The Kit Swap


An established part of the Scottish National Scale Model Show now, the Kit Swap's initial intention was to help fellow modellers recycle some of their once-loved kits into cash again in a central area, set aside for the purpose, so that potential purchasers, would know where to seek out the cheaper (usually) and sometimes rarer items, and secondly the aisles of the Model Show would not be cluttered with assorted boxes full of second hand kits, more important in the days of smaller venues.


Some important guidelines - please read carefully.

The way the "Swappy" runs is that an initial £1 is taken from each person which allows putting in up to a maximum of 20 items per day and then a further 10% of what is actually sold is taken from the final sale(s) tally. This goes towards the running of the show. The items can be a mixture of kits, books, magazines and decals. The number of items will be strictly enforced


Any kits that are part started or have parts missing must be clearly marked as such.


Any decal sheets which are part used must be clearly marked as such.


Any kits, decals, books or magazines which are not marked with initials will NOT be sold.


We cannot accommodate Traders within the swaproom.


There are forms available on the day , or click on the following links for a form in either (.doc) or (pdf) format.  

The forms must have your full name, initials, brief description of item and your chosen price (please either round up or round down your prices to easily added amounts i.e. to the nearest pound or 50p otherwise it slows up the tallying process) The kit/decal sheet or whatever must have your initial and price on it also so we can identify your item and your price list, otherwise we would not know who it belongs to! Click here to see a sample (pdf file).

We also check all lists against the actual items handed in, again this seems obvious but mistakes can be made on both sides.

Overall make it clear and make it simple and we will all enjoy the show even more.

Any goods offered for sale through the Kitswap at the Scottish Nationals are offered on behalf of the seller and at the seller’s risk.  


While Kitswap staff will exercise all reasonable care in their work, all sellers accept that any items  unaccounted for at the end of the show were offered for sale at their risk and will not be the subject of any claims for reimbursement or compensation.


Any items offered for sale that are left unclaimed at the end of the show will become the property of the Scottish Nationals and will  be offered for sale at future Kit swaps.