Aurora Plastic Model History

Aurora Plastics Corporation was started in March, 1950 by an engineer whose name was Joseph E. Giammarino and a businessman by the name of Abe Shikes. The Aurora Plastics Corporation began in Brooklyn, New York on West Hempstead, Long Island. The company began as a contract manufacturer of injection molded plastics starting in 1954.

They began to manufacture their own line of plastic model kits after the hiring of John Cumo a salesman somewhere around 1952. John was able to begin marketing the model kits to hobbyists. Aurora Plastics went after the younger modeling crowd very profitably. They accomplished this with kits that were a little smaller in size and a little lower in price.

Some of the first of Aurora Plastics models were of the famous fighter aircraft of World War I and II. Aurora went on to create many other types of models also. Aurora was granted a license from Universal Studios to create their line of monsters like Frankenstein and others.

Today you can still find some of the very detailed model kits of Fighter Aircraft treasured by collectors. We have located a supply for you to enjoy here.

12 Oclock High B 17 Bomber Formation model kit1965 Aurora Kit 352RARE KIT
12 Oclock High B 17 Bomber Formation model kit1965 Aurora Kit 352RARE KIT
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ORIGINAL RARE 1957 AURORA RYAN X 13 VERTIJET TRAILER MODEL 376 FAMOUS FIGHTERS
ORIGINAL RARE 1957 AURORA RYAN X 13 VERTIJET TRAILER MODEL 376 FAMOUS FIGHTERS
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VINTAGE AURORA RARE VTO LOCKHEED XFV 1 1 4 SCALE MODEL AIRPLANE
VINTAGE AURORA RARE VTO LOCKHEED XFV 1 1 4 SCALE MODEL AIRPLANE
$170.00
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NIP Rare 1962 McDonnell Phantom 110 Plastic Model KitSealed in Plastic Aurora
NIP Rare 1962 McDonnell Phantom 110 Plastic Model KitSealed in Plastic Aurora
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Vintage Aurora Convair B 58 Hustler 375 250 Sealed Model kit Made in USA
Vintage Aurora Convair B 58 Hustler 375 250 Sealed Model kit Made in USA
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1958 Aurora Boeing P 12E 1 4 scale model kit New  Sealed
1958 Aurora Boeing P 12E 1 4 scale model kit New Sealed
$99.99
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AURORA LINE VINTAGE MODEL KIT LIGHTNING P 38 1 4 SCALE MODEL 99 98 OPEN AS IS
AURORA LINE VINTAGE MODEL KIT LIGHTNING P 38 1 4 SCALE MODEL 99 98 OPEN AS IS
$95.00
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Vintage Aurora Curtiss Hawk P 6E airplane Model kit MIB 116 98 sealed MISB 1956
Vintage Aurora Curtiss Hawk P 6E airplane Model kit MIB 116 98 sealed MISB 1956
$89.99
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Aurora 1 4 SBC 3 Helldriver Model Kit 117 100
Aurora 1 4 SBC 3 Helldriver Model Kit 117 100
$100.00
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Vintage Aurora 1 48 Northrop P 61 Black Widow 392 250 Plastic Model Kit
Vintage Aurora 1 48 Northrop P 61 Black Widow 392 250 Plastic Model Kit
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Vintage Aurora M 2 Mail Plane airplane Model kit MIB 111 98 Famous Fighters
Vintage Aurora M 2 Mail Plane airplane Model kit MIB 111 98 Famous Fighters
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Vintage Aurora Lightning P 38 airplane military Model kit MIB 99 98 1950s WW 2
Vintage Aurora Lightning P 38 airplane military Model kit MIB 99 98 1950s WW 2
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1964 Aurora AVRO CF 100 Fighter Airplane Model KIT Complete with Decal
1964 Aurora AVRO CF 100 Fighter Airplane Model KIT Complete with Decal
$75.00
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VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1960S AURORA TEMCO TT 1 JET TRAINER AIRPLANE MODEL KIT RARE
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1960S AURORA TEMCO TT 1 JET TRAINER AIRPLANE MODEL KIT RARE
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VINTAGE1960 AURORAUSNGRUMMAN F6F HELLCAT FIGHTER MODEL KIT  40 100
VINTAGE1960 AURORAUSNGRUMMAN F6F HELLCAT FIGHTER MODEL KIT 40 100
$65.00
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Rare Vintage 1958 Aurora Famous Fighters F 105 Thunderchief Airplane Model Kit
Rare Vintage 1958 Aurora Famous Fighters F 105 Thunderchief Airplane Model Kit
$70.00
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Vintage Aurora French Nieuport II 101 69 101 100 SE 5 Scout 103 69 Model kits
Vintage Aurora French Nieuport II 101 69 101 100 SE 5 Scout 103 69 Model kits
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VINTAGE1950s AURORA FAIRCHILD C 119 FLYING BOXCAR MODEL KIT  393
VINTAGE1950s AURORA FAIRCHILD C 119 FLYING BOXCAR MODEL KIT 393
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AURORA MODELS VOUGHT F 8 CRUSADER MINT 1957 VINTAGE PLASTIC 1 48 MODEL KIT
AURORA MODELS VOUGHT F 8 CRUSADER MINT 1957 VINTAGE PLASTIC 1 48 MODEL KIT
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Vintage Aurora F2B Brisfit airplane Model kit MIB 113 98 Famous Fighters WW1
Vintage Aurora F2B Brisfit airplane Model kit MIB 113 98 Famous Fighters WW1
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