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How crappy is this Avenger kit?

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How crappy is this Avenger kit?
Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:48 PM

How bad is it?

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:48 PM

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:15 PM

Lindbergs TBF dates from the 1950's, and it's...Lindberg.

I can't find any reliable reviews beyond it being "ancient", "venerable" which I doubt.

No first hand knowledge either.

IMO if it cost $ 10 or less...maybe.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:31 PM

They want 5 buck's.

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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:33 PM

Well... the box is okay.  Anything inside is probably going to be used for testing purposes, like "Fire Drill".  If you want to do a Pacific wreck then it might work.  Big Smile

 

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:47 PM

Yes underwater dio

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:53 PM

As a basic shape, it's actually better than Lindberg's usual standard. The cowling always struck me as looking a bit 'pinched,' but the rest is pretty okay.

Probably better for a wreck diorama than the work that would be required to 'dress it up' as a service a/c to a suitable degree for that scale.

Greg

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:49 PM

I've always thought that the nose area is not quite shaped right, too.  Foreshortened, maybe?  Or as though the slope from the leading edge of the windscreen to the front edge of the cowling is too steep.

Yeah it's five bucks, so you can have fun with it, without feeling like your burning money.

I've got a bagged on in the stash, just haven't gotten to it yet.  I've been saving it for when I need to do a quick, fun build to jumpstart my modeling ***.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:14 PM

Yes after I get paid tomorrow I will return and buy some cool AMT Semi kits and the big Lindberg Tirpitz as well as the crappy Avenger.

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:34 PM

philo426
and the big Lindberg Tirpitz as well

The Lindberg Bismarck/Tirpitz kits have possiblities as well...but they require a fair amount of work:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/140139.aspx

Fun, though! Big Smile

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:15 PM

Yes might be an interesting winter diversion build 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:36 AM

the Baron

...I've got a bagged on in the stash, just haven't gotten to it yet.  I've been saving it for when I need to do a quick, fun build to jumpstart my modeling ***.

 
YGBSM!!  The nannybot has starred out M...O...J...O?!
 
In-effing-credible.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:37 AM

At least it didn't star out "effing".

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:43 AM

It's all Manny's fault.

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:52 AM

Keeping it clean for the FSM forum kids!

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, October 3, 2019 4:22 PM

Er what do you expect for $5?

Remember , common sense is not common.

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, October 3, 2019 4:30 PM

Never know.this one was 4

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, October 3, 2019 4:31 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 12:24 AM

Ok bought these kits at Ollies

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 12:25 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 12:27 AM

Have to confess that this kit surprised me!Unexpected complexity and that makes it interesting.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 12:29 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 11:33 AM

Can you guess what I am up to?

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 11:34 AM

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, October 4, 2019 11:39 AM

You're making me want to break mine out and have a go at it.  Mine is an older pop, though, in a bright blue plastic.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 4, 2019 12:16 PM

philo426

 

Oh wow I had the Lindberg HMS Hood back when I was just a wee lad. It had a motorization system- I'm guessing the modern DKM Tirpitz kit doesn't include that? 

  

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 1:12 PM

Nope not motorized .I would like to get a motorized kit.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 1:48 PM

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, October 4, 2019 2:22 PM

Hi,

It'll be interesting to see what you do with your kit. As others have noted some of these old Lindbergh kits can make good starting points for modifications, kit bashing or what-ifs.  And it appears that the TBM did eventually end up getting converted or modified for several roles other than just torpedo/depth charge/bomb attack.  I know that I have seen pictures of them in the role of Airborne (Radar) Early Warning craft, Carrier Onboard Delivery (Cargo) craft, and Firefighting craft, as well as some additional pictures of prototype conversions to a single seat attack craft. 

Pat

PS.  Another posible what if role that could maybe be considered for the plane might be conversion to a rescue craft, where the torpedo bay is converted to instead carry an airdroppable life boat (or life rafts) like some larger coast defense bombers did ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbo_(air-sea_rescue) )

1st Group Build

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 4, 2019 3:02 PM

Cool just have to figure out the wing fold hinge

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