1/48 33 Aurora Lockheed F-90 1st Brooklyn Issue
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair
In the early 1950s Aurora was making children's toys. Since they were always looking for new avenues of business, the three founders were interested in the new fad of 'plastic models'. They were shown the Hawk F-90 and F9F kits in 1/48, and the rest is history. Aurora copied the F9F and F-90 to issue their very first plastic kits. The boxes were two color one-piece flip top boxes of very thin cardboard; the damaged so easily that the kits were immediately reissued in the more familiar 'hardbox' of a litho slick glued to heavy cardboard. This kit is a 100% original issue. The model is molded in the correct high-gloss medium grey with a clear square "Brooklyn" stand, stand arm and canopy. The model does not rivet detail, nor was it molded with landing gear or missiles. The entire kit is 15 parts including the stand and stand arm. The instructions are the correct early small Brooklyn version with some minor bug damage on the right edge. Decals are correctly marked "The Tatem Company" and are in excellent condition with only a minor curl and very little yellow. The box is intact but has certainly seen better days. As is typical with this issue, there are tears, creases and edge wear as shown. The box has been internally reinforced to prevent further decay, but it still must be handled with care. In summary, a 100% correct, never started and complete kit for the advanced collector of Aurora or military aircraft models.
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