Author Topic: German Drachen Balloon  (Read 5931 times)

Offline Bill

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German Drachen Balloon
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:10:50 PM »
Hello,

I'm looking for drawings of a German Drachen (aka sausage) observation balloon. I intend to 3D model it and make the 3D print files open-source and free to whoever wants them. I'd also like to look into 3D printing one in either 1/72 or 1/144 and using the result as a mold for vacuum-forming one. Tired of waiting for someone else to make the kit. I'd really like to see a Drachen on the shelf next to all my WWI stuff.

Thanks!

Bill

Offline rlrimell

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Re: German Drachen Balloon
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 12:26:28 AM »
If anyone wants to purchase a mint resin 1:72 scale kit of a Drachen at reasonable price,please contact me at the usual Albatros email address.

Ray R.

Offline Dirigible-Al

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Re: German Drachen Balloon
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 02:36:42 AM »
Sorry Bill, I just noticed your post today. I have attached a drawing I used although I had to compress it so it could be sent.
Alan.

Offline WD

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Re: German Drachen Balloon
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2019, 09:25:25 AM »
Just now saw this post Bill. Is this still a project you're working on?

WD

Offline Bill

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Re: German Drachen Balloon
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 12:57:03 PM »
Hi Guys,

I got derailed for a few years but I'm back at the Drachen project. The attached drawing is too small to be of use. Any way to get a full size copy?

Thanks!

Offline phil2015

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Re: German Drachen Balloon
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2021, 09:59:00 AM »

I have no information to contribute I'm afraid, but I have a question.  If you build a 3D model of it, could I print it in 1/48?  I know that would be huge, but hey, think BIG!

Regards,
Phil

Offline MoFo

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Re: German Drachen Balloon
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 05:17:56 AM »
If you build a 3D model of it, could I print it in 1/48?

I can help with that - I'm currently prepping my 1/72 version for 1/48 (resin) printing.  https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=11808.0 

Offline Berman

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Re: German Drachen Balloon
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2021, 12:53:36 PM »
MoFo,
         I would be interested in a 1/48th scale version. Do you have an estimate of how much you would sell these for?

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Re: German Drachen Balloon
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2021, 02:08:36 AM »
PM sent, so I don't hijack the thread further.  :)