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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora McDonnell F-4H Phantom, 1/48, 394-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$45   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. First issue dated 1961 with oval sunburst logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the logo border. Large 1/48 scale early Phantom kit with great Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely detailed for that time with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and more. NOTE: this kit has very neat sub-assembly. The cockpit is built and painted and installed in the fuselage. The fuselage is assembled but not painted. The fuselage assembly is 'professional' quality - by that I mean it is as good this kit is capable of being built. The wing halves are assembled as well as the wheels to the main gear - also built to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. Several smaller parts are very neatly painted but no larger parts are painted. Includes all aircraft parts, 'excellent+' decals and very nice instructions that have the catalog coupon cut out. NOTE: missing display stand and tiny F-4 that came with this kit.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Rare box art version. Hardbox is dated 1960 and it appears that this design was only issued for a few years at the most. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High B-2D Martin Marauder, 1/46, 347-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$275   

Very rare, first and only hardbox issued as a tie-in promotion with Twentieth Century Fox Television's hit "12 O'Clock High." Dated 1965. Some of the most valuable models are linked to TV or movie promotions and the "12 O'Clock High" series from Aurora is no exception. This example has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape, tags or tears and zero fading. The only flaws are very light, even and general wear. Molded in silver and clear with the correct large 'Battle Damaged' decal sheet, which is in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the series included the B-17, P-51, Me-109 and FW-190.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet TWA, 1/156, 363-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

1971 hardbox issue with the block 'AURORA' logo. Molded in white with the Aurora black plastic triangle base. This kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$32   

Great builder kit. The kit is dated 1958 and has the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval sunburst logo. Kit features movable rudder, elevators and wing ailerons, cockpit with pilot, seat, instrument panel, gun sight and feet stirrups, auxiliary gas tank and rotating prop and wheels. Molded in gloss dark green and clear. The kit has never been started. Missing small clear windshield. Otherwise inventoried with all other other parts present including decals and instructions. NOTE: the box is heavily damaged and only 'fair+.' The decals have stains on the backing paper but the actual transfers are clear.

Aurora Nieuport II, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

Third issue with the original issue artwork still dated 1956; but actually this kit is from the early/mid 1960s. This is the final issue to retain the original Jim Cox artwork. In the first issue, there is a square Northern Lights logo in the lower left. In the second issue, it has been replaced with the first famous oval logo sunburst. In this issue, the post-'Famous Fighters' blue oval has been placed in the upper left, allowing us to the see the complete artwork. Molded in gloss dark olive green and black plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is intact but has stains and damage, so it is graded 'fair' and is not collectible. The decals are intact but have stains on the backing paper - the actual transfers are clear. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.

Aurora Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, 117-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$55   

SALE! Still factory sealed. this issue is from 1963 forward; it has the non-'Famous Fighter' logo on the front but the two side panel logos have the 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Features movable control surfaces, full cockpit, pilot and navigator and very good detail for that time. Includes rectangular clear stand.

Aurora Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 114-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

SALE!! First issue dated 1957 with Jo Kotula art and the 'new' (that year) Famous Fighters oval logo with the sunburst inside. Molded in a wonderful gloss yellow, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, 117-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

This is the actual 1961 issue - please note the 'sunburst' and 'Famous Fighters' within the Aurora logo as well as the 98 cent price extension. For the 1950s (when the molds were originally cut), it has very good detail including movable control surfaces, nice engine and cockpit, two figures, full engine and moving arresting hook. Molded in gloss silver and clear with the triangle-based stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora DC-8 Jet Mainliner United Air Lines, 1/103, 387-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

First issue dated 1959 and with 'Hobby Kits' in the oval logo border. Still a favorite among builders because it is the only early DC-8 in 1/100 scale and fairly accurate. Features full landing gear, early style turbo-jet engines, clear cockpit windows and can be easily built 'gear up' if you wish. With the large, clear, triangle-based Aurora 'World' stand. Molded in white and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 737 - United Airlines, 1/72, 359-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

This rare 1/72 scale 737 hardbox is dated 1966 and features great Roy Grinnell art. Molded in white and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra - Assault Helicopter, 1/72, 501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$69   

Still factory sealed. Big 'A' logo issue dated 1972. Likely the third issue of this kit. In the late 1960s Aurora realized that the older molds were out of date and modelers were demanding more realism. They made a new set of molds for ships, airplanes and helicopters. These were significant improvements as the new molds were on par with current offerings. This Cobra kit is one of the improved new mold kits. Features full cockpit, pilot and copilot figures, rotating main and rear rotors and optional weapons load - miniguns or rocket pods.

Aurora SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

SALE!! 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 Eastern Boeing 727 Whisperjet - Photo Boxart Issue, 1/96, 351-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$155   

Rare 1968 hardbox issue with a beautiful box photo of a Eastern 727 at night on the ramp, ready for boarding forward and aft with airstair door extended. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct white and clear with the clear Aurora 'Globe' stand base and arm. The decals are intact, flat and 'excellent++' but have typical light yellowing. The instructions are excellent and correct for this issue as well. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Albatros D-V - Pilot-Lt. Paul Baumer (44 victories) or Jasta 5 'Green Tail' (pilot unknown) - (DV), 1/48, 752

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$30   

1976 issue from improved molds. This is a much better kit that the original release. Includes full rigging instructions, greatly improved wing assembly, pilot and decals for the two colorful aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

1957 issue. First release of this large scale (1/48) kit. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI aircraft series that first came out in 1956. The line proved incredibly popular and these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business. Includes three crew, ground base and two ground crew. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora German Tiger Tank WWII, 1/48, 312-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed and in fantastic investment-grade condition. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit has John Steel art and the hardbox is dated 1964.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 Fighter, 1/48, 33-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$155   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. Hardbox is dated 1958, but the logo tells us that this is a very late 1950 to early 1960s issue since there is no 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo. The factory put a tiny '100' circle sticker over the '98' in the part number. This issue has the correct triangle two-piece clear base as well as full landing gear and rockets. Molded in silver and clear. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both 'excellent' with slight yellowing as the only real flaws. This is reissue of one of Aurora's first two kits (F-90 and F9F) which were copies of the Hawk molds.

Aurora The Wanderer Whaler - (HO Scale), 1/87, 440-595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$185   

Rare 1966 hardbox issue of this very large, two feet long (1/87 scale) classic commercial whaler model. Well detailed for that time. This kit was one of a series of large-scale sailing ships made by Aurora to appeal to the serious ship modeler. Molded in correct dark wood, black, tan, ivory and white. Features billowing sails, metal anchor chains, running and standing rigging, molded ratlines and display stand. It has not been started. The parts that were factory sealed are all still factory sealed. Only the white sail parts were never factory sealed, and they have been inventoried complete. Includes all other parts, decals, flag sheet, metal chain, rigging thread and instructions. The Wanderer was built in Mattapoiset, MA in 1878 and was the last sailing whaleship to depart the US on a whaling voyage. She sailed from New Bedford on 24 August 1924 and was driven ashore on Cuttyhunk Island by a gale the next day and became a total loss. (from Joe Greenley)

Aurora Fokker D-VII - D-7, 1/48, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$45   

Still mint factory seal and in investment-grade condition. Kit is dated 1958, but still has original 1956 box art. The actual issue date is from the mid-1960s due to the 1 dollar price extension and the blue oval logo.