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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora 1959 Pontiac Fireball, 1/25, 565-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Rare kit from 1961. Larger scale Pontiac features front wheels that can be steered, interior detail, custom parts and more. Molded in ivory/white, chrome plate, clear, red-tint clear and with rubber tires. Includes wild custom decals including '8 Ball.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have significant bug damage. All assembly steps can still be seen clearly. The decal backing paper has bug damage, but the actual transfers have no damage. According to the instructions, kit number 531 was the motorized version of this kit and cost $2.98, quite a bit more than this non-motorized issue.

Aurora F8U Crusader - (F-8), 1/50, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$45   

Dated 1957 but is actually the third issue with the 'ground' artwork and simplified oval logo. Likely from 1963/64 as it still has the 98 cent price extension. Model has many interesting features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section. detailed jet engine and cockpit. Molded in gloss gray and clear with the transparent Aurora 'Triangle' world stand. Never started. NOTE: Missing seat (for pilot) and one main wheel. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present

Aurora US Navy Sealab III, 721-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$799   

Very rare first and only issue from 1969. A large and well detailed kit of this unique underwater habitat. Molded in tan (ocean base), orange/yellow and clear. The delicate clear part is in 'excellent' condition with scratches and minimal wear; it has been protected for shipping. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals has one of the 'AB' from LAB missing. The box displays much better than the 'good-' grade but it is graded as such due to light staining to the left short side of the box top and heavy staining to the right short side. Box bottom (tray) has some light staining also but not much. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High B-17 Bomber Formation, 1/156, 352-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$450   

Dated 1965. Issued with the popular TV program '12 O'Clock High.' Very rare 3 plane kit with special ground base showing airfields, railroad yards and factories, special 'bombs away' stand, one special 'battle damage' decal sheet for the B-17s, another unique decal sheet for the three B-17s 'Aces High,' 'Fancy Diver' and 'King Pin' and the 'bomb' stands and a full color poster of the box art by Mort Kunstler. The three B-17s are molded in the correct dark green and clear, while the 'bomb' stand arms are clear and the base is black. The kit has never been started. Two of the B-17s are still in the factory sealed bags; the third one has been inventoried with all parts present Complete with poster, special stand, stand arms, two unique decal sheets and instructions. Must be shipped insured.

Aurora Boeing 727-22 United Jetliner, 1/96, 353-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Aurora's near 1/100-scale 727 short-body dated 1962 but with factory '2.49' price extension stickers over the original price extension. Joe Kotula did the stunning artwork of the ground crew preparing the 727-22 for departure while passengers board via the 'airstair' rear door. The 'Fly UNITED' neon sign beams in the background as another United 727 departs overhead. Box has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no tape or price tags and the only flaw is light general wear. Inside, the kit is molded in white and clear. The aircraft can be built in gear up or down configuration and includes the clear two-piece 'Triangle World' display base. Includes full decals for N7211U as shown on the box top. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent'. Before using any older decals please read the articles about saving older decals, which are located on this website.

Aurora Spad XIII World War I Fighter, 1/48, 107-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Hardbox is dated 1957 and has great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the oval 'Famous Fighters logo with the sunburst and the Parents' Magazine seal at the middle right. Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Swedish 'S' Tank, 1/48, 316-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$120   

Still factory sealed. 1966 hardbox issue. Nicely detailed kit. Features flexible treads, opening hatches and three soldiers with one tank crew member.

Aurora TFX F-111A USAF, 1/48, 368-349

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

1966 Aurora Canada issue in big 1/48 scale. Fantastic Roy Grinnell artwork. The box is in 'very good' condition with nice color, four solid corners and no tape and no price tag marks. The only flaws are very light edge and corner wear and a crease at the top. The assembled model is 21 inches long. Features swing wings, correct retractable landing gear, good cockpit detail, pilot and radar navigator and Air Force markings. Includes the famous clear Aurora 'Globe' triangle-based stand. There has never been any assembly. NOTE: the pilots faces have been very neatly painted. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete including like-new decals and instructions.

Aurora Temco TT-1 Jet Trainer - (ex-Strombecker), 1/43, 139-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair

$65   

Still factory sealed, but the box has damage at the upper left from other models being stored on top of it. Ideal builder. Hardbox is dated 1962. This is the nice ex-Strombecker kit after Aurora bought the molds. Features 'good' cockpit with pilots, ejection seats and control sticks, opening canopy, full landing gear and the clear triangle-based stand. Molded in bright yellow and clear.

Aurora M2 Mailplane Sealed (M-2) - Western Air Express, 1/48, 775

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still in the factory seal. Dated 1976. At this late date in Aurora history, they were only releasing the best molds and usually after some scale modifications. This model contains decals for two Western Air Express aircraft.

Aurora 112-98 DeHavilland DH-4 / 1112-98 F-2B Brisfit / 114-98 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny / 142-100 Albatross C-III, 1/48

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

$125   

SALE!! This lot includes all four WWI kits for one price. The F2B box is 'excellent+,' the DH-4 is 'VG+,' the Jenny is 'VG++' and the CIII is 'Exc.' The kits have not been started. The Jenny is missing one seated pilot but is otherwise complete. The other three are 100% complete. Instructions and decals are all 'excellent' or better, with yellowing as the primary flaw.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber, 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 '198' price circle in the upper right and no Parent's Magazine approval seal. Box is in 'excellent+' condition with like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. Flaws include very, very light wear and creasing. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original tissue packing paper.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

Just when I think all the issues have surfaced for an Aurora kit, another one shows up! This is a 120-69 (same number as the first issue) 'Famous Fighters' oval logo with the '69' price circle and the Parents' Magazine seal. That makes this the second issue - it would have been put out in early 1957, with the very first re-imaging to the new logo. It also shows that the Parents' seal was used as early as 1957 on some kits. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, the first model box artist for Aurora. (Please read the article about Mr. Cox on this website) This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced in '56. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker D-VIII Flying Razor, 1/48, 135-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$55   

SALE!! First issue from 1959 with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork, FF logo and Parents' Magazine Seal on the lower right. Please note that this box exists in two versions; one with the PM seal at the extreme lower right and one with it an inch or so to the left. A nice kit of the dreaded 'Flying Razor' of WWI. The D-VIII had what it took to turn the tide in the air, but was introduced too late and in too few numbers to make a significant difference. Molded in a metallic high-gloss green and black plastics. Kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

First issue from 1957. This is the yellow-sided issue without the Parents' Magazine seal on the box art. Molded in gloss light gray and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker DR-1 Triplane, 1/48, 105-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$49   

Dated 1956 with Jim Cox box art. Please note that with the 'Famous Fighters' oval logo and the Parents' Magazine Seal, this kit was actually issued in about 1958/59. Molded in a fantastic gloss metallic burgundy and black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Halberstadt CLII - (CL-II / CL.II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

The first issue of this kit, dated 1959 with 98 cent price extension, 'Famous Fighters' around the early oval sunburst logo, Parents' Magazine seal and Jo Kotula boxart. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

First issue dated 1957 with Famous Fighters oval logo and sunburst inside. Jo Kotula artwork. The box is in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with very light wear as the only flaw. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Dated 1961 and the first issue. Note the 'Hobby Kits' slogan in the border of the Aurora logo and the Parents' Magazine Seal at the lower left. Rare near 1/100 scale kit molded in white and clear with recessed control surface and door lines. Features clear cockpit windshield, full landing gear and a large clear 'Triangle World' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Convair 880 and its near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. 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. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, 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 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Aurora Boeing 707 Astrojet - American Air Lines, 1/104, 380-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1965 hardbox issue of an early configuration Boeing 707. Very near 1/100 scale. Features complete landing gear, clear cockpit windows, colorful American Airlines decals and clear triangle base display stand.