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Old May 09, 2008, 08:07 PM
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Lindberg Chris Craft Sport Fisherman

Has anyone gotten one of the new Lindberg Chris Craft Sport Fisherman models, or considered building it. Also, is there anywhere to get info or specs on it? All the sites that I can find that have it (very few) don't really give much information about it. Also, is it out and available, or "coming soon"?
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Old May 09, 2008, 09:27 PM
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Lyman 135- The Lindberg “Chris~Craft” 40’ Sport Fisherman is already past the due in date by a week as of this posting. As it stands now we can expect the kits to come in any day now. The Lindberg “Chris~Craft” Connie looks like it will be in the latter part of this month or the beginning of June for delivery. We are taking orders now at MACK for either kit with the price being $75.00 with a shipping charge of $10.00 as of now. The shipping charges will be going up in the near future due to the increase of the surcharges FEDEX is now placing on the orders we are shipping.
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Old May 09, 2008, 09:36 PM
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Thanks for the info. I actually sent an order for the sport fisherman from MACK last week!
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Old May 10, 2008, 08:52 AM
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Has anyone gotten one of the new Lindberg Chris Craft Sport Fisherman models, or considered building it. Also, is there anywhere to get info or specs on it? All the sites that I can find that have it (very few) don't really give much information about it. Also, is it out and available, or "coming soon"?
It is a 1/16th scale vacuform model 30'' long with a single piece hull. All small details are injection molded some chrome plated. The deck and cabin structures are all vacuformed of fairly sturdy plastic. The hull is actually stronger than Midwest or Billing kits and much stronger than Dumas hulls. This is based on an old Lindberg kit and I assume that the same molds will be used. FrankG would you agree with that??
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CHARLIE- If they do everything the same as the last go around , yes it is a very strong vac hull. Since I have not seen the new version of the kit I can only assume. You know what happens when you ASS-of -U-&-ME. The old kit that I had from Lindbergh was really a nice build and turned out to be a real show stopper with the out riggers in place. It was also one of the fastest scale model that I have ever built, much, much faster than my PT boats.
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Old May 10, 2008, 01:04 PM
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Hurry up, Lindberg!!! (yeah, I need more hulls like a need more holes in my head!!! )
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Old May 10, 2008, 01:40 PM
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CHARLIE- If they do everything the same as the last go around , yes it is a very strong vac hull. Since I have not seen the new version of the kit I can only assume. You know what happens when you ASS-of -U-&-ME. The old kit that I had from Lindbergh was really a nice build and turned out to be a real show stopper with the out riggers in place. It was also one of the fastest scale model that I have ever built, much, much faster than my PT boats.
Know what you mean about the ''A'' word. Saw a fellow one time that replaced the plastic outriggers with brass and music wire and would go trolling for minnows in the town pond. It worked!!
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Old May 10, 2008, 08:42 PM
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Hurry up, Lindberg!!! (yeah, I need more hulls like a need more holes in my head!!! )
I agree I need more holes as well hehehehehe
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Old May 11, 2008, 06:54 AM
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I own a 30 inch Sports Fisherman. Don't know who made it. I am in Manila and I do fiberglass boats. I made a mold of a 42 inch PT109. Decks are all Philippine wood, stained and top coated with polyurethane. No plywoods or plastics. Fiberglass and wood only. We do automotive finish, acrylic or polyurethane. I can make a mould of the sports F. if I don't run into copyrights problem. I put electric motgors in them, speed 500 silver mtor, geared. They run on 2 SLA 6 volt lantern batts. Shafts have water seal and I use belt and pulleys.

Anyone interested, I can send pix. Email me at rcdevices@yahoo.com.ph

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Old May 16, 2008, 02:14 PM
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hay I just want to let you know that I stoped by the Lhs and the lindbergs 1:32 pt 109 is in stock now. Also at horizon hobby.
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Old May 16, 2008, 08:34 PM
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Can these plastic models be built with CA glue, or is there something else that works better on this material? I wouldn't think plastic model cement would be strong enough, especially if its going to be R/C.
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Old May 16, 2008, 10:44 PM
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Plastic model cement is the best thing. The glue actually melts the Styrene so the two plastic halves actually weld themselves together. The best plastic model glue that I have found has been Tennax 7R. It's a liquid that flows by capillary action.
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Old May 17, 2008, 07:04 AM
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The problem with plastic cement: Joints MUST be clamped to be strong. In fact, best if they're smooshed together and rubbed around a bit and then clamped to really weld the interface. I've had many structural joints pop apart when loaded due to not being properly clamped (deck housing to deck joint on a Lindy Fletcher comes to mind). In difficult-to-clamp joints, CA might be better...

But I've also seen that in softer styrene, like Evergreen strips, the plastic dissolves easier and welds easier.

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Old May 17, 2008, 09:29 AM
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The large surface area's to be glued on this boat would require clamps anyway. I've got to agree with Pat on this. I good liquid cement is a must for it,just don't get your fingers near the seam or it's fingerprint time on the boat. If the other kits in the renewed Lindberg is any indication,such as the ''Graf Zeppelin'', the plastic will be softer than the older kits. Way back the styrene used was hard and brittle. But most kits now use a softer easy to work with type of styrene that even a good lacquer thinner will work on. I still use good old Testers liqiud but Tennex,weldbond and others work well too.
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Old May 17, 2008, 11:56 AM
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I used to build plastic models eons ago, and used the glue that came in a tube. A year or so ago, I bought some Plastruct pieces and a bottle of Plastruct liquid cement. Wow! I wish I would have learned about liquid glue when I was a kid. It is super easy to use, flows instantly by capillary action and in my experiecne makes a good strong bond.
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