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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora Convair 990 Jet Mainliner United Air Lines, 1/107, 397-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$1299   

Very rare kit from 1962. First and only issue. This is the largest injection molded kit ever made of the very fast Convair 990 airliner. The box has as-new color and sheen with four solid corners and no repairs. There are no price tags, tape or price tag/tape marks. The only flaw is light edge wear. The model is molded in the correct white and clear plastic, with the large clear triangle display stand and full color United decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both flat with slight yellowing being the only flaw. NOTE: shipping insurance is required with this kit. The Convair 990 and its near sister 880 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. The commercial failure of the 990 caused Aurora to pull these molds from production shortly after the introduction of the kit. The 990 was a larger and faster (Mach .91) airliner than the 880, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two for decades after the last one was phased out of commercial service. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.

Aurora Russian Stalin Tank, 1/48, 303-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++++

$145   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. The box is in excellent condition with as new color and gloss and four solid corners. Molded in gloss green with flexible black treads. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman F4F Wildcat, 1/65, 497-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Second issue - has the 50 cent price extension and no 'Famous Fighters' in the logo border. Dated 1962 but is from 1963 or the mid 1960s. Molded in dark blue and clear. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Boeing 747 TWA Jumbo Jet, 1/156, 363

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$89   

Still factory sealed. 1972 issue with the block 'AURORA' logo on the top and 'Big A' logos on the sides.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$55   

1963 issue with Jo Kotula box art. Still factory sealed but the seal has split, and there is minor box wear on the center of the far left side.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 1/49, 22-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$79   

Investment-grade condition box and kit. Dated 1960. This is actually a newer kit, likely from 1962-64 as it lacks the 'Famous Fighters' logo in the oval border. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in exceptional NM condition.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$80   

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1964 'Newspaper' release of the classic 1956 kit. Still factory sealed with intact seal.

Aurora SE-5 Scout - World War I British Fighter, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Piasecki H-21 Work Horse, 1/48, 504-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$165   

Dated 1963 with John Steel artwork. This is likely the 4th issue of this kit. The box has exceptional color and gloss, and four solid corners. This is the second artwork Aurora issued for the kit, and likely the 4th box/part number variant overall. Large 1/48 scale model. Features cockpit, spinning rotors, rotating wheels and opening doors. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Piasecki H-21 Work Horse, 1/49, 504-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$195   

Third issue of this classic kit. The box is dated 1956 but you can see the new 'Famous Fighters' logo with the sunburst in the oval which would date this kit to 1957-59. Earlier in the 1950s a company called 'Helicopters for Industry' created a line of large early kits. In 1956 Aurora bought the molds and quickly reissued these models with new box artwork. Large kit features cockpit, spinning rotors, rotating wheels and opening doors. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora AT-6 Texan, 1/48, 70-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

From 1956. Rare first issue of this classic kit. Has early rectangular logo "Aurora Line" logo. Molded in silver and clear plastic. Includes the correct early rectangular clear base Aurora stand, the correct instructions showing this base, and the correct early Tatem decals which Aurora issued without a stand decal. (Aurora issued stand decals with kits with the introduction of the triangular 'world' base style clear stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Bomarc IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$650   

1958 first and only release. Nice kit of the Bomarc in 1/48 scale with a full mobile launching trailer. Trailer has rotating wheels, two bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that be displayed in 'travel' or 'launch' positions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Aurora 747 Pan Am Jumbo Jet, 1/156, 361-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

1968 issue hardbox with great artwork. Molded in gloss white with the older clear triangle 'World' Aurora stand and colorful, early Pan Am decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$50   

Dated 1963 but may be from around 1965 due to the 100 price extension. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$295   

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. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear, with correct Tatem Company decals with no stand base decal and correct instructions. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing rectangular stand and stand arm. Otherwise inventoried complete with all aircraft parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing P-26A Peashooter, 1/43, 115-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Early 1950s first issue with old 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo. This kit was issued shortly after moving to the West Hempstead facility on Long Island. The side logos are the old Brooklyn style but with the new address in the lower bar. Molded in the correct glossy light blue and clear with the early style Aurora rectangular stand, correct Tatem Company decals and the correct instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$75   

Second issue of this kit. It retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replace by the to-be classic sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. The price extension is 69 cents. The third issue is identical except for a 79 cent extension. The box is in exceptional condition. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Bristol F2B Brisfit - (F.2B), 1/48, 113-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

1957 first issue. Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. The kit inside is mint and never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded smaller scale full hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-47 Stratojet, 1/180, 493-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

From 1956. Very rare first issue with 'Famous Fighters' square 'Northern Lights' logo. Classic Jo Kotula artwork. This issue only lasted one year, as in 1957 the new oval logo box was used. The box is in excellent condition with all solid corners, no fading or stains, no price tags or marks . Somehow, this box escaped the factory thin tape, as there are not even any marks for that. Inside, the model is as new down to the original packing tissue. The parts are high gloss silver. The instructions are dated 1956 and correctly show the old style logo and square clear stand. The decals and stand are correct for this issue also. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions and correct square clear 2-piece stand.