Lindberg '34 Ford Roadster Pickup
Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:35 AM
First off- don't expect it to be nearly as detailed or accurate as Lindberg's OTHER '34 Pickup. The RPU is almost grossly oversimplified, but is loaded with potential.
The castings are pretty nice- there really isn't all that much flash for a kit tool this old. The door lines are upraised on the cab- I cut new door lines into the body of mine... this alone really helps the model look better, despite the molded in seat.
The wheels are chromed- that's the good news. The bad news is there are four very prominent ejector pin marks in the outer circumfrence of the rim, smoothing them will destroy the chrome unless you choose to run the optional Moon discs.
The engine is a vastly oversimplified early Hemi, and there are two frames provided- one with the fenders molded onto it, and one without. The "fenderless" frame also features an optional dropped front axle.
The kit goes together easily and quickly- just keep an eye on what flash, molding marks, and cast-in part numbers there are and you'll be find. Using fast-dry primers as a finish, I had the first one done in one afternoon, built box stock. And that second kit? Well, now that I know the lay of the land of this kit, THAT one will certainly not be a box-stocker...
Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:52 PM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:57 PM
Lindberg bought up old Palmer kits many years ago and have recently reissued this piece of s,,,,,,,uh, this kit.
It has NOTHING to do with the Lindberg (formerly AMT) '34 Ford pick-up kit.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:04 PM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:24 PM
Uh,,,,,,that's the Lindberg boxart photo from the Lindberg site.
WoW Lyle, that looks nice! Was it a REAL car or just Lindberg's wishful thinking? Yours looks nice, did it build easy, or did ya hafta put the "Willits" touch on it? Looks NICE for an old Palmer kit!
Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:38 PM
Edited by george 53, 26 February 2009 - 01:39 PM.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:03 PM
The '34 Ford pick-up 3/1 is by far a lot better than this kit.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:27 PM
and the "hardtop" version.... this is a fine kit!!
Edited by MikeMc, 26 February 2009 - 03:31 PM.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:59 AM
Do not get the '32 RPU and the "32 full cab mixed up with the old AMT now Lindberg '34 Pickup. The only thing the 3 have in common is being released by Lindberg.
Edited by Fletch, 27 February 2009 - 12:01 PM.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:15 PM
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