If you've received a broken model, we are very sorry. But don't worry, your problem will be solved, please see below.
First a note about what we don't consider as damage: parts (motors, wings, antennas, etc) of fully assembled models may disassemble during transportation. This can easily be solved by re-inserting the loose part, with or without a drop of super glue. Usually this is not a reason for a refund or replacement. Of course this is different if there's also 'real' damage like severe paint damage. Boxes are not always 100% mint, due to transport from the manufacturer to us or transport from us to you. A box is meant to protect the model, a damaged box is no reason for a refund.
It must be taken into account that models are always partially hand made, and will often have minor imperfections. Customers ordering models accept the presence of minor imperfections and will not be eligible for refund.
About children: We sometimes receive messages saying "our kid played with the model and it broke easily". The models we sell are very detailed but also fragile. They are intended for adult collectors and not for children. The only toys we sell are in the toys section.
Usually we need a broken model back. Of course we will refund the shipping costs involved (to a certain maximum). After we have received the broken model we will send you a replacement with your next order. Please always contact us first before returning the model. To contact us you can reply to the order confirmation mail, and if possible please attach a photo of the problem.
When sending back models from outside the European Union please write 'RETURNED GOODS - BROKEN ITEM' on the CN22/CN23 customs document with a value of € 0. If you don't do this customs charges are applied, and we will NOT ACCEPT the parcel. In some cases we may pay the customs charges, but they will be subtracted from the refund.
In agreement with European law, ordered items can be returned within 14 days after reception. However, we will only accept returns if we receive the items in the same condition as we have sent it to the customer. If a complete order is returned we will also refund the costs of the cheapest shipping method to your country. We will not pay the shipping costs for returning the goods. Refunds will be applied to the card or bank account that was used for paying the order.
When returning models from outside the European Union please write 'RETURNED GOODS - FAILED SALE' on the CN22/CN23 customs document with a value of € 0. If you don't do this customs charges are applied, and we will NOT ACCEPT the parcel. In some cases we may pay the customs charges, but they will be subtracted from the refund.
Please note that processing returns cost us a lot of time and money. If we think a customer returns too much items we may end the customer discount or stop accepting orders from the customer.
Address and packaging instructions
The return address is:
Hendrik Figeeweg 5L
2031 BJ Haarlem
Please also write your order number on the box. Always use a proper box for sending returns, like the one we used for sending the model to you. Never put models in an envelope as this will cause damage to the model! Always send the models back in their original and complete packaging. Use enough stuffing material in such way that the returned items are protected on all sides and can't move inside the parcel. The customer is responsible for any damage or loss during the return procedure.