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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

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Dated 1961. This was a fine kit for that time, featuring movable control surfaces, a very good cockpit and engine detail, bomb load, drop tank and two crew members. Includes the clear triangle-based 'world' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

1974 issue. Still the only 1/72 scale DC-9. NOTE: this kit has 'professional' quality sub-assembly as follows: wings halves are built, engine halves are built. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried with all aircraft parts present, as well as the decals and instructions. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition. NOTE: missing display stand.

Aurora Corsair American Privateer With Sails, 1/128, 433-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

NOTE: builder kit ONLY, please read carefully. Has significant assembly. Second issue with oval logo. Privateers were actually civilian ships manned by private citizens. The early US Government gave the ships 'letters of marque' and they were free to raid English shipping interests with the blessing of the US Government. Approximately 500 were in service until the practice was abolished. Although they were technically successful in raiding British shipping, the British soon blockaded the US ports and almost shut down the import/export trade. This kit is dated 1963 and is a nicely detailed model for that time. Full hull model includes detailed deck fittings, separately molded cannon, standing rigging thread, rigging instructions and diagrams, display stand, flag sheet, premolded rat lines and billowing vacuform sails. Molded in wood tan and black. NOTE: this kit has significant neat assembly. The display stand is built as well as the hull halves, deck and some deck fittings. Quality of assembly is 'excellent+' to 'near mint.' The hull is painted to 'very good' quality and most smaller parts are painted to 'excellent' quality. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, flags and instructions present but the bowsprit has the martingale broke off and missing. The sails are in amazing 'near mint' condition.

Aurora Silver Knight of Augsburg 1560 Valiant Warriors - Crown Issue, 1/8, K1-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$165   

Very rare 2nd 'Crown' issue. This issue is dated 1956, but is from 1957 judging from the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo and the fact that 'CROWN' is moved up to the top, just below Aurora. Inside, the kit is also correct for the second issue. The instructions still have the 1956 rectangular logo, but Aurora has removed copyright on them that said 'Crown Plastics, Inc Princeton, New Jersey'. Molded in a beautiful gloss silver and with a feather plume. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In the mid 1950s, Crown Plastics advertised the release of a series of Knight models - some of the very first figure kits. However, before Crown entered production, Aurora marketed the line for Crown in 1956- the first issue of this kit (this is the second issue). The first issue had a copyright on the instructions as 'Crown Plastics, Inc Princeton, New Jersey'. These were the first Aurora Knights ever issued and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. The first issue had the early Aurora 'Northern Lights' rectangular logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it.

Aurora Piasecki H-21 Work Horse Helicopter, 1/48, 504-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$165   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits as shown. 1963 issue with John Steel artwork. This is the second artwork Aurora issued for the kit, and and judging from the 98 cent price extension, it is the true 1963 issue. Large 1/48 scale model from ex-Helicopters for Industry molds, which Aurora purchased in about 1955/56.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Dated 1960 with Jo Kotula box artwork. Features recessed panel lines and good detail for that time. Molded in white and clear and includes the famous Aurora clear 'world' stand with the triangle base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$45   

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 Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$79   

First issue dated 1963 and the 98 cent price extension. Box is in beautiful condition and has classic art by Jo Kotula. The four box side oval logos have the 'Famous Fighters' in their border. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora North American F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Hardbox issue dated 1960 with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. This would be a mid-1960s issue since it has no 'Famous Fighters' in the oval and the price extension is 130. The model is from the modified Brooklyn U-Ma-Kit molds; the original release had no landing gear, ordinance or drop tanks but this issue does. Molded in sliver and clear with the famous Aurora clear triangle-world map stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora North American P-51 Mustang, 1/48, 118-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Hardbox issue dated 1964 with dramatic artwork by John Steel. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowling, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in olive drab and clear. NOTE: this kit has cockpit assembly. The cockpit tub (but not he pilot) has been very neatly built and painted black (quality of paint is 'good'). Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. 1972 Big A softbox issue is in investment-grade condition. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Long box Canadian issue dated 1967. 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 British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$64   

1969 Big A hardbox issue in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 727 TWA Jetliner - (727-100), 1/96, 354-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$64   

Block letters 'AURORA' issue dated 1971. Still a very popular kit because it is the only short (727-100) in very near 1/100 scale. Molded in white and clear with the triangle stand and full color TWA decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are 97% intact but are 3% but damaged and have typical age microcracking. Please read the article located on this website about restoring old decals like these.

Aurora Tiger Moth DH-82, 1/48, 110-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

1958 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. The kit has not been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in very nice 'Excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!) and four solid corners. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left and light impact damage on the upper short side. 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. The decals are 'very good++' with the onlyh flaw being the typical yellowing and the instructions are also 'very good' with edge wear to the lower side.

Aurora F8U-1 Crusader (F-8) - (F8U1), 1/48, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. A nice kit for that time, it features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section, detailed and removable jet engine, pilot, some cockpit detail and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Features the correct 1st issue instructions showing the early stand, large rectangular-based stand and decal sheet correctly lacking the stand decal.

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 German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$765   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the logo, with 'Aurora' over the 'Northern Lights.' Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the only model ever made of the famous (or infamous) German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags'. The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 float plane. The box has four solid corners, no repairs and 'very good' gloss and color - there is wear as shown, especially at the corners. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Shipping insurance is required. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Aurora Ryan X-13 Vertijet With Trailer And Launcher, 1/48, 376-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$345   

Very rare kit dated 1957; first and only issue. Very nice, large-scale model for that time with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver & clear while the trailer/launcher is bright yellow. The kit has never been started. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are in 'excellent++' condition with light yellowing as the only flaw and the instructions are in 'near mint' condition. The box has four solid corners, excellent color and gloss, no repairs, no price tags, tape or marks from either. It is graded only 'good' because of the stain in the area of the rudder of the aircraft (see photo).