1/60 701M-249 Lindberg Motorized P.T. Boat (PT Boat) by Paul Lindberg
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+++
Early hardbox issue from the 1950s. Fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Very large and nicely detailed kit that includes an electric motor, battery holder, contacts and three-prop drive for operation in water. The rudders are adjustable also. NOTE: this kit has been started. The torpedo tubes and rear hatch and vents have been assembled. This was done with Ambroid (wood glue), so the torpedo tubes have fallen completely apart. There is no other assembly and no painting. NOTE: missing the small switch lever (easily made from stock plastic). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, flags, decals, electric motor, contacts, metal prop shafts, stanchions and antenna. Includes 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 the kit 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 Lindberg issue. The second issue was all plastic with the metal stanchions and hand rails. The third Lindberg issue - and that is this kit-was motorized and had metal antenna and stanchions.
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