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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora AT-6 Texan (T-6 Trainer), 1/48, 70-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$65   

Still in the factory sealed. Dated 1960. Please note the 'Famous Fighters' slogan in the logo border.

Aurora Focke-Wulf Fw-190 - Factory Sealed, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$189   

Factory sealed. The box is in investment-grade "Near Mint" condition. The seal is 100% intact but there is a closed split or cut in the middle. Dated 1960 and the first issue with this artwork. Note the 79 cent price extension and "Famous Fighters" in the border of the oval sunburst logo, which is unique to the 1960 release.

Aurora Boeing P-12E, 1/48, 121-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$65   

1958 issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Features fantastic Jo Kotula artwork and is dated 1958 with the Parents Magazine seal. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even the factory packing tissue is present.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Early issue from 1957. This release has the the Parents' Magazine seal on the lower left of the box art. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original factory tissue paper. 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 many of these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business in '76.

Aurora SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$55   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Albatross CIII - (Albatros C-III), 1/48, 142-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$74   

Second issue dated 1963 in exceptionally nice condition. The box has stunning color and gloss, four solid corners and light general wear as shown is the only flaw. This issue has a 100 cent price extension but no 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logos on the four sides. The artwork copyright date is 1963, but this exact issue is closer to the mid 1960s. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts present, including decals and instructions.

Aurora Curtiss P-6E Hawk, 1/43, 116-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$75   

Early to mid 1960s issue in fantastic condition. Color and gloss are like new and all four corners are perfect. Light, general wear is the only flaw. Molded in correct glossy dark green with a clear canopy. Features movable control surfaces and rotating prop and wheels. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

This model kit is dated 1958, but still has original 1956 box art. The actual issue date is from the mid-1960s due to the blue oval logo. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora French Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$64   

Very rare 2nd issue that turns up less than the first (1956) release. For a long time I did not know this issue even existed. Please note the '69' cent price extension, sunburst oval logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border, the Parents' Magazine seal and even the 69 cent price circle at the upper right. Normally this issue is only seen with a 79 cent price extension. This would be the late 1957/early '58 issue. This kit is one of a very successful line of 1/48 WWI aircraft that Aurora launched in 1956. The line sold so well that new kits were added into the 1960s. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original factory tissue packing paper. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.

Aurora Albatross D-3 - (Albatros D-III), 1/48, 104-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$65   

Rare kit in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition inside and out. Most likely the third issue of this kit and much harder to find than the first issue. Box is dated 1956 but this is from 1958 due to the sunburst oval 'Famous Fighters' logo, the silver factory-stamped out '69' price replaced with 79 and the Parents' Magazine seal at the lower left. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original factory packing tissue.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

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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 Fokker DR-1 Triplane, 1/48, 105-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$65   

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Dated 1956 with Jim Cox box art. This model is in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition inside and out. Most likely the third issue and much rarer than the other releases. Note the 69 cent price extension, oval sunburst 'Famous Fighters' logo and the Parents' Magazine Seal; most likely dating this kit from 1958. Molded in a fantastic gloss metallic burgundy and black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It even includes the original factory tissue packing paper.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$57   

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First issue from 1957 with an excellent box top. This is the yellow-sided issue without the parents seal on the box art. Molded in the correct gloss gray and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Douglas M2 Mailplane - (M-2), 1/48, 111-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

First issue with classic Joe Kotula artwork dated 1957. The kit is a very good depiction of this rare mail plane and is molded in a beautiful burgundy, black and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. This is the very first issue as evidenced by the error in the instructions. Jim Cox left out the clear windshield; so a small addendum sheet was added to the kit, showing the placement of the part. This aircraft has a fascinating history. From the internet: The United States Post Office had been running the air mail service since 1918 mainly using variants of the de Havilland DH.4 biplane. In 1925, it decided to modernize and placed an order with Douglas for a replacement aircraft based on the Douglas O-2 observation biplane. The company modified an O-2 by covering over the forward cockpit to make a mail compartment and moving the pilot into what had been the observer's cockpit. The aircraft was designated the DAM-1 (Douglas Air-Mail-One) but this was soon shortened to M-1. The M-1 used the same Liberty engine as the DH.4, which was available in large numbers. Small modifications were made to the exhaust system to keep fumes away from the pilot and the design was considered a success, but was not ordered into production. When the Contract Air Mail (CAM) routes were introduced, the newly formed Western Air Express Company (later Western Airlines) ordered six mailplanes with the designation M-2. The main change from the M-1 was that the tunnel radiator was replaced with a frontal type. It also had the provision to carry a passenger instead of mail in the front cockpit. Just before Western Air Express introduced the aircraft into service (in April 1926 from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City), the Post Office ordered 50 aircraft designated M-3 for its major route network. The M-3 had only detailed differences from the M-2.

Aurora German Gotha G-V Bomber, 1/48, 785

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$65   

Still factory sealed. 1976 issue with revised molds, making it a much better kit than the previous releases. Includes full rigging instructions, crew figures, choice of markings for two aircraft and lozenge paint guide.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

1957 first issue hardbox with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in the correct gloss olive green and black. Inside, the kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E - Factory 'Thin Tape' Sealed, 1/43, 116-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$115   

Amazingly rare factory sealed first issue from the early 1950s. This is the first time I have seen this kit factory sealed. Box color and gloss are as new and the box grades a very strong 'Excellent+' overall. It displays as "Near Mint++" but I have graded it lower because there is a small (1/2" x 1/8") litho pull on the lower long side and some very light wear. The kit features movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, 'good' cockpit for that time, pilot figure and rotating wheels and propeller.

Aurora German Gotha G.V Bomber, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Ross Abare issue Gotha in 'Excellent' 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 has 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. The box has perfect color and gloss but some very light general wear and a light crease in the upper left hand corner.

Aurora DeHavilland DH-4 - (DH4), 1/48, 112-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$49   

First issue dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. Part of the famous WWI 1/48 scale series of aircraft that Aurora issued starting in 1956. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic, including figures and the ground base with chocks. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Besides it's distinguished career in WWI, the DH-4 saw extensive post war service in numerable ways. One of the most interesting was as a United States Post Office air mail service aircraft. The aircraft's likeness even graced an airmail stamp of the time. In about 1925, the Post Office decided to upgrade. The prototype was the Douglas M-1 and an improved version, the M-2, became the next mail carrier. The M-2 is also an Aurora kit in the same scale.

Aurora Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

Rare third issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Although copyright dated 1956 on the side and sporting the original Jim Cox artwork, this kit is from the early/mid 1960s due to the blue border logo. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.