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slingshot Lindberg 1/8 double enigine

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#1 Fender

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

Anyone have this kit?  Are the tires plastic? 2 piece vinyl?  Hows the tool?  Pics. ?

 

The Hobby Shop here has a couple of these and I'm thinking about getting one. They didn't want to open one up so I could check it out. I can understand that. 

 

I had the original release at one time- If I remember right it had plastic tires the same color as the rest of the kit. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:50 AM

THE ONE I HAVE HAS TWO PIECE BLACK PLASTIC LIKE VINYL TIRES, I THINK THE FRONT WHEELS/TIRES ARE OUT OF SCALE IMO

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

THE ONE I HAVE HAS TWO PIECE BLACK PLASTIC LIKE VINYL TIRES, I THINK THE FRONT WHEELS/TIRES ARE OUT OF SCALE IMO

 

 

ARE THEY TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL ?     Thanks for the info too.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY THEY SCALED OUT TO ABOUT 23", THEY LOOK A LITTLE BIG TO ME

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

the only thing i like out of that kit is the front wheels. the rest of it just looks, well, off. on the other hand there have been a couple of really nice builds of it posted here in the past so i guess it just takes some work. but compared to monograms offerings in 1/8, i always thought the lindberg, and particularly this twin engine dragster, were just inferior in most every way.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

I WAS ABLE TO DIG THIS KIT OUT THE OTHER NIGHT, THE TIRES SAY 19" ON THEM, BUT THE RIMS MEASURE OUT TO 21". I THINK THEY WOULD LOOK GREAT ON A 1/6 DRAGSTER

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

well - I may pass on it. I know how the lindberg stuff looks when built-- the kit is from way back- I remember the orig kit I had looked a bit like a toy. I'd be better off buying the 1/12 Datsun right hand drive - I think it's Tamiya- prob a nice tool. Building the old tools is about all I've been doing lately.  The best new tool that I think has a great fit and great tool is the Dodge Raminator. 1/24. But it's not a big kit so .........



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

REMEMBER, IT ALSO COMES WITH THE 5-SPOKE FRONT WHEELS AS WELL, MAYBE YOU COULD USE THOSE??

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:05 AM

I found this by searching 1/8 dragster.
A pretty good discussion and good pics.
Mine is the yellow and orange one at the end.

http://www.modelcars...l=+18 +dragster

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:21 AM

THAT LOOKS GREAT DAVID!