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Can anyone tell me the best book and or best web site for color reference for the J2, cheriot and pod? I know there are several books on the subject but I really don't want to buy a stack of books if I don't have to.

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Hal9001, not to put too fine a point on it, but I think my E-book will serve you well
for the J-2.

It's available for the incredibly Low, Low, Low price of.....well it's FREE! What can I say, I'm a generous man !

Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jupiterseries2010/page1/

Enjoy !

P.S. I was going to do guides for the Chariot and Space Pod , but this one was such a pain in my backside to write.
 

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Hal9001, not to put too fine a point on it, but I think my E-book will serve you well
for the J-2.

It's available for the incredibly Low, Low, Low price of.....well it's FREE! What can I say, I'm a generous man !

Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jupiterseries2010/page1/

Enjoy !

P.S. I was going to do guides for the Chariot and Space Pod , but this one was such a pain in my backside to write.
Best reference you are gonna find on the J2.
Ductapeforever did a killer job!
 

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I've uploaded some color references to a folder here:
http://s1004.photobucket.com/albums/af170/jkirkphotos/Lost in Space Colors/
The biggest problem with color references is that the sets were painted one color and appeared other colors depending on lighting temperature, film stock, processing and transmission.
There are no "accurate' colors for the Jupiter 2.
Even if you had paint chips from the set, that may not be the colors that the sets appeared on screen. So choose colors that you think look right and use those. Nobody can correct you, tho' that won't stop some (DM?) from trying..
Also adding a complication is that the Jupiter 2 seems to have been painted different colors in the first season. The color scheme then seems to have been more a NASA scheme of tans and greys. The Jupiter 2 was originally designed with all these great layers and details to cast dramatic shadows in black and white. When they went color, they went 60's psychedelia.
Hope this helps.
 

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WOW! Really great stuff there guys!! :thumbsup: Just what the Dr. ordered. Thanks for your time posting it.

Yes Ducktapeforever you are a generous, generous man! To show the imbecile I am, I HAVE THIS ALL READY. I completely forgot about it! It's been so long sense I've collocted reference on the J2 I just forgot. Shows too many future projects and too much material scattered about for me to remember. Man! Now...if I can find it....which I'm sure I will.

starseeker, I'm very familiar with the different film stocks and Kelvins, as I was a photographer for 17 years. And yes, you are absolutely right in what you say. Not only that, but something may be one shade on your monitor and different on mine! But, it can give me a ball park and I'll go from there. At least I'll know something beige is not orange and some orange is not green!

Now, off to some more downloading.

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Added a few more color photos of the upper deck to the album, mostly 1st season promo shots. There is one picture that I scanned from my Viewmaster set:

http://s1004.photobucket.com/albums/af170/jkirkphotos/Lost in Space Colors/?action=view&current=v6.jpg#!oZZ2QQcurrentZZhttp://s1004.photobucket.com/albums/af170/jkirkphotos/Lost%20in%20Space%20Colors/?action=view&current=v6.jpg

that shows the alternate control console. Chris Pappas, who is THE Jupiter 2 expert, has discovered that that there were two different main control console areas, one for the full size Jupiter 2 upper deck set, the other used for process shots. They are almost identical but have slight detail and color differences. Which explains something that bugged me since I was a kid: why are the bases of the light girders in this shot different from the girders seen everywhere else, even in the same episode? (see the photo just previous to this one) Chris has an excellent LIS site with the details.
 

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Good stuff Starseeker, thanks for posting them. To have been scanned from a View Master some of the these are surprisingly good quality! :thumbsup:

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