I don't know if it is the same kit series, but I have a balsa Los Angeles, and from the description in HA's catalog, it may be the same mfg and series.
I have not built it yet, but have looked extensively at it. You build a balsa (and a little bit of plywood) structure, then cover it with tissue, then dope tissue. Same as building a flying model airplane. Since I have built those almost all my life, and still do, this is no problem with me. But I know some folks don't like it.
> I have always been fascinated with these huge ships. I got infected
> with this when watching a Navy blimp land many years ago.
> In Historic Aviation's newest catalog there is a kit for a model of the
> Hindenburg. It says that it is a balsa wood and plywood kit. Is anyone
> out there familiar with this kit? I've just finished Douglas Robinson's
> "The Zepplin in Combat" and this kit sounds like it might be an
> excellent basis for a model Zeppelin.
> Bill Shuey