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Lindberg 1940 Ford Custom Convertible - (ex Pyro), 1/32, 2120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$17   

1979 John Steel artwork Lindberg issue from original Pyro molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes tan and clear parts, detailed (molded) chassis and complete interior. Ideal for slot car conversion, and Pyro originally advertised it that way. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$65   

With motorized prop action. The hardbox is the 1966 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 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 German Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber Motorized, 1/48, 306M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$74   

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$56   

Still factory sealed. Very rare in sealed investment-grade 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 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$26   

From 1967. Full-hull kit measures 1 foot long when assembled. Features propeller and rudder detail, molded deck planking, AA guns and an air wing of 6 F-8 Crusaders and 6 F4D 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 1963 Ford Cougar II Concept Car, 1/25, 72162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

From 1996 and an excellent effort by Lindberg. Very well detailed model features numerous parts, opening hood, detailed 289 V-8 engine and engine compartment, opening doors, highly detailed interior, opening headlights and door windows, detailed chassis and complete suspension and more. Molded in red, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (the chrome and tires) have been inventoried complete including 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 Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

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. 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 American Cup Racer With Sails - (ex Pyro), 1/96, 710

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

From original Pyro molds and a very nice kit of the famous schooner that would race between New York and Bermuda. Measures about 20 inches long when built. Nicely detailed for that time featuring a one piece, full hull, complete deck fittings and houses, very crisp vac molded billowing sails (in mint condition), full rigging instructions and more. NOTE: this kit has very minor assembly as follows: 3 eyebolts are glued to the forward hull. There is no other assembly. Quality of assembly is 'good' as there is a small amount of visible glue that can be easily sanded away. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, (1) of (4) lifeboat seats. Easily made from flat styrene using the three included seats. Otherwise includes all other parts and instructions.

Lindberg Avro Vulcan Jet Bomber, 1/96, 579-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$49   

1967 hardbox issue with some of my favorite Tom Morgan box artwork. The box top has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and light wear as shown. The model features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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 Dornier Do-17Z Flying Pencil, 1/72, 577-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Bojanowski. Nicely done kit for the time with fine raised details, crew of four, optional position landing gear and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts 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 F7U-1 Cutlass - (F7U1), 1/48, 510-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

1956 or '57 Gaedke artwork with three aircraft and the carrier. The box top has like new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags, no fading and no litho tears. General and even light wear are the only flaws. The model is molded in a stunning, high-gloss dark blue and clear plastic and includes decals for the box art aircraft including red and white checkerboards for the rudders. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Dating early Lindberg kits is problematic to a near complete lack of release information; early catalogs normally do not have dates, and there are no dates on early boxes or instructions & decals. However, by records kept when the kits were purchased new, we know this kit was issued either in 1956 or 1957. The early part number of '10' after the 5 would support such an early date, as Lindberg initially used sequential numbers. Please note that the instructions for this kit contain multiple factory mistakes! The pilot sits on a seat, not the 'board' shown in the instructions. The pitot tube is not even shown on the assembly page, but is present with the kit.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, 409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Rare issue from the late 1950s. Features Ray Gaedke artwork. The hardbox has great color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags and light general wear as shown. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are quality photocopies.

Lindberg British SE-5a Scout, 1/48, 532-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$18   

Late 1950s issue hardbox kit with colorful Ray Gaedke artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time that makes an ideal 'Classic Builder.' Features fine raised rib and panel lines and recessed control surfaces, detailed engine and removable cowling, wheel chocks, one ground crew member and a two-wheeled tail skid dolly for ground maneuvering. There is no assembly but NOTE: several small parts are neatly painted. Inventoried and NOTE: missing control stick (just a straight cylinder, easily made with stock plastic or stretched sprue). Otherwise includes all other parts, instructions and decals. Please note that the mail in 'catalog' form has been cut from the instructions and is gone. This does not interfere with assembly.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$225   

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 Satellite With Three Stage Launching Rocket, 1004-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$265   

Rare first issue kit from the 1950s. Fantastic Ray Gaedeke box artwork. Kit can be taken apart and reassembled to show each mission stage. Features detailed satellite payload with clear housing as shown on box top, three separate stages with engines, clear rocket engine housings for stage one and two, loading truck and four rocket supports for display. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings shown on the rocket on the right of the box top. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'excellent'.

Lindberg Republic F-91 Thunderceptor / XF-91, 1/48, 513-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$75   

This a late 1950s issue and the second Lindberg boxing of this kit. This one has great Ray Gaedke artwork and is by far the most collectible. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs and no tags or tape, or marks from either. There is very light wear as the only flaw. Inside, it is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and includes drop tanks, rockets, display stand and full landing gear (which can easily be represented as 'in flight' if you wish). 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.