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Lindberg Blue Devil Destroyer - (USS Melvin DD680 Fletcher Class) Motorized, 1/125, 815M-1195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$159   

Rare, original 1950s issue. The box, which features Ray Gaedke art, has four solid corners, great color and gloss and light to moderate wear as shown. Three-foot long WWII Fletcher-class DD is designed for free & pattern running or easily converted to R/C. It can be programmed to do rectangles, figure 8, circle or go straight. It has very good detail for that time. Includes motor, gear box and gears and all running hardware. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and correct first issue instructions. Torpedo hits from Melvin reportedly sank the battleship Fuso at the Battle of Surigao Strait, 1944.

Lindberg Douglas X-3 Stiletto - High Speed Research Aircraft, 1/48, 543

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

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1989 'Classic Replica' reissue of the large-scale 1950s model. Features detailed engines, opening inspection hatch, pilot and ejection seat. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Includes old 1950s style Lindberg clear 'V' based stand.

Lindberg F8U Crusader Crusader Motorized - With Jet Sound - (F-8U / F-8A), 1/48, 2507M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

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1978 reissue of the very popular late 1950s kit. Ideal 'Classic Builder' is loaded with working features such as realistic motorized jet sound, retracting main and nose gear with working gear doors, removable tail section with detailed jet engine, working elevators, rudders and ailerons and working ejection seat. The kit has never been started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag. The other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the ejection seat is a different color plastic. It is from an earlier issue of this same kit. 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 1930 Packard Sport Phaeton, 1/32, 6009-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Very nicely detailed kit from 1967. This was an excellent effort from Lindberg, featuring full rolling chassis build just like the real car, detailed engine, full exhaust, driveline, complete front and rear suspension, full interior and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Lindberg He-111 Bomber - Cellovision Issue, 1/63, 540-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$64   

Late 1950s with Ray Gaedke artwork. Features clear back 'Cellovision' window, He-111 Trading Card, movable controls, retractable landing gear, removable cowling and scale engines, crew and engine ground stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Air Force Tank Destroyer P-47 Thunderbolt Motorized, 1/48, 303M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

1950s hardbox issue in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. First Motorized release has classic Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. Molded in dark olive drab and clear and includes a large decal sheet for the box art aircraft including the nose checkerboards and all invasion stripes. Never started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag; the other parts were never sealed and have been 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 FJ-2 Fury Jet Fighter - First Logo Small Box Issue, 1/48, 516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$95   

From the mid 1950s with wonderful Ray Gaedke box art. Rare first issue that featuring the circular Lindberg logo and short, early two-piece box. Correctly molded in brilliant metallic blue with a red nose and clear canopy. Correct early decals and instructions. Please note, the instructions have the circle logo and the rectangular logo, which was not uncommon for early Lindberg kits. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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 North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, 409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

Rare issue from the late 1950s with artwork by Ray Gaedke. Features fine raised panel lines, full landing gear, pilot bust, wing-mounted triple rocket tubes, display stand and full decals for the box art aircraft. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are high quality photocopies.

Lindberg Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, 1/72, 408-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Rare mid 1950s hardbox first issue with artwork by Ray Gaedke. Very nicely molded kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, full landing gear and doors, separately molded machine guns barrels, pilot bust, underwing rocket tubes and a display stand. You know this is an early kit when the instructions show you using a straight pin for the prop shaft! Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are for the colorful box art aircraft.

Lindberg Comet BOAC Jet Airliner, 455-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. This is the hard-to-find cellovision issue of the world's first operational airliner. Includes the Lindberg trading card on the back. Small scale model measures about 7.25 inches long and includes full decals including fuselage side stripes. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box includes all cardboard and end flaps but is only 'good' as shown. It has closed tears and the clear window material is missing.

Lindberg German Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber Motorized, 1/48, 306M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$72   

Late 1950 motorized hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Features pilot and gunner figures, one piece canopy, centerline large bomb and two wing-mounted smaller bombs, electric motor for the prop, display stand and battery holder with wires. Molded in gloss medium green and clear. Never started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag; the model parts have been inventoried 100% complete including 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 North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/48, 528-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$58   

1950s hardbox issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. The box is solid and has very good color and gloss. This large-scale F-100 features movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, detailed ejection seat and pilot, full jet engine detail and opening engine access hatch and a load-out of two drop tanks and 8 missiles. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The actual decal transfers (the designs) have no damage, but please NOTE that the backing paper has a small damaged area where it was once stuck to the instructions. Again, the actual transfers have no damage. There is a corresponding area on the instructions as well.

Lindberg F-80C Shooting Star - (P-80), 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

From the 1950s and with wonderful artwork. The hardbox is in 'excellent+' condition with great color and gloss. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear with the early O-lin style two-piece, teardrop-based stand. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, 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 Convair 880 Airliner - TWA or MEA (Middle East Airlines Lebanon) - Mexican Issue, 1/189, 409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Rare Mexican-Lindberg issue that includes colorful TWA and MEA decals. Can be built wheels up or down. Very fine raised panel detail. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box artwork is by Tom Morgan, who did most if not all of this issue of the Lindberg small airliners.

Lindberg North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. This is the rarest release of all the early Lindberg full-color F-86s. It has the circular 'first' logo on 2 sides and the yellow rectangular 'Lindberg Line' logo on top. 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 Nautilus Atomic Submarine - By Paul Lindberg, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Rare first issue hardbox from the early 1950s with round script Lindberg logo on the top and sides. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg, such as the box painting for the Nautilus here. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut it's own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like an early 'concept' Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. Molded in gloss gray and clear plastic & includes a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$42   

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

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 kit does not include military decals.) Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit, rotating prop and wheels and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg HMS Bounty - With Sails, 1/146, 831-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$48   

Still factory sealed. Original issue hardbox kit from 1966 with classic box art of the ship anchored off Tahiti. This is one of Lindberg's finest sailing ships ever issued. It is a full hull kit measuring almost 9 inches long and features separately molded cannon, full deck fittings, separately molded masts and yards, excellent pre-formed rat lines from flexible plastic, vacuformed sails, standing and running rigging guides, flag sheet and display stand. Molded in dark wood brown, light wood brown and black.

Lindberg Convair 880 TWA Jetliner, 1/189, 409-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$39   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Late 1960s kit. Can be built wheels up or down and comes with full TWA decals and a display stand. Very fine raised panel detail. Box artwork is by Tom Morgan, who did most if not all of this issue of the Lindberg small airliners.