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

sets for aircraft models.


Special notice for UK customers: this web shop is set up for charging 20% VAT upon purchase. However, the upper sales threshold of GBP 135 (ca.  ¥ 19,500), above which no VAT should be charged is not yet implemented. So I'd like to ask you to keep your orders below ca. ¥ 19,000 for the time being to avoid any administrative headaches.

Due to the extraordinary global situation related to Covid19, mail disruption, delay and total suspensions exist between Japan and many countries. The web shop remains open, but please be aware that delivery may not happen in the same timely manner as usual. Please check the latest information in the "What's New" section below.

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. Many thanks!

What's new

Update 20/02/2021:

Air mail has become available again to range of countries. The latest update from Japan Post can be found here: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/2021/0218_01_en.html . I have updated the delivery/destination list in the web shop accordingly. Many thanks!

Update 09/02/2021:

I have now enabled ordering from the UK again. Upon ordering, you should see 20% VAT added to the total and listed on the invoice. There is also a ¥19,000 (close to £135 after conversion loss etc.) VAT threshold build in which will hopefully work in the way that order above that value will have no VAT added as this will then be charged at the UK border, as before. These changes are all provisional in the hope that things will work smoothly. If not, I have to take the UK off the list again and re-think...

Update 03/02/2021:

I am working on restoring selling to the UK (incl. UK VAT), please bear with me... Mail to various countries remains disrupted, but largely there has been an improvement and a smoother service over the recent months. The current state of service can be found here: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_en.html  The stock category "US Domestic Stock" has now been disabled due to greatly reduced stock and constant errors with the associated delivery option.

Update 30/12/2020:

Regrettably I had to disable ordering for customers from the UK from now. This is due to the changing and rather complicated new legislation regarding the collection of UK VAT. I have made an application for VAT registration, but the issue is as yet unresolved and as such I wouldn't act legally if I made sales to UK customers and send the orders without collecting VAT. I do hope the matter can be resolved reasonably quickly so UK orders can resume, but things are very much in the open at the moment.

Update 27/11/2020:

Update for mail to Canada: recorded air mail has been suspended. For now, only standard (untracked) air mail of small parcels and surface mail is possible (same as to Australia and the USA).

Update 12/11/2020:

Good news for my Australian customers: Air mail to Australia has been restored! However for now it's only standard, non-tracked air mail of small parcels, just as to the USA.