Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU SELL SHORT KITS?
A short kit consists of a printed plan and precision laser cut parts.
We can supply short kits but you will need to contact us by email or over the phone to check pricing and requirements.
DO YOU DO BESPOKE LASER CUTTING?
If you need parts cutting for a model you are either scratch building or from a plan found online, we can laser cut these.
Ideally, we need vector-based drawing files (dxf, dwg or pdf) but if you have scans of parts we can "trace" these too.
Costs will obviously vary based on the time taken to produce cut files and the quantity of materials required.
HOW LONG BEFORE I GET MY KIT?
All of our vintage replica kits are built to order.
We have such a large range of kits available, it would be uneconomical for us to keep every model in stock.
All kits are precision laser-cut in our workshop and tend to be processed in batches, but most kits are turned around in a couple of days.
A few models take longer than this to cut/pack (Mercury Aeronca Sedan for example) and we suggest you allow up to 14 days for these.
HOW MUCH IS THE VINTAGE KIT I HAVE JUST FOUND IN MY LOFT WORTH AND WILL YOU BUY IT?
We are often asked to value or buy vintage kits found in lofts or at car boot sales.
The best advice if you come across an old kit is to list it on eBay and let the market decide what it is worth.
Some rare KeilKraft kits such as The Scout may sell for £300-400, whereas some of the more popular kits may only fetch £10 or so. It's worth keeping an eye on eBay for what's selling and for how much.
We do not buy vintage kits - we make replicas of them!