Re: ACW Ballon (was: W.W. I Aircraft Kits & Techniques...)

Bill Shatzer (
Mon, 18 Dec 1995 12:40:35 -0800

Joe wrote:

>On Mon, 18 Dec 1995, Thomas Eisenhour wrote:
>> Bill Shatzer wrote:
>> >
>> >Well, perhaps not but there -was- one American Civil War aircraft kit
>> >produced.
>> The balloon from the Disney film _Mysterious Island_, right? (Who
>> produced that kit anyway?)
>Well, I think you are on the right track, but in the late 70s didn't
>Revell do a model of Thadeus Lowe's ballon (shoot, I can't remember the
>name). I am sure that the Disney movie was based on Lowe's exploits.
>I remember doing a diorama using the balloon, and several of Airfix's
>plastic soldiers. I won a "junior" prize at a local contest. I wonder
>if my Mom and Dad still have that diorama in their basement? Maybe I'll
>check over Christmas...
Getting warmer but still only half credit. We'll award -two- virtual
reality Airfix Dr.I kits as a consolation prize for this effort.


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