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Aurora F7U Cutlass Navy Jet Fighter, 1/70, 496-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$55   

Early issued dated 1959. Please note that the logo is the 'Famous Fighters' in the border with the sunburst inside, which is the earliest oval Aurora logo. From the amazing Jo Kotula artwork you can see why these kits are so famous and so collectible today. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Fokker E111 Eindekker - (E-111), 1/48, 134-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

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SALE!! Dated 1963. Nicely molded kit that was popular for decades. Feature great Jo Kotula box art, pilot and cockpit, detailed engine, ground crew member and ground display base with wheel chocks. Molded in tan and black plastic. Never 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 these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Aurora USS Missouri BB-63 Battleship - Young Model Builders Club Issue, 1/600, 774

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$89   

Early 1970s issue of this famous kit in the YMBC release. It is in the original white 'mailer' box with the factory-glued lithograph 'slick' in 'excellent' condition. Features a one-piece full hull, propeller and rudder detail, rotating turrets, separately molded and positionable 5" secondary battery and quad 40mm AA battery, two float planes and catapults, display stand, name plate and decals. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. I have good memories of this model - because of the one piece hull, it floated very well. That and the "good" detail made it an ideal platform for BB gun target practice on my friends lake.

Aurora Patton Tank M48 - 8th Army / 8th Army 6th Tank Bat. / 24th Infantry Division, 1/48, 321-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Still factory sealed. This 1969 hardbox issue in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Hard-to-find, 1/48 scale model featuring elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. There are markings for the three different tanks listed.

Aurora Braniff Boeing 747 - Braniff International Air Lines Jumbo Jet - Young Model Builders Club Issue, 1/156, 750

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

This is the early 1970s Young Model Builders Club release of the classic Aurora 747. It is still in the original 'mailer' box with the glued-on lithograph slick. This colorful model features full color Braniff markings, big 15" wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large display stand. Molded in 'Great Pumpkin' orange and clear. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Rare, first issue artwork from about 1955. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand and the 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. The box has great color and gloss and would grade at least 'good' but it has two small factory tape tears on each long side. This model was made after Aurora found out that the scale on the box top was wrong and was factory 'blotted out' with a black circle at the top left.

Aurora The Blue Knight of Milan, 1/8, 472

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$45   

1960s Aurora of Great Britain issue with great box art. This model contains a large 1/8 scale knight, base, both red and white plumes (like the box art) and instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box had a closed tear across the bottom, about 1" up from the lowest point. This has been neatly repaired from the inside but that is why the box only grades 'good-.' In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits and they sported the 1956-only rectangular 'Northern Lights' logo with the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. The sales success of the Knight prompted Aurora to launch an entire line of figure kits. The knights themselves stayed in production long after many other figures were discontinued.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 Fighter, 1/48, 33-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. The hardbox is dated 1958. This is a rare variant which has the 'Famous Fighters' present in the oval logo sunburst logo but does not have the Parents' Magazine Seal and the '98' in a circle at the upper right. The model is molded in silver and clear and includes full landing gear and wing-mounted rockets. Includes Aurora's clear triangle-based two-piece stand. Molded in silver and clear plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. This is reissue of one of Aurora's first two kits (F-90 and F9F) which were actually copies of the Hawk molds. This caused more than one tense meeting at toy trade shows.

Aurora Jap Zero Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88A-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Very rare. Most likely made in 1955 or maybe 1954. Please note the square 'Aurora Line' small logo and the 'Famous Fighters of All Nations' text to the left of it. The model is 100% correct inside, includes the original factory tissue packing paper, is molded in gloss yellow plastic and clear with the correct rectangular clear stand, four bombs and landing gear. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Nothing is broken; the instructions are in 'near mint' condition and the decals are 100% intact, just very slightly curled just at the ends and in 'very good+' condition. The box has excellent color and gloss but even wear on the top as shown; there is a tape tear on the left short side (1" x 3/4") and another smaller one on the right short side (3/8" x 1/4"). I believe this is the 4rd issue of this famous kit. The first was the Brooklyn, then the two 'Carrier' boxes, 88-59 and 88-69.

Aurora Boeing P-26A, 1/48, 115-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$75   

Early 1950s first issue with old 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo. This kit was issued shortly after moving to the West Hempstead facility on Long Island. The side logos are the old Brooklyn style but with the new address in the lower bar. This was a fine kit for the time and met with excellent reviews. Features good cockpit, pilot figure, full engine, working ailerons, elevators and rudder, rotating wheels & propeller and more. Includes the correctly early 'rectangle base' clear stand. It is also shown on the instructions and the decals are also the correct early version with no stand decal. Molded in the correct gloss blue and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Rare box art version and in very nice condition with good color, four solid corners, no fading, tears, tags, tape or marks from either. Light, general even 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. There are two variations of this rare box - one with the Parents' Magazine mark and one without. The one without shows up the least, and that is this example. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High P-51 Mustang, 1/48, 345-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$150   

Rare limited issue. Hardbox is dated 1965 and is in rare 'excellent+' condition. This model was issued as a tie-in promotion with the famous TV show "12 O'Clock High," which centered on the exploits of USAAF B-17s flying over Hitler's Germany. The box top has great color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tape (or marks from either). Flaws include very light general wear and a very light and very limited age spotting on two of the sides. It is very difficult to see and you must be looking for it. The model features detailed engine with removable cowling, good cockpit, retractable landing gear and more. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Other kits in this rare series include the B-17 Bomber Formation (3 kits with a special stand and battle-damaged decals), P-38 Lighting, ME-109 (Bf-109), P-47, B-25, B-26 and Fw-190.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High Focke-Wulf 190 - (FW190), 1/48, 344-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$159   

Very Rare limited issue hardbox dated 1965. Issued as a promotion with the famous TV show "12 O'Clock High," which centered on the exploits of USAAF B-17s flying over Hitler's Germany. Molded in black and clear plastic, with the clear triangle-based stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the decals are in amazing 'excellent++' condition. They are almost fully flat and have almost no age yellowing. Instructions are 'excellent' and have very light wear and the typical age yellowing. The instructions are in remarkable 'near mint' condition. Amazingly, the decal sheet has swastikas. This is unusual because they were removed from the decal artwork may years before this. Other kits in this rare series include the B-17 Bomber Formation (3 kits with a special 'bombing' stand and battle-damaged decals), P-38 Lighting, ME-109 (Bf-109), P-51, B-26, B-25 and Fw-190.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$325   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox has very good color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include the scratch at the top and general wear and edge & corner wear as shown. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions in 'very good+' condition. This kit must be shipped insured. The Aurora "Missile Line" is legendary. In the late 1950s, the first missile model kits sold briskly, so Aurora and Revell both planned extensive lines. However, the missile modeling craze disappeared as quickly as it started. Models that were in the works were canceled or completed if they were far enough along. Those that were completed were fine efforts but sold poorly and had very short lives, making them rare collector items today.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$159   

True 1960 hardbox release in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Notice the 79 cent extension, 'Sunburst' logo with 'Famous Fighters' inside which gives us the early date. The box is amazing with only the very lightest and slightest of wear. Molded in high-gloss black and clear with the clear triangular 'globe' display stand. It even includes the original factory tissue packing paper. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are intact and perfectly flat, graded 'excellent++' with slight yellowing as the only flaw; the instructions are 'near mint++' condition.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

First issue from 1956 with Jim Cox boxart and Northern Lights logo. The logo on this box top was only used for one year; in 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. 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. While the top of the box displays 'near mint,' the box is only graded 'excellent because the right short side has light but obvious sun fading.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$55   

This is the hard-to-find third issue of this kit. It retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replace by the famous sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. The price extension is 79 cents. The second issue is identical except for a 69 cent extension. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

First issue from 1956 that still has the 1954/55 early logo. This was a well-reviewed and fine kit for that time. It features moving ailerons, elevators and rudder, 'good' cockpit, pilot figure, clear windscreen, rotating wheels & propeller and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Douglas M-2 Mailplane - Western Air Express CAM Route, 1/48, 111-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

First issue dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in deep gloss burgundy and black plastic. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. 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 De Havilland Tiger Moth - DH-82, 1/48, 110-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$56   

1958 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. This is a nice kit for that time with cockpit floor, seats, control sticks and instrument panels, clear windscreens, pilot figure, display stand, jigs to ensure correct wing angle and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.