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Lindergh uss olympia
Posted by wjbwjb29 on Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:03 PM

Hello, I have the linbergh Olympia and was wondering if the Toms model works photoetch will work with this kit        Bill

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, September 23, 2021 2:52 PM

The Lindberg is the old Pyro kit, while the Tom's set is nominally designed for the separate Revell kit. The scales are close...reported as 1/240 and 1/232, respectively...so much is probably useable without much problem. But it's likely that things like railing sections designed specifically for one won't easily fit the other, though with a little planning and forethought, can most likely be adapted.

I have seen the Revell kit, but never the Lindberg one. Both have widely-reported detail issues, though the Revell kit almost universally gets the nod as the better kit in terms of accuracy. As I understand it, Pyro tends toward softer and more 'representative' (read 'made up') detail, with fewer parts and things like ladders molded to bulkheads rather than as separate pieces. (That suggests lots of things that would need to be shaved off to use either the TMW or Gold Medal photo-etch sets.)

Cheers

Greg

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Posted by wjbwjb29 on Thursday, September 23, 2021 3:09 PM

Thanks for your answer

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Posted by ddp59 on Thursday, September 23, 2021 3:35 PM
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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 23, 2021 4:44 PM

Having built both (and the so-called Maine), I suggest that you build up your kit as is. All of the detail is soft, the bulwarks are too thick, etc.

 

Bill

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Posted by ikar01 on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 2:23 PM

I saw where one builder who was a fan of the musical War of the Worlds built his as the thunderchild.  He used the drawings from the album or CD set for reference but the main problem he had was that it had two stacks side by side.  

I may have to find a kit of the Olympia and try it.

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