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  Lindberg Model Kits

Lindberg Sea Raider (Q-Ship - Decoy Ship) (AK-101 USS ATIK), 1/390, 731-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$225   

Very rare hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Classic kit with Ray Gaedke artwork. This is the Lindberg Q Ship, which has an unknown prototype but is suppose to be a WWI style Q-Ship submarine trap. The ship appears to be a WWI British Q Ship by the title, yet looks a little modern and has US numbers of 171, which apparently mean nothing. The Lindberg model actually has the layout of the AK-101 USS ATIK, which was formerly the SS-CAROLYN, built in 1912. The CAROLYN was recommissioned as the USS ATIK and at the start of WWI which was a real US Q-ship. The box is in fantastic 'near mint' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and very little wear. This kit has never been started. It has been 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

$45   

Late 1950s/early 1960s issue with the yellow rectangular 'Lindberg Line' logo on top and sides. 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 manufactures.

Lindberg F-86D Sabre Jet Fighter - with First Logo, 1/48, 522-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

Very rare first Lindberg issue with the 'script' logo. From the 1950s with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Molded in high gloss silver and clear. Includes script logo decals and early 'rectangle' instructions which was common. The box was originally numbered 522-79 and has been over-stamped with a factory '98' for the price. Lindberg always used up any old stock and never seemed to waste any boxes, parts, decals or instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box shows better than VG++, but I have graded it as such because there are tears from the factory tape on the long sides. 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 manufactures.

Lindberg Convair 880 TWA Jetliner, 1/189, 452-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$65   

Still factory sealed. Rare late 1950s issue. This is the only issue with the classic Ray Gaedke box artwork. Has very fine raised panel detail and can be built wheels up or down. Includes full TWA decals. The box would grade better than 'sealed vg' but the side panels have creasing.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit 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. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: box is only 'fair' because it has something stuck to it on the left side as shown. 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 manufactures.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-163 Comet Komet, 1/72, 434-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$24   

Still factory sealed. One-piece soft box dated 1965 but with a earlier 29 cent price extension.

Lindberg Convair 880 TWA Jetliner, 1/189, 409-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

1960s hardbox issue. Can be built wheels up or down and comes with full, nicely done TWA decals and a display stand. Very fine raised panel detail. Box artwork is by Tom Morgan, who did most if not all of this issue of the Lindberg small airliners. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

1950s hardbox issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. Large 1/48 scale F-100 with 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. NOTE: the backing paper of the decals has damage on a small area where it was once stuck to the instructions. The actual transfers have no damage. There is a corresponding area on the instructions as well.

Lindberg Caravelle French Jet Liner - Air France, 1/180, 454-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$45   

Late 1950s issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Box is still sealed and the cello is intact, but the box is concave as shown. Nice small scale kit with full landing gear and full Air France decals.

Lindberg Douglas X-3 Stiletto, 1/48, 530-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke artwork. Large-scale kit features detailed engines, opening inspection hatch, pilot and ejection seat. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals 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 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5), 1/72, 484-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Lacina. 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 manufactures.

Lindberg Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Very early issue from the 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. This is the third issue of this kit for the USA, with added fine rivet detail and molded in silver and clear. 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 manufactures.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$69   

Still mint in the factory seal. 1967 issue. The condition is 'fresh from the factory shipping box'. This kit features what may be my favorite Tom Morgan box art. Features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand.

Lindberg Heinkel He-162 Jet Fighter, 1/72, 432-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$22   

Still factory sealed. One-piece soft box dated 1965. The price extension, 39 instead of 29 cents, implies that this issue is a year or two later than that.

Lindberg Ryan Navion, 1/48, 507-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags and no fading. The only tape is the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Knight Twister - Sport Biplane - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 422-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$52   

Still factory sealed. Cellovision issue from the late 1950s with Ray Gaedke artwork. 1/48 scale kit of this once popular homebuilt.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$49   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit 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. 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 manufactures.

Lindberg F-86 Sabre Jet NATO Jet Fighter - with Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 310M-120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$75   

1965 hardbox issue. First motorized release. 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 manufactures.

Lindberg Spitfire II British Pursuit - by Paul W. Lindberg, 1/48, 518-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Very first Lindberg release with script logo on top and two sides. No logo on short sides. Molded in gloss silver and with circle logo decals and square logo instructions. The kit has never been started. 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 manufactures.