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Lindberg '59 Century Coronado Boat Kit*PICS*

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Lindberg '59 Century Coronado Boat Kit*PICS*
Posted by bondo bill on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:08 PM

What's in the box.


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Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:50 PM

Thanks Bill, much appreciated. I've been thinking of getting one of these but had no idea what would be in the box. Looks like quite a simple kit, but with detailing should make a neat model. Can you confirm that the kit is 1/25 scale?

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Posted by bondo bill on Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:33 PM

it's about 9"x 3 1/4"x 2 1/2 tall

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, October 28, 2016 10:46 AM

Glad I bought one of these. It'll be fun building it to go behind one of my finished cars.

I like this kit because there is a level of "crudeness" that dates back to the 50's, and not like the pristeen level of kits most guys are after today.

This will be a challange and I like that.

This should build up to something pretty spectacular with plenty of time and ingenuity Thumbs Up.


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Posted by oldcarguy on Sunday, January 08, 2017 6:36 PM


 You want that crudeness ? This is about the crudest kit I,ve seen in fifty years . It's not even up to Lindberg's normal crudeness . As a matter of fact the 30' Chris Craft although crude is a Top of the Line compared to this .

 The Chris Craft at least goes together like it's supposed to . The Coronado so far has taken twenty eight hours work just to get the hull ready for the interior .And how's this ?They give you an engine and don't tell you how to make it visible .

 It might make a decent boat , But it isn't up to even rough wood kit standards to me .I am building it because I paid for it  ,Might as well earn my money back ! O.C.G.   P.S. My local Hobby Shop owner and buddy worked this out .They ( The Coronado and the Owens ) are indeed  not quite 1/32 with a mix of 1/25 thrown  in . The windshield in the Coronado scales out to almost  5 scale feet tall in 1/24 ! Not right at all for this boat !

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Posted by gulftarpon on Friday, January 20, 2017 9:19 PM

[quote user="bondo bill"]

it's about 9"x 3 1/4"x 2 1/2 tall


it's about 9"x 3 1/4"x 2 1/2 tallIf my math is right, in 1/25th scale that would make it 18.75 feet long x 7.8 feet wide x 5.2 feet tall. The 1:1 Coronado I found was 21 feet long. I'm still going to get thois kit. I've scratch built enough boats that it doesn't bother me.



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