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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora Convair F-102 Delta Dart - (YF-102), 1/121, 290-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

1957 hardbox issue with the Parents' Magazine seal. Please note that this is an earlier issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the Aurora logo and is has the '.29' cent price extension. Small scale kit with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely molded kit with clear canopy, full landing gear and display stand. This is a model of the very early YF-102 prototype with the straight (non-area rule) fuselage. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Around this time, Aurora issued a series of inexpensive (usually 29 cent) small scale kits that were designed to sell at almost any type of retail location. The line was successful and further expanded - when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they fit in nicely with this established line.

Aurora Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$34   

Fifth issue with the original issue artwork still dated 1956; but actually this kit is from the early/mid 1960s. This is the final issue to retain the original Jim Cox artwork. In the first issue, there is a square Northern Lights logo in the lower left. In the second issue, it has been replaced with the first famous oval logo sunburst. In this issue, the post-'Famous Fighters' blue oval has been placed in the upper left, allowing us to the see the complete artwork. Molded in gloss dark olive green and black plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is intact but has stains and damage, so it is graded 'fair' and is not collectible. The decals are intact but have stains on the backing paper - the actual transfers are clear. 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 Nieuport 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: Exc+

$59   

Third issue of this kit and much rarer than the first (1956) issue. Box is dated 1956 but this is the ~1959 issue with the 'Famous Fighters' logo, 79 cent price extension and no Parents' Magazine Seal. This is a true 79 cent box - there is no 'stamp out' of the old 69. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker DR-1 Triplane - Newsprint Issue, 1/48, 105-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$67   

Still factory sealed. This kit is in amazing investment-grade 'Mint' condition and the seal is completely intact. The DR-1 'Newspaper' issue is a a reissue of the classic 1956 kit. James Cox, who did much of the early artwork for Aurora, created a timeless classic for the original issue and this artwork was used well into the 1960s and possibly up till the final 'White Box' release before Aurora's demise. Mr. Cox also did unique artwork for the early Aurora Catalogs as well.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$79   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left short side and part of it is missing at that location. Dated 1963 and a nicely molded kit for the time.

Aurora Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Peacemaker, 1/333, 492-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Hardbox with wonderful gloss and color is dated 1961; however, this issue is probably from about 1964/5 because of the 70 cent price extension. This is a very nice small-scale model for that time and features full landing gear, gear doors, clear cockpit and bombardier's canopies, rotating propellers, twin jet engine pods and the clear triangle-shaped Aurora 'World Map' display stand. Molded gloss sliver and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has like new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no stains, fading, torn or missing litho and no price tags. Flaws include very light general wear, clear tape on the short sides and a thin, vertical factory litho line down through the "3" in B36. If you look closely at the photo you can see it, although it is difficult to see.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$69   

Rare first issue from the early to mid 1950s please note the rectangular logo. It includes the correct rectangle-based stand and early instructions showing the same. Box color and gloss is as new and the box grades a very strong 'Excellent+++' overall. The model features moving control surfaces, pilot figure, clear windshield, rotating wheels & propeller and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions present.

Aurora Halberstadt CLII - (CL-II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$79   

Rare, still factory sealed kit dated 1959. The model is in amazing investment-grade "Mint" condition. The seal is intact. Although dated 1959, the lack of 'Famous Fighters' within the border of the sunburst logo dates this kit from the very early 1960s. The 'Famous Fighters' is in the border of the two logos on the two short sides.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$37   

Still factory sealed but the seal and box have wear as shown. This is the 4th known issue of this classic kit, and the second one to share the 102-100 kit number. The blue oval logo dates from the early 1960s. This is only the second box artwork used for this kit, and John Steel replaced Cox for the 'new look' from Aurora. 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 Bristol F2B Brisfit - (F-2B), 1/48, 113-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$49   

1957 first issue in wonderful 'Excellent+' condition. The box has perfect color and gloss and four solid corners. This issue has dramatic Jo Kotula artwork and is molded in the correct gloss olive green and black. Inside, the kit has never been started. It still includes the factory packing tissue. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora German Wolfpack U-Boat U-505, 1/209, 716-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$78   

1964 issue from Aurora Canada. John Steel did the incredible box artwork. Features full hull, display stand, detailed conning tower and deck, periscopes, 20mm and 37mm guns, 105mm main deck gun, bow net cutter, full diving planes and propeller detail and decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays better than the 'good++' rating but is graded as such because two corners are split and neatly taped with clear tape. There is also another closed split (taped also) on the right short box side.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$58   

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Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the first issue of this kit - please note 69 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst logo. 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 Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo was only used for this one year - in 1957 it was replaced by the 'Famous Fighters' oval 'Sunburst'. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, one of the earliest if not the first Aurora box artist. This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced this year. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker D-7 - (D-VII), 1/48, 106-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

This is the fourth issue of this kit. Until recently, I did not think that there was a 'blue logo' with a 79 cent price extension, but here it is. It retains the original 1956 box art this kit is famous for. Molded in gloss dark green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note it is graded only 'good' due to the bug damage on the upper left and lower right corners.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$84   

First issue dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo and the price (1.98) circle at the top right. This issue has classic Jo Kotula artwork, which was dropped for the final issue in the 1970s. This kit had very positive reviews in the few modeling resources of that time and still builds a large and impressive finished product. Features detailed engines and nacelles, 'good' cockpit, pilot, good gun station detail with two gunners, two ground crew and a large ground chock base. Molded in stunning gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Swedish S Tank, 1/48, 316-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

1966 hardbox issue with fantastic artwork. Nicely detailed for that time, featuring flexible treads, opening hatches and three soldiers with one tank crew member. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aurora Cessna Skymaster - 337, 1/72, 279-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

1968 issue of the famous tandem light aircraft that saw civil and military service. After Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they reissued the Comet civil light aircraft line. It appears that Aurora may have been inspired by the Comet kits or sales of the reissues, and they produced several more new molds to add to the line. This Skymaster is one of those kits. Since the model was designed new, it has significantly more detail than the older Comet kits. Features all recessed panel lines, full interior with front and back bulkheads, four bucket seats and instrument panel, clear windows and rotating propellers. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora North American F-107 Fighter Bomber, 1/114, 295-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

First issue from 1958 with Parents Magazine Seal and a 29 cent price extension. For decades this kit was famous for being the only injection molded F-107 available. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Tu-104 Aeroflot - (Civil Tu-16 Badger), 1/130, 127-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

1959 issue of the military bomber turned civil transport. Molded in the correct gloss gull gray and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand and Aeroflot decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora German Pfalz D-3 - (D-III), 1/48, 109-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$68   

Still factory sealed and in remarkable 'Mint' condition. Features classic Jo Kotula artwork. The box is dated 1957 but this is roughly the third or fourth issue because of the simplified blue-border logo which means it is from about 1963/64. 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. Monogram even reissued a few of these kits after they purchased the Aurora molds in the late 1970s.