In our webshop we sell collectable diecast and plastic aviation miniatures, mainly in the scales 1:500, 1:400 and 1:200. We only sell to private collectors and not to companies. Prices always include VAT for customers inside the European Union.
Rising model prices
As you may have noticed model prices have risen lately. Unfortunately we expect this trend to continue for a while. We'd like to explain the factors that play a major role here:
Lots of brands have increased their prices.
Factories/exporters are often paid in US dollars. A year ago one euro was still worth over $ 1.20. This has now decreased to $ 1.03. Thanks ECB, let's print some more euros!
Due to limited international transport capacity AND insanely high fuel prices transport is now more expensive than ever. Transport costs can be a large part of the price, especially for big models.
Of course we try to keep prices as low as possible, as we always do. But if you wonder why your 1:200 diecast 777 or A350 is now much more expensive than a year ago, you now know the reasons.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Due to a lack of commercial flights we currently can't send parcels to several non-European countries. But we CAN ship to all countries listed on our shipping page. If you see a shipping price in the top right corner of our website, we do ship to your country.
Please note that delays are to be expected for all shipping methods. Especially mail parcels can take a long time to arrive.
For Europe, please expect mail delays of at least one week for Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Norway and Ukraine. If possible please choose DPD or UPS.
For the following countries please expect a minimum delay of two weeks: Israel, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, and all countries in Latin America and eastern Asia (such as China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam).
Our 10 advantages
Huge stock - We stock ALL available models from most brands like Herpa, Inflight200, JC Wings, Skymarks, Hogan and Sky500. So not just the newest releases, but all models that we can still get for you. The models are stocked in our own warehouse, so you can be sure the stock info on the website is always up to date.
Free reservation service - Are you sure you want to order a future release and you don't want to miss out? Then our reservation service was made for you! And you can also reserve available models to minimize shipping costs. This service is completely free, you only pay for the models once you are ready to place your order.
Customer loyalty program - Regular customers will get an extra discount up to 10%, based on your order history. Once you have earned a discount this applies to ALL your future orders!
Low shipping costs - Please see the shipping page for our low worldwide shipping rates. Note that these prices always include full insurance!
No payment costs - We don't ask additional fees for most payment methods, including Visa, MasterCard, iDeal and Bancontact. See our payment page for all payment methods we offer.
No hidden fees - Unlike other shops we don't ask any additional handling or insurance fees during the ordering procedure.
Fair return policy - Not happy with your purchase? Models can always be returned for a full refund, shipping costs included. While this is required by European law, lots of shops refuse to refund shipping costs. Others charge a restocking fee. We don't think that's fair for you!
Free Herpa catalog - We include a free Herpa catalog with your order if you opt for this during checkout. Currently only available for orders sent with UPS or DPD.
We respect your privacy - We don't use any cookies to track your online behaviour, and we don't allow any third parties to track you on our website.
Reliable - Founded in 2004, ScaleModelStore.com exists for over 17 years already!