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Kits History : Lindberg before it was named Lindberg (4)
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:01:37 PM »
hello mates :-salut

As written elsewhere, here is the very first "Corsair" that I built. It was in 1958 and the kit is from "The Lindberg Line".
But before Lindberg was O'Lin.
Vought F4U-5N Corsair
1)The kit by O'Lin :
The box is smaller then the following ones. It measures 267x102x25,4 mm (10½x4x1 in)
We see one of the first artworks by Ray Gaedke :
:-eek

As usual at the time Paul Lindberg continues to use the O'Lin mark while copyrighting his own kits under the Lindberg brand... as we can see the Copyright's mark on the building notice juste above the name of the kit. Parts are molded of metallis blue polystyrene. Decals are of the sliding type with glue on the back of each item.








2) The kit by The Lindberg Line :
The box is bigger ; it measures 337x127x32 mm (13¼x5x1¼ in). The artwork is the same as by O'Lin.
There are only minor modification compared to the O'Lin kit.






On the notice, we see that the kit has been produced in England...


Jicéhem :-wave





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Re: Kits History : Lindberg before it was named Lindberg (4)
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 07:03:40 PM »
Is this first injected kit of Corsair at all?

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Re: Kits History : Lindberg before it was named Lindberg (4)
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 07:26:21 PM »
Is this first injected kit of Corsair at all?

Among all Corsair kits in various scales, maybe. But for the 1/48 scale, yes without doubt.

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Re: Kits History : Lindberg before it was named Lindberg (4)
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 07:51:39 PM »
Thanks :))

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Re: Kits History : Lindberg before it was named Lindberg (4)
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 05:29:39 PM »
WOW !