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#721 Tom Geiger

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 01:24 PM

Would this 1/32 Lindberg Dodge be considered rare?   

 

The Lindberg 1/32s of cars that weren't done in 1/25 scale such as the Chrysler Cordoba / Dodge Charger and Ford Granada / Mercury Monarch cars are sought after by a bunch of us, but not by the majority of modelers.  Thus, they may be hard to find but when they are found the prices aren't all that expensive.  There are more mainstream models that go for many hundreds.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 01:36 PM

Yeah i may paint it silver!



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 05:08 PM

Don't forget the Lindberg 77 Thunderbird in 1/32 too!!!!



#724 Edsel-Dan

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 07:11 AM

I have that Charger too. And the twin/Modified Cordoba.

Built Way Back When!

The white one is the Charger (Painted afte r the plastic yellowed badly)

, the Green, the Cordoba. (only the Vinylsection of the roof is painted here--Plastic polished otherwise)

The one trailer is from MPC's 1/32 73+Chev Stepside pickup

The Flatbed is Scratch-Built

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Oh Yea, I replaced the small Lindberg tires with rubber/Vinyl ones from IMC 1/32 Nascar kits that were

converted from Slotcar bodies. So they are Not correct for a Street driver!!!! But, They Do Fill the wheel wells better!!!!!!!!!

 

And, Yeah, I think I need to re-paint the Charger!!


Edited by Edsel-Dan, 25 September 2014 - 07:14 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 04:00 PM

Cool!



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 05:59 PM

Cordoba and a Charger. Cool.

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 07:17 PM

I thought I recognized those wheels on the trailer as being from the IMC kits. I wouldn't mind having one of their '65 Plymouths again.

 

Very obscure kit, but two showed up on eBay this past week - Premier's 1/24th scale English Ford Prefect 100E:

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It would need a lot of whittling to correct, especially around the windshield and side windows, but it would be a great alternative body for a gasser! Anyone here have one?


Edited by ChrisBcritter, 25 September 2014 - 07:18 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:39 PM

I have that Charger too. And the twin/Modified Cordoba.

Built Way Back When!

The white one is the Charger (Painted afte r the plastic yellowed badly)

, the Green, the Cordoba. (only the Vinylsection of the roof is painted here--Plastic polished otherwise)

The one trailer is from MPC's 1/32 73+Chev Stepside pickup

The Flatbed is Scratch-Built

1-32trailers-1.jpg

 

Oh Yea, I replaced the small Lindberg tires with rubber/Vinyl ones from IMC 1/32 Nascar kits that were

converted from Slotcar bodies. So they are Not correct for a Street driver!!!! But, They Do Fill the wheel wells better!!!!!!!!!

 

And, Yeah, I think I need to re-paint the Charger!!

you could have used slot car wheels/tires...



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 10:13 AM

Since the IMC kits Were Slotcar bodies with a Flat interior plate, with a promo type chassis added,

I Did use Slotcar tires!! (Didn't I??)

Yes, The rims on the Orange trailer Are from on of the IMC 'Kits'

tires on it are the Lindberg CHarger/Cordoba pieces!!

Rims on the flatbed trailer I think came from an MPC 1/32 Chevy Pickup, Tires are MPC 2-pc Styrene

likely from the Tran Am Police kit

I have 2 of those and one has Lindberg tires on it


Edited by Edsel-Dan, 29 September 2014 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 04:13 PM

I thought I recognized those wheels on the trailer as being from the IMC kits. I wouldn't mind having one of their '65 Plymouths again.

 

Very obscure kit, but two showed up on eBay this past week - Premier's 1/24th scale English Ford Prefect 100E:

$_57.JPG

$_57.JPG

 

It would need a lot of whittling to correct, especially around the windshield and side windows, but it would be a great alternative body for a gasser! Anyone here have one?

 

If I did, it'd already be built - bone stock!



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:55 AM

:huh:

 

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 08:17 AM

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More from the 71 Cougar above - from eBay Japan...looks like an interesting kit - I am not one to judge accuracy on a mercury Cougar though...



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 09:06 AM

I would like to see a built one.



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:58 PM



 Anyone here have one?

I do.

Funny thing is - it was bought over the counter at a (severely disorganized) local hobby shop about three years ago.

 

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The box is pretty much gone, but the content is all there. It will take quite a bit of dedication to make anything out of it though.


Edited by lysleder, 12 November 2014 - 06:00 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 06:21 PM

I do.

 

A four-door on the box, but a two-door inside the box? Am I seeing that correctly?



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 06:31 PM

 

A four-door on the box, but a two-door inside the box? Am I seeing that correctly?

Oh my!

Now that you mention it, it seems so to me too.



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 03:37 AM

In my stash I have a Fujimi Nissan Micra Nismo version that shows a 2 door on the box but the kit body is a four door.Misleading advertising for sure.



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:45 PM

I do.

Funny thing is - it was bought over the counter at a (severely disorganized) local hobby shop about three years ago.

 

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The box is pretty much gone, but the content is all there. It will take quite a bit of dedication to make anything out of it though.

I know a lady who owns a 1:1 version hotrodded with a Pinto engine. Twice as much power as the stock engine. I'd love to have a kit like yours.


Edited by lordairgtar, 13 November 2014 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 05:44 PM

This one is not impossibly old, but is somewhat obscure and I'm sure quite a few of you never knew it existed.

 

Behold the Aoshima '99 FD3S RX-7 in C-WEST trim. Nothing too special so far, but this one is the Left Hand Drive issue. You don't see these too often.

 

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 03:04 AM

NakamuraCougarContents_zps4d1978c7.jpg

 

More from the 71 Cougar above - from eBay Japan...looks like an interesting kit - I am not one to judge accuracy on a mercury Cougar though...

That looks very cool to me... :)