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Old Dec 31, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Tim, that's because, that is, what it is. If you go back through old SSM magazines, Loren Perry did a build article, when it was released in the early '90s. I believe, Lindberg got the tooling from somebody else. One would have to check the parts for the mfg. logo, to know who, and when, the parts were made. I will take a new one, in the box. CaptCB
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:30 PM
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I know who made mine.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 12:16 AM
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Cool ...

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Old Jan 01, 2013, 10:34 AM
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They are both the same kit. The same one that Lindberg just reissued, all plastic. Very nice kit with plenty of room for R/C gear. The only difference between the Marx and the Lindberg kit is the color of the plastic.
Kof P, once it's built and painted you can find NO difference between the two period. Marx was a toy company that made a number of model kits that Lindberg later molded and issued to include a large stagecoach and a civil war cannon. Very well done models. Marx also made a small ready to run Chris Craft cabin cruiser called the Patrica, it was free running but can be made r/c with todays small systems.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Thanks Charlie !
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 02:42 PM
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A nice old kit ...

VINTAGE STERLING CHRIS CRAFT 21 MONTEREY EXPRESS CRUISER RC MODEL KIT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-STER...-/130826203342

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Jan 01, 201311:51:53 PST
Winning bid:
US $275.00
[ 13 bids ]
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 10:18 PM
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Sterling's B-13M kit, sold for $ 11.95 in 1971. No separate fittings set required.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 07:35 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-96-Scale-U...item337eed2252 this popped up, fast way to start if you want to play with a warship.. the NC fleet gathering is only 10 months away!!
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Never seen This one before ( but I am new here )...



Item condition:
Used

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RC-C.../380543876015?

"VINTAGE RC CHRIS CRAFT BOAT ELECTRIC RADIO CONTROL - MACK MOTORS - 31" LONG
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION --- VINTAGE CHRIS CRAFT ELECTRIC RC BOAT - IT APPEARS TO BE PLASTIC ASSEMBLY...
WEIGHS ABOUT 6-1/2 POUNDS AND MEASURES 31" LONG...
I HAVE NO IDEA THE AGE OR CONDITION OF THIS CHRIS CRAFT MODEL...
SELLING AS-IS WITH NO RETURNS DUE TO AGE...
THERE ARE TWO M.A.C.K. ELECTRIC MOTORS INSTALLED WITH TWO PROPS...
"
Only a little "unusual." That is the Marx Constellation, re-kitted by Lindbergh (but without the figures), and re-issued again this year. The current bid was very close to the new price for a Lindbergh kit, but with the M.A.C.K. motors it may still have been a deal.

Pete G.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:44 AM
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A rare Sterling kit...

A rare Sterling kit...

"Vintage Sterling Co. Richardson "27" Sedan Cruiser model boat kit"

"Richarson "27' Sedan Cruiser model boad complete with box; circa 1950's"

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:52 PM
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I'll say that one is vintage---!

I remember the "little beaver" electric motors of the day---.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:22 PM
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Its at the top of the list, I expected Never to see it !

Wish it was a bigger kit.

B Series Model Boat Kits
KIT# Model Name Length Beam
B1 Richardson 27 Cruiser 17 5
B2 Higgins 17 Speedster 16 6
B3 Chris-Craft Buccaneer 19 5
B4 Century Resorter 20 12 4
B5 Century Sea Maid 12 4
B6M Chris-Craft 32 28 9
B7M Chris-Craft Catalina 31 8 3/8
B8M Century Sea Maid 27 9
B9 Higgins 26 Express Cruiser 15 5
B10M Harco 40 Deluxe Cruiser 27 8
B11M Chris-Craft 63 Motor Yacht 40 10
B12 Sea Dart (plastic) 16 6
B13M Chris-Craft Monterey 21 Outboard Cruiser 21 7 1/8
B14 Chris-Craft 42 Express Cruiser (plastic) 14 4 1/8
B15M Chris-Craft 42 Corvette 48 14
B16 21 Cobra (plastic) 16 5
B17M U.S.S. Missouri 55 6
B18M American Scout Cargo Ship 50 7
B18F Fittings Set (339 pieces)
B19 Skippy Sail Boat 12
B20M Lumba-Lumba 38
B21M Emma C. Berry 49
B22M Yacht America 51
B23 Sailfish 24
B24 Kingfish 34
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 05:00 PM
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would be cooler if the hull was built up too, Instead of being a log
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 11:30 PM
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I have the later version of this kit with different artwork on the box lid. I believe the kit itself is identical to this earlier version. Concerning the hull, there's good news and there's bad news.
The good news is that the hull is built up, and can be powered by an electric motor/prop. The bad news is that it is small (17" x 5 3/4"), and would be a challenge to be r/c'd; a determined modeler could probably do it using very small r/c equipment.
The hull-shaped piece shown in the last picture is an essentially flat piece that is the bottom of the hull. A balsa frame piece fits in the transverse groove in this part. A piece of balsa strip fits in a longitudinal groove in the hull bottom to form the keel. Sheet balsa forms the hull sides. The removable cabin is made from balsa and mahogany pieces. A fittings set is provided in the kit. My set was slightly incomplete, though the kit was purchased as NOS from a hobby shop back in the seventies.
Though a bit of trouble, my idea would be to blow the one page instruction sheet up so that a 27" model could be constructed using this kit as a starting point. Such a model (1" = 1') would be a more practical size to construct and r/c. The model would be very close in size and layout to Sterling's C-C 32' Super Deluxe Enclosed Cabin Cruiser kit (28" long.)
For comparison, Sterling's Higgins' 26' Express Cruiser is 15" long, this Richardson 27 is 17" long, and C-C's 47' Buccaneer kit is 19" long. All are rather small.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 05:44 AM
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Wish it was a bigger kit.
Buy it!

Scan it!

Scale it!

Sell the original and keep the scans - build whatever size you want!
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