Lindberg 1/60 Patrol Sea Raider (P.T. Boat /PT Boat) Cellovision Issue - Motorized, 723M-249

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Lindberg 1/60 Patrol Sea Raider  (P.T. Boat /PT Boat) Cellovision Issue - Motorized, 723M-249 plastic model kit

1/60 723M-249 Lindberg Patrol Sea Raider (P.T. Boat /PT Boat) Cellovision Issue - Motorized

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

Early cellovision issue from the 1950s. The Cellovision window in intact and the trading card is in excellent condition. Fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Very large and nicely detailed kit that is fully motorized for operation in water. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one part - the raised switch to turn the motor on. Easily made from stock, flat plastic. The kit has been inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. This kit has a fascinating history. It was originally produced by Varney in 1944 as a multi-media model. It was novel at the time as it had a wooden hull and cardstock deck but all injection molded tenite deck parts and details. That made it one of the first US ship kits to have extensive injection molded parts. But the world was not ready for this type of kit and dealers were hesitant to carry it - which resulted in low sales. Gorden Varney sold the molds for this kit and his other early kits to O-lin (Olsen and Lindberg). O-Lin reworked the kit using a vacuform hull, cardstock and tenite parts. When Lindberg took full control of O-lin, he went to an injection molded hull, colorful cardstock 'wood' deck and all polystyrene parts for the first issue. The second issue was all plastic with the metal stanchions and hand rails. The final version (this kit) has all injection molded parts.

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