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  Aurora Model Kits

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$45   

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 Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/82, 390-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

From about 1954. Rare first issue from the mid 1950s. Has the 'Famous Fighters Of All Nations' and the old Aurora one-color logo on the two short sides. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. NOTE: fuselage was once glued together with wood glue; since that glue does not stick, it has fallen neatly apart. There is no other assembly. The decals are all there but curled and split - 'fair' condition at best.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 West Hempstead, 1/48, 33a-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$225   

Fourth issue of the famous 1/48 F-90 Long Range Fighter. With the early and colorful 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo. Although not dated, the logo tells us this kit is from 1954/1955. Molded in gloss silver and clear, with landing gear and missiles and the modified rectangular 'Brooklyn' style two-piece stand. With the correct Tatem decals and instructions which are both in exceptional near mint condition. Even the original tissue paper is present. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. The first Aurora issue was in the rather plain and very rare flip-top one-piece box with the kit molded in gray with no landing gear and missiles from the Brooklyn factory. The second issue was also from Brooklyn and molded in gray with no landing gear or missiles but was in the new two-piece hardbox. The third official issue is the West Hempstead issue and is molded in silver with landing gear and missiles ('Brooklyn Gray' issues of this kit are confirmed to exist). This kit is the fourth issue.

Aurora Lockheed P-38 Lightning, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

1959 issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst oval and dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint' condition with factory-fresh color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape, tape marks, price tags or tag marks, no fading and no litho loss. The only flaw is very light corner wear at the lower left. Molded in dark olive drab and clear with the famous Aurora 'Triangle Globe' clear base. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions and even the original tissue paper. The truly remarkable thing is that the decals are flat and in mint condition with absolutely no yellowing. The instructions are almost mint and have only the slightest yellowing - they are by far the 'whitest' copy I have ever seen.

Aurora Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, 1/110, 291-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$45   

Very nicely molded model from ex-Comet molds. Classic Jo Kotula box artwork is in near mint condition with as-new color and gloss, four solid corners, not price tags or tags marks, no tape and only factory tape marks. Kit is molded in gloss silver with optional full landing gear, clear canopy, display stand and colorful decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair F-102 Dart - (YF-102 Delta Dagger), 1/121, 290-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Hardbox issue dated 1957 but probably from the early 1960s since the oval Aurora logo does not have 'Famous Fighters' in the outline. The box is in excellent condition. Small scale kit with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely molded kit with clear canopy, full landing gear and display stand. This is a model of the very early YF-102 prototype with the straight (non-area rule) fuselage. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Around this time, Aurora issued a series of inexpensive (usually 29 cent) small scale kits that were designed to sell at almost any type of retail location. The line was successful and further expanded - when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they fit in nicely with this established line.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper - YMBC, 1/260, 432

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$35   

Young Model Builders Club issue in the original mailing box dated 1972. 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.

Aurora Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$315   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Large 1/48 scale kit of the early guided missile. Includes booster rocket and clear display stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora P-40 Flying Tiger Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 44-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$700   

One of the famous 'Brooklyn Eight' kits from early 1950. These were issued in very limited numbers and are among the hardest to find Aurora kits. This model is correct in every way with an outstanding mint box. Correct features of Brooklyn kits are as follows: no or minimal rivet detail, no landing gear and no bombs/rockets, clear rectangle stand says 'Brooklyn', instructions say Brooklyn and the decals are made by "Tatem Company" and will not have a stand decal included. Kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all correct parts, stand, decals and instructions.

Aurora Bomarc Missile IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$550   

1958 first and only release. Nice kit of the Bomarc in 1/48 scale with a full mobile launching trailer. Trailer has rotating wheels, two bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that be displayed in 'travel' or 'launch' positions. The box has four solid corners, very good color and gloss but wear as shown. The kit has never been started. The missile parts are still factory bag sealed. All parts that were not factory bag sealed have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 77-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$240   

First issue early 1950s U-Ma-Kit from Brooklyn factory. Kit is completely correct for the first issue, molded in high-gloss gray with no rivet detail, no landing gear/missiles and correct instructions and ecals. Also includes correct Brooklyn stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Stand has a 3/4 inch by 1/4 inch missing chip on the lower edge.

Aurora Black Knight of Nurnberg 1580 - Crown Issue, 1/8, K3-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$185   

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 box side rectangular 'Northern Lights' Aurora logo has the 'Crown' logo incorporated into it, as does the logo on the instructions. The 'Crowns' were the first Aurora Knights ever issued, Aurora's very first figures kits, and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. The kit is 100% correct down to the red and white plums. Inside, the plastic parts are mint. The kit has never been started. The gloss black plastic parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo. The two plumes are in very good condition, which is rare.

Aurora Delta 747 Jumbo Jet, 1/156, 360-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

Hardbox AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1970. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Box is only 'Good' with various creases, bends and light stains as shown.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1961. 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 Sikorsky S-55 'Windmill' Helicopter, 1/45, 503-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$385   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This was the only year with this logo, which was quickly replaced in 1957 with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' version. Incredible 'near mint+' condition hardbox with no more wear than the kit would have upon leaving the shipping crate. This is a large 1/48 scale kit that was issued after Aurora purchased the molds from Helicopter for Industry. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman F6F Hellcat - Famous Fighters of All Nations Issue, 1/48, 40A-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$125   

Second issue of this rare kit. Early square 'Aurora Line' logo and 'Famous Fighters of All Nations' logo. For this release, Aurora dropped the 'national insignia' left border and retained the original artwork. 'A' was added to the part number and the price extension was raised to '79' from '69'. Kit is molded in the correct metallic dark blue and clear and has the clear rectangular stand and correct decals and instructions. NOTE: at one point the fuselage was very neatly glued together. Due to the age of the glue, it has fallen apart. There was no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$70   

Second issue of this kit in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. It retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replace by the to-be classic sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. Please note the Parents' Magazine Seal but lack of the price circle at the right center. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Tu-104 Aeroflot (Tu-16 Badger), 1/130, 127-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

1959 issue of the military bomber turned civil transport. Molded in the correct gloss gull gray and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand and Aeroflot decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$289   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Large 1/48 scale kit of the early guided missile. Includes display stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Tu-104 Aeroflot - (Civil Tu-16 Badger), 1/130, 127-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

1959 issue of the military bomber turned civil transport. Molded in the correct gloss gull gray and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand and Aeroflot decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.