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#41 Rob McKee

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:54 AM

It would be a shame if they disappeared from the market.

 

I just love the 66 Chevelle kit. Whenever I see a decent price on that auction site I grab it. I actually found one on there yesterday for $12 plus shipping.

 

I also like their 61 Impala kit.

 

They have some great kits they could re-issue that would create some good cash flow for them.



#42 Chuck Most

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:58 AM

oh yeah nice box art too. i like how they photoshopped that ray-ban dude into the pilots seat of their lame buggy complete with seams down the center of the vinyl tires. classic.

On the other hand, at least they had the decency airbrush the seams away during that same Photoshop session- at least you'll now you're expecting them.



#43 Greg Myers

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

It would be a shame if they disappeared from the market.

 

I just love the 66 Chevelle kit. Whenever I see a decent price on that auction site I grab it. I actually found one on there yesterday for $12 plus shipping.

 

I also like their 61 Impala kit.

 

They have some great kits they could re-issue that would create some good cash flow for them.

Speaking of their Impala, I have one of their "Round" windshield versions. I'm wondering what I can do with it?



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:26 AM

Greg, I'd be happy to remove it from your hands, that is one of their best kits, and I could use another one....round windshield or not!. ;)



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

I don't think I've ever seen one of the error Impalas..the ones I have were the corrected later issues.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

I don't think I've ever seen one of the error Impalas..the ones I have were the corrected later issues.

Same here. What's the deal with the 'round' windshield?



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

Speaking of their Impala, I have one of their "Round" windshield versions. I'm wondering what I can do with it?

Use the body for painting practice; use the undercarriage for a resin body.

 

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

Same here. What's the deal with the 'round' windshield?

I haven't seen one of those either.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

One can't blame Lindberg for not trying hard. For a good few years, they put in a bigger effort than all other American kit producers combined at the time.

They filled a long gasping gap with their excellent '53 Fords and with their 60s Mopars they gave us something to pimp our Jo-Hans with, including a decent Slant Six (one wonders, where the capital for the tooling came from). Large scale modellers may have been delighted by their fairly recent 1/12 and 1/8 reissues, which included the very sought after Exterminator, a kit that can hold its own even today and is an excellent source for vintage speed equipment in this scale. IIRC it even includes a Potvin option?

Then they catered to the truckers at heart with the re-releases of the loooong missed IMC big rig stuff, the Lil Red Wagon, and also the AMT 34 Ford P/U was a very welcome reissue.

 

OK, I bought them all. Twice. Even trice. Now what?

 

I seem to remember that Lindberg is run by a bunch of true veterans of the hobby, some of which having been around since the heyday 60s. Maybe the current management of Lindberg just reached the end of their working life, looking forward to a well deserved retirement?

 

One thing is for sure. Going down the 1/20 street in this time and age will not save them.

It was a mistake back then and they should have learned their lesson.


Edited by Junkman, 23 February 2013 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

I don't think I've ever seen one of the error Impalas..the ones I have were the corrected later issues.

 

 

Same here. What's the deal with the 'round' windshield?

 

 

I haven't seen one of those either.

 

http://www.modelcars...erg +61 +impala



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

I have a couple of these kits in the stash. I was just looking at the convertible and it appears to be OK. Now I just have to dig through and find the others. I did build one awhile back and it is OK. I must of been lucky to not get one of the incorrect versions.

 

I agree with the 1/20 scale not being a big seller. I really couldn't understand why they were producing kits in that scale. There were a few that would have been great in 1/24 or 1/25 scale.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

 

I agree with the 1/20 scale not being a big seller. I really couldn't understand why they were producing kits in that scale. 

 

Back when Lindberg was releasing that 1/20 stuff, they were sending them out to shows to use as door prizes, no doubt to get folks to see them. They were hard to even give away, always the last picks.  I remember winning a few, and I eventually brought them to my show to give away.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:55 AM

Maybe , I need to start restocking my shelf with 64 Dodge and Plymouth kits, I mean I think I'm down to under 20 right now.

 

I've got one of the 66 Chevelles and not sure what I am going to do with it

Send it to me, I can take care of it for you. :D



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

I love the 1/20 scale kits, i have alot of them, i can see  the parts alot better, when building them.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

welp there you go: you can see the parts better. and at my age every bit helps.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:31 AM

I love the 1/20 scale kits, i have alot of them, i can see  the parts alot better, when building them.

 

 

There's an "amazing" device called an optivisor that you wear on your head, which has magnifying lenses. Get one.

 

I paid $30 or less for mine at Hobby Lobby, It has the set in lenses in front, flip down lenses behind those that click in place to increase magnification if needed, plus a third single lense on the outside that can be moved in & out of position as needed.

 

I would say "isn't modern technology wonderful", but these have been around for many, many years. I'm surprised you weren't aware of them already.



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

Chuck-The shape of the back of the hood and the base of the windshield were incorrect in the first run of the '61 Chevy hardtop.They were much too curved.The next run of the hardtops was corrected.If you see the two versions together you'll clearly see the difference.All of the cars in the white background box were the early,incorrect,version.There were some incorrect bodies early in the stock of the gray background boxes but the majority of that run was the corrected version.The convertibles were the corrected version from the beginning.



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:00 PM

Brett, Don, or anyone else who might know, what's the latest on Lindberg? Hopefully the loose ends have been tied up after Round2 purchased Lindberg, and we'll see more Lindberg kits soon. I think the 1/16 Bullhorn T is the only "new" Lindberg kit to have been released since the Round2 purchase news broke last year. 



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:03 PM

Well they're exporting the Color Me Gone '64 Dodge and '29 Mercedes-Benz SSK to the Asian market this month.  That will mark the first time anything with the Lindberg brand has been sent to Japan in two years.  Tower Hobbies is still showing an "Early June" release for the Lawman Plymouth Belvedere as well.


Edited by niteowl7710, 02 February 2014 - 02:03 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:00 PM

We've already recieve some of the retro boxed car and plane kits at my HTU.