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  Aurora Model Kits

Aurora British Korean War Centurion Tank - British or Israeli Markings, 1/48, 330

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$64   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit in the 'Big A' square box from about 1972. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Dated 1963 but may be from around 1965 due to the 100 price extension. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Messerschmitt Me-109 - (Bf-109), 1/48, 55-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$169   

Still factory sealed but the seal is split at the left short side and the box has edge wear at the split - that is why it is graded 'Very Good++' and not higher. 1960 issue with 79 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst logo.

Aurora British Spitfire, 1/43, 20-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

Hardbox issue dated 1960 with wonderful Mort Kunstler artwork. The kit is molded in gloss metallic blue and clear and features full landing gear, bombs and a clear 'Triangle World' base. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It even includes the original factory packing tissue paper.

Aurora AT-6 Texan, 1/48, 70-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Hardbox release dated 1960. This is the harder-to-find issue because it has desirable 'Famous Fighters' in the logo border. The one without 'Famous Fighters' is much more common. This was a nice kit for the time featuring 'good' cockpit detail, pilot and student figures, rotating prop and USAF decals. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there is some light bug damage to the instructions.

Aurora M109 Howitzer Tank - (Self Propelled Gun), 1/48, 326-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

1969 Big A hardbox issue with an 'excellent' condition box. Hard to find 1/48 armor kit that has very good detail for that time. Features over 100 pieces, choice of long or short barrels (not offered in earlier issues) working bogies and tracks, rotating turret, elevating gun, driver, commander & soldier figures and more. Includes decals for US Army and West German Army. Never started. The actual tank has been inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions but NOTE: missing display base.

Aurora US Army 155mm Long Tom Gun, 1/48, 331

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$139   

Still factory sealed. 1973 soft box issue in a Big 'A' logo square box. This model has many features including movable wheels, breech, recoil mechanism, limber and gun trails, crew of four scale figures, US Army decals and a battlefield display stand.

Aurora Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, 117-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$55   

Dated 1961 but a few years later than that due to the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the logo border. Features movable control surfaces, very good cockpit and overall detail for that early date. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora DeHavilland DH-4, 1/48, 112-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$52   

First issue dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. Part of the famous WWI 1/48 scale series of aircraft that Aurora issued starting in 1956. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black with the ground base. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

This is possibly the 6th known USA issue of this classic kit. On this issue Aurora dropped the price suffix on the kit number. The kit is likely from the mid 1960s. This is only the second box artwork used for this kit, and John Steel replaced Cox for the 'new look' from Aurora. Molded in dark olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$62   

1974 issue and still the only 1/72 scale DC-9. This is the actual Aurora kit and not the common reissue. Molded in the correct bright yellow (Hughes colors) and clear. Decals feature all Hughes markings and silver windows. Door and stand decals are also included as well as registration numbers for N9102. Decals are in 'excellent+' condition. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman S2F Hunter Killer Tracker, 1/54, 145-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$89   

1963 issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box has only the lightest wear. This kit is from the larger of the two ex-Comet S2F molds and features retractable sonar dome and MAD boom, rotating propellers, clear search light and wing tip lights, underwing rocket load out and more. Molded in dark blue and clear. This kit has never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instruction sheet present.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile - With Mobile Launching Platform, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$285   

Rare and even rarer in this condition. This kit was factory sealed but the seal recently split across the back - so I opened it up to do a 100% inventory and slid the seal back on. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory - never started, with the red parts still in a factory sealed clear bag and with all other parts inventoried 100% complete, including 'excellent+++' decals and instructions. 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 this is a true first issue because there is no Parents' Magazine' printed logo or the golden sticker. 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. Please note that this kit displays better than the 'excellent' box grade but is rated as such because long crease on part of the lower long box side. 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 Nike Hercules Missile - With Launching Platform MIM-14, 1/48, 379-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$379   

1958 first and only release. Large 1/48 scale missile includes an elevating launcher, many moving parts and a crew of four. Molded in the correct white and olive drab. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition and the instructions are 'excellent++.' 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, like the Nike Hercules, were fine efforts but sold poorly and had very short lives, making them rare collector items today.

Aurora M109 Howitzer Tank - (US Army Self Propelled Gun), 1/48, 326-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

1969 Big A hardbox issue. Hard to find 1/48 armor kit that has very good detail for that time. Features over 100 pieces, working bogies and tracks, rotating turret, elevating gun, driver, commander & soldier figures and more. Includes decals for US Army and West German Army. Never started. The actual tank has been inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions but NOTE: missing display base. Also, the box displays slighter better than the 'good' ranking; it is graded as such because there is clear tape on two box sides and one paint run.

Aurora General Patton Tank - (M46), 1/48, 301-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Hard-to-find armor kit with John Steel hardbox artwork dated 1963. Aurora made excellent tank kits for that time and this is no exception. In the early 1960s modeling reviewers declared them as the finest armor kits in any scale. Please note that the box displays slightly better than the 'good+' grade but it is rated as such because there is heavy corner and edge wear on the left short side and two small tape pulls, one on each long side.

Aurora US Army 8 Inch Howitzer Gun, 1/48, 307-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$149   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Mint' condition. It has no more wear than what it left the factory with and the seal is 100% intact with no tears or splits. Second issue from 1963 of this rare kit with John Steel artwork. The box top has the rare 'simplified' logo with 'Famous Fighters' still in the boarder; that only lasted one year and Aurora went to an empty border. Well detailed model for that time with 96 parts featuring moving wheels, breech, recoil mechanism, limber and gun trails.

Aurora Japanese Medium Tank - Type 97 Chi-Ha, 1/48, 313-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

The original owner opened the kit but carefully left the factory seal on the box top, which is why the box is in remarkable 'near mint' condition. The hardbox is dated 1964 with the original issue 98 cent price extension and has John Steel artwork. The top has the 'simple' logo and the four sides have 'Famous Fighters' ovals. Kit features flexible treads, tank commander and three ground troops, two rifles, rotating turret, elevating gun optional position top hatch and working tracks & wheels. It has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one very small part, a round rear tail light. Otherwise includes all other parts, 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

$72   

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 German Albatross D-3 In Red Plastic - (Albatros DIII), 1/48, 104-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

1960s issue hardbox issue that has a rare feature: the kit is molded in a stunning bright red plastic to match the box art. I always wondered why Aurora did not do this; but they did at least one run. The small parts are still black as they were from a different mold. Never started. 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.