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Lindberg model kits, how good they are?


Zonic2001
04-10-2013, 05:17 PM
I have put together Tamiya, Fujimi and Revell model kits but I just came across a company called Lindberg. How good are these model kits?

blubaja
04-10-2013, 05:51 PM
Usually pretty bad. Alot of them were copies of kits released in the very early days of modelling. So the molds show their age. But now AMT has purchased them, so we'll see if they restore any of the molds. They're worth it, if you find them at discount stores.

The newer tooled kits, like the SRT8 charger are really decent.

ataschner
04-10-2013, 10:09 PM
The '61 Impala kit is a good good kit... And was Round2 (not AMT) that has purchase then, by the way, AMT was one of the brand that now also is under license of Round 2 ;-)

Zonic2001
04-11-2013, 08:27 AM
Great information guys!!! I was about to pay good money for the kit... I'll wait until I see it discounted, if interested then. Thanks my friends.

petesy
04-11-2013, 01:57 PM
Which one are you looking at? The old ex-Palmer/Pyro kits are bad, but the ones they released in the 90's are pretty good.

I personally quite like their 64 Dodge, 53 Ford and 61 Impala. Their 34 (not 32) Ford pickup was ex-AMT tooling, and is also pretty good.

Zonic2001
04-11-2013, 02:26 PM
Which one are you looking at? The old ex-Palmer/Pyro kits are bad, but the ones they released in the 90's are pretty good.

I personally quite like their 64 Dodge, 53 Ford and 61 Impala. Their 34 (not 32) Ford pickup was ex-AMT tooling, and is also pretty good.


I'm looking at the '38 Ford Custom Van, '38 Ford custom coupe and the '37 ford custom convertible.

tonioseven
04-12-2013, 03:51 AM
'53 Ford Victoria - good kit
'66 Chevy Chevelle - good kit
'61 Chevy Impala - good kit
'67 Olds 4-4-2 - good kit
Dodge Charger - good kit
'64 Dodge 33o - good kit
Those are the only ones I can personally vouch for quality-wise.

1948 Lincoln: STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM THIS KIT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN!!

petesy
04-12-2013, 10:14 PM
I've never seen the 1/24 1937/38 Ford kits before, but judging from the boxart, instruction and various video reviews I found in Google they look like recent toolings and decent kits.

Instruction for the 37 Ford:

http://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/instruction_sheetsh/instruction_sheets/linberg/lindberg-1937-custo/

For video reviews just search for Lindberg 1937 Ford videos.

blubaja
04-14-2013, 09:53 AM
I'm looking at the '38 Ford Custom Van, '38 Ford custom coupe and the '37 ford custom convertible.

Those were based off of the Boyd's Smoothster, and Vantastic kits, from testors. Pretty decent.
http://www.showrods.com/showrod_pages/boyds_smoothster.html
http://www.showrods.com/showrod_pages/vantastic.html

JeremyJon
04-15-2013, 06:38 AM
+1 most are only fair quality at best, several are poor quality
the couple I bought (long ago now) were only because that specific vehicle wasn't available by anyone else, even for a seasoned builder they require a lot of work to make look good!

Lownslow
04-16-2013, 05:07 AM
i will build that 48 lincoln if its the last thing ill do.

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