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  Aurora Model Kits

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

The box has factory-new color and gloss but flaws include a crease at the upper left and light wear as shown, especially near the 198 price circle. Dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo and the 1.98 price circle at the upper right. Jo Kotula composed the stunning composition for Aurora; by this point, his commercial art in aviation was in high demand. This big and impressive model is molded in a stunning gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This model is part of a very successful 1/48 scale WWI series that Aurora started in 1956. They sold so well that they introduced new kits almost annually well into the 1960s. Some sold well right up until the end of Aurora in the mid 1970s.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$54   

Famous Fighters issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box has perfect color and gloss and the only flaw is a very light amount of wear. The kit is dated 1958 and the price extension and logo confirm a date of between 1958 to 1960. Features movable rudder, elevators and wing ailerons, cockpit with pilot, seat, instrument panel, gun sight and feet stirrups, auxiliary gas tank and rotating prop & wheels. Molded in gloss dark green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing F4B-4 With Aurora Glue Tube - (F4B4), 1/48, 122-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

Includes an unopened, 2" long colorful tube of Aurora plastic model cement. 1958 first issue with fantastic Jo Kotula boxart. This is the Parents' Magazine issue with the seal located in the lower right. At the time this was considered a fine kit and highly rated in reviews. The F4B-4 was a classic 1930s Navy Biplane Fighter that is still famous for their colorful paint jobs at that that time. Cowl, tail and trim color would vary with the group's Aircraft Carrier (Ranger, Lexington or Saratoga) and the aircraft's position in the flight formation. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing P-12E, 1/48, 121-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$49   

Dated 1958 with amazing Jo Kotula box artwork. First issue with the 69 cent price extension, Parents' Magazine seal and 'Famous Fighters' sunburst oval logo. This was a very nice kit for that time and is molded in high gloss dark olive drab and clear plastic. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions included.

Aurora Fokker D-VII - (D7), 1/48, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$58   

Still mint factory seal and in investment-grade condition. Kit is dated 1958, but still has original 1956 box art. The actual issue date is from the mid-1960s due to the 1 dollar price extension and the blue oval logo. Aurora's 1/48 scale WWI line debuted in 1956 with six new kits, and the D-7 was #6. The line proved so successful that Aurora added kits almost every year well into the 1960s. Many of them sold well right up until the end of Aurora in 1976.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$56   

From about 1959. Rare and seldom seen true third issue, numbered 102-69. Aurora blotted out the rectangular Northern Lights logo with yellow and applied the 'new'(for 1957) 'Famous Fighters' sunburst oval logo and no '69' price circle and no Parents' Magazine seal. Aurora retained the colorful Jim Cox box art from the original 1956 issue. (Mr. Cox was Aurora's first box artist; please read his biograpny on this website) This model is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced in '56. 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. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Albatross D-3 - (Albatros DIII), 1/48, 104-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. Molded in the correct glossy dark green and black. Decals and instructions are correct for the first issue as well. The kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$64   

1969 Big A hardbox issue in incredible, investment-grade 'Mint' condition. As you know, I hesitate to call anything 'perfect' but this kit has no more wear than the moment it left the shipping box to be unpacked at a local hobby shop. Aurora's armor kits were most welcome and received superb reviews in most early modeling magazines. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Centurion V - Great Britain or Israel, 1/48, 061

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$65   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit in the block 'Aurora' log box from 1976. Improved molds. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, opening hatches and operating treads and bogies. Markings for Great Britain or Israel.

Aurora Fokker E-III Eindekker - (E111), 1/48, 134-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

1963 issue with Jo Kotula artwork. This kit was part of Aurora's very popular and successful 1/48 WWI series. The line started in 1956 and was expanded through the 1960s. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. This is the second issue because the box side logos does not have 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the logos. Thank to Dusty Rhodes for pointing out that the decals are for serial 419/15, Bayerische Feldflieger Abteiling 9, Autumn 1915.

Aurora Gotha Bomber G-V - Parents Magazine Seal Issue, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$85   

First issue dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo, Parents Magazine seal and the 1.98 price circle at the upper right. Jo Kotula, a famous commercial aircraft illustrator, painted the stunning artwork. Molded in a stunning gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This model is part of a very successful 1/48 scale WWI series that Aurora started in 1956. They sold so well that they introduced new kits almost annually well into the 1960s. Some sold well right up until the end of Aurora in the mid 1970s.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber - Parents Magazine Seal Issue, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. This is the edition with the Parent's Magazine approval seal on the box. The box is in 'very good++' condition with like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. Flaws include general shelf wear as shown, a very light stain by the word 'Assembly' and another light stain on one side (the top long panel, lower part). Molded in the correct glossy dark olive drab, black and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$54   

This model is in amazing 'Near Mint+' condition. It would have been 'Mint' but the factory-applied price suffix stickers fell off, and they left a small area of residue from the old adhesive. The 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 Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$34   

Early 1960s John Steel box art issue exceptional in 'near mint+' condition. This is only the second box artwork used for this kit, as Steel replaced Cox for the Aurora's 'new look'. NOTE: this kit has minor and 'professional' quality assembly to two parts: engine to cowl. There is no other assembly. 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

$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 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 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.