models come with display stands
and shaped to exact tolerances
to insure fit
Our Premier, Deluxe and Standard Series aircraft
models are all made of high-quality Philippine
Mahogany. This is the same fine-grained
wood used in quality furniture. Each part
is individually cut and carefully shaped by
hand. All parts are made
of mahogany, including propellers, wheels,
external fuel tanks and rockets. No
plastic or other cast materials are
term "scale" refers to the size of the
model in relation to the original. A
1/32nd scale model is 1/32nd of the size of the
original plane. For example, if the
airplane has a 32 foot wingspan, then the model
will have a 1 foot wingspan.
Series - These models are sized to conform
with the standard scales used by the
manufacturers of plastic model kits. They
are 1/24th, 1/32nd, 1/48th, 1/72nd, 1/100th and
Deluxe Series - Often, but not always,
built to standard scale. In general, a
Deluxe Series model will have a larger scale
than a standard series, which results in a
larger model. For example, the Standard
series model may be 1/72nd scale and the Deluxe
Series plane may be 1/48th scale.
Premier Series - These models are scaled
to provide a large showy model that will fit
comfortably on a desktop or shelf. This
usually results in non-standard scales, such a
1/28th, 1/37th, 1/55th, etc.
After carving, all of our mahogany models are
coated with sanding sealer and sanded. The
process is repeated several times to insure a
satin-smooth surface for final coats.
Standard Series - These models receive
2-3 coats of finish paint plus 2 coats of top
sealer. Detailing consists of aircraft
features and national insignia.
Deluxe Series - These models receive an
extra coat of finish plaint and an extra coat of
top sealer. More details are added.
Premier Series - These models receive a
great many coats of both finish paint and top
sealer. The number varies from aircraft to
aircraft. This results in the surface of
painted airplanes (such as U.S. Navy planes)
appearing to have more depth. Aluminum
skins look more realistic. These planes
are often highly detailed, often faithfully recreating a
famous original airplane.
In general, the models from our Standard Series
are the least expensive and those from our
Premier Series are the most expensive. This is because costs are based on the size of
the model and the amount of detailing that goes
into it. When ever possible, we give you a
choice of series.
All of our models are exceptionally well made,
so it really depends on what you want. If
you plan on displaying several airplanes
together, it may be best to stick with the
Standard and Deluxe Series as you may be able to
get all of them in the same scale. This also applies to those who wish to display their
models along with ones made from plastic
On the other hand, if you want to
display a model on your desk or only one or two
on a bookshelf, or if it is to be a gift to
someone who is really important to you, then we recommend the
Premier Series. They are the best!
models come with display stands
new Hi-Tech Series models are cast from high-density
resin, often as one piece. It is then sanded,
sealed and painted as described above. So far,
this technology has only been used to produce some of
the new commercial airliners, as they have very simple
shapes. Special techniques, such as silk screening
are used for some details, such as the painting of
dozens of windows, which is very time and consuming and
difficult to do by hand. These are highly
attractive models and are more durable than than the mahogany
ones. This makes them especially suitable for
public display and they are widely used by airlines,
ticket offices and other professionals. Generally,
these models are all 1/100th or 1/200th scale.
All of our
models are easy to maintain. The only required
care is dusting. We recommend a soft cloth so that
you won't scratch the carefully painted surface.
We use old T-shirts. Our models are made of wood
and wood will break, so handle them with care.
Don't drop them. When moving, pack them carefully
so if the box is dropped or thrown, they won't get
broken. Just use a little common sense and your
model will provide you with many, many years of