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  Aurora Model Kits

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.

Aurora U-156 German Type IXC U-Boat, 1/209, 725-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

1972 Big A logo issue. 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 decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. U-156 was depth-charged and sunk, March 8, 1943, by a PBY from VP-53, operating out of Trinidad.

Aurora Aero Commander 680, 1/81, 285

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Aurora of Canada issue dated 1964. Still the only plastic kit of this venerable corporate workhorse. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Aero Commander was a state-of-the-art twin engine light transport from the early 1960s. It was built by Aero Design and Engineering Co. of Bethany, Oklahoma. It was the first twin engine aircraft to be used by the President of the United States and served in this capacity in the early 1960s. This high performance 5 to 7 place was popular with business travelers and had a range of 1,050 miles and a ceiling of 22,000 feet. The Aero Commander led to the Jet Commander, which became the IAI 1121 through 1124 Westwind business jets. Aero Commanders can still be seen at some airports in excellent condition, but many are neglected as newer aircraft are in favor.

Aurora Sopwith Camel - Capt. Roy Brown or Major William Barker, 1/48, 751

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1976 issue with revised molds. Much better kit than previous releases. Features full rigging instructions, new easier wing assembly technique, pilot figure and decals for the two aircraft listed in the title.

Aurora Piper Apache - (ex Comet), 1/64, 280-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

1963 issue and still the only injection molded Apache kit. From ex-Comet molds. Features all recessed panel lines, clear windows, rotating propellers and color decals. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the front windshield. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions. Aurora had started a line of inexpensive 29 cent kits in about 1957. The line was a success, and it was expanded. The line grew again when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, as most of Comet's line was very small scale kits, many of them civil aircraft like this one. It appears that Aurora was encouraged by the sale of the ex-Comet civil aircraft, as it expanded the line with it's own molds in the early 1960s.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$195   

Still factory sealed and in mint investment-grade condition. Rare kit dated 1975 from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey." Late 1960s early 70s issue. Kit features Pan Am decals, clear windows and landing lights and a removable rear section showing the detailed reactor.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$155   

1955 hardbox design. Please note the early Aurora rectangular logo, which was used from about 1953 to 1955. However, the factory has blacked out all the price extensions, so this one may be from around 1957/58. Rare, large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is 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 Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

Second issue hardbox is dated 1957 and has great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the 79 cent price extension, oval 'Famous Fighters' logo with the sunburst and NO Parents' Magazine seal at the middle right. Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Douglas M-2 Mailplane, 1/48, 111-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Famous Fighters first issue dated 1957. Classic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

SALE! 1957 first issue. Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in the correct gloss olive green and black. Inside, the kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

1957 first issue. Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. The kit inside is mint and never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora SNJ Trainer, 1/48, 80-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$55   

Very likely the 3rd issue of this kit because the boxtop oval logo does not have the 'Famous Fighters' in the border, making this the 1963+ issue. This was a good kit for the time, featuring 'good' cockpit detail, pilot and student figures, rotating prop and US Navy decals. Molded in yellow and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Scotch Lad, 1/8, 419-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

Rare kit dated 1957. Part of the 'Guys and Gals Of All Nations,' these very well detailed models simply did not sell well. Aurora quickly dropped them from the line, which made them instant collector's items. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Assault Copter Huey Cobra, 1/48, 501-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$95   

Still factory sealed but there is a crunch at the lower right as shown. First issue hardbox dated 1967. After the sales slow down in the mid 1960s, Aurora realized that it must put out higher quality models to compete; this AH-1G is one of those highly improved kits. Features very fine raised surface detail, very good dual cockpits, crew of two, external ordnance, rotating main and tail rotors and more.

Aurora The Wanderer Whaler - (HO Scale), 1/87, 440-595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$215   

Rare 1966 hardbox issue of this very large, two feet long (1/87 scale) classic commercial whaler. Well detailed for that time. This was one of a series of large-scale sailing ships made by Aurora to appeal to the serious ship modeler. Molded in correct dark wood, black, tan, ivory and white. Features billowing sails, metal anchor chains, running and standing rigging, molded ratlines and display stand. It has not been started. The parts that were factory sealed are all still factory sealed. Only the white sail parts were never factory sealed, and they have been inventoried complete. Includes all other parts, decals, flag sheet, metal chain, rigging thread and instructions. The Wanderer was built in Mattapoiset, MA in 1878 and was the last sailing whaleship to depart the US on a whaling voyage. She sailed from New Bedford on 24 August 1924 and was driven ashore on Cuttyhunk Island by a gale the next day and became a total loss. (from Joe Greenley)

Aurora Martin B-26D Marauder, 1/46, 371-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$84   

1969 hardbox Big A logo of this large and impressive kit. From the original 1950s molds and makes a perfect 'Classic Builder.' Molded in silver, clear and with the big silver/gray tripod base two-piece display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. One prop blade is neatly broke at the hub; the blade is included and is a straight-forward repair.

Aurora Gotha Bomber G-V, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$90   

First issue dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo, Parents Magazine seal and classic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note the box actually displays 'very good' but is graded below that because there is a short tape tear on the top long side and a closed split on the right short side.