Welcome to the home of The Custom Model Company
From taking my first flying lesson in 1989, to joining the airlines in 1996, to now flying the largest airliner ever built, it was a proud day for me when my stepson announced that he wanted to follow in my footsteps.
As a gift for passing his Private Pilot's Licence with flying colours we commissioned a custom mahogany model of his solo aircraft. Initially the 10 week wait for the model seemed like an eternity, however, having researched the work that goes into a bespoke model of this kind we soon came to realise that it wasn’t long at all.
When the model arrived we couldn't stop gazing at it. What struck us most was the quality of the hand painted finish, it was truly remarkable. However, on closer inspection we started to notice a number of inaccuracies in terms of markings and scale. Nine out of ten people wouldn't have noticed but as pilots, attention to detail is our bread and butter so needless to say these inaccuracies soon started to bother us. When we checked with a number of other model retailers to compare the quality of their offerings, we were astonished at the extremely high prices they were charging.
"highest quality, custom made and personalised AIRCRAFT models at affordable prices"
And so an idea was born! We would start a company to offer the highest quality, custom made and personalised aircraft models at affordable prices.
Easier said than done! Next we embarked on a very long and painstaking search for a team of master craftsmen and gifted artists that could deliver without compromise on these requirements. Our hard work eventually paid off such that today we can offer the highest quality models that you will find anywhere at prices that won’t break the bank.
The models featured on our website are just a small selection completed for customers. Because our specialty is making custom models to your specifications the chances are you won’t find the exact model in the exact colour scheme of your choice on our website; Don’t worry, all we need is a photo of the aircraft you want to replicate or if you don’t have one, just a description will do, such as: British Airways Boeing 747-400, Registration G-BYGF, and we’ll take care of the rest using scaled blueprints and digital photographs from stock sources.
If you have any questions on the above or would like to know more about the many stages involved in bringing you a bespoke hand crafted mahogany aircraft model, we would love to hear from you. Our details can be found on the Contact page where you will also find a quick and easy enquiry form.
Looking forward to hearing from you and bringing your vision to life.
Mark & Matt