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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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

1989 'Classic Replica' reissue of the 1950s model. Large-scale and 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 Republic Seabee Amphibian, 1/48, 503-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

From ex-Olin molds. 1950s issue hardbox in excellent condition with great color and gloss. Ray Gaedke did the eye-catching artwork. Large scale 1/48 Seabee includes landing gear and unique 'swirl' plastic display stand. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

1976 issue of the classic Sci-Fi 1950s Lindberg Space Station. Beautifully molded in white and red plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: the space station itself is complete; but the stand is missing the short metal rod. Includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$64   

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 Junkers Ju-87 Stuka Motorized, 1/48, 3101M-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

1968 hardbox issue from the original 1950s molds. And ideal builder. Includes electric motor for the propeller and the batteries are stored under the stand. For that time, this was a very good kit with fine panel and rivet detail. Features 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. This kit has never been started. The motor is still in the internally sealed factory bag and all plastic parts have been inventoried 100% complete with decals and instructions. NOTE that the box displays better than 'good-' but is graded as such because on the right short side there is a 1.2" x 1.5" piece of box missing. 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 Grumman TBF Avenger - With Movable Control Surfaces from the Cockpit and Motorized Prop, 1/48, 527M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$189   

Sale Pending
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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, clear display stand and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, motor and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

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 Dornier Do-335 Arrow, 1/72, 438-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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 Laird Tuner Meteor Thompson Trophy Air Racer Roscoe Turner, 1/32, 70562

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

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++

$24   

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 Northrop SM-62 Snark - Intercontinental Guided Missile, 1/48, 687

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$64   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Very large and well detail kit. The Snark was America's first Intercontinental Cruise Missile. Max speed was 650 MPH and range was 6000 miles. Guidance was by an internal celestial system and the warhead was nuclear. SAC units operated Snark from 1958 to the early 1960s. Kit includes mobile launching platform, detailed missile, stair lift check stand, tractor and jet engine with 9 crew members.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$68   

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++

$62   

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

$95   

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 X-3 Stiletto with Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 2335

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

1982 issue and the only motorized version of this large-scale model. Features electric motor, special stand that holds the batteries and all motorizing hardware. Never started. The small hardware bag and motor parts bag are still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$76   

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

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.