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  Lindberg Model Kits

Lindberg USS Iowa Battleship BB-61, 1/1560, 9707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

1974 small-scale issue with box art by Tom Morgan. Well molded, full hull kit. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other small-scale ships in this line included USS Riley, USS Biloxi and USS Valley Forge.

Lindberg Benny Howard's Pete - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer, 1/48, 401-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Late 1950s issue with classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. This is a 1/48 scale model of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard. Includes display stand and is molded in gloss silver. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box would grade higher than 'very good' but there is a tape pull on the upper long side measuring 1/2" x 1/2" from the factory tape.

Lindberg US Strategic Strafer P-47 Thunderbolt, 1/72, 416-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find first issue from the mid 1950s with the clear panel on the box top and a 29 cent price extension. Includes a color trading card & instructions on the back of the box and colorful decals for the box art aircraft.

Lindberg F-100 Super Sabre USAF Thunderbirds Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 3103M-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$56   

Hardbox issue dated 1968. Large-scale model with motorized jet sound and a very large and extensive decal sheet with all Thunderbirds markings and stripes shown on the box top. This kit features detailed jet engine and opening access panel, moving ailerons, rudder and elevators, pilot figure, ejection seat, wing drop tanks and rockets (if you wish to use them), electric motor, all hardware and a special stand that holds two "D" batteries. Never started. The electric motor parts are still factory sealed. Everything else has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Lindberg German Stuka Dive Bomber Motorized, 1/48, 306M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$89   

Still factory sealed. Rare late 1950 motorized hardbox issue with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. This model includes an electric motor to drive the propeller. 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 Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk - (A-4), 1/48, 529-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$52   

Rare early issue of the Prototype Skyhawk from the mid 1950s. This is the smallest box that anyone has dared place a 1/48 scale A-4 in and the classic box art is by Ray Gaedeck Box. For some reason, this issue is rarer than the other Lindberg kits of that time. This model represents the very early Skyhawk, which is no surprise; Lindberg, like Aurora, often tried to be 'first to market' and did not hesitate to use prototypes for kits. Features detailed jet engine, opening inspection panel, pilot and ejection seat, opening canopy, full landing gear, centerline drop tank, wing rockets and display stand. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box is graded 'good+' because you can just see a very light stain on and below the drop tank.

Lindberg LCVP Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel - PA-291 (L.C.V.P.) - Motorized, 1/32, 766M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

1965 hardbox issue; likely the third issue and the first without Ray Gaedke artwork. Motorized for operation in water and features defensive machine guns, operating ramp and 6 figures - 3 Navy and 3 Army troops. Back in the day it was considered a nicely detailed large scale kit. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Lindberg Me-109F Destroyer Cellovision Issue - Bf-109F, 1/72, 415-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good-

$22   

Still factory sealed and has box damage as shown. Late 1950s one-piece soft box with the clear vision windows on the front and a color trading card on the back.

Lindberg F-86D Sabre Jet Fighter, 1/48, 522-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$89   

Hard-to-find 1950s issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. The box is in superb 'excellent+++' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (except for the factory sealing tape of course), no fading and no litho damage. The only flaws are very slight wear. Features pilot and ejection seat, two piece canopy, optional fuselage rocket tray, full landing gear, two wing drop tanks and 8 wing mounted rockets. Molded in silver and clear and includes a display stand and very colorful decals for the box art aircraft Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'near mint' condition 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 Russian Jet Fighter - Mig-19 With Tow Tractor - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 561-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$110   

Rare. Factory sealed 1950s Cellovision issue. The clear window on the back is intact and the trading card is in 'Near Mint+' condition. The aircraft is molded in silver and the tractor in yellow.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-262, 1/48, 538-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Late 1950/early 1960s issue with dramatic Gaekdke artwork. This popular model was the first accurate '262 ever released and features detailed jet engines with removable cowls, retractable landing gear, detailed gun bay with removable cover, hinged cockpit canopy and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-262, 1/48, 538-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$64   

Still factory sealed. The seal has shrunk and split on the far left side as shown. This is the 1950s hardbox first issue with dramatic Gaekdke artwork. Loaded with working features - detailed jet engines with removable panels, retractable landing gear, detailed gun bay with opening covers and hinged pilots canopy. Includes the famous Lindberg clear display stand as well.

Lindberg A-4 Skyhawk Navy Light Attack Bomber and Tractor - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 555-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$36   

Rare late 1950s issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. The clear Cellovision window and trading card on the back are both 100% intact and very good. The kit was well detailed for that time and features rockets and drop tanks, detailed engine, opening engine access panel, opening canopy, pilot figure, moving ailerons & rudder and more. The scale tractor is molded in yellow and features a detailed engine & suspension and optional position engine access panels. The aircraft has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: the tow tractor has very neatly assembled to 'excellent++' quality with small details only painted. Missing the driver figure. The box has a crunch on the right as shown and moderate wear and creasing. The left end flaps are damaged but disconnected from the box; they are included inside.

Lindberg Satellite With Three Stage Launching Rocket, 1004-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$245   

Rare first issue kit from the 1950s. Fantastic Ray Gaedke 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 US Moon Ship, 1/96, 1003-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$72   

Rare first issue from the 1950s. Lindberg made the world's first plastic science fiction model, the famous UFO. The sales success quickly prompted a wonderful line of 'near science fiction' models of which this Moon Ship was one. Very nicely molded and detailed in silver and red-tinted clear plastic. Display base and scale figures are included. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the box displays slightly better than the 'very good' rating but is graded a such because of moderate to significant wear on the right-hand long side panel.

Lindberg F-80C Shooting Star - (P-80), 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

From the 1950s and with wonderful artwork. The hardbox is in 'excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear with the early O-lin style two-piece, teardrop-based stand. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg got his start in 1930s model aviation by designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft. His plans appeared in Popular Aviation magazine and he soon made a name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kit sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the the early artists for O-lin, and he help pioneer dramatic and colorful box artwork. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg was running the company and had the logo changed to his name. The first logo was circular, with 'Lindberg' in middle and 'Products' 'Incorporated' arched across the top and bottom. The second logo is the 'Yellow Square' that is on this kit. Ray Gadke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg and did this F-80C boxart as well.

Lindberg FJ-2 Fury Jet Fighter - First Logo Small Box Issue, 1/48, 516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$78   

From the mid 1950s with wonderful Ray Gaedke box art. Rare first issue that featuring the circular Lindberg logo and short, early two-piece box. Correctly molded in brilliant metallic blue with a red nose and clear canopy. Correct early decals and instructions. Please note, the instructions have the circle logo and the rectangular logo, which was not uncommon for early Lindberg kits. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg created plans for stick and tissue flying models that were published in popular modeling magazines in the 1930s. During this time, he marketed wooden flying kits, asking builders to request that your local dealer carry "The Lindberg Line" of models. When plastic kits first appeared, Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen founded O-Lin models, purchased the unsuccessful Varney molds for the Fleet Sub, PT Boat, LST and PT-17. After mold modification, they entered production and quickly cut new molds such as the P-80, Seabee and more. The association with Mr. Olsen did not last long, and Paul Lindberg took over or bought out the molds, thus starting the famous plastic "Lindberg Line". The first box art was simply carry over from O-Lin. Early O-Lin artwork was simple and two -color. However, Ray Gaedke did some late O-Lin boxes such as the Corsair, which was also used by Lindberg. Gaedke artwork was colorful and bold, and Paul Lindberg wasted no time in having Gaedke make the new artwork for the Lindberg Line.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features fine raised panel lines, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, under wing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried with all plastic parts, decals and instructions present but NOTE: missing metal stand rod (easily made from aluminum rod). 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 Blue Devil Destroyer - (USS Melvin DD680 Fletcher Class) Motorized - First Issue, 1/125, 815M-1195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$159   

Rare, original 1950s issue. The box, which features Ray Gaedke art, has four solid corners, great color and gloss and light to moderate wear as shown. Three-foot long WWII Fletcher-class DD is designed for free & pattern running or easily converted to R/C. It can be programmed to do rectangles, figure 8, circle or go straight. It has very good detail for that time. Includes motor, gear box and gears and all running hardware. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and correct first issue instructions. Torpedo hits from Melvin reportedly sank the battleship Fuso at the Battle of Surigao Strait, 1944.

Lindberg TWO Laird Tuner Meteor Thompson Trophy Air Racer - Roscoe Turner, 1/32, 70562

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

SALE!! Includes two kits but they are excellent builder kits only, please read carefully. The kits are never started. All of the silver plastic parts are still in the factory sealed bags. NOTE: only one clear windshield is present. The other kit is missing the clear windshield. Includes instructions but NOTE: both kits are missing the decals. 1992 issue of the 1/32 Pyro kit. Well molded for the times, the kit features 'good' basic cockpit detail, moving control surfaces, pilot figure and more.