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Lindberg Motorized F6F Hellcat, 1/48, 3106M-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

The box has age foxing but the kit inside is very good. Dated 1969. This is a reissue of the classic motorized 1950s release and a perfect builder. Molded in blue and clear. Never started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete and includes instructions and decals.

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 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 Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/48, 519-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$69   

Late 1950s kit with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Probably the second issue of this kit. Color and gloss are as new, there are no price tags or tag marks and all four corners are solid and original. There is no fading, no stains and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Very light wear is the only flaw. Features two pilots with seats, clear canopy, raised panel detail, full landing gear (can easily be built with gear in the retracted position also), 'rocket' nose, display stand and colorful decals. The kit has never been 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 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 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 Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Trainer, 1/48, 70533

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 Curtiss Goshawk F11C-2 - (F11C2) - BAGGED, 1/48, 535

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$20   

Bagged kit - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Reissue of the older 1950s kit with good detail. Can be built into a very nice model and includes the Lindberg clear 'teardrop' display stand. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.