Confederate Artillery

wjbrandel

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I've been working on this for about 3 or 4 weeks now while I was waiting for glue or paint to dry. It's a Lindberg model and I don't think I will ever learn with Lindberg, this is the third model by them I have had problems with. Has anyone else had problems with Lindberg models?

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Jim62

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Looks like an interesting build to me. What type of problems are you running into with the Lindberg kits?
 

wjbrandel

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The kit is interesting and other than the problems I am enjoying it.

On the horses, which I haven't pictured, I have gaps you can drop a nickel into they are so wide and some of the parts are warped. I had to heat some of the limber and carriage parts to straighten them.

This is the third kit from Lindberg that I have these issues with, and I've only put 3 together.
 

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I've never built a lindberg kit but I'll be sure to avoid them now. Not sure what to tell you on fixing the horse issue that is quite the gap to fill. Hopefully someone will chime in with a good fix.
 

the Baron

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Lindberg is an old classic American model-making company, and we need to remember that, when we consider their kits. This set was first made about 60 years ago. For its time, it was quite the sensation. The average modeler was different, the average modeler's expectations were different. If we're looking for a shake-and-bake kit a la Tamiya, or the kind of detail we see in kits today, we'll be disappointed. If we approach the kit with that in mind, or as a bit of modeling nostalgia, then we're not disappointed.
Some of their kits weren't bad, for their time. And it depends on the kit and subject. Lindberg acquired kits from other makers, like Pyro, whose catalog has its own spectrum of quality.
Think of a Lindberg kit as a blank canvas, a starting point for a project in which you can use your imagination to add detail, and stretch your skills.
 

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Don't misunderstand me please. The kits are good I just don't like all the gaps and the warped parts in the kits I've gotten so far. The B17 kit I got I couldn't get together due to the problems.
 

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In was wondering why the packaging is in French .
They were evidently made in Venezuela for a while but this video says nothing about France or Canada .
I guess for Canadian market :
 
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Interestingly , Scalemates has no lineage info on it . Not even this boxing's original release or re-box date . 2000-something .
 

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I remember building a horse drawn model in the 70's. This kit gives me that deja vu feeling.

Then again It could have been this stagecoach. I just remember painting a lot of horses.
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Got the first horse done finally, except for painting, the others have more detail with the harness. The harness pieces have alot of flash and small pieces that I have discovered must be assembled in a certain order or it will not go together.

In the mean time, when I get frustrated with this model, I am working on a fire truck custom pumper by AMT. Believe it or not the custom pumper actually has more pieces and it is a 1/25 scale.
 

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Got the horses completely done and primed as well as the 3 figures. Ready for AB but now I need to wait for a non rainy day.
 

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Finally got the horses finished, the next step is to paint the limber and cannon carriage, then the figures will be painted. After all of that is painted I will be making a scenic base for it.
 

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Got the cannon, limber, and figures painted. Finished with the horse saddle. Now I wait until the glue is dry then I can work on the base and finish connecting everything together.
 

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wjbrandel

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I finally finished the confederate artillery piece and got it on a base. The darn thing is almost 36 inches long.
 

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Jim62

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Nice work and I am just curious how you found my missing TV tray. I say that because I still have three of a set of four, and it brought back a few memories. They are actually from my early days and I used them to work on models while sitting on my couch while watching TV. When I started back at it a few years ago I sprayed my first couple of models on one of them.
 

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I actually "stole" them from my Grandmother a few years ago (she didn't want them anymore so I got the set of 4). So nope not yours unless Grandma got from you . I use it to hold my model building stuff I keep in a tackle box
 

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