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  Lindberg Model Kits

Lindberg SS Gato US Fleet Submarine, 1/240, 70885

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Modern Crafthouse reissue from original molds. This kit has a fascinating history. These molds are believed to be the oldest production plastic ship model in US modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely regarded as the very first USA all-plastic construction kit of a military vessel. Varney produced an all plastic aircraft kit at the same time, the PT-17. It is the #1 candidate for the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Varney was a famous manufacture of model trains, first O then a leader in HO models. The two new additions did not sell very well - remember, the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' had yet to be issued, so the boom in modeling had not occurred. Varney soon sold the molds for the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 to O-Lin (along with the molds for a fantastic multi-media kit with a wooden hull and plastic fittings, the Varney PT Boat ). O-Lin was a joint venture by Paul Lindberg and Mr. Olsen. O-Lin successfully issued the PT Boat (the PT Boat was given an injection molded hull and deck), PT-17 Stearman and Fleet Sub but modified the molds for the Sub. The original Varney kit had a solid, one-piece black hull and gray fittings. O-Lin engineers created a two-piece hull that provided a hollow hull and made from the same shot of plastic as the fittings. The 'Lin' in O-Lin, Paul Lindberg, was already well known for his publication of articles and plans for flying model aircraft in some of the leading aviation publications in the 1940/50s. Mr. Lindberg soon bought out Mr. Olsen and began marketing the same O-Lin kits under 'The Lindberg Line.' One immediate change was the box art. O-Lin box art was usually two or three color and not very exciting. Near the end of O-Lin, the partners asked Ray Gaedke to provide some box art. The bright colors and vivid action were an immediate hit, and Paul Lindberg took this lesson and Mr. Gaedke's artwork along to the new 'Lindberg Line.' Lindberg continue to issue the old Varney kits with the O-Lin modifications. The kit has been issued by a resurgent Lindberg as late at 2009, likely making it the longest running plastic ship kit in US history.

Lindberg Beechcraft V35 Bonanza - Cellovision Boycraft Issue, 1/48, R504-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$65   

Still factory sealed but the box has wear as shown. This is still the only 1/48 scale model of the earliest Bonanza. Mid 1950s Cellovision issue is molded in gloss silver and with full decals (including red stripes) and with the instructions printed on the back of the box.

Lindberg Grumman TBF Avenger with Movable Control Surfaces from the Cockpit and Motorized Prop, 1/48, 527M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$265   

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1950s issue of this very rare and unique action kit. Open the clear canopy and move the pilot's control stick or rudder pedals, and they actually moves the wing, elevator and rudder control surfaces correctly! Also features motorized propeller, landing gear that retracts and extends, opening and closing bomb bay doors, bomb bay that includes a bomb load, sonobuoys and torpedo, detailed cockpit with all crew stations and three figures, opening crew door and canopy, torpedo cart, tow bar, tow tractor and driver and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, motor and instructions.

Lindberg LCVP Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel - KA16-17 (L.C.V.P.) - Motorized, 1/32, 7414

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$67   

Still factory sealed. 1989 issue that is motorized and intended for operation in water. Features defensive machine guns, operating ramp and 6 figures - 3 Navy and 3 Army troops. This kit is from the original 1950s molds. Back in the day it was considered a nicely detailed, large-scale kit.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Reissued from the original Pyro Molds. Full hull model of a rare subject. Box photo shows a built-up of the actual model.8 Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg USS Sentry AM-299 Motorized (Admirable Class) WWII US Navy Minesweeper, 1/130, 761

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$89   

Still factory sealed. 1987 issue that is motorized for operation in water. Very large scale model of the workhorse minesweeper from World War II. Very nicely detailed for that time and could easily be made remote control with today's very small and efficient systems.

Lindberg British SE-5a And Stearman PT-17, 1/48, HL510-12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

Recent issue that contains both models from the original molds. An ideal 'Classic Builder.' Each includes fine metal rod for rigging wires, photos for proper rigging and superior, brand-new upgraded decal sheets. Never stared. Both aircraft are still in factory sealed bags and include instructions and decals.

Lindberg Caravelle And Tu-144 Russian SST, 1/180, 411-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

SALE!! Includes both builder-only kits so please read carefully. The Caravelle is ~1/180 scale and the Tu-114 is ~1/230. Both include full landing gear and display stands. The kits have never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: Caravelle includes all parts and instructions but is missing the decals. Tu-144 includes all parts but is missing the instructions and decals.

Lindberg Vought F4U-5 Corsair - (F4U5), 1/72, 425-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Rare, late 1950s issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. The back of the box includes the instructions and a full color , cut-out trading card for the Corsair. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The original molds were cut by Trim Model Products in the early to mid 1950s. Trim sold them in bags or in hardboxes, then sold the molds to Lindberg in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat Carrier Fighter, 1/96, 424-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Late 1950s issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. The back of the box has the instructions and a colorful 'Identification Card' (like a trading card) for the F6F. The original molds were cut by Trim Model Products in the early to mid 1950s. Trim sold them in bags or in hard-boxes, then sold the molds to Lindberg in the early 1960s. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg F/A-18 Hornet from the Movie Independence Day ID4, 1/72, 77313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$14   

1/72 Hornet kit released as a tie-in with the famous motion picture. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Lindberg Navy R4Y Samaritan (Navy C-131 Convair 340), 1/165, 458-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$28   

Late 1950s Cellovision issue with Ray Gaedke box artwork. The Military version of the famous Convair Airliners. Features decals for Navy R4Y. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the nose strut. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions (on the back of the box). Can be built as civil Convair 340 but modeler will have to provide his own decals.

Lindberg Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk - (A-4), 1/48, 538

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$49   

Still factory sealed. Modern issue from the original 1950s molds. Please note that this kit represents the very early (probably prototype) Skyhawk. Features detailed jet engine, opening inspection panel, pilot and ejection seat, opening canopy, full landing gear, centerline drop tank and wing rockets.

Lindberg Curtiss Goshawk F11C-2 - (F11C2), 1/48, 460-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$30   

1965 small hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Well detailed for that time. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Lindberg Curtiss P-6E Hawk, 1/48, 72542

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

1993 issue of the large scale Hawk. Kit is cleanly molded in yellow and contains a large colorful decal sheet for the 'Snow Owl' paint scheme. Includes full rigging instructions and rigging material. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the 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: 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 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 North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

Early issue with the circular logo on 2 sides and the yellow rectangular 'Lindberg Line' logo on top. Early dramatic Ray Gaedke box artwork. 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 F-80C Shooting Star - (P-80), 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

1950s issue molded in an incredible super high-gloss silver plastic with a clear canopy. The hardbox is in 'very good' condition with great color and gloss and four solid corners. Includes the correct 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 F-100 Super Sabre USAF Thunderbirds Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 3103M-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

Dated 1968. Large -cale (1/48) kit with motorized jet sound and a very large and extensive decal sheet with all Thunderbirds markings and stripes shown on the box top. Model features detailed jet engine and opening access panel, moving ailerons, rudder and elevators, pilot figure, ejection seat, wing drop tanks and rocket (if you wish to use them), electric motor, all hardware and a special stand that holds two "D" batteries. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.