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DeKa

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Aug 12 14 12:35 PM

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Hi,
some of you know me from the AirshipModeler-Forum (as 'DK'). By now the only physical airship model I've build is the well known Hindenburg kit by Revell. However I'm more with computer graphics and my last project (when AirshipModeler was closed) was the Schütte-Lanz SL20.
Although it is still unfinished I've completed an interim-project - a quite accurate 3-view of a WDL 1B. I started with that because the only drawings I could find were very inaccurate. In addition I developed a flyable 3D-model of it for the flight simulator X-Plane. It's really fun flying that large blimp (virtually). :-)

Best regards,
Dietmar
 
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Hlostoops

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Aug 13 14 4:41 PM

Dietmar, You didn't build that virtual Hindenburg model, by any chance? I remember being stunned by the photos of it on the old site...

Wilkommen, Beinvenue, and Welcome!,

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DeKa

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Aug 14 14 2:22 PM

No, that great Hindenburg model is not by me. That is beyond my skills.
Here is a sample of my virtual SL20:

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Dietmar

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Aug 21 14 12:36 PM

Hi Dietmar,

your 3D model of the SL 20 looks - except for the color - very realistic. As I am supposed to build the SL 20 for the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen, I wonder which sources were available to you. Unfortunatley, I did not get access to the Schütte-Lanz archive at the "Aeronauticum" in Nordholz and published information is rather scarce. I am looking forward to hearing from you...

Best regards,
Andreas

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Aug 25 14 11:36 AM

The SL-20 looks great! Like Andreas, I'm impressed you copied the ship so well, as I've only ever seen one print photo of the Schutte-Lanz type.

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DeKa

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Oct 18 14 1:43 PM

Hi,
sorry for the late answer.

Andreas,
I've created an discussion thread in the model gallery forum here that shows more pictures of the SL20 model and gives some explanations.
As you already indicate there is not much reference material available and all drawings I used are from Johann Schütte's own publication (1926). In addition I used as many photots I could find - some from the archive in Nordholz, some from the few books about SL airships.

Hlostoops,
yes, what I personally really like on historical models (3D or physical) is that they can give you a more realsistic view of the object than any photograph could ever do. :-)

Dietmar

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Hlostoops

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Feb 9 15 3:47 PM

Absolutely, DK! I've been working on a 3D model of the Hindenburg for some time and, while it's by no means impressive, the sense of scale you can get is pretty incredible!

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