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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora German Tiger Tank, 1/48, 312-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$95   

Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit. John Steel box art is dated 1964 and has "Famous Fighters" on the four side oval logos only. The box is in exceptional "Near Mint" condition with as new color and gloss, no tape or price tag marks and four solid corners. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: there are tread burns on the back of several pieces and on the front of one sprocket.

Aurora Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$295   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. This large 1/48 scale model of this early guided missile is molded in gloss white plastic and includes the booster engine & clear triangle-based display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals and instructions are both in amazing 'near mint' condition. Even includes the factory tissue packing paper.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber - Playcraft Issue, 1/48, 125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

Rare Aurora Great Britain issue made by Playcraft Toys Ltd, London. Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. Please note that the Sunburst Logo has "Playcraft Hobby Kits" in the border and not 'Famous Fighters' like the USA issues have. Although made in England, it is molded in the same glossy dark olive drab, black and clear plastic as the US issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has wear and creasing as shown and a 1cm x 1cm area of pen writing on the left short side panel.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

First issue hardbox dated 1957 with great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the 69 cent price extension and oval 'Famous Fighters' sunburst logo. This is part of a popular and very successful series of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft that Aurora started in 1956 and added to well into the 1960s. Many of the line were in production right up until the demise of Aurora in the mid 1970s Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the factory tissue packing paper. Please NOTE: this kit displays slightly better than the 'Very Good' rating but is graded as such because there is a 1/2" x 1/4" tape tear on the lower long side.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

Dated 1963 with artwork by Jo Kotula. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. The kit has been inventoried and the entire aircraft is complete, however NOTE: Missing ground base and two ground crew. With decals and instructions present.

Aurora M109 Howitzer Tank - (US Army Self Propelled Gun), 1/48, 326-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

1969 Big A hardbox issue. Hard to find 1/48 armor kit that has very good detail for that time. Features over 100 pieces, working bogies and tracks, rotating turret, elevating gun, driver, commander & soldier figures and more. Includes decals for US Army and West German Army. Never started. The actual tank has been inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions but NOTE: missing display base. Also, the box displays slighter better than the 'good' ranking; it is graded as such because there is clear tape on two box sides and one paint run.

Aurora Gotha GV - German Bomber (G.V), 1/48, 785

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$59   

1976 issue with revised molds and a better kit than the previous releases. Never started. The black parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

True first issue dated 1963 and with a 79 cent price extension to the kit number. Jo Kotula did the amazing artwork. This early issue has 'Famous Fighters' in the four logos on the box sides. Nicely done kit for that time with fair cockpit and engine detail, ground base, pilot figure and mechanic. Molded in gloss black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note, the box has wear as shown and is graded only 'good.'

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$46   

Second issue hardbox is dated 1957 with great Jo Kotula artwork. Although dated '57, it is from about 1963 due to the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logo. This is part of a popular and very successful series of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft that Aurora started in 1956 and added to well into the 1960s. Many of the line were in production right up until the demise of Aurora in the mid 1970s. Molded in correct olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the box is only 'good' with scuffs as show, especially across the top.

Aurora Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 114-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

First issue dated 1957 with Jo Kotula art and the 'new' (that year) Famous Fighters oval logo with the sunburst inside. Molded in a wonderful gloss yellow, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$64   

First issue dated 1963 with Jo Kotula art work. It has the 98 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the border of all four box side logos. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box is intact and has excellent color and gloss and four solid corners, but it does have general wear and some creasing at the left.

Aurora Russian Mig-19 - Yak-25 - Famous Fighters Of All Nations, 1/48, 66A-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$159   

Rare second issue from about 1954. Please note that this kit carries the very early and colorful 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo at the bottom right and the 'Famous Fighters Of All Nations' slogan at the top. The box is in 'good+' condition with fine color and gloss, four solid original corners (no repairs), no price tags or tag marks and the only tape is the original factory sealing tape. Flaws are very light darkening and general shelf and edge wear. It is molded in a fantastic and beautiful bright metallic green plastic that matches the box art, with a clear canopy and the correct clear early rectangular stand. Instructions are in 'excellent' condition and so are the decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare, first issue from about 1956. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating propellers. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. This correct stand is included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone at Aurora corrected it. Following that, there are two known corrections: early and late. On the early version, the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or circle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' It was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. This box is the later version - on the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking '5/32' in front of the blot.

Aurora Fokker D-7 - (D-VII DVII), 1/48, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$49   

This model is in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Kit is dated 1958, but still has original 1956 box art. The actual issue date is from the mid-1960s due to the lack of a price extension and the blue oval logo. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora AT-6 Texan, 1/48, 70-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$49   

Dated 1960 but is from about 1965 because there is no 'Famous Fighters' in the logo border. This was a nice kit for the time, featuring 'good' cockpit detail, pilot and student figures, rotating prop and USAF decals. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora SE-5 Scout British WWI Fighter, 1/48, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$37   

Hardbox issue dated 1963 with dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in gloss dark olive green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 22A-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$159   

Very rare 'Aurora Line' logo version from 1954-1957. This is actually the 3rd release of this kit and is the first issue of the Panther from the West Hempstead factory. Correctly high gloss deep blue and clear plastic, landing gear and rockets and the large, clear rectangle stand and stand arm. The instructions show this correct rectangle-based stand and are dated 1956 with the oval 'Famous Fighters' logo (which is certainly one of the first appearances of this logo, proving that it came out at the end of 1956). The decals are also correct for this issue. They are marked 'Tatem Company' and were issued without a stand decal. Never started and 100% complete with all correct parts, stand, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$89   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade "Near Mint++" condition. this kit is part of one of the earliest lines of US made plastic aircraft models, the 1/48 WWI series by Aurora. It began in 1955 and expanded through the 1960s. It was so popular that many were still selling at Aurora's demise in 1976 and Monogram even reissued some of them after purchasing the Aurora molds.

Aurora United 747 Friendship, 1/156, 362

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features big 15 inch wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear, large display stand and full United decals. Molded in white, clear and with a large black tripod stand. Decals are in rare 'excellent' condition.

Aurora Aero Commander1121 Jet Commander, 1/72, 85-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$119   

1968 issue hardbox. The legend is true; these molds were lost and/or destroyed in a train wreck. Monogram bought Aurora's molds and was transporting them to the Monogram factory when the accident happened. This model features recessed panel lines, full interior with rear bulkhead, couch, chairs and console, cockpit with chairs, instrument panel, control yokes, forward bulkhead and clear windows. Includes optional position landing gear and colorful decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Jet Commander was the jet-powered follow-on to the famous Aero Commander twin private aircraft. But shortly after 1121 delivery began in 1965, Rockwell bought Aero Commander. The 1121 was competition for the Rockwell Sabreliner business jet in the same class, so Rockwell sold the Jet Commander to IAI. Famous nicknames assigned to the early 1121s included the familiar 'ground pounder', 'lead sled' and more unique 'Jet Commode'. Initial releases under IAI were called the 1123. Improvements to the 1123 design lead to the IAI 1124 Westwind powered by Garrett 731 fan engines. I won't recount here all of the nicknames for the IAI Jet Commanders...but the most printable include "Bagel Bomber" and "Yom Kippur Clipper."