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Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - (F11F1), 1/48, 531-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$68   

1950 hardbox issue in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint' box condition. This shows off the amazing Ray Gaedke artwork to full effect. Short-nose, large scale Tiger features movable ailerons, rudder and elevators, detailed engine with opening inspection panel, detailed main gear wells, pilot figure, pilot figure with ejection seat, underwing rocket loadout and the famous clear Lindberg display stand. Never started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk - (F11C2), 1/48, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

1950s issue hardbox with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. The box grades 'excellent' and has near perfect color and gloss. This well molded kit features very fine raised panel lines, accurate scale wing ribs and fuselage stringers, pilot and seat, good engine detail, centerline drop tank, wing-mounted bomb load, rotating propeller & wheels and more. Includes rigging photos for spreader bars and wire placement and the clear Lindberg 'teardrop' style display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Korean War Supersonic Jet Fighter F-86 - (Sabre Jet), 1/48, 557-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$65   

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Still factory sealed. The glue has come off the folded cello on the right side but the seal is 100% complete. Unusual late 1950s hardbox issue that never even mentions the F-86 on the box art. Features amazing early dramatic Ray Gaedke box artwork. 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 Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Motorized, 1/48, 508M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$38   

With motorized prop action. Hardbox issue dated 1966 with Tom Morgan boxart. The Stearman was the last standard biplane produced for the Army and Naval Air Forces. Production was over 10,000 planes, making if more prolific than any other US Biplane design. Kaydets help to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-80C Shooting Star - (P-80), 1/48, 500-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$35   

From the early to mid 1950s. Rare very early Lindberg issue with the first Lindberg logo - 'Lindberg' in the center of a circle made by the words 'Products' and 'Incorporated'. Lindberg never wasted materials like left over instructions, plastic parts, boxes or decals - and the P-80 kit is a primary example of this practice. This kit is one of the earliest within the first Lindberg issue. There are three sets of known instructions with this kit; one with no pilot and no seat; one with a pilot and 'plank' for a seat and another with the pilot and proper seat. But large numbers of these kits have surfaced with these instructions, a pilot but no seat - not even the 'plank'. Correctly molded in early high-gloss silver, all recessed panel lines and no rivet detail. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: no surprise, it's missing the seat like about 40% of them that I have seen. Otherwise complete including 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 Benny Howards Pete - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer, 1/48, 401-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

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Late 1950s issue in beautiful 'excellent+' condition and 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.

Lindberg Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, 1/48, 520-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Mid 1950s second issue with wonderful Ray Gaedke artwork showing Lindberg's Ryan triumphantly flying over Paris. Nicely molded for that time in silver and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

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 model features moving control surfaces, cockpit detail, rotating prop and wheels, clear display stand and very colorful Winnie Mae decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Stearman Kaydet PT-17 Primary Trainer - Bagged, 1/48, 2313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$18   

Factory bagged kit - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. This is the 1/48 scale kit from the original molds that Lindberg used in the 1950s. The kit has never been started. All parts and paperwork are still in the Lindberg factory (stapled) clear bag. The Stearman was the last standard biplane produced for the Army and Naval Air Forces. Production was over 10,000 planes, making if more prolific than any other US Biplane design. Kaydets help to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII.

Lindberg Heinkel He-162, 1/72, 581-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$22   

Still factory sealed. The one-piece soft box dated 1965.

Lindberg US Fleet Submarine - (ex Varney), 1/240, 703-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

Rare kit with a fascinating history. These molds are believed to be the oldest production plastic ship model in US modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely regarded as the very first USA all-plastic construction kit of a military vessel. Varney produced an all plastic aircraft kit at the same time, the PT-17. It is the #1 candidate for the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Varney was a famous manufacture of model trains, first O then a leader in HO models. The two new additions did not sell very well - remember, the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' had yet to be issued, so the boom in modeling had not occurred. Varney soon sold the molds for the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 to O-Lin (along with the molds for a fantastic multi-media kit with a wooden hull and plastic fittings, the Varney PT Boat). O-Lin was a joint venture by Paul Lindberg and Mr. Olsen. O-Lin successfully reissued the PT Boat with an injection molded hull and deck, PT-17 Stearman and Fleet Sub but modified the molds for the Sub. The original Varney kit had a solid, one-piece black hull and gray fittings. O-Lin engineers created a two-piece hull that provided a hollow hull and made from the same shot of plastic as the fittings. The 'Lin' in O-Lin, Paul Lindberg, was already well known for his publication of articles and plans for flying model aircraft in some of the leading aviation publications in the 1940/50s. Mr. Lindberg soon bought out Mr. Olsen and began marketing the same O-Lin kits under 'The Lindberg Line.' One immediate change was the box art. O-Lin box art was usually two or three color and not very exciting. Near the end of O-Lin, the partners asked Ray Gaedke to provide some box art. The bright colors and vivid action were an immediate hit, and Paul Lindberg took this lesson and Mr. Gaedke with him to the new 'Lindberg Line.' Lindberg continued to issue the old Varney kits with the O-Lin modifications. The kit has been issued by a resurgent Lindberg as late at 2009, likely making it the longest running plastic ship kit in US history. This model is in superb condition. The Ray Gaedke box art has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners and only the light wear shown. Inside, the model has not been started. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 'excellent+' condition decals and 'near mint' condition instructions.

Lindberg Douglas X-3 Stiletto - High Speed Research Aircraft, 1/48, 71425

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. This Crafthouse reissue is probably from the 1990s. It is from the original 1950s molds and features detailed engines, opening inspection hatch, pilot and ejection seat.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Rare first issue from the mid 1950s that features Ray Gaedke artwork, the circular Lindberg logo and short, early two-piece box. Correctly molded in an amazing metallic dark blue with a red nose and clear canopy. Includes the correct early instructions. Please note, the instructions have the circle logo and the rectangular logo, which was not uncommon for early Lindberg kits. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly of the pilot to the chair and the chair to the floor. But the wrong glue was used so they did not stick together. No other parts have glue on them. Inventoried with all plastic parts present and instructions. NOTE: Missing decals. 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 Color Me Gone 1964 Dodge 330 Super Stock, 1/25, 72156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very nicely detailed model featuring 114 pieces, full engine and engine compartment detail, opening hood with optional hinges, detailed chassis with separately molded front and rear suspension and driveline, full interior with detailed side panels, dash, roll cage and instrument decals, full, large decal sheet and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Schooner Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, 851

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Elsie was designed by Thomas F. McManus of Boston and built in Essex, Mass in 1910. The Elsie was not designed for racing but proved to be very fast and a serious competitor against larger racing schooners. The model is from quality ex-Pyro molds and is 10 inches long when assembled. Features full hull, display stand, many separately molded deck fittings, a full set of plastic sails, rigging thread and more. Molded in wood tan and white. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Lindberg 1930 Packard Sport Phaeton, 1/32, 6009-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$40   

Very nicely detailed hardbox first issue from 1967 and an excellent effort from Lindberg. Lindberg designed this and a few others to compete with the famous Pyro 1/32 Vintage Car series, carefully choosing popular subjects that Pyro did not cover. With this kit, Lindberg exceeded Pyro's best efforts in this scale. The model features a full rolling chassis build just like the real car, detailed engine, complete exhaust, driveline, detailed front and rear suspension, full interior, removable hood, separately molded 'whitewall' inserts, rear trunk rack and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Lindberg Maverick 1964 Dodge 330 Super Stock, 1/25, 72174

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed model featuring over 100 pieces, full engine and engine compartment detail, opening hood, detailed chassis with separately molded front suspension, rear suspension & driveline, full race interior with detailed dash, roll cage and instrument decals, full, large decal sheet and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Lindberg Jaguar XK 120 - Cellovision Issue, 1/32, 609-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

late 1950s Cellovision issue with great Ray Gaedke artwork. This XK 120 is molded in light blue and features a one-piece body (excellent for slot car conversion), windshield, chassis/underpan, steering wheel and four wheels/tires. While a simple kit, it does have very good interior and realistic lines. Never started. The actual car has been inventoried with all plastic parts and instructions present. NOTE: missing decals. The Cellovision window is intact and in 'very good' condition and the trading card is also 'very good.' The scale is not given; I have approximated it as 1/32. The actual model is 5.125 inches long.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$25   

Still factory sealed. 1992 issue of the 1/32 Pyro kit. Well molded for that time and features good cockpit detail, moving control surfaces, pilot figure, clear canopy and more.

Lindberg Destroyer Escort USS Rudderow DE-224, 1/300, 753-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$58   

From the late 1950s and features classic Ray Gaedke box artwork. This is the Cellovision issue with the clear panel at the left so the prospective buyer could view the detail. Very nicely detailed for the time, this full-hull large scale model features one piece hull, detailed deck, superstructure, primary and secondary armament and more. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing (1) of (2) tiny propellers. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions. Other DEs in this class that could be modeled with this kit include Day - Chaffee - Hodges - Riley - Leslie L.B. Knox - McNulty - Metivier - George A. Johnson - Charles J. Kimmel - Daniel A. Joy - Lough - Thomas F. Nickel - Peiffer - Tinsman - DeLong - Coates - Eugene E. Elmore - Holt - Jobb - Parle - Bray.