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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


DML_6061_German_Feldgendarmerie DML_5519_Me_262B-1a_U1_Nachtjager CMK_35001_Bergepanzer_Tiger_I
Academy_2192_UH-60L_Black_Hawk DML/Dragon #5513 1/48 Junkers Ju 88A-6 Balloon Cutter CMK_4118_Beaufighter_Mk_I_F
CMK #4118 1/48 Beaufighter Mk.I F Conversion set
List Price: $23.50
Our Price: $16.00
DML_6026_Sturmpanzer_IV_Brummbar_Late_SdKfz_166 Alanger_040001_K-267_Dracon_Project_971_Sub DML/Dragon #3004 1/35 US Rangers
Alanger #040001 1/350 Russian U-Boot K-267 Drakon
Our Price: $32.00
Sale Price: $21.99
DML/Dragon #1049 1/350 German Z-38 Destroyer - WWII Bandai_8250_Fieldwork_Accessory_Guide_Posts AMT_660_Star_Trek_Starship_Set
DML/Dragon #1049 1/350 German Z-38 Destroyer - WWII
Our Price: $37.00
Sale Price: $26.99

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!