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1975 Revell Goodyear Blimp finished!

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1975 Revell Goodyear Blimp finished!
Posted by wizzo01 on Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:34 AM

Just finished this 1975 Revell Goodyear Blimp I scored off of ebay. I did some modifications and updated the colors. Lights up with a mini LED scrolling light. 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:09 AM

wizzo01

Just finished this 1975 Revell Goodyear Blimp I scored off of ebay. I did some modifications and updated the colors. Lights up with a mini LED scrolling light. 

 

Pictures?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:24 AM

Man.. I love to see pictures. I had that kit back in my youth years.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:24 AM

I can see the photo if I click on the icon. Nice work, I'd love to see more angles of her. 

I remember seeing this in K-Mart as a youngster but didn't buy one. Pretty neat idea and cool model, may have to pick one up if I see it at a show. 

 

EDIT: Hmmmmmmmm, saw a broken link icon before, clicked on it and the photo came up. Now I can't see it... Tongue Tied

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:42 PM

Hmmm;

   Iff'n I gits to da flee mkt , eye'll have ta find me one .   T.B.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 7, 2016 11:21 AM

Thanks! That's some nice work there. I assume the yellow is all decals?

 

Funny, the broken link icons come up on Chrome where I can click on them to go to the photos on PostImage but nothing comes up on Pale Moon at all.... 

Wizz, not sure what's going on here but did you use the 'insert/edit image' feature here on the FSM site? You need to copy the image from PostImage (on PhotoBucket it's under Direct Link, no idea what it's called on PostImage) and then click on the icon that looks like a mountain with a moon over it on the FSM page. You're get an 'edit image' box where you paste the link into the 'source' box. Then hit 'ok' and it should come up. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:34 AM

Looks great!  I'll have to search for that kit.  I have the Glencoe blimp in my stash, but not the Revell one.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by wizzo01 on Sunday, October 9, 2016 2:22 AM

http://pasteboard.co/cN99MRcYe.jpg

http://pasteboard.co/1hjhk3nVv.jpg

http://pasteboard.co/cNb3sfrfh.jpg

 

Not sure what is going on but when I past the url it always just shows a tiny empty thumbnail icon so I just pasted some more links above. 

Yes the yellow is all decals. I work at a sign shop so I cut the decals out of yellow vinyl. 

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:01 AM

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 12:38 PM

Links don't work....

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Posted by tdwi66 on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:29 AM

WOW! That looks great, fine job!!! I had one of these as a kid, and I still have fond memories of it! I do remember hooking the wire to the metal clip on the fin for the on/off switch driving me crazy!lol!

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:38 AM

I remember this one, too.  Never got to build it.  You have an excellent finish there!

 

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Seandavis333 on Monday, February 15, 2021 2:51 PM
Can you tell me where you obtained your led screen for the blimp? Sean
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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:37 PM

Seandavis333

Can you tell me where you obtained your led screen for the blimp? Sean

 
wizzo might not be around anymore, Sean.  His profile shows he only ever made 5 posts, and it looks like most of them were in this thread, back in 2016.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by fuzznoggin on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:51 PM

Definitely and eye catcher and a fine job too!

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:46 PM

Very cool - my buddy built one back when we were 12 or so.  We made some pretty funny signs Big Smile

Thanks,

John

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:21 AM

wizzo01

http://pasteboard.co/cN99MRcYe.jpg

http://pasteboard.co/1hjhk3nVv.jpg

http://pasteboard.co/cNb3sfrfh.jpg

 Not sure what is going on but when I past the url it always just shows a tiny empty thumbnail icon so I just pasted some more links above. 

Yes the yellow is all decals. I work at a sign shop so I cut the decals out of yellow vinyl. 

 

Here 'ya go.........

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:38 PM

Cool I made one with the colored markers...very loud!  https://youtu.be/rIcoxWE_1C0

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:49 AM

wizzo01

http://pasteboard.co/cN99MRcYe.jpg

http://pasteboard.co/1hjhk3nVv.jpg

http://pasteboard.co/cNb3sfrfh.jpg

 

Not sure what is going on but when I past the url it always just shows a tiny empty thumbnail icon so I just pasted some more links above. 

Yes the yellow is all decals. I work at a sign shop so I cut the decals out of yellow vinyl. 

 

 

What you need to do, is when postimage shows you the thumbnail, you need to click on that thumbnail.  That will bring up a big image.  Now right click on that to put the image location (URL) on your copy pad.  Paste THAT url into the fsm forum image link window.  If you just paste the link of the thumbnail  you will indeed only put the thumbnail image there.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tomcat on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:00 PM

That blimp came out amazing, great job! Boy, does that ever brings back the memories. Boy, did we screw that up (my brother and I that is). Tube glue, no paint. Decals. What are decals? Surprise

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:09 PM

Just messing around with the links.

It'd be nice if the forum had a preview feature.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:56 AM

I ermember when this kit came out.  The hobbt shop owner built one and had it hanging in the front window for a while before hanging it behind the register.

I may have to try finding one at Modelpalooza this year.

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