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Offline Ant

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Hindenberg Zepplin kit
« on: October 24, 2020, 04:17:35 AM »
After much searching etc and ive never built a airplane before my wife bought me the Hindenberg Zepplin (V33) for my birthday....

Its more of a confidence booster really and seeing its not expensive it will give me some insight...

Its from Als Hobbies...

Hopefully i can move on to a sopwith or an tiger moth........
« Last Edit: October 28, 2020, 02:28:46 AM by Ant »

Online Terri

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Re: Hiddenberg Zepplin kit
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 10:12:45 AM »
Good for you Ant ,

Are you going to start a build log ? We don't see many airships being built .


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Re: Hiddenberg Zepplin kit
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 06:38:22 PM »
See whats in the box first kit wise as the photos where quite sketchy to say the least......

Once it arrives i will post my decision and maybe post a few pictures.......

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Re: Hiddenberg Zepplin kit
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 02:00:45 AM »
The kit arrived this afternoon and after a quick gander due to being busy i was a tad disappointed with it...

It looks rather basic and not challenging enough and the instructions are extremely basic to say the least a few pictures with a arrow pointing there and there....

Plus side is the acryllic case for the zepplin to be displayed within..

I will try and add photos soon....

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Re: Hiddenberg Zepplin kit
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 07:34:07 PM »
Ive decided to ask if i can return the zepplin as its to basic..

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Re: Hindenberg Zepplin kit
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2020, 03:43:25 AM »
I have managed to have a good look at the kit without opening the bag that they are stored in.....
The instructions are not very forth coming and its something that might tax the brain a tad..

Below is a video of opening the box and displaying the parts best could..

https://youtu.be/D4vrq2ohLVk

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Re: Hindenberg Zepplin kit
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2020, 03:38:12 AM »
Well what a total disappointment this kit is......
The parts are very thin and there is no rigidity in them at all.
It says on the box 8+ no way would i give this to an 8yr old in fact ive been making wooden models for over 20yrs and i wouldnt call myself experienced but its a struggle......
Im not one to get frustrated but this is trying, very trying......

I hope that their other kits are a much better build than this......

Rant over..


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Re: Hindenberg Zepplin kit
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 08:44:21 PM »
The ply is a meger 2mm and very fragile to work with....

Ive managed to do 60% of the frame work so very fragile as you are going along...

I will try n do a build blog.......

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Re: Hindenberg Zepplin kit
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2020, 08:54:13 AM »
Would it be possible to use steam or hot water on cloths to help bend the ply?That's what I do on wooden boats (full size ones,not models) on stubborn components offering to break under bending stresses.You'ld have to be careful the ply didn't delaminate,depends on what sort of glue it's made with I suppose.
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Re: Hindenberg Zepplin kit
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2020, 04:21:01 AM »
Well i managed to finish the Hinenberg this morning and its worked out ok once the outer ribs where attached in order...
Its one of those models where you start you just want to do a lttle bit more etc and suddenly its completed..

Definately not for an 8yr old more of a mature headed teenager..

Anyway its being hung from the spare bedroom ceiling..

Final note.
I have tried to add photos from photobucket but its not having it.......
« Last Edit: November 05, 2020, 05:30:29 AM by Ant »