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Postby Mark » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:01 am

I posted in the previews about this upcoming kit. Well, my copy landed yesterday.

It certainly lives up to expectations. Superb quality, as we know Aerobase always gives.

Box art.

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You get two large sheets of photo etch. Nickel silver, and the etching is absolutely perfect.

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A nice portrait of von Zepplin, the designer of the aircraft.

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Some close ups of the parts.

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Mainly pictorial instructions, but with some text in Japanese and English. Easy to understand and follow.

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finally, some small white metal castings for the engine pods and cockpit.

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The attention to detail is amazing. The fret attachments are very small, and all indicated by a half etched triangle to make finding them easy.

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The first job is to remove the parts from the centre of the frame.

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The attachments between the frame and fret are S shaped to allow some movement. The outer fret stays in place to make handling easier. This is brilliantly engineered.

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Start with the rear frame. Held in with 2 tabs bent over. No glue yet.

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The ladders form the tabs on the front frame.

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To be continued......
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby casper » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:44 am

Those frets look amazing, so much detail and well thought out.
Pulled up my easy chair with popcorn and watching with interest. Great kit Mark
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby snapdragon » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:17 pm

Double the size and I'm interested!
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby wingnut2 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:20 pm

casper wrote:Those frets look amazing, so much detail and well thought out.
Pulled up my easy chair with popcorn and watching with interest. Great kit Mark

I'm with Casper on this kit but I'm going big, large popcorn, hotdogs and Kiora :lol: and if I can afford it an orange mivi :lol: and may be you will get a "K" thingy me bob :o I've got one out and I'm polishing it up :o :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby number1 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:06 pm

Im with wingnut, although I prefer Fanta over Kiora. :lol:
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby wingnut2 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:11 pm

Hi Les :) those were the days mate :)
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:19 pm

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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:21 pm

Here are the first few frames fitted. Not too difficult once you follow the instructions.......

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and the forward lower deck.....

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That's all the fun frames fitted now.

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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby wingnut2 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:40 pm

Mark wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7vDjEv4KfQ

:o I'd forgotten that adv :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :clap: :clap:
OK with Marks permission I would like to start a new thread ? about memories from the past, no matter how old or young, It may "take off" or not :think:
everyone is welcome to take part :) old / new members.

I'm going to call the thread " FOGS" which stands for the "FORUMS OLD GITTS" :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
If it's good to go I'll start tomorrow.
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby royjess » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:14 pm

Looks like it's going to be a cracking little model there Mark :o
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby Mark » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:10 am

wingnut2 wrote:
Mark wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7vDjEv4KfQ

:o I'd forgotten that adv :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :clap: :clap:
OK with Marks permission I would like to start a new thread ? about memories from the past, no matter how old or young, It may "take off" or not :think:
everyone is welcome to take part :) old / new members.

I'm going to call the thread " FOGS" which stands for the "FORUMS OLD GITTS" :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
If it's good to go I'll start tomorrow.
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Sure, go ahead.
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby casper » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:35 pm

On the forward lower deck assembly what are the etched areas on to the two flat centre parts for Mark, hope that makes sense :think:
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby Mark » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:03 pm

It was the passenger and crew accommodation area.

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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby wingnut2 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:07 pm

Hi Mark :) could you do the "OXO" thing ? Have you seen the "Hindenburg" film ? it takes you through the entire ship as a drama and the "supposed" sabotage ? it contains a lot of "real" footage" I'm going to see if it is available on DVD ?
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby Mark » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:16 pm

I haven't seen that film. I'll have a search for it.

Here are a couple of the engine pods and the Logos (for want of a better word). The engine pods were the most fiddle part of the build so far.

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Here's the command capsule, and another sign. Also the OXO cube for scale.

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I was thinking that this was now ready to have the stand painted and fitted, but I've just noticed that the keel has popped out at the bow (front?). That's going to take some manipulation with some tweezers when I've got more time.
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby wingnut2 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:28 pm

Hi Mark, WOW that is small :o but coming along great :clap: I wouldn't have the patients :angry-banghead:
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby Mark » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:52 pm

This kit had been sitting nearly finished for a while. Time to polish it off.

All the longerones are now fitted, bar two at the bottom. These have a little clip to hold them in place, but it's not terribly effective. Therefore, I made sure they were all in place, then put some superglue at the ends to hold them in place. Worked a treat!

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The final two longerones are used to hold the stand in place. Incidentally, the name plate was painted black, then polished to reveal the letters and frame. The two sides protrude up into the airframe, and there are two holes which line up with the holes in the frame, and hold the frame very securely with the longerones fitted.

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Then the frame/jig is cut away, and she's finished!!!

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Here are a few more shots of the finished model.

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An enjoyable build, nothing too difficult, but quite fiddly in places. I do recommend this kit for anybody who likes the subject and style, and wants to overcome an etch-phobia :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby wingnut2 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:22 pm

Hi Mark, an interesting build with great pics, the end's of your fingers must be scratched to pieces.
Here's the aforementioned "K"
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby royjess » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:40 pm

Lovely model, looks amazing :mrgreen: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Aerobase Hindenburg

Postby Morris » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:28 pm

I am amazed .....not with just the intricate assembly but how straight every join is....I am impressed! Great stuff :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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