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LIndberg 1/32 Granada - OOB

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LIndberg 1/32 Granada - OOB
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:56 PM
Pretty much everyone who knows me knows that I love loser cars, everyday cars and the stuff that most people don’t even think about. Well, there’s not much more of a loser everyday car than one of the best-selling, but most boring, of all the ‘70s three-box sedans: the Ford Granada! Unfortunately, while the real car sold well, there wasn’t a lot of interest from kit makers. Just imagine the awesome MPC decal variants that COULD have been made with an early Granada kit!
 
However, I recently was given quite a rare little gem; one of the 1/32 Lindberg Ford Granadas! Depicting a ’76 Ghia, from what I can tell, this simple little kit is not one you see everyday. Depsite its simplicity, it’s still a good replica, especially form about 2 feet out!
 
Check out my Out of Box review for the Granada at the link below!
 
 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

  • Member since
    February 2006
  • From: the Netherlands
Posted by henri1 on Friday, November 15, 2019 12:40 PM

unfortunally i got me the same kit, in the box but there was no chrometree........ a litlle diasappointing. Hmm

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    November 2018
Posted by Faust on Friday, November 15, 2019 7:42 PM

Yeah, that is disappointing. Still, keep it... you never know when you might run across a junker with intact chrome but maybe broken windows or smashed roof... then you can make the whole thing.

Keep the faith man! Chess, not checkers, is the game to play with things like this!

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:31 AM

Very true that the Lindberg 1/32 scale kits are very simple ones as they lacked an actual interior bucket. But I do give them credit for producing models that the other model manufacturers never considered. I have both the '75 Pontiac Grand Am and Grand Prix models which cannot be found in 1/25 scale unfortunately. And despite a cars popularity there wasn't much interest from kit makers to produce scale models. A good example from this era is the '76 Cutlass Supreme which was a best seller. Glad you posted this as I don't ever recall seeing one of these.

 

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by Faust on Monday, December 23, 2019 1:39 PM

Oh, I agree. Huge props to them for making the styles and subjects they did! They're super awesome, even if hyper simplified! 

Nice Poncho, by the way! I love the colour scheme. 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

  • Member since
    September 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Monday, December 23, 2019 11:03 PM

 

Very true that the Lindberg 1/32 scale kits are very simple ones as they lacked an actual interior bucket. But I do give them credit for producing models that the other model manufacturers never considered. I have both the '75 Pontiac Grand Am and Grand Prix models which cannot be found in 1/25 scale unfortunately. And despite a cars popularity there wasn't much interest from kit makers to produce scale models. A good example from this era is the '76 Cutlass Supreme which was a best seller. Glad you posted this as I don't ever recall seeing one of these.

 

 

That Grand Prix is beautiful !! I have the Monarch and the T-Bird in that series of kits. I ended up doing the Monarch in Jade Green, very popular on the Fords and Mercury's in that era, and  the T-Bird in Pastel Chamois. There is a man who pops on and off this site who is resin casting the 77-78 T-Bird. Great model but he is nuts because he wants telephone numbers from it on ebay auctions. I have seen other stuff of his and all have reserves, and even at $500.00 says reserve not yet met. Nothing but pure greed....

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:14 AM

Thanks I was trying to imitate Buckskin Gold/Buckskin Tan color combo used on the '77 GP's. 

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:19 AM

Thanks American. So is he resin casting the '77-'78 Thunderbirds in 1/25 scale? Regardless that is not an amount I'd consider paying. I always thought the '79 Heritage Edition with the vinyl roof that wrapped over the C-pillar windows would've made a great model. 

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