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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora Albatross D-3 - (Albatros D-III), 1/48, 104-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$75   

In investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with very light wear as the only flaw. Fourth or fifth issue of this kit and much rarer than the first (1956) issue. Box is dated 1956 but this is from about 1960 issue with the oval starburst logo and no 'Famous Fighters,' 79 cent price extension and no Parents' Magazine Seal. This is a true 79 cent box - there is no 'stamp out' of the old 69. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

Just when I think all the issues have surfaced for an Aurora kit, another one shows up! This is a 120-69 (same number as the first issue) 'Famous Fighters' oval logo with the '69' price circle and the Parents' Magazine seal. That makes this the second issue - it would have been put out in early 1957, with the very first re-imaging to the new logo. It also shows that the Parents' seal was used as early as 1957 on some kits. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, the first model box artist for Aurora. (Please read the article about Mr. Cox on this website) This kit 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. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$46   

Dated 1958 with amazing Jo Kotula box artwork. This is likely the second issue; the factory has applied stickers to 'blank out' the price extension on the part number and removed the 69 cent price circle. The Parents' Magazine seal and 'Famous Fighters' sunburst oval logo are still present. 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 Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$169   

Dated 1960. The box is in beautiful 'Excellent++' condition. The only flaws are very light wear marks and the scratch in the B-17 at engine #3. Notice the 'Sunburst' logo with no 'Famous Fighters' in the oval, which dates this kit closer to the mid 1960s. Molded in black and clear with the clear triangular 'globe' display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition with the only flaw being very slight yellowing. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition with typical yellowing and very slight edge wear.

Aurora Fokker D-7 - (D-VII DVII), 1/48, 106-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$75   

Rare and still factory sealed. This is the second issue of this kit. It retains the original 1956 Jim Cox art but the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced by the Sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. The price extension is 69 cents. The third issue is identical except for a 79 cent extension. This kit was Aurora's 6th 1/48 scale World War I aircraft model. All six original kits were released in 1956. The line proved so popular that new models were added yearly into the 1960s.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/47, 102-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$48   

Rare early 1960s issue. This release has turned up less than any of the other issues and was only made for a year or two at the most before the new artwork release. This is the only issue with the full, original artwork due to the 'transparent' new simplified oval logo at the lower right. The side logos do not have 'Famous Fighters' in the border. One side has the original printed '102-79' part number while the other end has a factory-applied '100' sticker over the 79. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic and with the chock ground base and pilot & mechanic figures. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box displays much closer to 'Excellent++' but is graded lower because there is a small tape pull on the lower long side and some missing litho at the right short side.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$75   

First issue hardbox in exceptional 'Excellent+++' condition. 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 - Blue Tint / Medium 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 blue-tinted box art and medium 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 German Albatross D-3 In Red Plastic - (Albatros DIII), 1/48, 104-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

1960s issue hardbox issue that has a rare feature: the kit is molded in a stunning bright red plastic to match the box art. I always wondered why Aurora did not do this; but they did at least one run. The small parts are still black as they were from a different mold. 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 Nieuport II, 1/48, 101-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$39   

This model is in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The only box flaw is very slight wear. Dated 1956, but this is a 1960s issue with the later John Steel artwork and blue oval 'Aurora' logo with no 'Famous Fighters'. 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 German Pfalz D-3 - (D-III), 1/48, 109-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$62   

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. Please NOTE that the box displays slighter better than the 'good' rating, but it is graded as such because there is a stain on the right short side panel. 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 Halberstadt CLII - (CL-II / CL.II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$68   

The second issue of this kit, dated 1959 with 98 cent price extension. The 'Famous Fighters' is only in the border on the two short side logos. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$69   

Second issue dated 1963. Has 98 cent price extension but no 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logos on the four sides. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, including decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker DR-1 Triplane Newspaper Issue, 1/48, 105-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

1964 'Newspaper' release of the classic 1956 kit. The box has as new color and gloss, four solid corners but it does have a very light wear and a shallow crease. Molded in burgundy and black plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. James Cox, who did much of the early artwork for Aurora, created a timeless classic for this issue - 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 Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Delta, 1/156, 360-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Box is only 'Good' with various creases, bends and light stains as shown.

Aurora Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, 1/270, 494-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

1961 issue hardbox with the dramatic Jo Kotula artwork that made these kits so famous and collectible. Nicely molded small scale kit with full main landing gear, outrigger gear, clear canopy and auxiliary gas tanks on the outboard wings. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear with the clear 'Triangle World' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that this kit is not a reissue of the Comet molds - this kit is original to Aurora. The Aurora kit is significantly larger that the Comet issue and varies in a great many details.

Aurora Grumman S2F Hunter Killer Tracker, 1/54, 145-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$89   

1963 issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box has only the lightest wear. This kit is from the larger of the two ex-Comet S2F molds and features retractable sonar dome and MAD boom, rotating propellers, clear search light and wing tip lights, underwing rocket load out and more. Molded in dark blue and clear. This kit has never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instruction sheet present.

Aurora North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/103, 490-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$48   

Dated 1961 with the great Jim Cox artwork that makes early Aurora kits so collectible. This issue has a slightly larger box than earlier ones. It is a nicely done kit for that time, molded in silver and clear with full landing gear and clear 'Triangle World Map' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note, this is not a reissue of the Comet model. Aurora cut these molds years before acquiring Comet's F-100. Since this kit does not have 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo border and has a 70 cent price extension, it is most likely from the late 1960s and not the artwork copyright date of 1961.

Aurora F-100 Super Sabre - (ex Comet), 1/103, 289-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Dated 1963 and in 'excellent' condition inside and out. This is from quality ex-Comet molds and a nice small scale kit for that time with recessed panel lines, clear canopy, pilot bust, 'in flight' configuration and the famous Comet teardrop display stand. Molded in medium gray and clear, with decals for 'FW744.' Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora F-101 Voodoo, 1/136, 294-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Dated 1958 but the 39 cent suffix and logo make it from the very early 1960s. This is a nice, small-scale kit that features a clear canopy, complete landing gear, display stand and decals for 'FB-419.' Molded in silver and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 'near mint' condition decals and instructions.