The web shop is temporarily closed. Re-opening to be confirmed, hopefully sometime in August. 

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 12/07/2024:

The web shop is now closed, the PayPal payment function is disabled at checkout. The re-opening is currently still tbc. Before re-opening though, this shop will move onto a different e-commerce platform, so it will look and function a little different from before.

Update 08/07/2024:

Important Announcement: The web shop will be temporarily closed from Friday 12 July. At this point it is unclear when it will be open again, hopefully within a month but I do not yet know.

Update 04/06/2024:

New problem alert: the vinyl cutting template in the F-104A (Early) and (Late) sets is too small! Due to a file mixup an earlier, smaller version sneaked into the production file. This error is corrected asap and new templates cut. All orders going forward will have the new template. If you ordered previously and wish to obtain the corrected template please get in touch and I will include one in your next order.

Update 19/05/2024:

The new NF-104A sets have been very popular! The full kit (4802) is compeltely sold out and the conversion set (48062) is also out of stock. The conversion set will be restocked as soon as I can though, it is not out of production. Many thanks for all your orders!

Update 23/04/2024:

Again another realisation that I had not made an update post here for a very long time. I usually use Facebook these days to post anything new from the Hypersonic Models world... Today, a quick note to say that all three Kinetic kit bundles are now sold out, thank you to everyone who ordered them. When the NF-104 set is going to be released I'll have complete kits with Kinetic plastic for sale as well but I'm unsure whether I will stock the other F-104 and F-16 kits again. We'll see :)

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.

[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.