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Lindberg Convair 880 TWA Jetliner, 1/189, 409-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

1960s hardbox issue. Can be built wheels up or down and comes with full, nicely done 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. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg IJN I-53 Type C-3 Submarine With Kaitens - 58.5 Inches Long, 1/72, 70818

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$179   

Rare. Still factory sealed. Long out of production. This giant kit features over 300 parts. Many people have converted it to remote control (R/C parts not furnished).

Lindberg Avro Vulcan - British Delta Wing Jet Bomber, 1/96, 5303-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

1973 issue with a modification of Tom Morgan's earlier box artwork. The model features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand. Molded in white and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Hawker Fury Mk1 / Curtiss P-6E Hawk / Gloster Gladiator MkII, 1/48, 918

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

SALE!! Includes all three kits in the original boxes. All three have never been started. The P-6E and Gladiator have been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The Fury has been inventoried and includes all plastic parts and instructions. NOTE: Fury is missing the decals.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat British Carrier Fighter, 1/48, 558-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

Rare 1950s hardbox first issue in very good condition. Features superb Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit includes external bomb load and centerline fuel tank, pilot with seat and display stand. Molded in dark blue and clear and has Fleet Air Arm decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg President Ocean Liner President Wilson, 1/547, 77224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$40   

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$20   

Sale Pending
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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 Focke Wulf FW-190D-9 - (FW190D9), 1/72, 433-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$26   

One-piece soft box dated 1965. This box is in excellent condition which is most unusual for these thin boxes. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Trainer, 1/48, 70533

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$20   

Still factory sealed. 1993 reissue from original molds. 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$59   

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 Convair XFY-1 - Vertical Take-Off Fighter, 1/48, 526-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$85   

Rare early issue from the 1950s with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. The Convair VTO was a Navy program for a high performance zero-length take off fighter. The aircraft flew well but transition from vertical/horizontal and back was tricky. This, combined with the performance of the new jets signaled the end of the program in 1955. Comes with boarding ladder. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. 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 Air Force Tank Destroyer P-47 Thunderbolt Motorized, 1/48, 303M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$95   

Still factory sealed. First motorized release from the 1950s/early 60s in a hardbox and classic Ray Gaedke Art. Features motor driven prop, full landing gear, bombs and rocket load-out and extensive cowl checkerboard and invasion white-black stripe decals. Molded in green and clear (although I cannot confirm that). 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 F-80C Shooting Star - (P-80), 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$74   

1950s issue. The hardbox is in exceptional investment-grade "near mint" condition with fantastic color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading and no tears. Very slight wear is the only flaw. Molded in the correct silver and clear with the early O-lin style 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 Rectangle' that is on this kit. Ray Gadke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg and did this F-80C boxart as well.

Lindberg Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$68   

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. This early issue box almost seems to small for this large 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 Mars Probe Communications Satallite, 1/200, 1150-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare second issue dated 1969 with unique hardbox artwork. The original issue was from the late 1950s. Molded in correct white with clear green tinted parts. Features three state rocket that snaps apart, cargo loading truck, interior fuel tank, and detailed removable satellite with removable cover and interior instrument group. Never started. All parts still sealed in the factory bag and complete with all decals and instructions.

Lindberg Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Motorized, 1/48, 508M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$59   

With motorized prop action. 1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan box illustration. The box is in exceptional 'Near Mint-' condition with perfect color and gloss four solid corners, no tears, stained, fading or missing litho. The only flaws are very light wear. 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 helped to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII. Never started. Factory sealed motor. All other parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, motor, 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: VG

$38   

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 model features moving control surfaces, cockpit detail, rotating prop and wheels, clear display stand and very colorful Winnie Mae decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg USS Philippine Sea CV-47 Aircraft Carrier, 1/888, 790-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

From 1967. Full hull kit measures 1 foot long when assembled. Features full propeller and rudder detail, 'planked' deck, AA guns and an air wing of 6 F8 Crusaders and 6 Skyray fighters. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Although the scale for this model is usually listed as 1/1560, I have listed it as 1/888 because according to the box top, the kit is 1 foot long and CV-47 was 888 feet long (One foot equals 888 feet).

Lindberg Chris Craft Constellation - With Motors And Running Hardware - For R/C Or Display - (ex Marx), 1/20, 70814

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$345   

Sale Pending
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2006 issue from the original excellent Marx molds, which were cut in late 1950s. Measures 30 inches long when built. This is Lindberg's R/C issue and it includes two electric motors, all necessary hardware, R/C and motor mounting plates...just about everything except batteries and a 2 Channel Radio. There is plenty of room in the vast hull for lighting, noise/speaker system and any equipment or larger batteries you may wish to add. Molded in white, silver & clear and with many brilliantly chromed deck fittings. The molds were reportedly damaged in this run, which if true would prohibit a reissue. Never started. Almost all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The one bag that was not factory sealed has been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Lumber Schooner Forester, 836

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$38   

As the West Coast lumber trade became big business in late 1800s, the industry needed a way to move vast amounts of timber. The answer was lumber schooners, built of the same Douglas fir as the planks they carried. These ships had shallow drafts for crossing coastal bars, uncluttered deck arrangements for ease of loading and were especially handy for maneuvering into the tiny, Northern California ports. The C.A. Thayer was one such schooner, built in 1895 and preserved today as a museum ship in San Francisco. The kit is still factory sealed. This is the 1975 issue hardbox issue. Small but nicely detailed ship is about 8 inches long when assembled and includes vacuformed sails. The actual lumber schooner Forester was 217 feet long, 680 ton, 32 feet wide, drew 13.6 feet of water with a displacement of 1,812.5 tons. She cost $60,000 to build and netted between $12,000 and $19,000 per trip for her investors during the heyday of the trade. As of 2006 you could see see her wreckage along the Martinez shoreline.