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Re: Lindberg "Not the Yorktown"
"Now the bad news: The worst feature of this kit is the hangar deck openings on the port side. They're evenly spaced, identical rectangles, rather unlike those on the actual Essexes. These will be very difficult to fix. Curiously enough, the starboard side is reasonably accurate for a late WW2 Essex. The second worst feature of this kit is the open-mount guns. The 20mm and 5 inchers are atrocious. They shouldn't be that hard to scratch-build, but it will still take some work. The 40mm quads can probably be salvaged, but they're not great. The deck decals are abysmal. I could hand paint better." http://www.modelerjoe.net/shipmodellist.html#LindEssex
How about a model with the box art for the wrong ship? In 1973 I purchased a Lindberg kit at the Charleston SC Air Force Exchange which featured a good painting of USS Yorktown CV 5. I should have known better, but on opening it proved to be the old Essex Class kit. The wrong ship in the box is surely inaccurate! That said, in the era of flat bottom Revells, this was a very accurate kit - if only they had given us the SB2c and TBD rather than 60 Hellcats.
So we've had the question below what was your thoughts on the 1st most accurate ship model, so what do you think is most INACCURATE model you ever had?
Don't get me wrong, I love Airfix and their range of 1/600 scale vessels (I think I built most of them) but my vote on the most inaccurately proportioned ship model ever was their BISMARCK and TIRPITZ. I'd be interested to hear how they got 'em so wrong.
Love you Airfix.
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