THERE HAVEN’T been many kits of Zeppelins, and even fewer are currently available, so it’s great to see these interesting 1/720 items from Mark I Models.
Even in this diminutive scale, its P- and Q-class Zeppelins (MKM720-04) are surprisingly large, measuring 9in (22.7cm) and 9 7/8in (24.8cm) respectively, and with two airships for just £26.40 it’s a pleasing package. Parts are duplicated, so one can build either two P- or Q-class vessels or one of each; cutting guidance is supplied in the instructions, but there isn’t a moulded line to follow on the styrene. Assembly should be swift, and this would be an ideal introductory kit for modellers investigating smaller scales. Each airship receives a threepiece stand, and the colour notes suggest several tonal variations for the envelope skin hues. The four schemes cater for two examples each of P- and Q-class airships, and these are for a mix of Imperial German Air Force and Navy assets, with decals for the crosses, hull numbers, gondola windows and nameplates. Mark I Models are available from 4+ Publications: www.4pluspublications.com