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  Lindberg Model Kits

Lindberg Benny Howard's 'Pete' - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 25-301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. First Lindberg issue in a one piece box. Dates from the early 1950s. Molded in unique gloss light green and includes the early unique 'Circle' two piece stand.. The box is in excellent condition and carries the circular Lindberg first logo. The instructions are on the back and Lindberg did not issue the kit with decals. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Lindberg Knight Twister - One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 25-304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. First Lindberg issue in a one piece box. Dates from the early 1950s. Molded in unique gloss light green and includes the early unique 'Circle' two piece stand.. The box is in excellent condition and carries the circular Lindberg first logo. The instructions are on the back and Lindberg did not issue the kit with decals. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Lindberg Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - Boy Craft Cellovision Issue - (F7U1), 1/48, R510-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair

$55   

Still sealed. Cellovision box featuring Ray Gaedke artwork. "Boy Craft" was the name used by Lindberg to market early Cellovision (clear panel) kits from 1956 to 1958; after this they were simply called Lindberg Cellovision kits. 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 North American P-51B Mustang, 1/72, 591

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$20   

1974 issue. Still mint in the factory seal. Tom Morgan box art. In an interview with Tom, he told me that he 'took advantage' of the box art to paint the name of his wife on the side of the P-51B!

Lindberg Dornier Do-335 Arrow, 1/72, 438-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. 1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart.

Lindberg Republic Seabee - Boy Craft Issue, 1/48, R503-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$95   

1/48 scale kit of the popular light aircraft. Cellovision box is in very condition and features Ray Gaedke artwork. "Boy Craft" was the name used by Lindberg to market early Cellovision (clear panel) kits from 1956 to 1958; after this they were simply called Lindberg Cellovision kits. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 Tiger (F11F1), 1/48, 531-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$69   

Factory sealed. Short Nose early F11F. Gaedke artwork. Classic 1950s kit with all features that made these kits special. Has movable ailerons, rudder and elevators and detailed engine with opening inspection panel. Still the only early short nose F11F Tiger kit in 1/48.

Lindberg Benny Howard's 'Pete' - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 419-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

Late 1950s Cellovision issue with a clear panel on the front and a color trading card on the back. Classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale kit of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard. Includes display stand. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: Box would grade higher than VG but it has a tear you can see in the lower right side when the kit was opened.

Lindberg Benny Howard's 'Pete' - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 419-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG-

$52   

Still factory sealed. Late 1950s Cellovision issue with a clear panel on the front and a color trading card on the back. Classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale kit of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard.

Lindberg Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, 1/72, 479-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

1968 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Nicely molded kit with fine raised details, crew of two and detailed gear wells. 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 Grumman TBF Avenger, 1/72, 480

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$26   

Two-piece softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Dated 1968 but this is the second issue and is from the late 1960s/early 1970s. 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 Grumman TBF Avenger, 1/72, 480

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

One-piece box issue with Tom Morgan artwork is dated 1968, but it is the third issue and dates from the 1970s. 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 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5), 1/72, 484-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

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 manufactures.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$26   

1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. 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 FJ-2 Fury Jet Fighter - First Logo Small Box Issue, 1/48, 516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$95   

Very early Lindberg first issue, featuring the circular Lindberg logo and early short, flat two-piece box. Wonderful Ray Gaedke box art. Correctly molded in brilliant metallic blue with a red nose and clear canopy. Correct early decals and instructions. Please note, the instructions have the circle logo and the rectangular logo, which was not uncommon for early Lindberg kits. 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. Paul Lindberg created plans for stick and tissue flying models that were published in popular modeling magazines in the 1930s. During this time, he marketed wooden flying kits, asking builders to request that your local dealer carry "The Lindberg Line" of models. When plastic kits first appeared, Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen founded O-Lin models, purchased the unsuccessful Varney molds for the Fleet Sub, PT Boat, LST and PT-17. After mold modification, they entered production and quickly cut new molds such as the P-80, Seabee and more. The association with Mr. Olsen did not last long, and Paul Lindberg took over or bought out the molds, thus starting the famous plastic "Lindberg Line". The first box art was simply carry over from O-Lin. Early O-Lin artwork was simple and two -color. However, Ray Gaedke did some late O-Lin boxes such as the Corsair, which was also used by Lindberg. Gaedke artwork was colorful and bold, and Paul Lindberg wasted no time in having Gaedke make the new artwork for the Lindberg Line.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, R409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Very early issue. Late 1950s with what looks like Ray Gaedke artwork. This kit is part of an entire series of 1/72 WWII kits issued by Lindberg. Still factory sealed.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare first issue hardbox with script Lindberg logo. 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 a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. The model has never been started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$95   

1950s issue. The hardbox is in exceptional near mint condition with fantastic color and gloss. Molded in the correct gloss 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 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 Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - (F11F F11F1), 1/48, 531-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$65   

Short Nose early F11F. Hardbox Ray Gaedke artwork in fantastic near mint condition. Classic 1950s kit with all features that made these kits special. Has movable ailerons, rudder and elevators and detailed engine with opening inspection panel. Still the only early short nose F11F Tiger kit in 1/48. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Mars Probe Communications Satallite, 1/200, 1150-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$185   

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.