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  Aurora Model Kits

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 Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, 1/110, 291-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

Hard-to-find first issue dated 1957 and in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Note the 29 cent price extension and "Famous Fighters" in the oval logo are only on the first issue. This one also has the Parents' Magazine Seal at the lower left. Molded in gloss silver & clear and includes a display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, 1/125, 143-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$79   

Still mint in the factory seal. Dated 1963 and from the larger (1/125 scale) of the two ex-Comet molds. Kit features cockpit and cabin clear windows and full landing gear and a 'tanker' rear end and flying boom (although the box art does not show it). Molded in gloss gray and clear. This model was given a clear Aurora two piece 'triangle world' stand, unlike many of the other Comet kits which only had a modified version of their original stands included. Of course this is not the production KC-135 but a model of the Boeing prototype.

Aurora HC-1B Chinook - (CH-47), 1/48, 350-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$169   

Still factory sealed and in fantastic, investment-grade 'near mint' condition. The colorful Jo Kotula artwork hardbox is dated 1961. This is a very large 1/48 scale kit with 'good' cockpit and rotor detail, moving rotors, clear side and cockpit windows and full decals.

Aurora Superboy Comic Scenes - With Base / Backdrop Mural And Comic Book, 1/8, 186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

This is the 1974 issue which includes the comic book with the base and backdrop mural to create a 3-D Action Display. Superboy, Krypto and the monster are all molded in medium blue plastic. The comic book is in 'very good' condition. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Albatross CIII - (Albatros C.III / C-III), 1/48, 142-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$69   

Still factory sealed and in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Dated 1963 but is actually a mid 60s issue due to the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the box side logos. This is just one of the many incredibly successful 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits from Aurora. A few years after settling into the new plant at West Hempstead, one of the the major projects was to launch this line in 1956. New subjects were added as late as the early 1960s. The line was so successful that many were selling right up until the end of Aurora in 1976.

Aurora A-37 Strike Jet, 1/43, 147-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$59   

1968 hardbox issue. Features detailed cockpit and extensive under wing loadout. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Collector's Series, 1/48, 1100-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

1972 issue that includes a 'Battle Terrain Display Base' (a large vacuform diorama base) and rigging instructions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora De Havilland DH-10A, 1/48, 786

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

Late 1976 issue with revised molds, making it a better kit than previous releases. Includes full rigging detail, crew, choice of markings, detailed engines and movable propellers. The kit has never been started. The black parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$325   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals. The box has great color, four solid corners with no repairs, no creasing, no stains, fading or writing, no cardboard tears or rips, no price tags and no tape beyond the factory sealing tape. There is light general wear and please note that the box displays slightly better than the 'Excellent' grade but it is rated as such because there is light general wear not visible in the photo and a 1.5" x 3/8" factory tape tear on the top long side.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$219   

Very rare irst issue Brooklyn kit from the early 1950. Molded in the correct light blue with little surface detail and no mass balances, pitot tube or landing gear struts, wheels and doors. Includes the correct rectangular clear stand for this issue. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$189   

Still factory sealed with the box in amazing, investment-grade "Mint" condition. The seal is 100% intact. Dated 1960 and the first issue with this artwork. Note the 79 cent price extension and "Famous Fighters" in the border of the oval sunburst logo, which is unique to the 1960 release.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

NOTE: this is a bagged kit; there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. 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 and NOTE: missing the square nose gear door, which is easily made from flat styrene stock. Otherwise complete with all other pieces, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are 100% complete and in very good condition, but the sheet has been neatly cut into three sections. No transfers were cut.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$174   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced, early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic and includes a display stand and decals to match the box art. Never started and complete with all parts, remarkable 'excellent' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions. Even the original factory tissue packing paper is present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners with no repairs, no fading and no price tags. The only tape is the factory sealing tape on the long sides. There is light general shelf wear and edge wear as shown.

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 Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$40   

SALE!! First release dated 1957 with the yellow panels on the short box sides and no Parents' Magazine Seal. This is just one of the many incredibly successful 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits from Aurora. A few years after settling into the new plant at West Hempstead, one of the the major projects was to launch this line in 1956. New subjects were added as late as the early 1960s. The line was so successful that many were selling right up until the end of Aurora in 1976. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$54   

SALE!! Second issue hardbox is dated 1957 and has great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the 79 cent price extension, oval 'Famous Fighters' logo with the sunburst and NO Parents' Magazine seal at the middle right. 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 British WWI Fighter, 1/48, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Hardbox issue dated 1963 with dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in gloss dark olive green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$52   

SALE!! Rare "Yellow" box art version 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 Seal and one without; this one has the seal. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

SALE!! 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.