WWI Airship Models? Yes, No, Maybe So?

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WWI Airship Models? Yes, No, Maybe So?

Joined: March 15th, 2004, 9:45 am

March 18th, 2004, 3:06 am #1

Airships were surely just as interesting as Landships. Using massive rigid dirigibles to rain bombs down on Britain, and Britain using their own airships offensively... Its incredibly interesting.

Imagine a nice big kit, with full detail. The machine gun nests around the engines.. All of that stuff. It'd be incredibly cool.

Do you think there would ever be a market for WW1 Airship models?

Hell, there are quite a lot of models of tanks, aircraft, armored cars, artillery, even the Austro-Hungarian PKZ-2 Helicopter!! I find the airships fascinating, so its odd that no one seems to pay any attention to them.

-Vil.
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Hans Haase
Hans Haase

March 18th, 2004, 3:22 am #2

I have just the thing you were looking for. BIG listing of airship models.

http://spot.colorado.edu/~dziadeck/airship/models.htm
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Joined: March 15th, 2004, 9:45 am

March 18th, 2004, 5:01 am #3

The British had airships in WW1 also. Yet all we see is a few different German ships.

L59, the German Relief Airship, that was sent to help the Germans in East Africa is super cool. Seems to be two models of that.

Then theres a model of the first Zeppelin to drop bombs on London, and a Reconaissance Zeppelin. Very cool. But the kits seem lacking in detail, and Im sure far superior ones could be built. Imagine a 1/72 L-13? That'd be so cool! I recently ordered some books on WW1 airships. One about Brit'ships, one about German ships. It should be cool.

But yah, those are cool kits.
http://www.marcle.co.uk/catap27.html
http://www.luftschiffmodelle.de/html-se ... nn_l59.htm

-Vil.
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