by Bruce Rollins
The Moonlight Cruise Lines invite you to come aboard for the trip of a lifetime! The sister ships: Serenade and Sonata await you and that special someone to be whisked-away on a trip around the moon. On board activities include: zero-G moonball(tm) and bungie bouncing, racquetball, tennis, beach volleyball, swimming, shuffleboard, aerobics, and of course, pulse rifle shooting galleries. Once in lunar orbit, surface excursions are available* (*additional fee required).
This model was conceived as the "Love Boat" in space. It is primarily made from sheet styrene and goodies from my spare parts box. A partial list includes: a flashlight reflector, a headphone ear bud, the spin disk from a busted DVD player, disposable razor blade covers, hotel shampoo bottle tops, staples, a snow globe dome, and lots of kit parts. I actually pulled a tape measure on a real tennis court to get the correct dimensions. The looks on the faces of the people who asked me what I was doing were priceless.
Image: Front view
Image: Bow portals
Image: Recreation facilities