Thank you for your support and kind words!!! They are an inspiration!
Here's some pix and history...
Alessandro, I am still trial fitting my drive gear, but I am using almost all of the running gear from a destroyed Kyosho Viper that was split stem to stern. I found it laying at a local Salvation Army store and paid $5 for it, if memory serves. To me it looked like the original owner ran it once and crashed it into some sort of solid object; dock, abutment, or rock, whatever. But, all the gear was pristine and I always liked the tub set-up of the Viper (as I already own one) so I just transplanted it into the Lumba. The only difference is that I dropped the Kyosho LeMans racing motor for an 80T 540 on advice from Rod C. as I just want to cruise it on the lake.
Many thanks in advance to Brightwork for the window help!!!
Your Sport Fisherman is GORGEOUS!!!!
As for that kit, it was a high water mark for Lindberg and sadly does not look like it will ever be reproduced as the hull mold was destroyed decades ago in some sort of inventory move and subsequently packed away and lost, possibly trashed. A gentleman from Revell mentioned this to me years ago at an IPMS show as I was researching another lost "Holy Grail" kit:
the 1/8th scale McLaren M23 by Entex that James Hunt drove to the F1 WDC in 1976. Another modeling mystery that remains unsolved. it seems that Revell purchased the molds for both the M23 and the Lotus 72D, but only received the Lotus from Entex and the M23 was lost in shipping. The mind boggles. BTW: the M23 can go for almost $2000. Sheesh!
As for the Chris Craft, I went a bit crazy on the flying bridges for Marlin fishing, but my dad had a buddy who had a CC Fisherman and it was set up in a similar fashion. I have another that one is unbuilt, but damaged in an awful house fire in 2010. Not by the flames, but by fire hose water damage. I lost about 30 kits, planes, cars and boats (including an original Marx Chris Craft Constellation). Uggh! Someday I'll salvage my extra Sport Fisherman...I think. However, it can still be found on ebay from time to time.
As for my Lumba...trying to make a proper decision on the paint I'll use. I am leaning towards a Rustoleum rattle can paint....we'll see.
More to follow!