebius Jupiter 2 is essentially a model of a model, that being the 4' hero Miniature. They compromised the interior to fit in the 4 footers hull. Although the interior is beautiful(I have another with the full interior), I always wanted what I saw on the TV screen. 

 

I filled in and sanded smooth the side hatch on the upper hull(There was never a hatch on the Jupiter 2 during production of the series, a scribed hatch was added later during a "restoration".

 

I scratch built the Hero interior which consisted of a new console and ledge for the three computers to rest on(Every Jupiter 2 model I have seen has the computers way back..too far to fit the interior in.

 

I mixed and matched several figures to get the look of the very crude figures used in the actual prop.

 

I fabricated the upper bubble spinner, and with the use of a dc motor, allowed it to spin as it did on the hero. There are NO lights in the upper bubble. The reflective scanner would catch the interior and exterior lighting to give the effect.

 

The model was painted Flat Aluminum.

 

My Model...

 

 

 

And the original Hero...

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, May 12, 2017 5:49 AM

Here's a better comparison shot...My 1/35 Jupiter 2 on the left and the original 4' hero on the right...

 

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, May 15, 2017 7:48 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:55 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Sunday, May 21, 2017 11:12 AM

   

1/35 Moebius Jupiter 2 built per the 4' Filming model. Features working spinning scanner in upper bubble, Rotating Engine lights, Main Hatch filled in and sanded smooth, closed porthole, figures, Filming model interior and scale lighting.

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