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#1 JAFFA

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:16 PM

hey dudes, anyone knows any brand thst makes the lincoln club coupé
-46, -47 or -48??

any scale between 1/25 and 1/16

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:47 AM

didn't lindberg repop the 46 a few years back? same time they did the auburn speedster and cord? those are really (ahem) challenging kits... but they're probably the only ones extant. i built the speedster box stock and got stuck when i just could not make the wheels look correct. i still have them stashed away since i redid the model into a rod. i also am not 100% sure the lindberg 46 was in 1/25-1/24 scale; it looks small for what was a fairly large car. the monogram 41 continental has excellent frame and running gear if it will fit under the lindberg body. i'd try to find a lindberg reissue on hobby heaven.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:25 PM

my mistake: it was PYRO that was the originator of the 46 lincoln; i saw the old instruction sheets. big old box of them and i'm going to make a list of what i've got so they can be shared.

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 10:53 AM

thanks man, im going to check this up right away!

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:28 AM

ive checked this up best i could, but it wont be found, ill continue looking,
but more options (if any) would be nice

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:55 AM

The '46-'48 Lincoln kit was a Continental, not a club coupe. A person might be able to find a roof similar to a club coupe and graft it the Continental body. Here is a Monogram '41 that uses the roof from the AMT "Black Force" to make it into a Zephyr coupe.

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The Lindberg '46-'46 is the same kit as the old PYRO and Life-Like kits. I've seen it come out really nice with some work. The worst part of the kit is the wheels and tires! When I build my '48, I'll probably combine it with the Monogram '41.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:03 PM

I've never seen the Pyro/lifelike/whoever made it last Lincoln kit in person; i built the auburn but was very disappointed with the wheels and tires(much too narrow tires and wheels just not right in proportion) so it was redone as a street rod. i'd LOVE to build it stock; there's no set of wheels or tires that i know of correct for this kit. the lincoln kit should kitbash with the monogram continental if they're relatively close in scale. i'm more than willing to accept small scale discrepancies in some cases; this being one where the exceptional (monogram) kit would shore up the questionable (pyro) kit.
so the real question now is; who among us has, unbuilt, both of these kits to compare parts between them, and who has the pyro kit for sale or trade?

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 10:28 AM

I have both kits, I can compare them sometime in this next week. I only have the '48 I plan to build for myself, but they are fairly common on the auction sites or from someone like Fred Sterns or Dean Sills.

I understand that this kit is supposed to be reissued soon. Hobby Heaven shows it in their catalog, but shows it on backorder.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 01:14 AM

hey people, thanks for all ideas so far, and as someone said i can take
parts from other kits and mold it together to a club coupé.

i do have the 1:1 to compare with so itll be allright, only id hope to
find one "factory-made" kit...

not too much is different from the continental, its basicly the rear end
that is.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:36 AM

I checked the Monogram '41 Lincoln and the Lindberg '48. The Lindberg is smaller, maybe even closer to 1/26 scale, although it's stated as being 1/25 on the box. It's considerably smaller than the Monogram Lincoln, which is supposed to be 1/24. I'm betting the Monogram kit is pretty accurate, scale-wise.
I still think there are a lot of parts that could be interchanged. The Lindberg engine is a joke, and even though the Monogram engine may be a little large, I think it would work well. Sometimes I like to use 1/24 parts, especially engines, in 1/25 cars, because it fills out the engine compartment better.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 08:47 AM

i didn't realize how much they differed in scale. maybe jaffa could sculpt up the required conversion parts to change the monogram kit and one of our resin casters do some sets? anybody know if or when revell is going to re-release the '41 kit?

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 06:37 AM

i did get the lindberg 48 continental coupe convertible, IT SUCKS A$$!!
i got it so cheap, it doesent really matter, but still this kit is really
in shops, WHY? the headligths are not clear lenses, they are chromed
and pieced together with the chromeparts surrounding the actual headlight
the hubcaps look more like little hats than hubcaps, ive got some
photos of this, that ill uppload as soon as ive fixed the computer at home.

and the engine looks like, like... ehh, it doesent even closely resemble
ANYTHING!

why in the earth are these lame kits so expensive!!??

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:14 AM

Yeah; the details in the lindberg kit are somewhat shall we say lacking?
really, only the body shell as a starting point is of any use except to do a straight out-of-box build. you could carefully drill out the cast-in headlight lenses and replace them with parts-box ones. replacing the kit v-12 requires either a monogram 41 kit OR.. i'd splice together a couple of shortened v8 blocks from AMT's 40 sedan delivery with some other modifications. they'd look a little more like the lincoln v12 than the kit engine. as a matter of fact; i'd lengthen the frame from the sedan delivery and use it instead of the kit version.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 01:54 AM

yeah, i actually have allready started prepping the headlights for new
lenses.

i also glued the body yesterday, and theres MUCH filling to do.

this kit, and the design of the car really appeals for a rodbuild,
but since im doing itat a request as BONE stock, i cant.