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Lockeed Vega conversion?

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Lockeed Vega conversion?
Posted by B-36Andy on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:14 PM

I am looking at my old Lindberg kit of the Lockeed Vega, discovering that it's not 1/48 scale, more like 1/57---typical of old 50s kits.

In checking with some of the other Vega spin offs, it seems that the wings and body fit the dimentions of the Sirrius--Charles Lindberg's two seat low wing creation. I wonder if it would be possible to use 2 kits to kit bash a Sirrius? I've never tried this before--- 

Any ideas on this? There was a floatplane version and fixed gear one. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:32 PM

There are RC sites that seem to have drawings available.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:36 PM

AMT made the Lockheed Vega in 1/48. They released it as both the wheeled and float plane versions.


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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:02 PM

Lockheed used the same concrete molds for the Vega and Sirius so the AMT kit could be used for that.


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Posted by B-36Andy on Thursday, January 18, 2018 9:26 AM

Thanks guys for the help on this one!

I am armed with files, jewelers saws, and a 55 gal drum of milliput! What could possibly go wrong!! haha!

Stickpusher---was the AMT kit a redo of the old Lindberg kit or something different? Also, good to know Lockheed used the same molds----

I guess I need a good set of plans from the RC boys---I'd like to do this build as a WIP if I can figure out how to post photos-----


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Posted by Rob Beach on Thursday, April 05, 2018 11:38 PM

The AMT kit was not the Lindberg kit but a new tooling (at the time).  Quite competent and one of the better releases (stay away from the Typhoon/ Tempest?)

Regards, Robert


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