Lindberg models (NEW)

Started by tigercat2, January 04, 2009, 04:59:42 PM

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tigercat2

I may be somewhat behind the times, but I noticed that Lindberg is back, with a great looking web page and all of the models I remember so well from the late 60s; DO-335, AR-234, HE-100, etc.   These may not be the most accurate, but they sure do bring back the memories.  Has anyone built any of these new (old) kits recently, and are they still the same?


Wes W.

frank2056

I haven't built any of their re-released airplane kits, but I do have "Mars Probe Communication Satellite" kit.
One interesting feature of this re-release is that it includes the parts for the winged Mars Lander upper stage, which was issued as a variant of this kit. What's odd is that the extra stage isn't mentioned on the boxtop or instructions.

The Rat

I'm hoping they're insane enough to bring this one back:



I want a bunch, whiffers right out of the box!
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Scooterman

The F-11 Tiger and XF-88 have all kinds of potential.

Daryl J.

The OA-9 has been in Ye Olde Stash specifically for the Seaplanes/Amphib/etc for a while; basic but that's what's best for a whiff sometimes.   The XF-88 is also ready for something.     They're not bad especially for the money spent.   :thumbsup:


Daryl J.

KiwiZac

Doing the 1/48 Stearman at the moment.....what's this about an Ar234?! :O
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philp

I have a few of these in the Swap Shop.
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PR19_Kit

Quote from: KiwiZac on January 04, 2009, 09:12:05 PM
Doing the 1/48 Stearman at the moment.....what's this about an Ar234?! :O

Lindberg did an 1/72 Ar-234B way back then, in the awful green plastic to match the Do-335 and He-162, not to mention the He-100. It's rather, shall we say, basic. No wheel well detail etc, but the overall shape is pretty accurate.
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

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Regards
Kit

Weaver

Lots of whiffy goodness there: short-nosed F-11 Tiger and Cutlass..... :wub:

Didn't they do an XF-91 Thunderceptor? If they did and they re-released it, that might persuade me to break my 1/72nd only rule....(assuming it was 1/48th)... :wub: :wub:
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The Rat

Quote from: PR19_Kit on January 05, 2009, 01:28:31 AMLindberg did an 1/72 Ar-234B way back then,...

Got one that's been half-done for almost forty years. Attic? Basement? One of these days.
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PR19_Kit

Quote from: Weaver on January 05, 2009, 02:45:19 AM
Didn't they do an XF-91 Thunderceptor? If they did and they re-released it, that might persuade me to break my 1/72nd only rule....(assuming it was 1/48th)... :wub: :wub:

They did, and it is, 1/48 that is......
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

tigercat2

Check out the Lindberg web site at http://www.lindberg-models.com/models_new-in_the_air.html

This lists all the aircraft and other models they are going to be re-releasing.



Wes W.

JoeP

Lindberg. LINDBERG!!  :banghead: THE most frustrating model company of them all! Weird scales and wildly inconsistent accuracy and detail, yet they also tackled subjects no other company would touch.  :bow:

I still have my LCT, though the tank is long gone. I'd rebuild it, but it's nigh impossible to find detail parts in 1/125 scale.
The American Presidents Line ship is tempting, and I think I might pick up the Ghost Ship just for old times sake.
And that lovely Cutlass, yum yum!  :wub:
In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.

The Rat

Quote from: JoeP on January 05, 2009, 06:15:13 AM... wildly inconsistent accuracy and detail, yet they also tackled subjects no other company would touch.  :bow:

Can you say, 'Matchbox?' Sure, I knew you could.  ;D
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Dork the kit slayer

Quote from: Weaver on January 05, 2009, 02:45:19 AM
Lots of whiffy goodness there: short-nosed F-11 Tiger and Cutlass..... :wub:

Didn't they do an XF-91 Thunderceptor? If they did and they re-released it, that might persuade me to break my 1/72nd only rule....(assuming it was 1/48th)... :wub: :wub:

I think there are many more wiffing miles in the "old" Thunderceptor. I got mine of Ebay for a fiver.



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