1/48 304M-100 Lindberg Japanese Zero Motorized
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
First motorized issue from the late 1950s with hardbox artwork by Ray Gaedke. This kit is in rare 'Near Mint' investment-grade condition. The box has like new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags, no tape or tag marks, no fading, tears or missing litho. The only flaw is light general wear. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. The motor parts are still sealed in the factory bag and the other parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions present. The meticulously researched box art scene may be of particular interest to admirers of Mr. Gaedke's work. The colorful aircraft combines with abrightly painted, grassy background, including a well turned out (Army) ground crewman, to produce an almost storybook, 'beautiful day in theneighborhood' atmosphere. A most attractive and, in an historical context, almost whimsical image. 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.
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