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Whether you are looking for an old model kit from the 60s or 70s, a recent hard-to-find kit that always seems to elude you, or 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" for over 35 years! We strive for personalized customer service, careful packaging of your treasures and all at "affordable" 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


Bandai_8244_German_Sapper_1 Box Art of Atlantis #3002 Model Kit of Pirate Blackbeard Photo of box by AMT / ERTL plastic model kit of a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner.
Classic_Airframes_435_Bristol_Blenheim_Mk_I_IF Box art of plastic car model by Arii of 1979 Corvette Stingray on a white background. AMT_#6832_1/25_1966_Buick_Wildcat_Customizing_Series
Photo of gun and mantlet by CMK hot barrels of 50mm KwK 39 L/60 for scale model tank German Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf. K AMT_920_71_Thunderbird_Bird_Of_Paradise Box art illustration of Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing with its nose up beginning its take-off into the air.
AMT_#21700P_1:25_1979_Ford_Pickup_4X4 - Model_King_Issue Academy_1391_Merkava_Mk_III CyberHobby_9152_SU-85M_Soviet_Tank_Destroyer

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!