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Lindberg President Ocean Liner President Wilson, 1/547, 77224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$40   

Still factory sealed. Reissued from the original Pyro Molds. Full hull model of a rare subject. Box photo shows a built-up of the actual model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes for pointing out this excellent MARAD internet write up of this famous ship: SS President Wilson was a U.S. flag passenger ship (design type P2-SE2-R3), constructed by the Bethlehem Steel Company in Alameda, California and completed on April 27, 1948. Originally intended to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II as the Admiral F.B. Upham, the U.S. Maritime Commission canceled its order for the vessel as the war was ending. In 1948, the ship was bareboat chartered to American President Line (APL) and renamed SS President Wilson. The shipping line bought the vessel outright on August 27, 1954.During its service with APL, President Wilson operated on a Pacific Ocean route, traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Hawaii, the Philippines, China, and Japan before returning on the reverse itinerary. By the late 1950s, passenger liners were being eclipsed by jet airplanes as the preferred mode of trans-oceanic travel, but APL redirected its marketing efforts to pleasure travelers and continued its liner service well past the retirement of many of President Wilson's contemporaries.On February 1, 1964, while underway about 600 miles southeast of Tokyo, Greek cargo ship Agia Erini L. (formerly the liberty ship Richard J. Hopkins) transmitted a general message notifying all ships in the vicinity that there were cracks in the ship's hull and requested that all ships indicate their positions. The following day, the ship's crew sent another message stating that its condition was critical and requested that President Wilson, the closest vessel, come to its aid. The captain of President Wilson, J. D. Cox, immediately altered course and steamed toward the ship. Four other vessels in the area also changed course to assist the stricken ship.When President Wilson arrived, the crew found that Agia Erini L.'s condition had deteriorated and feared that the crew would soon have to abandon ship; in the early morning hours of February 3 the crew of the Green ship began to abandon their vessel. Earlier, two ships, SS Stolt Victor and SS Rolv-Jarl, had arrived on scene and Captain Cox directed the ships' crews to position their vessels downwind of Agia Erini L. in the case escaping crew members were swept away.Several crew members were able to escape the sinking ship via motor life boat, but the remaining began to jump over the side and into the sea. In response, President Wilson launched its #3 motor boat with a 13-man crew with Chief Officer Carl Larkin in command. Later, Larkin explained that his greatest concern was to avoid hitting any of the men with the boat's propeller. Just 45 minutes after Larkin and crew set out, they returned to President Wilson with 18 survivors. The master of Rolv-Jarl also joined the rescue effort and maneuvered his ship close to the lifeboat to create a wind-break. Rolv-Jarl also rescued the final eight Agia Erini L. survivors from the water.According to Captain Cox "the success of the operation rested entirely on Chief Officer Larkin and his crew." He also stated the operation was the most dangerous operation he had witnessed in more than 40 years at sea.President Wilson continued to serve as a passenger vessel for American President Line until it was sold to Oceanic Cruise Development, Inc. in April of 1973 and renamed Oriental Empress. In 1976, Oriental Empress was laid up in Hong Kong. In 1984 the ship was sold in Taiwan for scrap.

Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Original 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. In 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum. Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit, rotating prop and wheels and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg American Cup Racer With Sails - (ex Pyro), 1/96, 710

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

From original Pyro molds and a very nice kit of the famous schooner that would race between New York and Bermuda. Measures about 20 inches long when built. Nicely detailed for that time featuring a one piece, full hull, complete deck fittings and houses, very crisp vac molded billowing sails (in mint condition), full rigging instructions and more. NOTE: this kit has very minor assembly as follows: 3 eyebolts are glued to the forward hull. There is no other assembly. Quality of assembly is 'good' as there is a small amount of visible glue that can be easily sanded away. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, (1) of (4) lifeboat seats. Easily made from flat styrene using the three included seats. Otherwise includes all other parts and instructions.

Lindberg Avro Vulcan Jet Bomber, 1/96, 579-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$49   

1967 hardbox issue with some of my favorite Tom Morgan box artwork. The box top has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and light wear as shown. The model features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Junkers Ju-87 Stuka Motorized, 1/48, 3101M-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

1968 hardbox issue from the original 1950s molds. And ideal builder. Includes electric motor for the propeller and the batteries are stored under the stand. For that time, this was a very good kit with fine panel and rivet detail. Features crew of two and seats, separately molded rudder and flap/ailerons, four small wing load bombs and a center bomb with 'swing arm' so that it would clear the prop in a dive. This kit has never been started. The motor is still in the internally sealed factory bag and all plastic parts have been inventoried 100% complete with decals and instructions. NOTE that the box displays better than 'good-' but is graded as such because on the right short side there is a 1.2" x 1.5" piece of box missing. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Lindberg Dornier Do-17Z Flying Pencil, 1/72, 577-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Bojanowski. Nicely done kit for the time with fine raised details, crew of four, optional position landing gear and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Lindberg F7U-1 Cutlass - (F7U1), 1/48, 510-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

1956 or '57 Gaedke artwork with three aircraft and the carrier. The box top has like new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags, no fading and no litho tears. General and even light wear are the only flaws. The model is molded in a stunning, high-gloss dark blue and clear plastic and includes decals for the box art aircraft including red and white checkerboards for the rudders. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Dating early Lindberg kits is problematic to a near complete lack of release information; early catalogs normally do not have dates, and there are no dates on early boxes or instructions & decals. However, by records kept when the kits were purchased new, we know this kit was issued either in 1956 or 1957. The early part number of '10' after the 5 would support such an early date, as Lindberg initially used sequential numbers. Please note that the instructions for this kit contain multiple factory mistakes! The pilot sits on a seat, not the 'board' shown in the instructions. The pitot tube is not even shown on the assembly page, but is present with the kit.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, 409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Rare issue from the late 1950s. Features Ray Gaedke artwork. The hardbox has great color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags and light general wear as shown. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are quality photocopies.

Lindberg British SE-5a Scout, 1/48, 532-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$18   

Late 1950s issue hardbox kit with colorful Ray Gaedke artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time that makes an ideal 'Classic Builder.' Features fine raised rib and panel lines and recessed control surfaces, detailed engine and removable cowling, wheel chocks, one ground crew member and a two-wheeled tail skid dolly for ground maneuvering. There is no assembly but NOTE: several small parts are neatly painted. Inventoried and NOTE: missing control stick (just a straight cylinder, easily made with stock plastic or stretched sprue). Otherwise includes all other parts, instructions and decals. Please note that the mail in 'catalog' form has been cut from the instructions and is gone. This does not interfere with assembly.

Lindberg Grumman TBF Avenger with Movable Control Surfaces from the Cockpit and Motorized Prop, 1/48, 527M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$225   

1950s issue of this very rare and unique action kit. Open the clear canopy and move the pilot's control stick or rudder pedals and they actually moves the wing, elevator and rudder control surfaces correctly! Also features motorized propeller, landing gear that retracts and extends, opening and closing bomb bay doors, bomb bay that includes a bomb load, sonobuoys and torpedo, detailed cockpit with all crew stations and three figures, opening crew door and canopy, torpedo cart, tow bar, tow tractor and driver, clear display stand and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, motor and instructions.

Lindberg Satellite With Three Stage Launching Rocket, 1004-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$265   

Rare first issue kit from the 1950s. Fantastic Ray Gaedeke box artwork. Kit can be taken apart and reassembled to show each mission stage. Features detailed satellite payload with clear housing as shown on box top, three separate stages with engines, clear rocket engine housings for stage one and two, loading truck and four rocket supports for display. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings shown on the rocket on the right of the box top. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'excellent'.

Lindberg Republic F-91 Thunderceptor / XF-91, 1/48, 513-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$75   

This a late 1950s issue and the second Lindberg boxing of this kit. This one has great Ray Gaedke artwork and is by far the most collectible. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs and no tags or tape, or marks from either. There is very light wear as the only flaw. Inside, it is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and includes drop tanks, rockets, display stand and full landing gear (which can easily be represented as 'in flight' if you wish). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Lindberg X-3 Stiletto with Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 2335

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$42   

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1982 issue and the only motorized version of the large-scale model. Features electric motor, special stand that holds the batteries and all motorizing hardware. Never started. The small hardware bag and motor parts bag are still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-86 Saber Jet Motorized - USAF or Luftwaffe, 1/48, 3110M-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

1969 issue motorized for 'Jet Sound.' Includes electric motor, all metal hardware and wiring as well as the unique sound system. F-86 is quarter scale and from the original 1950s molds but slightly modified for motorizing. Features dual wing mounted drop tanks, 8 wing mounted rockets, pilot figure, full landing gear and a special display stand that hold the batteries. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete including decals for both air forces and instructions.

Lindberg USS Carronade IFS-1 Bobtail Cruiser LSMR US Navy Missile Support Ship Motorized, 1/160, 768M-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$115   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1965 and a nicely detailed model for that time. Comes with motor for use in water and is ideal for today's small RC equipment.

Lindberg British Battleship Hood Motorized, 1/400, 763M-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$129   

Rare motorized 1st issue in investment-grade 'near mint' condition inside and out. The box has stunning, like-new color and gloss. There is no tape or price tags, and no marks from tags or tape. All four corners are solid and original and there is no fading, torn or missing litho and zero stains. The only flaws are very light wear in a few isolated locations. This is a large motorized kit that sails well. One electric motor drives the ship on a course that you pre-set - figure 8, straight or circle. While sailing at a good rate of speed, the four main turrets slowly swing from port to starboard together and the guns elevate. I remember sailing mine for years before the batteries died in the middle of the lake. There is no assembly. Inside, the kit is in 'factory new' condition and still packed exactly as it left the factory. The gray parts are still wrapped in the factory wrapping paper, while the small metal parts are in the factory sealed clear bag. Inventoried complete with all parts, color flag sheet and instructions.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-410 Hornet, 1/72, 473-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

1972 issue with excellent Tom Morgan art. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Lindberg Heinkel He-111, 1/64, 580-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Large hard box issue from 1967. Features movable control surfaces, 'good' cockpit, working landing gear, two scale engines, removable cowling, engine ground display stand, crew and mechanic figures and a clear display stand for the aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing the mechanic's arm. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Original 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. In 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum. Vegas did see military service, with a few operated by the RAAF, Spanish Republic Air Force, and USAAC. (This kit does not include military decals.) Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit, rotating prop and wheels and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Fletcher Class Destroyer Greyhound Of The Sea USS The Sullivans DD-537 - Motorized for R/C - (Blue Devil Destroyer), 1/125, 818

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$149   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1981 and is from the original 1960s molds. Three-foot long WWII Fletcher DD for free run or remote control and has very good detail for that time.