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Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

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' Sunburst Oval. The artist was Jim Cox, the first model box artist for Aurora. (Please read his biography on this website) This Camel was part of a very successful and large WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced that year. The line sold so well that new kits were added well into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

First issue hardbox is 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.

Aurora Nieuport 28 - Green Tint / Dark Blue Logo Border, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$65   

First issue from 1957 in investment-grade 'Near Mint-' condition. Please note that 108-69 was issued several ways; this one has the green-tinted box art and dark blue logo border. It has yellow box sides. Please note there is no Parents' Magazine seal. Molded in gloss light gray and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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 some of these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business in '76.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$89   

Rare box art version and in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, tears, tags, tape or marks from either. Very light wear is the only flaw. Hardbox is dated 1960 and it appears that this design was only issued for a few years at the most. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$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. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$68   

This is is in investment-grade 'Near Mint-' condition. Very light wear is the only flaw. First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo, 69 cent price extension and great Jim Cox art. This 'NL' Rectangular logo was used for this one year only - in 1957 the oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo was launched. 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. 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 German Pfalz D-3 - (D-III), 1/48, 109-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the first issue of this kit; 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 Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$65   

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 model 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$85   

First issue dated 1957 and in amazing 'near mint-' investment-grade condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, no tags or tape or marks from either, no fading, no missing litho and no tears. It does have very light wear and a light crease at the lower left corner as shown. This classic Jo Kotula artwork kit is molded in deep gloss burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' and flat with slight yellowing as the only flaw. The instructions are 'excellent++' and have little yellowing. This is the very first issue as it has the instructions missing the clear windshield part and NO small additional instruction sheet showing it. 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 Albatross C.III - (Albatros C-III), 1/48, 142-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$44   

First issue dated 1963 and a perfect builder. The box has 6 tape tears (four on the sides) but the kit inside has never been a started. The actual aircraft has been inventoried complete but NOTE: missing ground base. Includes decals and instructions and two crew figures, although the plastic color of the crew is slightly different from the other parts. The crew are from a later issue of this same kit.

Tamiya British Centurion MkIII Motorized, 1/35, MT130-698

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$66   

Rare 1/35 scale motorized model with a completely metal gear box, the Mabuchi RE-26 electric motor and all hardware included. Very nicely detailed and an excellent operating model when completed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Demon, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

1960s issue in an incorrect, makeshift box. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and photocopied instructions. Please NOTE that the original instructions are missing.

Airfix TWO Bristol Bulldog, 1/72, 135

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one incorrect makeshift box. Please read the condition carefully as these models have minor 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Kit #1, seat to floor only. Kit #2, steps 1 and 2 (seat, fuselage halves, lower wings, landing gear and tail feathers) assembled. The actual aircraft are inventoried complete with all parts, decals and at least one set of either photocopied or original instructions included. NOTE: if any kit came with a display stand, then that stand is missing.

Airfix THREE DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk, 1/72, 134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

SALE! Includes three kits in one incorrect makeshift box. Please read the condition carefully as two of three have 'professional' quality assembly as follows: Kit #1, mint and never started Kit #2, minor interior paint; fuselage halves assembled; seats to floor; wing halves assembled. Kit #3, completely built except for the canopy. Painted to 'very good' but not professional standards. The actual aircraft are inventoried complete with all parts, decals and at least one set of instructions included. NOTE: if any kit came with a display stand, then that stand is missing.

Airfix TWO Roland C11 Walfisch - Oblt. Von Schleich's Aircraft from Field Flieger Abteilung 2b 1916-1917 - (C-11) - Wrong Box, 1/72, 120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

SALE!! Includes two complete kits in a makeshift box. Kit #1 has never been started. NOTE: kit #2 has minor and very neat sub assembly as follows: interior and 4 small parts painted; clear windows and seat glued into fuselage halves. There is no other assembly. Both kits are complete and included decals and photocopied instructions.

Amodel Su-9U Maiden, 1/72, 72122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

The rare training version of the Su-9 Fishpot. Only about 50 were produced. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact and complete, but there is some staining on the backing sheet they have been exposed to moisture.

Amodel SM-1/300 With Additional Wing, 1/72, 72113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Rare. Features good cockpit and colorful markings for the box art helicopter. Never started. Either inventoried complete or still in the factory sealed bag and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but have visible age micro-cracking. Please read the two articles (on this website) about how to save or reproduce old decals.

Verlinden Airfield Beacon Lights, 1/72, 74301

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Excellent cast resin accessory set, long out of production. It contains all of the beacons shown on the box photo. Still factory sealed inside.

Hobby Craft TWO Sukoi Su-25 Frogfoot - USSR or Czech Air Forces, 1/72, HC1832

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$26   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Kit #1 is mint and never started. NOTE: kit #2 has very minor and 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seat and instrument panel to floor; one wing half assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete and include decals and instructions. Both feature fine recessed panel lines and decals for two air forces. The Su-25 became operational at the end of the 1980s as the equivalent of the US A-10 Warthog/Thunderbolt II.