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Woolly Mammoth

Kit # 743
Designed by - ???
Sculpted by Bill Lemon
Box Art - ???
Instruction Illustration - ???

Aurora mammoth model kit
29 parts. Molded in brown with ivory tusks, pins, base and nameplate.
From the 1972 series.
Reissued multiple times.

Revell mammoth dinosaur model
Picture for size reference.
Revell mammoth dinosaur model

Aurora mammoth model kit

Aurora mammoth model kit

To veiw a parts list for this model, click on the link. It is in .txt format. You are more than welcome to copy this list.



100,000 YEARS AGO

mammoth model parts
Click image to see a numbered
picture of the parts
mammoth nameplate
Prehistoric scenes mammoth display Aurora mammoth base
The 3 pieces of the base

The legs are moveable, the head pivots, and the trunk swivels, sort of. It is pretty limited by the tusks. Detail in the fur and such is nice.
Big demand for the originals, as the reissues do not have bases. Even the reissues fetch a decent price though. Mainly because the size of the kit. It towers over everything except the Trex.
One of the few kits to keep it's name in the reissues. Though the new Revell issue is called 'Tusk'

Auorra prototype
Picture of the original prototype parts for alternate front legs and trunk
that were never used by Aurora. Probably to keep costs down..
More pics on this page.

Aurora 1972 mammoth model box
Aurora 1972 box
Aurora mammoth model
  Aurora mammoth model
Monogram 1979 mammoth model box
Mongram 1979 - #6041
  Monogram 79 mammoth model
Monogram 1987 mammoth model box
Mongram 1987 - #6075
  Monogram 88 mammoth model
Revell-Germany 1993 mammoth model box
Revell-Germany 1993 - #6476
  Revell-Germany mammoth model
Revell mammoth dinosaur model
Revell 2007 - #6513
  Revell mammoth dinosaur model
3 diff mammoth heads
This one shows 3 different versions of this kit.
  Left - Aurora kit
Center - Monogram '87
Right - Revell-Germany
INote the difference between the Aurora and Monogram. They are similar, but still pretty easy to tell which is which.
This model is a little bigger than most of the other kits in this series. It's actually a really good sized kit. I forgot exactly how big this model was until I just got the '93 reissue. Pretty straight forward assembly. You can see my daughters built up kit here.
The reissues do not come with the base. It does make me wonder if the mold for the base still exists or if it was damaged of possibly disassembled
The legs, head, and trunk are movable on this model.

I have heard that the first run of the Revell-Germany issue has the base with it!
I don't doubt the source, but I won't say definitely until I actually see some pictures of it. I do know it would be a pretty tight fit inside that box.

Also, be aware that most of the reissue boxes say it has a base, even though it doesn't.


Here are some prototype parts that were on ebay recently.
Actually, these are castings of the actual proto parts. They didn't sell even though bidding went over $400, it still didn't hit the reserve.

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Auorra prototype Auorra prototype

Alternate legs and trunk that were considered for the kit but were dropped to keep the kit price lower.