I began to learn about the history of scale models in the year 2000, and one name stood out among all the others that no longer exist- Aurora. Aurora kits hold a legendary status in the hobby, and are not easy to come by. In going to all the shows I've gone to, more even than I've documented (Before I had Fotki/digital camera, I didn't take pictures!), the times I've seen Aurora kits in person could be counted on one hand. I'd always wanted one, but the few times I saw them, at car shows, they were either in poor condition, or well out of my price range, or both. On May 20th, 2012, I finally got one- at my local Hobby Shop no less! Several years ago they brought in a collection of old airplane kits, and I've looked at them many times, but always missed this one. Not this time.