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  Aurora Model Kits

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 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 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$58   

1976 issue with revised molds. Much better kit than previous releases. Features choice of markings, painting guide, rigging instructions and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$76   

First issue dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo and the price (1.98) circle at the top right. This issue has classic Jo Kotula artwork, which was dropped for the final issue in the 1970s. This kit had very positive reviews in the few modeling resources of that time and still builds a large and impressive finished product. Features detailed engines and nacelles, 'good' cockpit, pilot, good gun station detail with two gunners, two ground crew and a large ground chock base. Molded in stunning gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora German Gotha G-V Bomber, 1/48, 785

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$58   

1976 issue with revised molds and a much better kit than the previous releases. Includes full rigging instructions, crew figures, choice of markings for two aircraft and lozenge paint guide. Never started. Inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

SALE!! First issue dated 1963 with Jo Kotula art work. It has the 98 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the border of all four box side logos. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box is intact and has excellent color and gloss and four solid corners, but it does have general wear and some creasing at the left.

Aurora German Pfalz D-3 - (D-III), 1/48, 109-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$54   

SALE!! Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the second issue; please note 69 cent price extension, 'Famous Fighters' logo border and the Parents' Magazine Seal at the right. 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 Pfalz D-III Collector Series, 1/48, 1109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed and note the unusual factory-applied 'AURORA' sticker placed over the K&B logo at the upper left of the box top. The usual price extensions on the part number are also factory-blacked out. This is the 1972 issue with revised molds which makes it a better kit that the previous releases. Features 'good' cockpit detail, twin Spandau machine guns, full Mercedes engine, pilot and mechanic, Battle Terrain Base (a large vacuformed display base for the aircraft) and more. With detailed painting and rigging instructions.

Aurora Albatross CIII - (Albatros C-III), 1/48, 142-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

SALE! Hardbox is dated 1963 and has stunning Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in gloss gray and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one small "V" strut which is easily made. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$44   

SALE!! Still in the factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box art is from the original 1956 issue, and the date on the kit is 1958. However, due to the one dollar price extension and blue logo we know this is from the mid 1960s. 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 Fokker E111 Eindekker - (E-111), 1/48, 134-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

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 Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$46   

SALE!! 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' oval 'Sunburst'. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, one of the earliest if not the first Aurora box artist. This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced this year. 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. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.