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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora Bomarc Missile IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$495   

1958 first and only release of the famous Bomarc Surface-To-Air Missile in 1/48 scale with a mobile launching trailer. The trailer has rotating wheels, tow bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that can be displayed in travel or launch positions. The box has four solid corners, very good color and gloss but wear as shown. The kit has never been started. The missile parts are still factory bag sealed. All parts that were not factory bag sealed have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Collector's Series, 1/48, 1100-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$52   

1972 issue that includes a 'Battle Terrain Display Base' (a large vacuform diorama base) and rigging instructions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Halberstadt CL-II, 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

SALE!! The box is in 'excellent+' condition. Dated 1959, but this is the second issue as the box kit number is unchanged but is lacking the 'Famous Fighters' slogan in the border of the box top oval. It does have 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the box side logos. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$59   

SALE!! Second issue hardbox is dated 1957 and has great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the 79 cent price extension, oval 'Famous Fighters' logo with the sunburst and NO Parents' Magazine seal at the middle right. Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora German Pfalz D-3 - (D-III), 1/48, 109-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$57   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the second issue; please note 69 cent price extension, 'Famous Fighters' logo border and the Parents' Magazine Seal at the right. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Aurora Fokker D-VII - (D7), 1/48, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$46   

Still in the factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box art is from the original 1956 issue, and the date on the kit is 1958. However, due to the one dollar price extension and blue logo we know this is from the mid 1960s. Aurora's 1/48 scale WWI line debuted in 1956 with six new kits, and the D-7 was #6. The line proved so successful that Aurora added kits almost every year well into the 1960s. Many of them sold well right up until the end of Aurora in 1976.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

First release dated 1957 with the yellow panels on the short box sides and no Parents' Magazine Seal. This is just one of the many incredibly successful 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits from Aurora. A few years after settling into the new plant at West Hempstead, one of the the major projects was to launch this line in 1956. New subjects were added as late as the early 1960s. The line was so successful that many were selling right up until the end of Aurora in 1976. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Bristol F2B Brisfit - (F-2B / F2B), 1/48, 113-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$64   

Still factory sealed and from 1963. A few years after setting into the new West Hempstead, Long Island factory, Aurora unveiled it's most successful kit line: the 1/48 WWI Aircraft. The first models were issued in 1956 and new kits were added up to the early 1960s. These were so popular that many continued to sell right up until Aurora's end in 1976.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$72   

Still in the factory seal and in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. This hardbox issue is dated 1963 and has superb Jo Kotula artwork. This issue is actually from the mid 1960s due to the one dollar price extension on the part number. Nicely done kit for that time featuring 'good' cockpit and engine detail, ground base, pilot figure and mechanic.

Aurora Gotha Bomber G-V - Abare Issue - (GV), 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$69   

Ross Abare issue Gotha in amazing investment-grade, 'Near Mint' condition. Mr. Abare, a rare kits dealer in the earliest days of the hobby, contracted with Aurora to produce a copy of the original 1958 kit. However, Aurora had the printers use the mid 1960s oval logo without the 'Famous Fighters' in the border- thus forever separating the Abare issue from the original issue. Mr. Abare was reportedly quite upset, as he wanted exact copies. Molded in deep burgundy and black plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Albatross CIII - (Albatros C.III / C-III), 1/48, 142-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$72   

Still factory sealed and in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Dated 1963 but is actually a mid 60s issue due to the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the box side logos. This is just one of the many incredibly successful 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits from Aurora. A few years after settling into the new plant at West Hempstead, one of the the major projects was to launch this line in 1956. New subjects were added as late as the early 1960s. The line was so successful that many were selling right up until the end of Aurora in 1976.

Aurora Bomarc Missile IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$379   

1958 first and only release of the famous Bomarc Surface-To-Air Missile in 1/48 scale with a mobile launching trailer. The trailer has rotating wheels, tow bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that can be displayed in travel or launch positions. The box has four solid corners, very good color and gloss but significant shelf wear as shown. The missile is molded in gloss white and the launcher in gloss silver. The have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions. Please note that the two decal sheet are curled.

Aurora Albatross CIII - (Albatros C-III), 1/48, 142-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

First issue dated 1963. Has 98 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logos on the four sides. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora US Army M109 Howitzer Tank - Self Propelled Gun, 1/48, 314-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$125   

Still factory sealed. John Steel hardbox artwork is dated 1963 and this is the first issue courtesy of the 98 cent price extension. Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit that is very well detailed for that time. Features detailed, individual bogie drive train, flexible tracks, driver figure, optional position hatches, elevating gun, rotating turret, accessories, tank commander and more. Usually molded in gloss olive drab with black flexible tracks.

Aurora P-38 Lightning - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$159   

Rare. Third issue from about 1954 with the rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations slogan. Molded in correct gloss medium blue plastic and the correct rectangle-based clear stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all pieces and includes decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the all-new artwork shown in this photo and the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. For the fourth issue, the plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Aurora German Wolfpack U-Boat U-505, 1/209, 716-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

1961 first issue with great John Steel artwork, 98 cent price extension and Sunburst oval logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Full-hull model is molded in black and includes display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora The Wanderer Whaler - HO Scale, 1/87, 440-595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$259   

Rare, large-scale full hull model from 1966. This model was one of a small series of big sailing ships made by Aurora to appeal to the serious ship modeler. When assembled it measures 2 feet long and is a well detailed kit of this classic commercial whaler. Features billowing sails, metal anchor chains, running and standing rigging, molded ratlines and display stand. Molded in correct dark wood, black, tan, ivory and white. The kit has not been started. All parts that were factory internal sealed are still sealed in the original factory bags. Only the sails were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions and decals.

Aurora HMS King George V British Battleship, 1/600, 712-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

1959 issue that is believed to be the first Aurora issue of this kit; please note the 'Famous Fighters' in the oval sunburst logo. This is a full hull kit with good detail for that time. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Even the original factory packing tissue is present. Please note that while the box top is 'excellent', the box tray (the lower box) is split along an edge and is only 'good.'

Aurora Albatross D-3 - (Albatros DIII), 1/48, 104-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$49   

Still factory sealed and in beautiful 'near mint' condition. The box is dated 1956 but this kit if from the early 1960s due to the simplified logo, new box art and 1 dollar price extension on the part number. John Steel did the amazing artwork. The kit inside is from the original 1956 molds.

Aurora Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha Medium Tank, 1/48, 313-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

Investment-grade 'Near Mint' box with perfect color and gloss. This is the first issue dated 1964, the "Famous Fighters" oval on the four sides only and very graphic John Steel box artwork. The model features flexible treads, tank commander and three ground troops, two rifles, rotating turret, elevating gun optional position top hatch and working tracks/wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.