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Robert W Martel (bobster)


Lindberg Stagecoach

I promised some pics when I got this kit.
Actually a pretty decent looking kit. Pretty nice detail on the horses & figures. The horses fit together pretty nicely and look real nice. The box was pretty beat up but I got it at a pretty good price.
I repacked everything neatly to keep it in storage, but I think this will probably be my next big project. So as soon as I get the Essex finished I'll begin with it. NO, I haven't forgotten the Titanic, but this one looks pretty inviting and something totally different! LOL

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1:16 Wells Fargo Overland Stagecoach (Lindberg 351)


2 | 11. May, 04:13
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A fairly iconic thing I remember from reading Lucky Luke comics. :)

The figures look really nice.
11. May, 04:29
Robert W Martel
Yes, I was really surprised how nice they looked. Can't wait to get started on it!! It all surprised me for a Lindberg! Looks like a decent kit.
13. May, 03:21
I'm thinking about getting a Artesania Latina stage coach to give my sister for her birthday.
She already has a wooden stage coach from some other manufacturer so I think she likes them
13. May, 05:04
Robert W Martel
Hey wilky!!!! How you been??
That's cool. I had bought the Model Trailways Concord Stagecoach wood kit recently, been wanting one for years. It was a real nice kit, but heck the instruction sheets were larger than my workbench! So I didn't figure that was going to be very easy to do. I sold it and bought this instead. The Latina looks like a somewhat better kit. At least it has some luggage!!
Years ago I built a wood kit of the USS Enterprise [sailing ship]. It was really fun and I've always wanted to build another someday. I was pretty close to buying a Mamoli Lexington, since I have the Lexington Carrier. Then I was reading some guys rant about how all the European kits are really trash and the kits looked nothing like the real ships. I thought he was full of bull, but after doing some research I found that he was mostly right. The kit looked nothing like the real Lexington. I was disappointed! So I decided just stick with the plastic.
I used to like working with wood. I did a lot of woodworking until it got to be too much to do from this darn chair, so I gave it up and went with plastic!
Good to hear from you.
13. May, 17:19
I'm alright mate.
How's all that moving been?
It's good to see you post again.
I've just bought the Model Airways Dr.1 and Wright Flyer.
The kits are heaps expensive.
I'm hoping to get a Stage coach on ebay.
That's a shame about the boats not being right.
I guess there isn't a lot of reference material so they just make anything and put a name on it but at the prices it's unacceptable
13. May, 17:52
Dave Flitton
13. May, 18:37
Robert W Martel
Yea I'd like to get the Wright Flyer one day [historical ya know].lol
Moving has been a PITA. I can't believe it's taken me over a year to just get started back modeling, never mind being at the level I was going before I had to move. Ah, that's life!
Yea, I was bummed about the ship kits, and I did compare several, none looked like the real ship,,,, shame. That's just it, for the cost you'd expect them to look like the real thing, but most wouldn't even know anyway. But to me it would be like building a B-17 that didn't look like the real thing! Unacceptable!!! lol
Kits are getting more & more expensive these days. I got emails from a shop called They were having 50% off sales these past few weeks. I bought a bunch!
Of course we all got the infamous $1200 "stimulus" payment so I kind of went crazy. But what the hell it was free money!
Also Special Hobby has been having weekly 50% sales this month on 12 kits each week. I've bought a few there. My stash is now at 475 !! OMG LOL I guess you call that OCD huh! lol Cant help myself.
13. May, 18:57
Robert W Martel
Hi Dave,
I should be getting it started soon [next few weeks] I hope. It will be something different for a change.
13. May, 18:59
Original subject! Watching.
13. May, 19:04
Ben M
I've seen this kit before, most recently a beat up waterstained giant box at a hobby shop in NYC. Can't wait to see what's inside!
13. May, 19:27
This brings back the memories.....I wanted one of these BAD.

Have fun with this!
13. May, 19:36
Ben M
This is the place I saw it last, I think he had two. This was about a year ago, might still have one if someone is looking:
13. May, 19:55
Robert W Martel
Wow. Glad to see all the interest. Be patient guys, give me a week or 2 to finish up the Essex then I'll get some more pics of what's inside, and get it Rollin!
14. May, 05:15
Es-haq Khosravi
Wow! Pretty old and fine! I'm in!
23. May, 07:43
Robert W Martel
LOL Yup, were gonna get to it !! It's gonna be interesting. The part that worries be right off is the door hinges on the coach. They have to be hand drilled. OOOOh! Hopefully that goes well. If not I'll have to find some kind of substitute. At the moment I'm picking out 2 more projects to work on with this. there's always lag time waiting for something to dry, so having something else to go to is a necessity!
So far its the 62 Ford Fairlane, since I already did some work on it. And possibly the F-4J. It's been a while since I built a plane. Don't believe I've done a jet yet. I have 2 kits, I need to decide which one to build [maybe combine], and sell the other. Got the 62 project started. First objective" get some primer on it.
23. May, 19:39
I will watch for sure, because I have built a wooden one in 1:10 with real leather suspension and more. Wells Fargo Stage Coach | Album by bughunter (1:10)
This will be interesting with the horses and harness! Have fun!
23. May, 20:13
Great subject I'll watch too :D
23. May, 20:46
Ben M
Looks like you got the holes drilled successfully on the hinges!
28. May, 03:39
Robert W Martel
Well I'm really bummed now as some major parts are missing. $80 for a kit that I cant finish,,,, DAMN!!!
28. May, 03:40
Ben M
I posted a link to a hobbyshop above that had two copies of this kit - give him a ring and see if he can help you out. Or try to scratch the parts!
28. May, 03:42
It's a real bummer when parts are missing.
28. May, 08:30
Robert W Martel
When I figure the best deals on resin supplies I'll get back to it. I really wanted to get it going!
10. June, 04:36
Sergej I
Robert, scratch the container sides from pla-plate and the cushion from putty. Both very cheap and available solutions.
I would really like to see this build
10. June, 07:29
Chaz Gordon
Interesting Subject, think I've seen this in another company's range too. Love to see the unusual subjects, I have a Traction engine and thomas flyabout in my stash, and the Bucket wheel excavator and a San Francisco Cable car on my wish list.
10. June, 08:08
Robert W Martel
An idea Sergei !
Chaz, This kit was originally manufactured by Marx Toy Co in 1956. I have also seen another, but cant recall the name.
Right now there is another kit just like this one up on eBay for $44.99. I only paid $60 for this kit so compared to the $169 Amazon wants for the newest [white] kit, that still wouldn't be bad. Hopefully I might get lucky and get it reasonable, then I'd have the complete kit,,,,,,,,, ooooh and maybe I could make a 6 horse team! wouldn't that be cool!
11. June, 19:35
Sergej I
Hateful Eight comes to mind :D
11. June, 22:42
Robert W Martel
AH yes !!! indeed it does. LOL
14. June, 03:49
So I received my Artesania Latina 1/10 Concord Stage Coach.
It's bigger than I thought it would be.
It's not going to be easy to build but I should be able to cope.
It's not the latest one with the luggage.
It's a 1986 kit.
It was the cheapest on eBay but still cost over 270AUD.
I did a thorough check of all the components and have already discovered items that the instructions claim are prefabricated but aren't, so I'm going to have to scratch them and some items that are going to take some effort to make from the supplied wood/metal
I'm putting the build on my YouTube channel Tinman's scale models
27. June, 03:43
Robert W Martel
Ok I'll check it out. I think the AL kit may be better than the Model Trailways kit??? that was 1/12. I just got another Lindberg kit w/ no missing parts!!! So as soon as I finish the Fairlane & B-47 I'll get started on it. Cant wait! the B-47 is pretty poor.
I just spent the past week dog sitting @ my daughters house, so I'm falling behind [again!]. lol
9. July, 04:28

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