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Yes, I know it’s a rather obscure subject, but that’s one of the things I like about it. In a TV series brimming with spaceships that looked as if they’d been thrown together from spare model parts, (which many of them had), the luxury liner Rising Star stood out as a sleek, graceful, streamlined beauty. Unfortunately reference material on this fleetingly glimpsed vessel has proven extremely difficult to locate. I realize this is a long shot, but if anyone out there has shots or drawings of the production miniature – or knows where they can be found – I’d love to hear from you.

By the way... does anyone know who owns the original miniature? Please tell me it's not the infamous Mr. Latta...
 

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Has anybody gotten the 4 foot Jupiter 2 out of Latta's hands either? Has law enforcement found out where he is yet...

About the Rising Star, The shots I've seen are over on Phil's Modeler's vault site. He has some bigger versions of this shot.

 

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heiki said:
\The shots I've seen are over on Phil's Modeler's vault site. ]
Thanks, Heiki. Yeah, I've got those shots... they're a good start, but not enough to build a model from. Must keep searching!
 

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Issue #9 of the late and lamented Sci Fi and Fantasy Models magazine had a several articles devoted to the studio models of Battlestar Galactica. The article described the Rising Star at 3 foot long and weighing 15 pounds. Pictures of the miniature are shown. Check Ebay for back issues or will scan.
 

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Carson Dyle said:
By the way... does anyone know who owns the original miniature? Please tell me it's not the infamous Mr. Latta...
No, its not Jim Latta. The owner is the same one who owns the big G herself and several other BSG miniatures including the Colonial Movers and the shuttle.

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Prominent collector of screen used props and models. Hosted the old Sci-Fi Trader show on Sci Fi Channel. Was involved with ICONS Authentic Replicas which folded leaving alot of people (including me) holding the bag for unfulfilled paid up orders. Some of the recent sales on the Profiles Auctions may have been his props. I know that he had at one time the LOTG Spindrift, Four Footer Jupiter 2, and Seaview models.
 
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