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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


AMT_#21700P_1:25_1979_Ford_Pickup_4X4 - Model_King_Issue Aires_7039_P-47D_Thunderbolt_Detail_Set Box Art of Dragon #3003 Soviet VDV Air Assault Force Figure Set
Photo of box by AMT / ERTL plastic model kit of a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. Airfix #06417 1/24 Model Kit of Citroen 2CV Dolly Academy_12426_F-14A_Tomcat_VF-84
AMT #8787 Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Flight Display AFV_35031_M40_155mm_Gun_Motor_Carriage_Big_Shot Photo of plastic model decal representing WWII Luftwaffe Crosses for scale model aircraft.
Photo of the box art by Czechmaster Resin of US WWII Military Transport, C-39 scale resin model kit. Azur_A034_GAL_ST-25_Monospar AFV_35230_M60A2_Patton_MBT_Late
AFV Club #35230 1/35 M60A2 Patton MBT (late)
List Price: $87.50
Our Price: $59.00

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!