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Whether you are looking for an old model kit from the 60s or 70s, a more recent hard-to-find kit that always seems to elude you, the perfect decal sheet to finish your latest build, or an aftermarket set to turn that kit you're working on into a masterpiece, then you've come to the right place!

Rare-Plane Detective has been the "Greatest Name in Selling and Buying Old Kits" going on 35 years! We strive for personalized customer service, careful packaging of your treasures and all at "reasonable" pricing. We believe you should "Get More Hobby For Your Money®"

So click a few links and go exploring! We hope that you'll find something you just can't live without!

Thank you for stopping in!

Jeff Garrity, Rare-Plane Detective


Aires #4058 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat Detail Set Tamiya #61053 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter MkVI Aires_F3005_Lt_Straub_Photographer
Aires #F3005 1/35 Lt. Straub and Photographer (1944)
List Price: $34.00
Our Price: $16.00
Pro Modeler #5951 F-84G Thunderjet Academy_12409_SB2C-4_Helldiver Hasegawa #JS023 1/72 Grumman A-6A Intruder
Box art of Wellington Mk. Ic patrolling the sea during WWII with an aircraft carrier in the sea below. AMT_6618_Star_Trek_Enterprise_Set Verlinden_1659_Dornier_217-E5_Detail
Revell #H-678 Vintage Model Kit Set of 3 Freedom Fighters of WWII Verlinden Productions #2177 1:35 Modern U.S. Iraq-Afghan Figure Conversion Tamiya #61099 1/48 Fairey Swordfish Mk.II
Tamiya #61099 1/48 Fairey Swordfish Mk.II
List Price: $92.00
Our Price: $64.00

Rare-Plane Detective guarantees every purchase a customer makes from us... whether from the catalog, web site, show or eBay. After all, we want happy, satisfied customers! We instituted the following Satisfaction Guarantee in 1984, and we're proud to continue it today...

WHILE ALL NEW INVENTORY IS VISUALLY INSPECTED, because of the uncertain nature of buying and selling opened model kits from individual's collections, no guarantee can be made that the kits are as complete or in as good a condition as they seem upon our initial examination. Our policy is to offer only kits that appear to have nothing wrong with them. Any known defect (missing decals or instructions, poor box condition, etc.) will be noted in the item description. Of course, due to the tremendous volume of kits we deal in (THOUSANDS & THOUSANDS), we cannot go through each kit individually and count each piece. Also remember that some of the boxes may have a certain amount of shelf wear or damage, but, unless noted, the kit is not affected. If, after ordering, a kit has a problem that we have not noted, please contact us and you will have the option of:

(1) replacement of missing/damaged parts (if available); (2) a replacement kit (if available); or (3) a full or partial refund depending on whether you want to keep the item or not. HAPPY MODELING!

"Tanks" for your support and business!