You are in the right place! We only make custom aircraft models and all of our models are created from scratch just for you. Your model will be a perfect replication of your aircraft with all custom markings and even external ordnance. Anything is possible, because your model starts as a block of mahogany wood made just for you.
Start the process of creating your own custom wooden aircraft models by ordering online via our secure website Custom Aircraft Models or your can email us to get the ball rolling at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your project and collect information on your custom design.
After our initial discussions, we will create your custom order from. This order form will capture all of the details you have specified and will include embedded photos and mockups for our artists to use during production. This process normally takes us 2-3 days. We will email the custom order form to you for your review and approval. Email us back with your approval or any changes and we welcome any additional photos to aid our replication. Once you approve the order form, we will begin production.
Normal production takes about 10 weeks. Your model is hand-carved and molded from solid mahogany wood. We then move to the putty primer stage to get the shape exactly right. The paint process uses hand-painting, airbrushing, stencils, and in-house created decals to replicate the smallest details.
Once your model is complete, we will email digital photos for your final approval, prior to shipping. This allows you to review the finished product to make sure that we got everything just right. These photos will clearly show the paint markings, ordnance, names, tail number, and your customized stand. Corrections are still possible at this time. Any change requests different from the approved order form, may incur an additional charge. Once the final photos are approved, we apply a final coat of lacquer to protect the model. Once the lacquer is applied, changes will no longer be possible.
Once the clear lacquer dries after about 3 days, we will carefully pack your model in a container that is specially designed for your aircraft type. Normal production orders ship from our factory to our distribution facility in Florida once a week. Once received in Florida, we will forward the model to you via USPS Priority Mail. Expect 10-14 days for shipping transit time, once you approve the post-production photos. If you requested rush production, then we will ship direct to you from our factory with just 3-5 days transit time.