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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo was only used for this one year - in 1957 it was replaced by the 'Famous Fighters' oval 'Sunburst'. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, one of the first if not the first box artist for Aurora. This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced this year. 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 National DC-10 Barbara, 1/144, 390-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

1972 'Big A' logo issue. Molded in white and clear, with the big tripod-based stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in amazing 'as new' condition. When Monogram bought the Aurora molds, this was one of the few kits that was re-released under the Monogram name. Monogram was careful to only release the more quality kits, which is a nice testimonial for this model.

Aurora North American XB-70 Valkyrie Bomber, 1/105, 370-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

1969 hardbox 'Big A' logo issue. Very large kit with 6 detailed General Electric J93-3 engines, landing gear and clear canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed C-141A Starlifter, 1/108, 376

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$115   

1972 Big "A" logo with "Aurora" written across the middle. Still the biggest injection molded Starlifter model ever made. There is no assembly but NOTE: the top of the horizontal stabilizer has been lightly airbrushed with primer. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora C-141A Starlifter, 1/108, 376-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$165   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1969 issue with the 'Big A' logo. Still the largest injection molded Starlifter kit ever made.

Aurora Halberstadt CL-II, 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Dated 1959. This is the first issue because it has the 98 price extension, the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logo and the Parents' Magazine seal at the lower left. Never started. NOTE: missing one small part, the ammo magazine for the gun. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. Includes 'excellent' decals and instructions.

Aurora Avro CF-100 All Weather Fighter, 1/67, 137-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Dated 1960 with Jo Kotula box artwork. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, 1/270, 494-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

1961 issue hardbox with the dramatic Jo Kotula artwork that made these kits so famous and collectible. Nicely molded small scale kit with full main landing gear, outrigger gear, clear canopy and auxiliary gas tanks on the outboard wings. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear with the clear 'Triangle World' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that this kit is not a reissue of the Comet molds - this kit is original to Aurora. The Aurora kit is significantly larger that the Comet issue and varies in a great many details.

Aurora North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/103, 490-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$65   

In amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition inside and out. Dated 1961 with the great Jim Cox artwork that makes early Aurora kits so collectible. This issue has a slightly larger box than earlier ones. It is a nicely done kit for that time, molded in gloss silver and clear with full landing gear and clear 'Triangle World Map' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box has like-new color and gloss, four perfect corners, no creases or 'dishing' of the box top, no tape or tape marks (not even factory sealing tape), no fading and no tears. The only flaws include very, very light general wear and the original price tag on the right short panel. Please note, this is not a reissue of the Comet model. Aurora cut these molds years before acquiring Comet's F-100.

Aurora Convair B-36 Peacemaker Giant Bomber, 1/333, 492-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$139   

Rare kit with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork and dated 1961. Box is in fantastic condition with excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and very light, general wear as the only flaw. Features rotating props, full landing gear, auxiliary jet engines, clear canopy and nose and the Aurora 'Triangle World' clear stand. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker D-7 (D-VII) Giant Screwdriver Kit, 1/19, 398-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$195   

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1967 issue in excellent condition. The D-VII and several other aircraft were originally designed for a gas motor U-Control, but Aurora decided to discontinue gas powered models after a short release time because of service issues and return volume. In order to further utilize the expensive molds, Aurora released the entire line as static 'Giant Size Models' with screwdriver assembly - known today as 'Aurora Screwdriver Kits.' This is that version. Very large kit molded in bright gloss red, black, tan, rubber wheels and with metal hardware. The kit has never been started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Even the hardware bag is sealed and includes the famous Aurora screwdriver that was only included with these early issues.

Aurora Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 1/25, 828-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

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NOTE: perfect builder only; has neat sub-assembly. Please read carefully. Very rare kit issued in 1968 and never again. Aurora did an incredibly good job on this kit for the time. It features full frame construction, separately molded suspension sprints, axles, differential, steering linkage and drive shaft, separate exhaust, full interior, head and tail lights, spoke wheels, all 'propulsion' gear correct to the prototype and the big wings. Molded in wood tan, chrome plate, yellow and clear plastic. This kit has been inventoried 100% complete but NOTE: it has several sub-assemblies neatly and adult built. They are perfectly aligned and all auxiliary parts fit as well as possible if not perfectly. The following are built (but not glued to any other sub-assemblies). The quality of work is in noted like this "(excellent)". None of these steps are not completed, He only built sub-assemblies. but here is what is done in each: Step 1: frame built (professional quality) and painted red (excellent++); running boards assembled to fenders (professional) and painted black (very good+). Step 2: body floor and 2 sides and inner bulkhead (four parts) built (professional) and the inner tub and outer white 'wood' lines painted (excellent++). Step 4: hood top halves and radiator (3 parts) assembled (professional) and fine trim painted (excellent++). Step 5: gas tank halves assembled (excellent++). Step 6: Wheel halves assembled (professional) and painted (excellent++) Please note painting these is very difficult and the work done is very fine. No other assembly has been done. There is very neat painting to several other parts: seats, license plate, interior inner panels. instrument details, oil pan, luggage rack and headlight buckets. All the painting is very neat and will not hinder assembly or repainting. There is no other assembly or painting. Inventoried complete and includes instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+++

$85   

Dated 1961. Rare larger-scale Aurora 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 not been started. NOTE: missing nose gear door. This part is easily made from plastic stock, or is not needed if the kit if built in the 'gear up' configuration. Inventoried with all other parts and excellent decals and instructions. The Convair 880 and it's 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 737 United Air Lines Short Range Jet, 1/72, 359-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$119   

1971 block letters logo hardbox issue. Still the only 1/72 injection molded 737 kit. Includes very colorful United decals, clear cockpit windshield, optional position landing gear and display stand. Molded in white and clear with the tripod display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but have some visible micro-cracking. Please see the article (located on this website) on how to save or restore decals like these.

Aurora C-119G Flying Boxcar, 1/77, 393-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$67   

1969 'Big A' hardbox issue. Even today it is a favorite 'Classic Builder' because of the large size and features including cargo doors open and close, good cockpit and cargo interior, removable loading ramps, scale field gun with parachute and drop sled, scale jeep with parachute and drop sled, rotating props and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora A-7D Corsair II, 1/48, 395

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$49   

1969 hardbox issue with the 'Big A' logo. this model is one of Aurora's finest efforts, but quality kits like this were were too few and too late to save the company. Features all recessed panel lines, good inlet detail, retractable landing gear, moving horizontal stabilizers, cockpit and pilot, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and full iron bomb loadout. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. NOTE: one horizontal stabilizer is gray in color - it is from the reissue of this kit as a Monogram model. The dimensions are exactly the same but surface detail is slightly different.

Aurora Boeing 707 Astrojet American Airlines, 1/104, 380-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$74   

1971 AURORA block letters logo issue. This kit is made from the original molds and represents an early configuration 707. Features cut out side windows, clear cockpit windows, full color American Airlines decals, full landing gear and the large three-arm display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Focke-Wulf Fw-190 Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 30A-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$195   

Rare kit and even rarer in investment-grade 'Near Mint' box condition like this example. The box is exceptional with four solid corners, no stains, no fading, no price tags or tape (except one tape mark from the thin factory sealing tape), no tears and no litho damage. The only flaws very slight surface and corner wear. Likely the 2nd issue of this kit. The first issue had the landing gear, etc but had swastikas on the tail and decals. This version has the iron crosses. Dates from the mid 1950s (probably 1954/55) with small 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo and 'Famous Fighters of All Nations'. Molded in correct gloss black and clear with rectangular clear two-piece stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Instructions are 'excellent++' with yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are 'good++' with typical yellowing and a slight curl (not rolled up, but curled into a 1/2 circle.

Aurora Temco TT-1 Jet Trainer, 1/43, 139-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$34   

NOTE: builder kit only. Please read carefully. Dated 1962. This is the nice ex-Strombecker kit after Aurora bought the molds when Strombecker closed down manufacturing. Molded in yellow and clear plastic. NOTE: the kit has some very neat assembly - wing halves are built and the seat halves are built. Quality of assembly is 'professional.' There is no other assembly. There is, however, some very light and fine sanding, pro rescribing of a few panel lines and some sinks are filled with primer - all very nicely done. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the clear nose tip. Otherwise includes all other parts, instructions and decals. The box looks better than the 'poor' grade but is graded a such because a 7 inch section of the upper long box side is torn away and missing.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$64   

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.