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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile - With Mobile Launching Platform, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$285   

Rare and even rarer in this condition. This kit was factory sealed but the seal recently split across the back - so I opened it up to do a 100% inventory and slid the seal back on. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory - never started, with the red parts still in a factory sealed clear bag and with all other parts inventoried 100% complete, including 'excellent+++' decals and instructions. 1958 release of this famous kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. Please note this is a true first issue because there is no Parents' Magazine' printed logo or the golden sticker. The model features a well detailed missile with lower booster and the mobile launcher with good suspension detail, valves boxes and covers, tow bar, servicing and access platforms with railings, elevating main pad and three figures. Molded in the correct deep gloss red, silver and dark blue plastic. Please note that this kit displays better than the 'excellent' box grade but is rated as such because long crease on part of the lower long box side. This kit must be shipped insured. The Aurora "Missile Line" is legendary. In the late 1950s, the first missile model kits sold briskly, so Aurora and Revell both planned extensive lines. However, the missile modeling craze disappeared as quickly as it started. Models that were in the works were canceled or completed if they were far enough along. Those that were completed were fine efforts but sold poorly and had very short lives, making them rare collector items today.

Aurora Nike Hercules Missile - With Launching Platform MIM-14, 1/48, 379-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$379   

1958 first and only release. Large 1/48 scale missile includes an elevating launcher, many moving parts and a crew of four. Molded in the correct white and olive drab. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition and the instructions are 'excellent++.' The Aurora "Missile Line" is legendary. In the late 1950s, the first missile model kits sold briskly, so Aurora and Revell both planned extensive lines. However, the missile modeling craze disappeared as quickly as it started. Models that were in the works were canceled or completed if they were far enough along. Those that were completed, like the Nike Hercules, were fine efforts but sold poorly and had very short lives, making them rare collector items today.

Aurora M109 Howitzer Tank - (US Army Self Propelled Gun), 1/48, 326-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

1969 Big A hardbox issue. Hard to find 1/48 armor kit that has very good detail for that time. Features over 100 pieces, working bogies and tracks, rotating turret, elevating gun, driver, commander & soldier figures and more. Includes decals for US Army and West German Army. Never started. The actual tank has been inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions but NOTE: missing display base. Also, the box displays slighter better than the 'good' ranking; it is graded as such because there is clear tape on two box sides and one paint run.

Aurora US Army 8 Inch Howitzer Gun, 1/48, 307-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$149   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Mint' condition. It has no more wear than what it left the factory with and the seal is 100% intact with no tears or splits. Second issue from 1963 of this rare kit with John Steel artwork. The box top has the rare 'simplified' logo with 'Famous Fighters' still in the boarder; that only lasted one year and Aurora went to an empty border. Well detailed model for that time with 96 parts featuring moving wheels, breech, recoil mechanism, limber and gun trails.

Aurora Japanese Medium Tank - Type 97 Chi-Ha, 1/48, 313-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

The original owner opened the kit but carefully left the factory seal on the box top, which is why the box is in remarkable 'near mint' condition. The hardbox is dated 1964 with the original issue 98 cent price extension and has John Steel artwork. The top has the 'simple' logo and the four sides have 'Famous Fighters' ovals. Kit features flexible treads, tank commander and three ground troops, two rifles, rotating turret, elevating gun optional position top hatch and working tracks & wheels. It has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one very small part, a round rear tail light. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora King Tiger - Panzer VI Heavy Tank (Henschel Turret) - SS Panzer Divisions, 1/48, 064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$72   

Still factory sealed. 1976 Aurora 1/48 armor issue with significantly improved molds. Near the end Aurora took the best kits and upgraded the molds for accuracy. Features Zimmerit anti-magnetic finish, working bogies and flexible tracks, opening hatches, tank commander, rotating turret, three troops and decals for six different SS Panzer groups including 5th and 9th SS Panzer.

Aurora British Centurion Tank WWII, 1/48, 300-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$125   

Still factory sealed and in amazing, investment-grade 'Mint' condition. Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit with John Steel box art is dated 1963. Aurora's 1/48 armor kits met with rave reviews in the 1960s and were considered the finest of all tank models.

Aurora General Patton Tank - (M46), 1/48, 301-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Hard to find armor kit with John Steel hardbox artwork is dated 1963. Aurora made excellent armor kits for that time and this is no exception. In the early 1960s modeling reviewers declared them as the finest armor kits in any scale. Molded in gloss olive drab with flexible black treads. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays slightly better than the 'very good' grade but is rated as such because there is heavy corner wear on the side at the lower left corner. The corner is solid and intact, but the litho has worn through in several spots.

Aurora German Panther Tank, 1/48, 302-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

1963 issue with John Steel artwork. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale kit that features working bogies, flexible treads, elevating gun, rotating turret, optional position hatches and two crew members. Molded in the correct high gloss gray plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Bell UH-1B Cobra Copter, 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

1966 first issue hardbox. Very nicely molded and detailed for that time, as this kit was part of Aurora's new line designed to compete with Monogram and Revell for quality. Features full cockpit and interior, positionable pilot and copilot figures, two other positionable crew members, optional position crew doors, detailed rotor head, small or large rocket loadout, machine guns and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and includes all plastic parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora M8 Munitions Carrier And 8 inch Howitzer, 1/48, 310-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$375   

Dated 1958. Very rare dual kit that contains both models. Very well detailed for that time with 276 parts. Each has many operating features including movable tracks, gun, bulldozer blade, ammunition loader and more. Includes crew members. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note that the box looks slightly better than the 'good+' grade but is graded as such because there 1.25" x .7" section of litho missing on the left short side where a price tag was torn off. there is also other general wear and edge wear as shown.

Aurora Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$275   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Large 1/48 scale kit of the early guided missile. Includes display stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has wear as shown and hobby shop stamp on the top.

Aurora US Army M109 Howitzer Tank (Self Propelled Gun), 1/48, 314-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

John Steel hardbox artwork is dated 1963. Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit that is very well detailed for that time. Features detailed, individual bogie drive train, flexible tracks, driver figure, optional position hatches, elevating gun, rotating turret, accessories, tank commander and more. Molded in gloss olive drab with black flexible tracks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box is only graded 'good+' because there is some light age foxing and a shallow dent at the far right lower side as shown and also on the right short side panel.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$34   

1969 Big A hardbox issue. Aurora's armor kits were most welcome and received superb reviews in most early modeling magazines. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating bogies & treads and more. Never started. It has been inventoried and the actual tank is complete but NOTE: Missing vacuform terrain base. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies of originals. The decal sheet is 80% intact with several small decals missing.

Aurora Pan-Am Space Clipper Orion - 2001 Space Odyssey, 1/144, 148-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

Rare first issue hardbox from 1968. From the famous movie '2001 A Space Odyssey'. Features removable cover shows nuclear engines and Pan-Am markings. NOTE: this kit has minor 'professional' quality subassembly as follow: (7) pieces of the engine room are assembled. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Piasecki H-25A Army Mule - US Air Force / Army / Navy / Marines, 1/48, 502-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$225   

Very rare "Northern Lights' logo first issue from 1956. Even rarer in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no stains, creases, tears or fading. It has no price tags (or marks from any) and incredibly it even missed the factory tape machine - there is no tape and no marks or stains from tape. Very, very light wear is the only flaw. 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. Features cockpit seats, control sticks and instrument panel, full landing gear and decals for all four versions listed. Molded in the correct high-gloss olive drab and clear plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Korean War Patton Tank, 1/48, 321

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit in the 'Big A' box from 1972. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, crew figures, operating bogies & treads and bogies and more. This is the issues where Aurora blacked out "World War II" and put "Korean War" above the text "Patton Tank". Never started. The tank has been inventoried complete with all parts but NOTE: missing vacuform terrain base. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora M8 Munitions Carrier and 8 Inch Howitzer, 1/48, 333-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$185   

Hard-to-find 1/48 scale model includes both kits. M8 features movable tracks and bogie wheels, movable bulldozer blade and ammunition loader. The Howitzer has a movable breech and wheels, recoil mechanism, limber and gun trails and 7 figures. The kit has never been started. Both kits have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Aurora did not issue a terrain base with this kit.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$46   

Still factory sealed. 1963 issue with great Kotula artwork. The box is in investment-grade 'Mint' condition with flawless color and gloss, but please NOTE that there is a closed split on the seal.

Aurora The Phantom of the Opera - Universal Pictures - Canada Issue, 1/8, 428-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$140   

1964 Aurora of Canada issue. NOTE: builder kit only. This model has been started. The following sub-assembly are built: one rock is glued to the base; dungeon is built; leg halves assembled; shoe halves assembled. Quality of assembly is 'excellent' to 'very good'. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present.