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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora 1913 Mercer Raceabout - Old Timers Issue, 1/16, 572-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed with a very short split at the top right long side. Dated 1961. This big 1/16 scale model, along with the other 'Old Timers' represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. It features a rolling chassis build like actual automobile, full suspension, transaxle and driveline, complete exhaust, detailed interior and more. Usually molded in gloss ivory, gloss black and with brass plated parts and real rubber tires. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$189   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. This large 1/48 scale model of this early guided missile is molded in gloss white plastic and includes the booster engine & clear triangle-based display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has wear as shown and hobby shop stamp on the top.

Aurora Gotha Bomber G-V - Abare Issue - (GV), 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$64   

Ross Abare issue Gotha in amazing investment-grade, 'Near Mint' condition. Mr. Abare, a rare kits dealer in the earliest days of the hobby, contracted with Aurora to produce a copy of the original 1958 kit. However, Aurora had the printers use the mid 1960s oval logo without the 'Famous Fighters' in the border- thus forever separating the Abare issue from the original issue. Mr. Abare was reportedly quite upset, as he wanted exact copies. Molded in deep burgundy and black plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora American Astronaut - Gemini Program, 1/13, 409-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

Rare first and only release from 1967. The box is in 'excellent' condition with light wear (mainly on the lower edge and top left corner) as shown. This is a well detailed kit has Extra-Vehicular Life Support System (ELLS), Astronaut Maneuvering Unit (AMU) and unique Earth/Moon backdrop and Gemini Capsule base. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$64   

Still factory sealed and in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The kit is dated 1958, but this is clearly a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst - due to the 130 price extension, it is most likely from 1961 or '62. This was a fine kit for that time and still a favorite 'Classic Builder' today. It features movable rudder, elevators & ailerons, cockpit with pilot, seat, instrument panel, gun sight and feet stirrups, auxiliary gas tank and rotating propeller and wheels. Usually molded in gloss dark green and clear, but I cannot confirm that since it is factory sealed.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$120   

Hardbox issue of this classic Aurora kit dated 1960. Notice the 79 cent extension, 'Sunburst' logo with no 'Famous Fighters' which makes this issue closer to about 1963/4. Molded in black and clear with the clear triangular 'globe' display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder - Famous Fighters Of All Nations, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$269   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals. The box has great color, four solid corners with no repairs, no creasing, no stains, fading or writing, no cardboard tears or rips, no price tags and no tape beyond the factory sealing tape. There is light general wear and please note that the box displays slightly better than the 'Excellent' grade but it is rated as such because there is light general wear not visible in the photo and a 1.5" x 3/8" factory tape tear on the top long side.

Aurora M-109 Self Propelled Howitzer - Young Model Builders Club Issue / YMBC / US or West German, 1/48, 781

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

Hard-to-find 1/48 scale '109 kit in the original YMBC cardboard mailing box. This is the 1976 improved molds version which features elevating gun, rotating turret, opening hatches, movable bogies, flexible tracks and combat crew. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes 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

$54   

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 Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$75   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1972 Big A softbox release features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads & bogies and more. Includes a battlefield display stand.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$79   

SALE!! Long hardbox issue dated 1966 and in 'Excellent++' condition. 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

1966 hardbox issue with fantastic artwork. Nicely detailed for that time, featuring flexible treads, opening hatches and three soldiers with one tank crew member. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that Aurora did not furnish decals with this kit.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

First issue from 1958 with Parents Magazine Seal and a 29 cent price extension. For decades this kit was famous for being the only injection molded F-107 available. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora F4F Wildcat, 1/65, 497-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$90   

Dated 1962 with beautiful john Steel hardbox artwork. Very rare in this condition with the box in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Color and gloss are like new, all corners are solid, no repairs, no tape or tape marks (other than the marks from the original narrow factory packing tape, no stains, fading, tears or rips and no creases. There is the original K-Mark price tag for 41 cents on the left short side and very, very light general wear as shown. Molded in a beautiful gloss dark blue and clear plastic. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions (both in 'excellent' condition).

Aurora Fokker Eindekker - E111, 1/48, 134-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$64   

1963 issue in fantastic condition with perfect gloss & color and Jo Kotula artwork. The box top has the blue outline oval logo and the four box sides have the solid yellow outlined logo. Features cockpit, pilot figure, detailed engine, ground officer and ground panel with built-in chocks. With rigging instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Universal Pictures, 1/8, 461-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$250   

Very rare original issue hardbox kit from 1963. The box is in 'very good+' condition with great color and gloss. The flaws are light corner and very light edge wear, as well as a very fine vertical scratch on the center left; it may not show up in the photo but it is there. All four corners are solid and there are no tape or price tags or marks. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct tan. It has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition with light yellowing. This kit must be shipped insured.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$229   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Large 1/48 scale kit of the early guided missile. Includes booster rocket and clear display stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$85   

1960s issue in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Very nicely molded and detailed for that time. 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 US Army Vietnam-era decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman S2F Hunter Killer, 1/54, 145-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$64   

1963 hardbox issue in amazing investment-grade "Near Mint+" condition. The original owner opened the box but very carefully left the clear plastic on the box top. This is the larger of the two Comet molds for the S2F. Molded in the correct dark Navy Blue and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout - White Rectangle Issue, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Very rare version and the rarest of all Aurora SE-5s. Note that the rectangular background for the oval 'Famous Fighters' logo is white and not the more common yellow. The two issues are identical other than the background color for the lower-right rectangle. The hardbox is dated 1956 with the original Jim Cox box art but with the 1957 oval 'Famous Fighters' logo. The original rectangle 'Northern Lights'; logo has been neatly blotted out with a white rectangle of the same size. The fact that the price is still 69 cents (as the original issue) means this issue is very late 1956 or very early '57. Molded in gloss olive green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there is a short tape tear on the lower long side measuring 1/2" x 1/4" and two dark, translucent tape stains (1" x 3/8") on the upper long side.