Aurora molds of 2001 spacecraft

What happened to the old Aurora molds of the 2001 spacecraft (Space
Shuttle, Moon Bus) ?
John
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falsedawn2
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Didn't they go to Monogram as a result of Aurora's bankruptcy? I'd assume (and we know what THAT means) that Revell has them and they're probably sitting in the same warehouse as those of the Space Station, the XSL-01 and all the old Willy Ley releases.
-- John (aka the Old Timer)
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Old Timer
I think I saw one at my local hobby shop that was done by Polar Lights.
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Wildcat
I haven't seen a PL release,but the airfix version was going cheap a few years ago.I picked it up for about $4.I'd still like to see more of the old aurora kits make it back on the shelves.
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eyeball
It's my understanding that the Aurora and Airfix releases were the result of separate moldings. What releases did PL do?
-- John (aka the Old Timer)
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Old Timer
I dont think PL ever did. There was talk, I believe it might have been the moonbus they were discussing. But once R/C took control, well that ended that and PL..
chris
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chris
Oh to go back in time to the early 60s & cuff as many aurora & other models.I was too young to know better.>eyeball wrote:
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teem
An awful lot of the old Aurora kits will never be seen again, thanks to the Monogram people back in the '70s.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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Mad-Modeller
FWIW I was told by one who was associated with Monogram that after they spent the $$ to improve the Aurora A-7, Camel, SE5 and Fokker D.7 they scrapped the rest because they found that the molds were made from very hard steel and modifying them was just going to be too much trouble and $$$. It was really too bad because the later ones(Breguet 14, Sopwith Tri-plane), were not bad.
Bill Shuey
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