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  Lindberg Model Kits

Lindberg United Airlines Caravelle with Full Interior - Clear Fuselage 1/2 - Crew - Passengers, 1/96, 568-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$185   

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From about 1961. This is the first and only issue of this rare kit with United Airlines markings. The model is loaded with unique features. Model can be built as a large scale non-visible or visible model with full interior. Features one clear fuselage 1/2 and one clear engine cowl, complete passenger compartment and cockpit, mens/womens bathrooms, passengers, pilots and hostess, retracting landing gear, movable wing flaps, moving control surfaces, jet engine, boarding ramp and display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The actual decal transfers are flat and look fine besides the typical yellowing. Please see the article (on this website) about using and restoring older decals before using any older kit decals.

Lindberg USS Yorktown CV5 Motorized Aircraft Carrier, 1/525, 760M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$75   

1976 hardbox issue with amazing John Steel artwork. Larger scale model is about 20 inches long when built. Includes motorized drive unit for operation in water. Kit includes airwing with optional folded wings, full AA gun batteries, detailed island structure and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. I believe this kit is from the same molds as the much older Wasp Essex class kit.

Lindberg Concord Stagecoach (Wells Fargo Overland ) - with Figures and Horses, 1/16, 70351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$69   

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Still factory sealed. Out of production. Very large (1/16 scale)classic kit measures 2.5 feet long when assembled. Very highly detailed model can build to a wonderful mantle piece. Includes 0ver 250 parts - coach with full interior, full suspension, luggage rack, horses, harnesses, whip, metal chain, luggage trunks and 6 figures. The figures are beautifully molded and detailed. NOTE: Lindberg packed this in a huge box - much larger than needed, so shipping can be expensive depending on your location. If you want the parts removed from this box and repacked, it would cost much less to ship. For overseas orders this is absolutely necessary. For USA customers the same is true and also the USPS shipping calculator has proven to be unreliable with big box sizes (near balloon rate) so please ask and as always- we will be happy to double check.

Lindberg Hawker Hunter with Tow Tractor - RAF / Switzerland / Peru Air Forces, 1/48, 536-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Late 1950s hardbox. Color and gloss of the Ray Gaedke artwork is 'excellent.' Includes markings for RAF, Swiss or Peruvian Air Forces. Loaded with operating features: removable rear fuselage, removable, complete jet engine, moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, cockpit detail, ejecting pilot, loadout with drop tanks and rockets, tow bar, tractor with driver and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Comet BOAC Jet Airliner, 455-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

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 Sea Witch Clipper Sailing Ship (ex-Marx), 1/96, 813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$149   

Still factory sealed. 1979 issue that used the original Marx Sea Witch/Swordfish molds. A beautiful and well detailed model with over 500 parts that measures 33 inches long when assembled. The world's largest toy manufacture, Louis Marx, spared no expense in this early 1950s entry into the growing field of plastic models. The model claims to the first time that anyone could build a museum-quality large ship at home. The claim is correct since the kit pre-dates the Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark. Full hull kit features complete deck fittings, extensive standing and running rigging instructions, optional billowing sails (in 'excellent' condition'), crew members, rigging thread and metal chain. It is usually molded in several colors (I can't confirm that as it is still sealed) just like the original Marx issue.

Lindberg USS Manchester CL83 Light Cruiser, 1/600, 1723

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Dated 1990. One piece, full hull kit from the original late 1950s molds. The kit has never been started. It is still in the factory internal bag and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/48, 528-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

1950s hardbox issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. Large-scale Super Sabre 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.

Lindberg Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk - (A-4), 1/48, 529-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

From the mid 1950s. Early issue small narrow box with classic Ray Gaedeck Box Art. For some reason, this model is rarer than the other Lindberg kits of that time. This model represents the very early (probably prototype) Skyhawk, which is no surprise; Lindberg, like Aurora, often tried to be 'first to market' and did not hesitate to use prototypes for kits. Features detailed jet engine, opening inspection panel, pilot and ejection seat, opening canopy, full landing gear, centerline drop tank, wing rockets and display stand. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Nantucket Lightship - (Ex-Pyro), 1/95, 717

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Large scale full hull kit measures 17 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed model of the most famous US Lightship. From quality ex-Pyro molds. Includes rigging material and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. Please note that this kit was not issued with decals.

Lindberg Chris Craft Constellation for R/C or Display - (ex-Marx), 1/20, 70814

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$375   

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 and any equipment or larger batteries you may wish to add. Molded in white, silver and clear with many brilliantly chromed parts. 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 few that were not have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Sea Witch Clipper Sailing Ship (ex-Marx), 1/96, 813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$149   

1979 issue that used the original Marx Sea Witch/Swordfish molds. A beautiful and well detailed model with over 500 parts that measures 33 inches long when assembled. The world's largest toy manufacture, Louis Marx, spared no expense in this early 1950s entry into the growing field of plastic models. The model claims to the first time that anyone could build a museum-quality large ship at home. The claim is correct since the kit pre-dates the Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark. Full hull kit features complete deck fittings, extensive standing and running rigging instructions, optional billowing sails (in 'excellent' condition'), crew members, rigging thread and metal chain. It is molded in several colors just like the original Marx issue. The kit has never been started. All the parts that Lindberg sealed from the factory are still in the factory sealed bags. The hull, stands and mast/yard tree were never factory sealed, but I have inventoried them complete. Includes flag sheet, transfers and excellent instructions.

Lindberg Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant, 1/72, 71141

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

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Dated 1993 and a fairly nice model. Although this is from Lindberg molds, it is obvious that they copied the Revell kit in parts design and parts layout. Features 'good' cockpit detail, pilots and opening rear hatch. Molded in dark tan and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg 1931 Bugatti Royal Victoria, 1/24, 679-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$42   

1966 hardbox issue; likely the first release. This is one of Lindberg's finest 1/24 car kits. The quality was such that it was successfully reissued by Entex in the 1970s. Features full rolling chassis construction, detailed engine, nicely done suspension and driveline, full interior, removable hood, optional up or down convertible top and more. Molded in yellow/cream, black, clear, chrome plate (two trees) and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one medium size headlight clear lens. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts and includes instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$85   

Rare early issue from the 1950s with fantastic 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 North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Early issue with the circular (first) logo on 2 sides and the yellow rectangular 'Lindberg Line' logo on top. Features dramatic Ray Gaedke box art, pilot and ejction seat, two piece canopy, full landing gear, two wing drop tanks, 8 wing-mounted rockets, display stand and decals for the very colorful box art aircraft (including all stripes). Molded in 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 Mc Donnell Voodoo F-88, 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

1950s first issue with classic Ray Gaedke art. Features movable control surfaces, pilot and ejection seat, scale jet engines with opening inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional tip tanks or 'clean' wings and colorful decals for the box art aircraft. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the front (short) windshield is cleanly broken in two. Both halves are present and fit back together perfectly. 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-86D Sabre Jet Fighter, 1/48, 522-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

Hard-to-find 1950s issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even from factory sealing tape!), no fading and no litho damage. The only flaws are very slight wear. Features pilot and ejection seat, two piece canopy, optional fuselage rocket tray, full landing gear, two wing drop tanks and 8 wing mounted rockets. Molded in silver and clear and includes a display stand and very colorful decals for the box art aircraft Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'excellent++' condition 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 Caravelle French Jetliner Air France, 1/180, 411-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

Nicely molded small scale kit from the early 1960s. Box art by Tom Morgan shows a nice night scene with a Caravelle speeding away from Paris. Includes full landing gear detail, stand and large, extensive and colorful decal sheet for Air France. 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.