By Fred Boucher and with Kit History by Alan Bussie
Aurora’s Nieuport 28 [sic] was the eighth model of Aurora’s 20 “Famous Fighters” 1/48 World War One aircraft. It was released in 1957 with two other single-seaters and three two-holers. The first release is kit number 108-69 with the oval logo, ‘Famous Fighters’ in the boarder, northern lights in the center back ground and the Parent’s Magazine seal on the lower left. The short box sides have a yellow background. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula. This was one of his earlier aircraft illustrations for Aurora. Inside, the kit was molded in gloss light gray and black. The mold quality was certainly a step above the earlier Aurora efforts.
The second issue was changed very little and probably came out in about 1958 or 59. The 10 cent price increase was reflected in the new part number of 108-79 and the Parent’s Magazine logo was still included. This time, however, the short box sides have a blue background instead of yellow. The parts inside are identical.