Welcome to Hypersonic Models, home of carefully researched and crafted aftermarket sets

for aircraft models. From the workshop in Nara, Japan to anywhere in the world.


After placing an order or sending an email enquiry, please check your junk mail/Spam folders if you haven't received a reply within a few minutes.

There seems to be an unknown bug preventing my "Order Dispatch" emails from being sent out properly, it appears that no one is actually receiving them. While we try to work out what the probme may be please be assured that all orders are dispatched within 5 days max, usually 1-2 days.

Japan Post stresses that due to the global situation related to Covid19, mail disruption, delays and suspensions exist between Japan and many countries. Mail is affected by airport, customs and mail facility closures in the destination countries. As this web shop remains open and dispatches continue normally on this side, please be aware that delivery may not be as quick as usual. Please check the latest information here.

A note to customers in the EU: There is no tax-free import for low-value items any more. There will be VAT levied on ALL purchases, regardless how small. Upon receiving your parcel you will have to pay VAT plus a handling charge by your local postal service. This shop is not set up for charging EU-based VAT at purchse and unfortunately won't be able to do so due to EU regulations. It is still totally legal to sell and send to the EU without charging VAT upfront, customers just need to be aware of the charges when receiving their parcel.

A note to customers in the UK: This shop is set up for charging UK VAT upon purchase. It will be automatically added to your checkout total and parcels will be marked accordingly with the invoice on the outside of the parcel. There will be no additional charges upon receiving your parcel.

What's new

Update 04/10/2023:

Important Great news: Small Parcel Air Mail (standard and recorded) is now available again (finally!!!) to the USA, Canada, UK, Germany and France. This significantly reduces the shipping cost, compared to EMS. I will keep the EMS option available for the time being as it can be handy for larger orders. I may discontinue the Surface Mail option though as it was only ever a stop-gap measure while there was no Air Mail. The price advantage is quite small when compared to Air Mail.

Update 02/04/2023:

I just realised I hadn't updated the news section for ages...A recent email problem that saw most of my emails being treated as Spam seems to have been fixed and most of you should now receive my emails again. Also, a number of new releases like the F-4 stabilator set for Tamiya, TISEO pod for Meng, the SR-71 full chute set and just today, the F-16A backdate set for Kinetic have hit the market. 3D printing is being integrated more and more into the production line with these new items. More to come over the coming months.

Update 09/06/2022:

While we are still waiting for Japan Post to re-establish normal Air Mail to most countries, Japan Post has just announced that EMS mail (express air mail) is now working again to France! Due to the relatively high cost, I only instate an EMS shipping option to places where otherwise there is no other quick mail route. So next to the USA, I have now created an EMS option for France as well.

Update 29/03/2022:

The Email issues are now resolved with both Email addresses and normal service is resumed. At some point in the near future though my web shop will migrate onto the new e-commerce platform so a short down-period is to be expected. I will announce this as soon as I know more details.

Update 28/03/2022:

Hi everyone, it's been a while since the last update! Currently, my email servers are down so neither conact@hypersonicmodels nor payments@hypersonicmodels work currently. You can still order and you will receive a payment confirmation via PayPal. Just the normal order confirmation and process emails aren't working as well as the contact form or direct emails. It may take a couple of days for them to get back online... In addition to that, I'm about to move my domain registrar and later my web shop will be moving to a new platform as well so a few outages my occur along the way. To counter any roumor: Hypersonic Models is NOT closing our out of business, just a few hickups while virtually moving. But with air mail currently suspended to so many countries it makes sense to get this task onder way right now.

[Sticking] Update 25/04/2021:

Problem alert! I have made a mistake and undersized the ARN-101 antenna pod contained in the F-4E Slat Conversion Set (HMR 48039). A new part has already been designed and is being cast. Please see this pic for comparison:

All new HMR 48039 sets will have the new part from now on. But I also have a solution for those who already bought a set. If you place a new order, you will get a new ARN-101 part for every slat yet you ordered previously. Please notify me though, by email, PM, Facebook etc. Those who bought the slat set but won't make a new purchase can get the new part too. However, I'm very sorry but I can't send it totally for free. I can probably get away with sending it in a nornal letter so I'd like to ask you for a p&p constribution of ¥200 for every shipment. I think I can send up to 4 parts in a letter, after that I may charge more because I'd have to send it as a small parcel. My retail partners have been informed too and will have batches of replacement parts. My apologies once again, thank you for your understanding and cooperation.