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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


Photo of Aber 75mm K 51 / L/24 metal barrel for German WWII APV, SdKfz. 234/3, SdKfz 250/8, Sd.Kfz. 251/9. Cobra_Company_72001_A1-E_Skyraider_Control_Surfaces Belcher_Bits_BB-05_PBY-5_Correct_Tail
AeroMaster #48-619 1/48 Buffalos Over South East Asia Brewster Buffalo Mk.1 Part 1 Photo of the box art by Czechmaster Resin of US WWII Military Transport, C-39 scale resin model kit. Classic_Airframes_#4100_1/48_Brewster_F2A-1_Buffalo - USN
Aires_7039_P-47D_Thunderbolt_Detail_Set Photo of military figure of WWII Luftwaffe Ace, Adolf Galland Azur_A034_GAL_ST-25_Monospar
Photo of box by AMT / ERTL plastic model kit of a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. Box art illustration of CMK scale resin figures of U-VII crew at rest for Revell VII U-boat plastic model kit. AMT_38158_1965_Buick_Riviera
CMK #F72118 1/72 U-VII Crew at Rest
List Price: $25.50
Our Price: $9.00
AMT / ERTL #38158 1/25 1966 Buick Riviera
Our Price: $24.00
Sale Price: $18.99

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!