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Lindberg 1/16 Chris Craft 40' Sport Fisherman
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 01:28 PM UTC

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come to think of it I regret having added the white plastic anti skid parts to the gangway (the pieces that have the fuel filler caps moulded in). I think these parts were a Lindberg invention because I have never seen these, or anything even remotely resembling these on a real Sport Fisherman.

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Arjan



Arjan,

Those non-slip ridges may not be prototypical, but they look convincing, and it is little details like those that help make the model look more like scale replica than just a toy. I think your Sport Fisherman looks terrific just as it is!

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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC
Hi Hessel,

If I had to build the kit again I would replace the two cabin sides by 1.5 mm plastic card. The original sides are a pain. I would also advise replacing the transparant plastic parts because these have become very brittle (no doubt due to their age) and they are also much too thick and heavy. Unfortunately, there are also fine pressure cracks in the clear wind screen of the fly bridge. The wind screen has to be bent slightly for a snug fit and even the slightest pressure seems to cause cracks sooner or later. So it would probably be best to replace the original part by one cut from clear acrylic sheet material or something like that.

I was afraid that the original short rudder stocks might cause leakage but fortunately, they don't and the plastic rudders prove to be sufficiently sturdy. I can recommend the rc setup I used.

I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your build ! By the way, have you got a kit from the eighties or an even older one ?

edit: come to think of it I regret having added the white plastic anti skid parts to the gangway (the pieces that have the fuel filler caps moulded in). I think these parts were a Lindberg invention because I have never seen these, or anything even remotely resembling these on a real Sport Fisherman.

Regards,

Arjan


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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:07 PM UTC
Arjan,

I am late to find this post. I am going to build this model much the same way you have. Did you have any regrets on certain things? I to do not like the three layers to make up the aft deck. Will figure it out as you did.

Doie..

Hessel
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 09:20 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. There are still quite a few items I would like to add in the future : swivelling chair for the fly bridge, steps for the cockpit, control panel/ steering wheel in the cabin, fishing rods and boat hooks.

The New Lindberg Line has reissued some vintage kits and I just hope they manage to get hold of the Sport Fisherman molds. I do like this kit but it's a bit too expensive in Europe :

http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/3013-lindberg-model-kits-1959-century-coronado-boat/#sthash.pt8Z6J23.dpbs

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Arjan
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 03:37 AM UTC
Arjan - what a wonderful build and she is the pride of the waters!!!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
Beautiful model - but the water is out of scale on those action pics...
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC
Arjan,

Great work on those interior pieces.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 06:48 PM UTC
Thanks Tim ! I've constructed an interior and the door leading to the focsle. The interior basically consists of two modules glued on a base of 0.5 mm plastic card. These two modules can be easily removed and I tried to make them as light as possible (using 0.5mm card wherever I could).I intend to fix them with some small neodymium magnets.I still have to do some detailing and touching up :









The 1/16 scale Bruder figure I used looks very stiff and toy like so I have tried to find some alternatives. There are lots of 3 3/4 inch action figures but most of these are a bit too small. I found these figures which have the same height as the Bruder figures (10.5 cm tall). I hope to add some clothing and hide the joints with magic sculpt.

https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/Anime-Archetype-Hij-Ze-Ferriet-Figma-Movable-Body-Feminino-Kun-Body-Chan-PVC-Action-Figure-Model/32889264326.html


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Arjan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC
Arjan,

Those action pics are terrific! Years ago I had a cheap Radio Shack RC boat, had a ball with it. Yours is SOOO much nicer. Great work!
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC
Thanks Mark, you are quite right about the big smile .I think I will add two trim tabs to the transom though because the bow is lifted out of the water too much at top speed.I think trim tabs were not a standard feature of the wooden CC Fishermen at the time but no doubt lots of owners added these at some point. I found some pics of a 33 foot CC Fisherman with tabs :





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Arjan
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 01:14 PM UTC
Arjan,

Loving it! She really puts out a wake and kicking up the bow. I bet you had a big smile when she took off across the water.
Great work.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 07:43 AM UTC
A fellow boating club member has made some much better action pics :








Arjan
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 03:48 AM UTC
Thanks for your kind words Mark ! The weather today was perfect for a model boating outing and so was the location. The boat runs beautifully, I'm very pleased with the way it performs and handles, even with the outriggers fitted. For future runs I will also fit the outriggers because the boat looks so much better with them. I hope to post some better action pics in the future.










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Arjan
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 08:53 AM UTC
Arjan,

She really came out nice. I think those outriggers look natural and quite belonging when you have her out on the water.

You really have done a fine job with assembly and painting.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 02:21 AM UTC
Some pics of my progress, I'm going to take her out for a run on the water tomorrow. I think the outriggers are not very practical for running it on the water so I will probably only use these for display purposes.







Regards,

Arjan
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 01:36 AM UTC
Nice work on the chairs, Arjan - makes me want to go deep sea fishing!
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
Hi Mark, the fighting chairs are contained in the kit. They required quite a bit of putty and I had to strip the chrome finish off the chrome plated parts. The kit has quite a few chrome plated parts but the trouble is that many of these have conspicuous mould lines and sink marks. I usually use oven cleaner to get rid of the chrome plating (works very well). To build up a new chrome finish I start with black Vallejo polyurethane primer followed by several coatings of Vallejo chrome paint. I finally use a layer of clear Vallejo Polyurethane varnish to protect the vulnerable chrome paint.

I glued bolts (2.5mm diameter) into the sockets of the chairs (using washers of the same inner diameter as the sockets).Nuts are then used to secure the chairs onto the cockpit floor, the end result is swivelling chairs.

I do intend to add a bait container at some point, the second pic of the Sportfisher from the CC brochure seems to have one fitted in the back of the cockpit.

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Arjan
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 06:22 AM UTC
Arjan,

Those chairs look sweet, did they come with the kit? Are you going to add coolers or bait containers?

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 04:00 AM UTC
Thanks Mark ! Some pics of my paint work so far, I also added some fittings and constructed a pulpit from brass rod.







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Arjan
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:24 AM UTC
Nice work with the Veneer. She is really shaping up nicely.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 05:37 AM UTC
Thanks Tim/Robert ! In the mean time I have changed the brushed setup for a brushless one. I have also glued veneer slats on top of the cockpit floor.






The next step is painting the hull and deck.

Regards,

Arjan
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 02:54 AM UTC
Very nice work on this classic little boat!
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 02:18 AM UTC
Arjan,

She's really starting to come together!

Nothing looks as much like wood as real wood. Your mahogany veneers are beautiful!
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC
Thanks Mark/Robert ! Progress has been slow due to changes in the running gear and the unpleasantly high temperatures of the past two months. I constructed the inner cockpit sides from 0.5mm plastic card (I try to keep the weight down as much as I can because I hate models lying too low in the water). I glued the inner sides on 4 mm styrene spacers. I used 1mm plastic card for the cockpit floor and I cut out three hatches for access. I will cover the cockpit and wheelhouse floors with mahogany strips and the floors should remain detachable.
I still have to construct the inner sides of the wheelhouse which will also be glued on spacers.









Regards,

Arjan
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 02:51 AM UTC
Arjan - nice find with this kit and will be watching your build!