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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 30 years! We strive for personalized customer service, careful packaging of your treasures and all at "sane" pricing you won't find at most other dealers!

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


Tamiya #61099 1/48 Fairey Swordfish Mk.II Eduard_8039_Hanriot_HD2_Floatplane AMT #8787 Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Flight Display
Tamiya #61099 1/48 Fairey Swordfish Mk.II
List Price: $92.00
Our Price: $64.00
Pro Modeler #5948 Junkers Ju 88A-4 Bomber Bandai_8244_German_Sapper_1 DML/Dragon #6202 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 251/16 Ausf.C Flammpanzerwagen
Tamiya #61071 1/48 Fairey Swordfish Mk.I Floatplane Think One Eighty #35001 1/35 US Infantryman OIF TwoBobs #48-030 1/48 F/A-18A Thoroughbred Warhawks!!
Think One Eighty #35001 1/35 US Infantryman OIF
Our Price: $12.00
Sale Price: $8.99
TwoBobs #48-030 1/48 F/A-18A Thoroughbred Warhawks!!
Our Price: $10.00
Sale Price: $6.99
Classic Airframes #410 1/48 Heinkel He 51B-2 Floatplane Fighter Eduard_8171_Fw_190A-6 Smer #124 1/40 Fiat CR. 42 Falco

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!