1/720 Zeppelin LZ127 Graf Zeppelin - MArk. 1

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1/720 Zeppelin LZ127 Graf Zeppelin - MArk. 1

Postby bluedonkey99 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:14

http://hlj.com/product/MKM72005?utm_source=HobbyLink+Japan+Newsletter&utm_campaign=fb99c14aa9-eDM_Scale_Models_07_07_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_baa74bea0a-fb99c14aa9-225177265

Do we know if this is orginal - or, due to the odd scale a re-pop of the Revel kit?

the sprues look different to the revell?
https://www.hobby.dn.ua/revell-rev-04802-129-hindenburg-p-62259.html?currency=EUR&language=en&osCsid=7vog0783r40d4e2m33akt6b335


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This item is an injection-plastic airliner model kit.
Besides the ill-fated Hindenburg, the Graf Zeppelin was one of the most famous rigid frame airships to be flown and named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Built and first flown in 1928, the Graf Zeppelin had an illustrious career that included many long trips including the famous 1929 flight around the world which made a stop right here in Japan at the Kasumigaura Naval Air Base in Ibaraki Prefecture just north of Tokyo. Unlike the Hindenburg and a number of other large rigid frame airships of the time, the Graf Zeppelin did not meet a disastrous end and instead was broken up for aircraft parts by the Nazi regime in 1940.
Mark.I Model, who recently released earlier WWI era P and Q class Zeppelins bring us this nicely detailed kit of the Graf Zeppelin in 1/720 scale. This kit measures in at about 33cm long when completed.
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Re: 1/720 Zeppelin LZ127 Graf Zeppelin - MArk. 1

Postby TonyG2 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:43

Not 100% certain but I think this is a new molding and not a Revell repop.

I plan on getting this and the earlier WWI military zeps. Always been a fan of airships.

If you are a fan of 1/700 and 1/720 airships, take a look here

http://www.currell.net/models/mod_free.htm

There are paper models of the R.100, R.101, the Vickers Transoceanic Airship (concept), the Graf Zepellin and a Russian airship, "The Giant" along with a model of an airship mooring mast and of the airship hangers at Cardington. They are free downloads (pdf files), easy to print and (reasonably) easy to assemble. I have built the Vickers and the R-101 and have been working on the Cardington hanger for a while now.

There are a couple of 1/144 rockers and a control tower model there as well.
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Re: 1/720 Zeppelin LZ127 Graf Zeppelin - MArk. 1

Postby bluedonkey99 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 17:18

TonyG2 wrote:There are a couple of 1/144 rockers and a control tower model there as well.


I prefer my 1/144 controller tower ;)

I think that the revell and Mark. I are different, but it just struck me as odd that it was another 1/720 and not a 1/700, admittedly it probably saves them an inch or two, but still?
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Re: 1/720 Zeppelin LZ127 Graf Zeppelin - MArk. 1

Postby smeg1959 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 23:10

1/700 was the scale chosen by a consortium of Japanese manufacturers including Tamiya, Fujimi and Aoshima for their waterline series of WW2 ships. Whilst most were IJN, there were some more well known non-Japanese examples like the Bismarck and the Hood. Can't say they released anything WW1 vintage. However, these guys from Russia have addressed that issue.
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