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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

Long hardbox issue dated 1966. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there are tread burns on the bottom of the belly pan.

Aurora Russian Mig-19, 1/48, 66-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$179   

Dated 1958 with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork; but the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the oval boarder logo means that it is closer to the early 1960s. The box is in amazing 'near mint' investment-grade condition with factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, price tags or fading and no tape or even tape marks. Molded in a wonderful gloss dark green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are 'excellent' and even the original factory tissue packing paper is present.

Aurora North American F-107 Fighter Bomber, 1/114, 295-29

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

$80   

Dated 1958 with Jo Kotula box art; this issue is likely from the early to mid 1960s as there is no 'Famous Fighters' in the logo boarder. The box is in fantastic condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading or price tags and the only tape marks are from the factory sealing tape. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Texas Ranger Noseart, 1/84, 498-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

1964 issue hardbox. Earlier issue with 49 cent price extension. This is the kit with the 'Texas Rangers' nose art decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman F4F Wildcat, 1/65, 497-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Second issue - Sunburst oval logo does not have Famous Fighters' in the border. Dated 1962 but is from the mid 1960s. Molded in dark blue and clear. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora De Havilland Tiger Moth, 1/48, 110-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the bottom and left, and the box has damage as shown on the left. First issue dated 1958 with brilliant Jo Kotula box artwork. This was a very nice kit for that time.

Aurora Republic F-105 Thunderchief, 1/78, 123-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$59   

Still factory sealed, but please note that that box has a split on the upper left under the seal. Dated 1958 with classic Jo Kotula box art; this issue is probably from the mid 1960s however from the logo variation. This is a rare kit of the prototype Thunderchief, with the long nose probe and early configuration nuclear weapons pod.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$135   

First issue artwork from the early 1950s. Rare. Kit features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. That stand is correctly included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver/gray and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the back half of the pitot tube has broken off and is missing. Only the front part is present. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone corrected Aurora. Then the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or cicle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' it was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. On the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking 5/31" in front of the blot. That is this issue.

Aurora Boeing F4B-4 - (F4B4), 1/48, 122-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

1958 first issue with fantastic Jo Kotula boxart. This is the Parents' Magazine issue with the seal located in the lower right. In the day this was considered a fine kit and rated highly in reviews. Classic 1930s Navy Biplane Fighter that is still famous for their colorful paint jobs at that that time. Cowl, tail and trim color would vary with the group's Aircraft Carrier (Ranger, Lexington or Saratoga and the aircraft's position in the flight formation. NOTE: has minor assembly. The seat and floor have been neatly glued to the cockpit. Quality of assembly is professional. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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 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 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 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 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.