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Lindberg Junkers JU-87B Stuka Dive Bomber, 1/48, 524-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$65   

Sale Pending
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Late 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke box artwork. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading and no price tags or tape/tape marks (beside the factory sealing tape, of course). Very light wear is the only flaw. Molded in correct gloss medium green and clear, with the futuristic Lindberg 'V' shaped clear stand. For the time, this was an excellent kit with fine reviews. Features fine panel and rivet detail, crew of two and seats, separately molded rudder and flap/ailerons, four small wing load bombs and a center bomb with 'swing arm' so that it would clear the prop in a dive. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes for this information: The markings with this model, A5+HL, are from a -B2 (Trop.) captured intact in North Africa, 1941 and shipped to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It is still there today (2020). This may very well be the aircraft that Lindberg Skokie-based designers examined as a basis for this model.

Lindberg Laird Tuner Meteor Thompson Trophy Air Racer Roscoe Turner, 1/32, 70562

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

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Still factory sealed. 1992 issue of the 1/32 Pyro kit. Well molded for the times, the kit features good cockpit detail, moving control surfaces, pilot figure and clear canopies. 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 Settting 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.

Lindberg Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5), 1/72, 484-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$17   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Lacina. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 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 Focke Wulf FW-190D-9 - (FW190D9), 1/72, 433-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

One-piece soft box dated 1965. This box is in excellent condition which is most unusual for these thin boxes. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-86 Sabre Jet NATO Jet Fighter - With Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 310M-120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$57   

1965 hardbox issue in 'excellent++' condition. First motorized release. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 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 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$54   

Rare 1st issue small hardbox from 1952 in 'excellent ++' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, light wear as shown, circle logo and Ray Gaedke artwork. At first glance this box appears too small for this model- but it does fit. Molded in the correct early light gloss gray and clear. There are panel lines but very minimal rivet detail; later issues had heavy rivet detail added. 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 extensive 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 Comet BOAC Jet Airliner, 455-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

From the 1950s. Difficult-to-find cellovision issue of the world's first operational airliner with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. Has trading card on the back. Small scale kit measures about 7.25 inches long and includes extensive decals. 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 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 President Ocean Liner President Wilson, 1/547, 77224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$39   

Still factory sealed. Reissued from the original Pyro Molds. Full hull model of a rare subject. Box photo shows a built-up of the actual model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes for pointing out this excellent MARAD internet write up of this famous ship: SS President Wilson was a U.S. flag passenger ship (design type P2-SE2-R3), constructed by the Bethlehem Steel Company in Alameda, California and completed on April 27, 1948. Originally intended to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II as the Admiral F.B. Upham, the U.S. Maritime Commission canceled its order for the vessel as the war was ending. In 1948, the ship was bareboat chartered to American President Line (APL) and renamed SS President Wilson. The shipping line bought the vessel outright on August 27, 1954.During its service with APL, President Wilson operated on a Pacific Ocean route, traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Hawaii, the Philippines, China, and Japan before returning on the reverse itinerary. By the late 1950s, passenger liners were being eclipsed by jet airplanes as the preferred mode of trans-oceanic travel, but APL redirected its marketing efforts to pleasure travelers and continued its liner service well past the retirement of many of President Wilson's contemporaries.On February 1, 1964, while underway about 600 miles southeast of Tokyo, Greek cargo ship Agia Erini L. (formerly the liberty ship Richard J. Hopkins) transmitted a general message notifying all ships in the vicinity that there were cracks in the ship's hull and requested that all ships indicate their positions. The following day, the ship's crew sent another message stating that its condition was critical and requested that President Wilson, the closest vessel, come to its aid. The captain of President Wilson, J. D. Cox, immediately altered course and steamed toward the ship. Four other vessels in the area also changed course to assist the stricken ship.When President Wilson arrived, the crew found that Agia Erini L.'s condition had deteriorated and feared that the crew would soon have to abandon ship; in the early morning hours of February 3 the crew of the Green ship began to abandon their vessel. Earlier, two ships, SS Stolt Victor and SS Rolv-Jarl, had arrived on scene and Captain Cox directed the ships' crews to position their vessels downwind of Agia Erini L. in the case escaping crew members were swept away.Several crew members were able to escape the sinking ship via motor life boat, but the remaining began to jump over the side and into the sea. In response, President Wilson launched its #3 motor boat with a 13-man crew with Chief Officer Carl Larkin in command. Later, Larkin explained that his greatest concern was to avoid hitting any of the men with the boat's propeller. Just 45 minutes after Larkin and crew set out, they returned to President Wilson with 18 survivors. The master of Rolv-Jarl also joined the rescue effort and maneuvered his ship close to the lifeboat to create a wind-break. Rolv-Jarl also rescued the final eight Agia Erini L. survivors from the water.According to Captain Cox "the success of the operation rested entirely on Chief Officer Larkin and his crew." He also stated the operation was the most dangerous operation he had witnessed in more than 40 years at sea.President Wilson continued to serve as a passenger vessel for American President Line until it was sold to Oceanic Cruise Development, Inc. in April of 1973 and renamed Oriental Empress. In 1976, Oriental Empress was laid up in Hong Kong. In 1984 the ship was sold in Taiwan for scrap.

Lindberg Triumph TR-3 / Mercedes 300SL / MGA 1600, 1/32, 605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

SALE!! Includes all three kits in 'excellent' original boxes. 1987 issues. These are simple, low-piece count models molded in bright plastic colors that are probably from late 19550s or early 1960s molds. Never started. All three have been inventoried complete with all parts 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 T-55 or Ti-67 Israeli - Soviet / DDR / Israel, 1/35, 6001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$27   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit from 1989. With optional parts for the Ti-67, flexible treads and decals for three different tanks.

Lindberg Diesel Tugboat - (ex-Pyro Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil), 1/76, 70897

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

From quality Pyro molds. Measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Could be motorized and made R/C, as it was originally designed for water operation with Pyro's optional Ship Power Pack. Lindberg even released an R/C version much later. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Lindberg Star Probe Space Base - (Space Station), 1/350, 1148

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$62   

Still factory sealed. 1976 issue of Lindberg's classic 1950s Sci-Fi 'Space Station.'

Lindberg F7U-1 Cutlass Blue Angels - Past and Present Series - (F7U1), 1/48, 2331

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

From 1982. This is Lindberg's large-scale Cutlass from the original 1950s molds with Blue Angels decals. Molded in blue and clear plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine - By Paul Lindberg, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

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 Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$52   

Still factory sealed and in very rare in this condition. 1950s issue has fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. The model features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and a clear display stand. 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.