Buying as a Gift
We’ve put together this handy guide to help you choose the best kit when buying as a gift.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VB£24.99 (3)
Supermarine Spitfire Nightfighter£24.99 (1)
Tiger Moth£29.99 (2)
Sopwith Triplane£29.99 (3)
Sopwith Camel£29.99 (1)
Hawker Hurricane£24.99 (2)
Messerschmitt ME-109£24.99 (1)
Vought F4U Corsair£24.99 (3)
Cessna 140£24.99 (2)
Jodel D-18£24.99 (2)
Sparrowhawk Sports Flier£24.99 (4)
Osprey Sports Glider£24.99 (2)
Cessna Bird Dog£24.99 (1)
VMC Pilot£24.99 (4)
The chances are, your experienced modeller will have built many of the kits in our Replikit range before - Keil Kraft, Veron, Mercury and FROG were popular manufacturers throughout the last century.
Many modellers enjoy collecting original kits, often bought from online auctions and the values of some of these have risen considerably over the years. Values very much rely on the kit being unbuilt and as close to “factory fresh” as possible.
Our laser cut replicas offer the opportunity for modellers to build these old models without having to “use up” an original kit.
Many of our Replikit replica models are available either as Short Kits or Full Kits and you will notice a price range for these models and an option to select one or the other when adding the kit to your basket.
A short kit contains a printed plan/instructions, laser cut parts and if appropriate, a vacuum formed canopy.
A full kit comprises all of the elements of the short kit, but in addition contains all of the wood strip, accessories (wheels, propeller, rubber motor, etc.) and flight tissue needed to complete the model.
The Replikit range comprises four different types of model. These are listed below with our recommendations:
They say that aeromodelling is a little like riding a bike - once you’ve learnt, you never forget.
To this end, one of the best kits with which to get back into the hobby is our Magnificent Flying Machines SE5A - just enough complexity to make the build interesting and yet clear instructions with precise part fit to get the “eye back in”.
The following items will help to make the finished model as complete and well-finished as possible. Only those marked with an * are essential.