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Prehistoric Scenes
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Jungle Swamp

Kit # 740
Designed by - ???
Sculpted by - ???
Box Art - ???
Instruction Illustration - ???

Aurora jungle swamp model
58 parts. Molded in an orangish-brown and green.
Part of the 1972 series. Never reissued

jungle swamp complete kit

jungle swamp complete kit
My finished Mono '87

jungle swamp complete 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.




jungle swamp numbered parts
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pictures of the parts

jungle swamp numbered parts

jungle swamp numbered parts
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Nothing moves on this kit.
Not a lot of detail, but it is so busy that there really isn't any needed.
Huge demand for a complete kit. Even partial kits get a lot of interest. With the huge amount of pieces, there always seems to be something missing. Usually the small plants, reptile head, or the eohippus leg.

Aurora prehistoric scenes resin model add on
Aftermarket nameplate for this kit.
Click image for more info and ordering details.

Aurora 1972 jungle swamp box
Aurora box
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Some of the pieces
This is one of the pricier kits.Probably because it is so hard to find one with all the pieces. The one I have was missing a few things, but I filled in the gaps. Comes with trees that can be assembled in a couple different ways. The trees can also used with the Sail-back Reptile. I now have a few extra trees, but I'm not sure how I'm going to use them yet.
Contains several small animals, birds, and other creatures. With a 1 piece base, there isn't really any assembly skill involved, but it should be fun to try to paint realistically. The flying reptile is the same one that comes in the Giant Bird. Also, the reeds are the same as the sailback reptile.
This is the only kit in the line that does not come with a nameplate. Maybe some day I will make one for it. It is also one of the three kits that doesn't have any movable parts. The others being the Tar Pit and the Cave.


Added 10/21/01

The following description excerpts and picture are from a recent auction. They are posted here with permission of the seller who wishes to remain anonymous.

This is the original painting used for the Jungle Swamp Aurora kit for its Prehistoric Scenes line.
The frame is 18 1/2 by 22 inches. You get to see more art on this than the cropped down image that is on the box.
I am the second private owner and have a letter from the original owner, Bill Brugeman from Toy Scouts, explaining how he got it and that I am the current owner.

jungle swamp original art

Added 12/15/07
This art just sold on ebay again for $2000.
Info from the Heritage auction.-
Gouache on board 12 x 15-1/2in. Not signed

aurora jungle swamp box art
aurora jungle swamp  box art