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Lindberg Clermont – June 2018

Posted by Mark Hembree
on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Per Arne Rikvold

Tallahassee, Florida

More than 200 years later we can say with authority that “Fulton’s Folly” was no joke. After building Lindberg’s 1/96 scale model of Robert Fulton’s steamboat Clermont, Per writes: “I found this 1/96 scale Lindberg kit in my local hobby store. My only additions were anchor chains (copper aged with Clorox bleach) and tackle for the anchor crane and ship’s boat davits (photo-etch from my spares). Oars for the ship’s boat are aluminum wire, flattened with pliers at one end. I also replaced the kit-supplied clear-plastic cabin windows with strips of clear PET from a berry container, attached inside the walls with white glue. I brush-painted the brown and white plastic with Vallejo and Tamiya acrylics and sealed with Testors Model Master semigloss clear. It was a fun build, and I think it makes a nice display, given the simple kit.”

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