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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora Boeing 747 - Air Canada, 1/156, 391-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$55   

Late 1960s or early 1970s Aurora of Canada kit. This is Aurora's near 1/144 scale kit that features full landing gear, large display stand and an extensive Air Canada decal sheet with full red rudders with Maple Leaf logo, fuselage script and logos, glare shield and full side stripes. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals have micro-cracked. Please read the article on this website about saving old decals before using these or any older kit decals.

Aurora Japanese Zero, 1/48, 88-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$425   

Still factory sealed; there is one small 1/2" split on the upper left edge. Other than that, the seal is intact. Rare kit in investment-grade condition. Dated 1959 but likely from the early 1960s because of the logo variation. Fantastic Mort Kunstler box art. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

Dated 1963 with box art by John Steel. Fantastic condition box with nearly perfect color and gloss. A very nice kit in its day with good detail and flexible treads. Molded in green with flexible black tracks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Tu-104 Aeroflot (Tu-16 Badger), 1/130, 127-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

1959 issue of the military bomber turned civil transport. Molded in the correct gloss gull gray and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand and Aeroflot decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has clear tape on the corners.

Aurora United States Sailor, 1/8, 410-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

First issue dated 1957 and with artwork by Marinelli. Part of the famous early Aurora 'figure' kits, which were launched with the purchase of the Crown knight molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Helo - (ex-Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$225   

Second issue, likely from around 1962/63 because of the logo and 98 cent price extension. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo (with no 'Famous Fighters' in the boarder) at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds. Features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

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 HC-1B Chinook (CH-47), 1/48, 350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$155   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right short side. Second issue hardbox is dated 1961 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. The actual issue date is likely 62/63 since there is no 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the Aurora sunburst logo. Very large 1/48 scale kit with good cockpit and rotor detail, moving rotors, clear side and cockpit windows and full decals.

Aurora Boeing 727 TWA Jetliner, 1/96, 354-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$175   

Still factory sealed. The seal is in exceptional condition and 100% intact. Dated 1963. If you look closely, this is the same artwork as the United 727 from 1962, but with the United markings carefully painted out and the TWA added. Large, near 1/100 scale kit includes full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, full color decals and display stand.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet - United Air Lines, 1/156, 362-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$95   

Still factory sealed. The seal is 85% intact and has two splits and some cellophane missing on the bottom and side. Aurora Canada issue dated 1968. Includes full color decals.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber - 'Parents Magazine' Seal Issue, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. This is the edition with the Parent's Magazine approval seal on the box and the instructions. Box is in excellent condition with like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. Flaws include a ding at the top left corner and very, very light discoloration. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original tissue packing paper.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra - Assault Helicopter, 1/72, 501-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$135   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. First issue hardbox dated 1967. 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.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$175   

First issue from the early 1950s. Please note the early Aurora rectangular logo, which was used from about 1953 to 1955. Rare large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: box displays as 'near mint+' but is graded lower due to a tape tear on one long side from the factory tape.

Aurora North American P-51 Mustang, 1/48, 118-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Hardbox issue dated 1964 with dramatic artwork by John Steel. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowling, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in olive drab and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 737 Commercial Jet United Air Lines, 1/72, 359-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$175   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. The seal is present and intact except for a 1/2 inch split on the bottom. The box has no damage at all. Rare 1/72 scale 737 dated 1966 with great Roy Grinnell boxart. This is the first issue artwork but the third price extension change. This kit has the 2.50 price instead of the earlier 1.98 or 2.49. Given the 250 price extension, this exact kit was likely issued around 1967/68. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'Triangle World' display base.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$525   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox is 'very good++' with great color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears, no torn or missing litho and no creases. Flaws include edge and corner wear as shown and light general wear. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside right down to the original tissue packing paper. Aurora factory sealed the silver parts and the red missile parts; these are both still sealed. The deep blue parts were not sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/82, 495-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$35   

Dated 1961 and with classic Jo Kotula box art. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing stand base. Inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.

Aurora Roman Bireme Warship, 1/80, 435-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$135   

Large scale model in the 1967 hardbox. Very nicely molded kit and one of Aurora's better kits. Full hull kit is 11 inches long when built and features very nicely detailed hull planking and decoration, detailed deck and tower, individually molded oars and shields, two sails and 11 Roman Rulers, Tillers and Soldiers. Includes painting and rigging guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Ryan X-13 Vertijet with Trailer/Launcher, 1/48, 376-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$350   

Dated 1957 and rare. Very nice large-scale model for that time with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver and the trailer/launcher in bright yellow. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags (one for silver and one for yellow) and includes decals and instructions in superb 'as new' condition.

Aurora F6F Hellcat, 1/49, 40-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

1960 issue; please note the oval logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border and the 'Northern Lights' in the center behind the Aurora name. Molded in a stunning dark gloss blue and clear. This issue has the clear two-piece triangle-base stand and also the 'Parents Magazine' seal on the box. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box shows much better than the 'Very Good' grade, but is graded as such due to damage to .5 of an inch on the lower left side corner