Yuriy Sklyar Generalist • Designer • Creator • Entrepreneur
San Francisco, California

Free D-LZ129 Hindenburg Cricut paper model

Finally got around to finishing a showcase project for Cricut and Autodesk's 123D (it's currently on display at Autodesk's Pier 9). If you would like to make one yourself, head over to the 123D project page to download all the files for free.This one makes a great decorative, conversation-starter piece for your space!

…Hindenburg. Forever frozen in time. The model is specifically designed to commemorate the true [inner] beauty of one of the greatest airships to ever roam the skies of the Old World, and is dedicated to all those who have lost their loved ones during the tragic accident of May 6, 1937.

Model took a little over a week to design and build. David Fowler's amazing blueprints were used to ensure accuracy.

  • It was designed to be cut with Cricut machines, but will also work with any laser cutter or the like.
  • It makes use of 22 11.5"x10.5" sheets of poster board, freely available at most art supply stores.
  • Model measures ~48" in length once assembled!
  • White glue (school/paper glue) is required for assembly. For extra strength, glue each one of the joints thoroughly from all four sides.
  • Easiest way to build the model is to start with the tail section, and then suspend it while adding other 4 sections.

Build one yourself - download the free Hindenburg paper model.