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Not the common reproduction. But the years of quick-sell products and recent high spending had caught up. The B kit was a special release with three Bs, bombing base, stands, a poster and special battle damage decals. The accuracy modek early Aurora kits suffered accordingly, but the young model market Aurora model kits not care. About Thomas Graham. Aurora's market approach was to make kits simple, thus undercutting the competition.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Aurora Model Kits by Thomas Graham. Hollywood movie monsters are enduring pop culture standards. Although monsters are Aurora's most famous products, the company created model kits of all varieties, including historic sailing ships, sports cars, moon rockets, military and commercial aircraft, TV stars, comic book h Hollywood movie monsters are enduring pop culture standards.
Although monsters are Aurora's most famous products, the company created model kits of all varieties, including historic sailing ships, sports cars, moon rockets, military and commercial aircraft, TV stars, comic book heroes, wildlife scenes, knights, and much more. Over color photographs enhance this comprehensive history and guide to Aurora models, now updated to include new companies continuing the Aurora tradition.
Aurora executives, sculptors, artists, and engineers who created the models tell the story in their own words. Every model Aurora made is described in detail. Executives from these companies explain how they have added to the list of revived Aurora models, with information on reissues and current collectors' market values.
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To ask other readers questions about Aurora Model Kits , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. The second part is a comprehensive list of all model types issued over the years. The book is incredibly well illustrated with box art, completed models, and a few shots of the company management. Estimated current collectors valuations in USD are also included, as the kit listing is aimed at the collector.
There is a great feeling of nostalgia attached to Aurora, because they are associated with their models of monsters and media tie-ins such as Batman, Superman and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea to name just a few, and this book captures that perfectly.
I can remember seeing many of their products on sale way back when, or advertised in DC comics, and the colourful illustrations bring it all back.
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Aero Commanders can still be seen at some airports in excellent condition, but many are neglected as newer aircraft are in favor. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions. In the s, the family of Joseph Giammarino announced the return of Aurora Plastics Corporation as a manufacturer of hobby kits under the name LAPCO, or Lost Aurora Plastics Corporation, with a product line to include reverse engineered reissues of long-gone kits. With decals and instructions. However, on the lower hull below the waterline there is some rough over-spray on one side. Brooklyn , New York United States.
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This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. 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. True first issue dated 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. Please note, the box has wear as shown and is graded only 'good. Molded in gloss white with the older clear triangle 'World' Aurora stand and colorful, early Pan Am decals.
Decals are for , a Mk. Features full hull, display stand, detailed conning tower and deck, periscopes, 20mm and 37mm guns, mm main deck gun, bow net cutter, full diving planes and propeller detail and decals.
Aurora of Canada issue dated Still the only plastic kit of this venerable corporate workhorse. 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 s. It was built by Aero Design and Engineering Co. 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 s. This high performance 5 to 7 place was popular with business travelers and had a range of 1, miles and a ceiling of 22, feet.
Aero Commanders can still be seen at some airports in excellent condition, but many are neglected as newer aircraft are in favor. Still factory sealed. 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. From ex-Comet molds. Features all recessed panel lines, clear windows, rotating propellers and color decals.
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 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 s.
Please note the early Aurora rectangular logo, which was used from about to Rare, large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. Second issue hardbox is dated 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. Famous Fighters first issue dated Molded in deep burgundy and black. Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. They are not recommended for beginners. Very highly detailed inside and out. From the s.
Revell of Germany issue with full English instructions and an extra sheet in German. Features removable engine panels to display detailed Jumo turbojets, full cockpit detail, two belly tanks, FuG "Neptun V" radar antennas, hinged canopy, crew of two and clear wing tip lights. Sale Pending Email for availability. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional Monogram quality. Features swinging wings, full cockpit and wheel well detail and external stores.
Includes both factory sealed kits. Very finely molded vac models of excellent quality, better than many injection molded kits. Includes metal or plastic details with decals, instructions and plans. Vacuform kits are only recommended for people experienced with this type of kit. Previous experience and scratch building skills are required.
Large scale, well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. The model has not been started. Guillow's founder, Paul K.
Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine.
Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the s along with North Pacific which became famous - some are still available today.
The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of From very close to Large and well detailed stick and tissue model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells and much more.
One bag including several sprue is still factory sealed. The other one was torn, so I opened it and did a complete inventory of that bag - all of those parts are present.
With decals and instructions. Special release with photoetched detail fret. Features cockpit and gear well detail, underwing pylons and full stores, optional position speed brakes and canopy and Navy decals. Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box slightly concave. Very nice kit. Includes full cockpit, extensive bomb bay detail, elevating guns and rotating turrets, rotating props and wheels, optional position bomb bay doors, crew boarding ladder, crew member and moving elevators.
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