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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora Boeing 707 Pan Am Clipper, 1/104, 381-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$129   

Dated 1958, but likely from the very early 1960s judging from the oval logo with no 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Wonderful box artwork by Jo Kotula. One of Aurora's first airliner kits. Molded in white and clear with the large clear 'Triangle' Globe base. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Spitfire Famous Fighters of all Nations First Issue, 1/48, 20-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$349   

Rare first issue that is 100% correct. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid original corners (no repairs), no fading or stains, no missing litho or tears, no tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course). Flaws include very light general wear as shown and moderate corner wear at the lower left corner. This first issue has minimal surface detail and is molded in the correct non-metallic medium blue and clear plastic. It also has the correct rectangle-based clear display stand and the instructions match this perfectly. (The second and all later issues had greatly increased rivet detail and were molded in a metallic blue plastic) The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are flat and in amazing 'near mint' condition with only the slightest yellowing. The instructions are 'near mint+' with slight yellowing being the only flaw. Even the original factory packing tissue is present.

Aurora Focke-Wulf Fw-190 Famous Fighters Of All Nations - First Issue With Swastika, 1/48, 30-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$349   

Very rare first issue which includes the proper swastika box art and swastika decals. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid original corners (no repairs), no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the thin factory sealing tape of course), no fading, stains or torn/missing litho. Flaws include general wear as shown, especially to the left corners and edge as shown. This issue is 100% correct for the first release. The FW-190 was originally issued at the new West Hempstead factory, meaning that it was never part of the famous "Brooklyn 8" (Aurora's first 8 aircraft kits). That also means that the first issue had landing gear and bombs but still had the small clear rectangle stand which was also shown on the instructions. The late issue of the '190 also means it is the rarest of the swastika issues because the swastika was painted out a short time after moving to West Hempstead. Molded in the correct gloss black and clear, with the rectangle-based clear stand, matching instructions and a stunning 'near mint' condition decal sheet which is flat and not even yellowed. The instructions are 'excellent' with slight yellowing, light wear and a 3/4" closed split on a fold crease. Even the original factory packing tissue is present.

Aurora Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, 1/77, 393-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

True 1960 hardbox issue with oval logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the logo border. The art by Jo Kotula perfectly highlights the 'Golden Age' of box art. This model is very close to 1/72 scale and has many great features including full interior for both cockpit and cargo area, cargo doors open and close, removable loading ramps, two cargo pallets with field gun, parachute & sled and jeep, parachute & sled, rotating props and more. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box would grade higher than 'very good' but it is given that rating because there is a price tag tear on the short left side panel.

Aurora DC-9 Series 10 Hughes Airwest, 1/72, 386

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$46   

1974 issue with colorful markings for Hughes. Still the only 1/72 scale DC-9 and molded in the correct bright yellow and clear, with the correct large black tripod display base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals have light age spotting to the backing paper only; the actual transfers have no stains.

Aurora North American F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$58   

Still factory sealed. Aurora of Canada issue in investment-grade condition. There is no date on the box but it is from the early to mid 1960s. This model is from the modified Brooklyn U-Ma-Kit F-86D molds; this issue has the added landing gear, ordinance and drop tanks.

Aurora F8U Crusader (F-8), 1/50, 119-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

Dated 1957 but is actually the third issue with the 'ground' artwork and blue oval logo. This was a very nice kit for that time featuring 'good' cockpit detail, pilot figure, retractable landing gear, removable tail section and detailed jet engine. NOTE: this kit has minor and "professional" quality assembly as follows: the engine is built and the seat is glued to the cockpit floor. There is no other assembly and zero painting. At one time a bulkhead was lightly glued to a fuselage half with some body filler as weight (as this kit is a 'tail sitter.' But the bulkhead and filler have come out. There is no damage from this previous assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Rare kit dated 1975 from the movie '2001: A Space Odyssey.' Features removable rear section showing the detailed reactor, clear windows and landing lights and Pan Am decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Bristol F2B Brisfit - (F.2B), 1/48, 113-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$74   

1957 first issue in fantastic 'Excellent++' condition. The box has perfect color and gloss and four solid corners. The only flaws are very light and isolated age foxing and light wear. This issue has dramatic Jo Kotula artwork and is molded in the correct gloss olive green and black. Inside, the kit has never been started. It still includes the factory packing tissue. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora F9F Panther Jet Sealed, 1/49, 22-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$79   

Factory sealed but the seal has a small split at the upper right as shown. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork is dated 1960. This is actually a newer kit, likely from 1962-64 as it lacks the 'Famous Fighters' logo in the oval border. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly.

Aurora German Wolfpack U-Boat U-505, 1/209, 716-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

Dated 1961 but is from the mid 1960s judging from the 130 cent price extension and the 'Sunburst' logo with no Famous Fighters in the border. With incredible John Steel artwork. Features full hull, display stand, detailed conning tower and deck, periscopes, 20mm and 37mm guns, 105mm main deck gun, bow net cutter, full diving planes and propeller detail and decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$44   

Mint condition hardbox. This is the 4th known issue of this classic kit, and the second one to share the 102-100 kit number. The blue oval logo dates from the early 1960s. This is only the second box artwork used for this kit, and John Steel replaced Cox for the 'new look' from Aurora. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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 these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

1972 kit from the famous movie and the Aurora of Canada issue. Not the common reproduction. This example is in very good condition outside and 'factory new' inside. Well detailed kit features full interior with cockpit and removable top. Molded in the correct white, dark green and clear for this issue. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly the way it left the factory. The parts that were in factory sealed bags (dark green) are still factory sealed. The white and clear parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With 'excellent+' decals and 'excellent+' instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-47 Stratojet, 1/180, 493-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

From 1956. Very rare first issue with 'Famous Fighters' square 'Northern Lights' logo. Classic Jo Kotula artwork. This issue only lasted one year, as in 1957 the new oval logo box was used. The box is in excellent condition with all solid corners, no fading or stains, no price tags or marks . Somehow, this box escaped the factory thin tape, as there are not even any marks for that. Inside, the model is as new down to the original packing tissue. The parts are high gloss silver. The instructions are dated 1956 and correctly show the old style logo and square clear stand. The decals and stand are correct for this issue also. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions and correct square clear 2-piece stand.

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 Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$225   

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 the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$39   

Excellent builder kit. Nicely molded, smaller scale full-hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions. Molded in green, wood tan and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: the smallest yard has 1/3 of the tip broken off and that tip is missing.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

True first issue dated 1963 and with a 79 cent price extension to the kit number. Jo Kotula did the amazing artwork. This early issue has 'Famous Fighters' in the four logos on the box sides. Nicely done kit for that time with fair cockpit and engine detail, ground base, pilot figure and mechanic. Molded in gloss black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note, the box has wear as shown and is graded only 'good.'

Aurora 747 Pan Am Jumbo Jet, 1/156, 361-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

1968 issue hardbox with great artwork. Molded in gloss white with the older clear triangle 'World' Aurora stand and colorful, early Pan Am decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Avro CF-100 Canuck - All-Weather Fighter, 1/67, 137-175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$115   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade "Sealed Near Mint+' condition. 1964 issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval sunburst. Decals are for 18244, a Mk.4A and an armament evaluation aircraft at CFB Cold Lake, AB, 1954-62.