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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora Pan Am Space Shuttle Orion - From 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1/144, 252

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$149   

Still factory sealed and in mint investment-grade condition. Rare kit dated 1975 from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey." Kit features Pan Am decals, clear windows and landing lights and a removable rear section showing the detailed reactor.

Aurora Gotha Bomber G-V - Parents Magazine Seal Issue, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

First issue dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo, Parents Magazine seal and classic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in a stunning gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This model is part of a very successful 1/48 scale WWI series that Aurora started in 1956. They sold so well that they introduced new kits almost annually well into the 1960s. Some sold well right up until the end of Aurora in the mid 1970s.

Aurora F8U-1 Crusader - (f-8 / F8U1), 1/48, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. A nice kit for that time, it features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section, detailed and removable jet engine, pilot, some cockpit detail and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Features the correct 1st issue instructions showing the early stand, large rectangular-based stand and decal sheet correctly lacking the stand decal.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

First issue hardbox dated 1957 with great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the 69 cent price extension and oval 'Famous Fighters' sunburst logo. This is part of a popular and very successful series of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft that Aurora started in 1956 and added to well into the 1960s. Many of the line were in production right up until the demise of Aurora in the mid 1970s Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the factory tissue packing paper. Please NOTE: this kit displays slightly better than the 'Very Good' rating but is graded as such because there is a 1/2" x 1/4" tape tear on the lower long side.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$57   

First issue from 1957 with an excellent box top. This is the yellow-sided issue without the parents seal on the box art. Molded in the correct gloss gray and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

1976 Aurora 1/48 armor issue with significantly improved molds. In 1976 Aurora took their 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. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$54   

Dated 1963 with artwork by Jo Kotula. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. The kit has been inventoried and the entire aircraft is complete, however NOTE: Missing ground base and two ground crew. With decals and instructions present.

Aurora De Havilland DH-10A, 1/48, 786

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Late 1976 issue with revised molds, making it a better kit than previous releases. Includes full rigging detail, crew, choice of markings, detailed engines and movable propellers. The kit has never been started. The black parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

Long hardbox issue dated 1966 and in remarkable, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The only flaw is very light wear, almost completely restricted to the edges. 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. Decals and instructions are both in 'near mint' condition as well.

Aurora Centurion V - Great Britain or Israel, 1/48, 061

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$52   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit in the block 'Aurora' log box from 1976. Improved molds. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, opening hatches and operating treads and bogies. Markings for Great Britain or Israel.

Aurora HC-1B Chinook - (CH-47), 1/48, 350-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$139   

First issue hardbox issue dated 1961 with classic Jo Kotula artwork and the '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. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora The Moon Bus from 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1/55, 829-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Original 1969 kit from the famous movie. Not the common reproduction. This example is in remarkable condition inside and out. The box top grades 'excellent+' and has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, creases or price tags. It would grade higher but there is impact damage to the lower right corner - which is not visible in the photo. Well detailed kit features full interior with cockpit and removable top. Molded in the correct gray, light green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly the way it left the factory. The parts that were in factory sealed bags (light green) are still factory sealed. The gray and clear parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With 'excellent' decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Rare first issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. The box is in beautiful "Excellent+++" condition with factory-new color and gloss and four solid corners. There is no fading, no stains, no tears or missing litho, no creases and not price tags or tag marks. It would have graded 'Near Mint' but there is a very small (11mmx 5mm) factory tape pull on the upper long side. Molded in the correct gloss deep green with flexible black treads. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora US Army M109 Howitzer Tank (Self Propelled Gun), 1/48, 314-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

Box is in exceptional investment-grade'Near Mint' condition with as new color and gloss. Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit with John Steel box art dated 1963. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$285   

Rare. 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 the very rare 'Parents' Magazine' golden sticker at the left center. When the agreement with Parents' Magazine was approved, Aurora wanted to implement it immediately. Until new boxes could be made with the seal, they used these very shiny gold and black stickers. 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. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions in 'very good' condition. One small instrument is neatly broke off the pitot tube at the base, but it is present for a easy repair. 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 Boeing 747 Continental Airlines, 1/156, 379

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$58   

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Still factory sealed. 1972 issue with great John Amendola artwork. Features a big 15 inch wingspan, a very large and colorful Continental decal sheet, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and more. Molded in white and clear and includes the large tripod display stand.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$129   

Still factory sealed. 1971 block letters logo hardbox issue with the box in rare, factory sealed 'excellent++' condition. The wonderful artwork is by John Amendola. This is still the only early 737 in 1/72 scale. Includes very colorful United decals, clear cockpit windshield, optional position landing gear and display stand.

Aurora AT-6 Texan (T-6 Trainer), 1/48, 70-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$65   

Still in the factory sealed. Dated 1960. Please note the 'Famous Fighters' slogan in the logo border.

Aurora Focke-Wulf Fw-190 - Factory Sealed, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$189   

Factory sealed. The box is in investment-grade "Near Mint" condition. The seal is 100% intact but there is a closed split or cut in the middle. Dated 1960 and the first issue with this artwork. Note the 79 cent price extension and "Famous Fighters" in the border of the oval sunburst logo, which is unique to the 1960 release.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Early issue from 1957. This release has the the Parents' Magazine seal on the lower left of the box art. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original factory tissue paper. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular so many of these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business in '76.