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How good a model is Lindberg's Sea Witch?

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  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
How good a model is Lindberg's Sea Witch?
Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, January 08, 2018 10:49 AM

I've seen this page:

https://modelingmadness.com/review/misc/ships/robertosw.htm

So I see how one person built her up but I am wondering if any one else on this site A) has built the kit and, B) what you thought of it.

I have the kit in my stash and I think about building it from time-to-time but if the details are not accurate or lacking - compared to the Revell CS - then I might just sell it on eBay.

Just looking for some informed opinions.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, January 08, 2018 10:54 AM
  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, January 08, 2018 11:06 AM

GM, thanks.

I'd forgotten about that thread. It's probably the only reason I bought the kit in the first place.

Do you know of any other pictures beside Len Roberto's build that can be viewed on the 'net?

 

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Monday, January 08, 2018 1:39 PM

Mike,

That kit was originally manufactured by Marx in the late 1950s with a steel deck, along with the sister ship, the Swordfish.  It was then repackaged by Aurora with a plastic deck and hard plastic sails molded onto the yardarms, then by Lindberg with vacuformed sails.  As far as I remember, it matches the original ship very well, but with no planking or coppering detail.  I am looking for that kit.

Bill

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Derry, New Hampshire, USA
Posted by rcboater on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 1:54 PM

warshipguy

<snip>  I am looking for that kit.

Bill

The Spare Time Shop in Marlboro, MA has a copy of the Lindberg kit in stock....  has been there for a couple of years....

 

Webmaster, IPMS Patriot Chapter  www.ipmspatriot.org

Billerica, MA

 

  • Member since
    December, 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 3:59 PM

I have both of those kits in my stash by Marx and have built the newest version (Lindberg)several years ago.  I gave it to a friend. I recall it was a very nice kit, easy to build and nicely injected.

Personally I would love to build clippers to scale..one to another.  4555 ton Great Republic to 963 ton Cutty Sark.

Someday I will build both Marx kits for my clipper collection.

Rob

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:40 AM

Hmmm;

 Believe it or not I have one languishing in an open box in the Garage . What is missing is the  Metal Foredeck . Now that said . You will notice that she is a Square Stern " Yankee Clipper " Style . This is good in that except for wood models , she seems to be the only type out there in this configuration . . P.S. She came out about the time of John Wayne's movie " Wake of the Red Witch !"

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Monday, January 15, 2018 1:04 PM

I need to take a drive up to Marlboro. It is approximately 2 hours from where I live in CT.

Bill

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, January 15, 2018 2:19 PM

Better call first.

I 4remember that scene in "Parenthood" where the Craig T. Nelson character and his son drive all the way up to Oregon to buy a part for the GTO he's restoring. Gets up there and they haggle, guy won't give him a good price so he goes home.

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:37 AM

Bill

Their phone number is listed in every issue of FSM.  They advertise that they are the largest hobby shop in New England with over 10,000 kits in stock.  I did call yesterday and they are holding the kit for me.  I saw the same movie!  Toast

Bill

  • Member since
    December, 2012
Posted by rwiederrich on Friday, January 19, 2018 7:47 AM

I missed that Bill...which kit is it..the Seawitch or the Swordfish?

RobHuh?

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Friday, January 19, 2018 7:58 AM

Rob,

It's great to hear from you!  It is the Sea Witch by Lindberg.

Bill

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