Steampunk Zeppelin takes

Paris - 1918 - 700th scale

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    I started this project as soon as it arrived through the post in February 2020 which is probably the quickest turnaround in history as my models normaly languish on the shelf for a while before building. I had wanted to build a Zeppelin for a long while and I had also wanted to build a national monument like the Eiffel Tower. So why not combine the two into a Steampunk diorama? The more I thought about it the more it seemed like a great idea. But with what scale?
    The scale was set by what was available. That was a 650th scale Eiffel Tower by Heller and the 720th scale Zeppelins by Mark 1 MModels. Between these two is the popular ship building scale of 1/700th which afforded a lot of aftermarket photoetch and accessories. So the decision was made.
    What was serendipitous was the fact that my smaller Flying Chinese Junk also fleshed out at 1/700th scale so some of the accessories can be shared between these two projects.

Mark 1 Models Zeppelin

Kit Photos

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The Mark 1 Models Zeppelin P & Q-class model was purchased from Hannants in February 2020. This is the rear of the box. TThe Mark 1 Models Zeppelin P & Q-class model instruction sheet. You get two complete kits. One of the variants has a stretched hull. The Mark 1 Models Zeppelin P & Q-class models Instruction sheet - not much to it! You will need to cut the hulls in half to add the stretch. The Mark 1 Models Zeppelin P & Q-class models painting and decal guides. Painting these to make them realistic will be a tough challenge.
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The Mark 1 Models Zeppelin P & Q-class models painting and decal guides. The Mark 1 Models Zeppelin P & Q-class model decal sheet. The Mark 1 Models Zeppelin P & Q-class model sprue. There is only one sprue but you get two. TThe Mark 1 Models Zeppelin P & Q-class model sprue. The quality is average suggesting a limited run injection.
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The Mark 1 Models Zeppelin P & Q-class model sprue. Although a little rough I have seen a lot worse! The Mark 1 Models Zeppelin P & Q-class model extra sprue for the hull inserts. The Heller 650th scale Eiffel Tower which, in theory, is too big for the project but it gets smashed up so nobody will notice, The Heller 650th scale Eiffel Tower was purchased from Amazon (Creative Models) in January 2020.
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The Heller 650th scale Eiffel Tower has a spare for every sprue - which is quite useful for the diorama. The Heller 650th scale Eiffel Tower is limited by injection moulding to be only a rough facsimile of the real tower. The Heller 650th scale Eiffel Tower has very large and very thin parts so they are all warped. The Heller 650th scale Eiffel Tower will be a quick build but poor fit & instructions makes it a frustrating build.
Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class
The Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class "Super Zeppelin" was added to the project late in the build in Feb 2020 after I concluded that the P/Q Class by themselves were not of a size big enough for what I needed. The Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class "Super Zeppelin" was added to the project late in the build in Feb 2020 and was purhcased from Hannants, The Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class "Super Zeppelin" was added to the project late in the build in Feb 2020 The Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class "Super Zeppelin" was added to the project late in the build in Feb 2020
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The Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class "Super Zeppelin" was added to the project late in the build in Feb 2020 The Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class "Super Zeppelin" has a very well printed instruction sheet. The Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class "Super Zeppelin" The Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class "Super Zeppelin"
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The Mark 1 Zeppelin R-Class "Super Zeppelin" decals.      

Aftermarket Extras

Eduard 17517 700th scale Kriegsmarine Figures WWII Eduard 17502 700th scale Naval Figures Eduard 17506 700th scale Passenger Figures Tamiya 1/700th scale Vessel Ordnance sets
Eduard 17517 photoetch 700th scale pre-painted Kriegsmarine Figures WWII Eduard 17502 700th photoetch pre-painted scale Naval Figures Eduard 17506 photoetch 700th scale pre-painted Passenger Figures Tamiya 1/700th scale Vessel Ordnance sets
Tamiya 1/700th scale Vessel Ordnance sets Tamiya 1/700th scale Heavy Vessel Ordnance set Tamiya 1/700th scale Heavy Vessel Ordnance set Tamiya 1/700th scale Heavy Vessel Ordnance set
Tamiya 1/700th scale Vessel Ordnance sets is intended to add lot of little extras to the diorama. Tamiya 1/700th scale Heavy Vessel Ordnance set. The Zeppellin will be a twin hulled "Hunter Killer" decked out with ground attack gunnery. Tamiya 1/700th scale Heavy Vessel Ordnance set has small airplanes and other odds and ends. Tamiya 1/700th scale Heavy Vessel Ordnance set - endlessly useful!
Tamiya 700th scale Light Vessel Ordnance set Tamiya 700th scale Light Vessel Ordnance set Tamiya 700th scale Light Vessel Ordnance set
Tamiya 700th scale Light Vessel Ordnance set is similar to the heavy set. Tamiya 700th scale Light Vessel Ordnance set has more aircraft and odds and ends. Tamiya 700th scale Light Vessel Ordnance set - this will be useful!  
       
       

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