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  Lindberg Model Kits

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$37   

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. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk - (A-4), 1/48, 529-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Rare and from the mid 1950s. Early issue small narrow box with classic Ray Gaedeck box art. For some reason, this model is rarer than the other Lindberg kits of that time. This model represents the very early (probably prototype) 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.

Lindberg Diesel Tug (Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil) - (ex-Pyro), 1/76, 77221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$32   

Still factory sealed. From quality Pyro molds. Measures 13.5 inches long when assembled and very nicely detailed for that time. Could be motorized and made R/C (as some other releases were, but you must supply the hardware for this issue). Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$68   

Hard-to-find 1950s issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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 Messerschmitt Me-262 - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 538-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$58   

Still factory sealed. Late 1950s Cellovision issue with dramatic Gaedke artwork. The clear panel is 100% intact and the trading card on the back is in 'excellent++' condition. The model is loaded with features including detailed jet engines with removable cowlings, retractable landing gear, detailed gun bay with removable cover, pilot figure, hinged canopy, bomb load and more.

Lindberg Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Motorized, 1/48, 508M-129

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

This late 1950s issue has beautiful Ray Gaedke artwork on an amazing 'Excellent++' condition hardbox. The box has color and gloss like new and light general wear as the only flaws. This is a very nicely molded kit for that time and includes rigging photos. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that although the instructions show special short 'spreader bars' to use with wing rigging, they did not provide them. Round stock plastic, a short piece of wire or pulled sprue works perfectly.

Lindberg F-94C Starfire, 1/48, 519-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

1950s early issue with the newer logo on the box top and the original round Lindberg logo on all four box top sides. The fantastic artwork is by Ray Gaedke. Molded in correct high gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% with all plastic parts present and instructions. NOTE: missing decals. 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 Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor, 1/48, 539

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$38   

Still factory sealed. This kit is made from the original 1950s molds in large 1/48 scale. 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 Mc Donnell Voodoo F-88, 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

1950s first issue with classic Ray Gaedke art. Features movable control surfaces, pilot and ejection seat, scale jet engines with opening inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional tip tanks or 'clean' wings and colorful decals for the box art aircraft. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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 Messerschmitt Me-262, 1/48, 538-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1950s hardbox 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. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: this kit has been started. The gun bay floor and two pairs of machine guns are assembled and painted. The pilot is painted also. There is no other assembly or painting but the gun bay sides have glue on them, although it was never installed to the cockpit side.

Lindberg Mooney Wee Scotsman - Light Plane - CelloVision Issue, 1/48, 418-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

This rare kit of this popular personal civil aircraft is from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Includes display stand. The Cellovision window is intact and the trading card is on the back of the box. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the outer left box flap is missing; only the inner one is present. The Mooney Wee Scotsman had a wingspan of just over 26 feet and excellent performance for that time- a cruising speed of 130 MPH and a range of 420 miles.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

1967 softbox issue with artwork by Bojanowski. This is a nicely done kit for that time with fine raised surface details, crew of four, optional position landing gear and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. 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 F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$40   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. This kit features fine raised panel lines, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine with opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, under wing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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 McDonnell F-88 Voodoo, 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

1950s first issue. Features movable controls, detailed ejection seat and pilot, scale jet engines with inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional wing tip tanks, full landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been 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 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$72   

Early hardbox issue from the late 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. The box is in investment grade 'near mint' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, fading, creases or stains. Light general wear and tape marks on the two longs sides are the only flaw. This is the second issue of this kit for the USA, with added fine rivet detail and molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. This kit started as a basic 1/48 scale model with full landing gear, rockets and bombs. Surface detail was minimal Lindberg modified it in the mid 1950s with fine raised panel lines and tasteful rivet detail. In the late 1950s, they modified it again to a motorized version with the batteries in the stand and a kit electric motor in the nose. 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 British Interceptor Supermarine Spitfire - Cellovision Issue, 1/72, 414-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$18   

Ideal builder but not collectible because of the box condition. Late 1950s one-piece soft box with a color trading card on the back and great Ray Gaedke artwork - his biography is located on this website. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg CL-86 USS Vicksburg Light Cruiser - Cleveland Class, 1/1080, 2216

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Full, one-piece hull model with 'good' detail' from the original late 1950s molds. This kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one tiny part, a searchlight platform that goes on a stack. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Japanese Fighter Zero -Mitsubishi A5M2, 1/48, 514-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Early 1950s issue hardbox with wonderful Ray Gaedke illustration. Molded in correct silver and clear. The kit has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one inner gear door. Otherwise complete with all other parts, 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 Tu-104 Post Cereal Premium - Aeroflot, 456P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Late 1950s or early 1960s Post Cereal Premium manufactured by Lindberg. Post called this the "World Jet Airliners" Series and for one Raisin Bran or Grape Nuts box top and 25 cents you had your choice of a TWA Convair 880, Pan Am Boeing 707, Air France Caravelle, Russian Tu-104, British BOAC Comet or Douglas DC-8 Delta Airlines. These are all quality small scale kits with very good detail for that time, full landing gear, display stand and full color decals. Never started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one lower landing gear pod; otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and the correct Post instructions with additional kit order form.