FAQs

Below you will find a list of our most frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered, please contact us at themodelshop@pacmin.com.

 

PRODUCTION

What are your models made of?

The Model Shop models are made of durable polyurethane--not wood or mahogany. Our standard base is an injected molded base with an aluminum upright. Our upgraded wood bases are a walnut base with aluminum upright.

How long will it take to receive my model?

Your models will leave our warehouse within two business days using our preferred shipper, FedEx. You may choose from any of FedEx’s delivery options.

What if the model I want is sold out?

Not to worry! It simply means you chose a particularly popular model and we have run out of stock. Please check back in about six weeks. We should have new inventory by then. Airline customers can also contact their Account Manager for expedited orders.

Will other models be included in the store in the future?

Yes! We expect to have several airlines and a broader selection of model types available soon. 

 

REPLACEMENTS AND REPAIRS

I lost my box. Can I order replacement boxes and foam sets?

Yes! You can contact us at themodelshop@pacmin.com to order replacement box and foam sets. We will need to know which model type and the scale.

My base is broken. Can I order a replacement base?

Yes! You can contact us at themodelshop@pacmin.com  to order replacement bases. We will need to know which model type and the scale.

My model broke. Can I order replacement parts?

Maybe. We offer replacement parts for models produced within the last five years. You can contact us at themodelshop@pacmin.com to find out if we can create replacement parts. We will need to know which model type, scale, and paint scheme.

Do you accept returns? What is your return policy?

Yes! If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product and get a full refund or exchange the product for another one, be it similar or not. We accept returns for up to 30 days from the date you purchased it. The model you return must be in the same condition as you received it and in the original packaging. Shipping costs are non-refundable.

To return your product, please contact themodelshop@pacmin.com for a return materials authorization (RMA) number. Include this RMA number on your return package and mail your model to: The Model Shop,  2021 Raymer Ave., Fullerton California US 92833.

 

SHIPPING

Do you ship internationally?

We do offer international shipments to select countries covered by FedEx. If your country is not listed, please contact us at themodelshop@pacmin.com and we can assist you with an international shipment. 

Please note The Model Shop does not accept responsibility for any international duties or fees.

Are duties and taxes included in the shipping estimate?

Unfortunately, they are not included in the shipping calculator at this time. You may be asked by your local customs agency to pay duties and taxes before you can receive your model.

Because rates vary by country, we are unable to provide estimated costs.

You can contact your local customs agency or use this online duties calculator to estimate the cost of duties and taxes to your country. If duties and taxes are not paid and the order is refused, you will be responsible for any return shipment costs.

OTHER QUESTIONS

Do you offer tours?

Sorry, we do not offer public tours at this time. Corporate customers interested in a tour of our headquarters can schedule an appointment with their Account Manager.

Are The Models Shop models suitable for children?

Unfortunately, no. While we believe it’s never too young to develop a passion for aviation, our models are intended for professional use by adults. Some parts may be delicate or sharp, so The Model Shop models should be kept out of the reach of children. 

Do you sell custom models?

Sorry, we do not. The Model Shop only carries officially licensed models that have been approved by the airline.