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Revell Goodyear Blimp Kit

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Revell Goodyear Blimp Kit
Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 7:58 PM
I picked up an unbuilt Revell blimp kit at a local flea market.When I got it home I discovered the parts needed for the message drum were missing!Luckily a guy on the Airship modeler website was able to help and now it is together.I intend to take it apart for painting I just put it together to make sure it worked.           
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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:01 PM
I didn't think there were any of those kits left alive.  I remember when it came out sometime after 1975.  What message are you going to have it show?

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:02 PM
I am able to make custom messages !I may mention Finescale modeler in a favorable light!
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Posted by Aaronw on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:23 PM

I haven't seen one of those in a very long time. I built several when I was a kid, it was fun making the custom messages.

 

It is really neat to see one of those again, I wonder if Revell will ever bring them back.

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:47 PM

Wow,

Thanks for yankin' me back to the 70's.  I had a blast building that kit and making all kinds of messages for it.  What fun !

Chris

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  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:54 PM
Wow!, I had one of those way back when.  Nice trip down memory road.

"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl" ~unknown


 

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Posted by jmabx on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:00 PM
That is cool! I've never seen that one before!Thumbs Up [tup]

Jeremy    Propeller

    

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 10:37 PM
Yes I had one in the mid-70's and really liked it!I lucked out by finding it!
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Posted by J-Hulk on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7:41 AM
What a fun kit that is! Good find!

I built (and still have) the original 1975 issue, bought at a Goodyear tire shop no less.
I also picked up an unbuilt and complete kit in like-new shape recently at a modeller's flea market for ¥2,500 (about 25 bucks USD). I'm looking forward to reliving the magic!

Be sure to post yours up when you get 'er done!
~Brian
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  • From: Bournemouth UK
Posted by Luftwoller on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 5:14 PM

How cool is that. Ive never ever seen that before. Well cool.

 ...Guy

..'Your an embarrassment to the human genus, makes me ashamed to call myself Homo'.
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Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 5:54 PM
I built that kit way back when.  It was cool.  Wish I knew what happened to it ... probably sacrificed to some villainous plot I cooked up ...
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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 6:02 PM
I found a copy of that kit recently and gave it to my friend in Hawaii.
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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, July 19, 2009 10:04 PM
I painted the body and the fins.Next up Future and then the large Goodyear decals. 
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Posted by Gordon D. King on Sunday, July 19, 2009 10:39 PM
I bought a lot of these kits when a local department store with an excellent hobby area went out of business. I sold most of them but still have a couple in my stash. This brings back a lot of memories.
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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, July 19, 2009 11:36 PM
They are prettty cool!The mechanism works quite well and the ability to create your own custom messages is a real nice feature!It would be cool if Miller Engineering  could come up with a compterized version!
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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:12 PM
Added the decals.Despite the fact that the decals are over 30 years old.they were in good condition and released from the backing paper with a little persuasion.Next I have to allow them to dry and then overcoat them with Future.I shall then re-assemble it and post some other messages!             
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Posted by mightymax on Sunday, July 26, 2009 8:50 PM

I have two of those in the stash! Why? Well back at the dawn of Finescale time there was an article. The article was about making the kit into a detailed replica. the author used a second kit to cut out a filler piece to plug the sign hole in the kit. When I got mine I thought it was missing decals cause it only had stickers. I sent Revell a letter asking for decals and shortly thereafter I received an envelope with the same Goodyear stickers! I guess there were no decals for this gas bag.  On a side note my wife and I honeymooned in Ft Lauderdale. I accidentally found a Blimp base in the area and the ship was moored. I somehow got invited onto the flightline and was talking to the groundskeeper about it. He let me shoot several rolls of film with my trusty Kodak 110 Instamatic! LOL!!! I still plan on doing that model using all my old Instamatic reference photo's. It only has been 23 years!Smile [:)]

 

Cheers,

Max Bryant    

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, July 26, 2009 9:55 PM
Cool story!My version has a 1975 copyright and include the rather good waterslide decals!I don't think stickers would be quite as good as they tend to degrade with time!I wonder if you could post the pics that you took(although them being non-digital could be a problem)!
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Posted by simpilot34 on Sunday, July 26, 2009 10:03 PM
OMGShock [:O]!!!! I had one of these when I was about 10!!! What a trip down memory lane!!!! I remember seeing one of the blimps in that color scheme flying over Sacramento, CA in the '70s! later that night it flew over really low and slow with the sign working it's magic and i was just awe struck!!!! Was a great time!!!! Thanks for these posts and hope your retro project goes smoothly!!!!
Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by philo426 on Monday, July 27, 2009 12:41 AM
Yep I was 10 in '75 when I first got mine!Now I have it again!Now I just have to re-assemble it and she will be good to go!
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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 8:28 PM
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Posted by simpilot34 on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 8:39 PM
Ahhhh philo she looks great mate!!!! Brings back alot of memories! Which one did you do? Mine was the America as I recall. Great Job!!
Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:16 PM
Mine is the Columbia!

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