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Welcome to Aircraft Model Store! We are home of precision scale models, we stock a wide range of model aircrafts in different scales. 

Christmas Gift Ideas for an Aviation Enthusiast!


In this post we would like to guide you on what you could gift somebody who has a high interest in aviation (sometimes called Avgeek). At Aircraft Model Store, we offer a wide range of diecast models, plastic models, wood model aircrafts and airport accessories to enhance the diorama. 

If you are looking for a gift to someone who is just starting their collection, we recommend going for our Herpa Snap-Fit selection, click here to view the category. These models are made from plastic and have a great attention to detail, and are easy to assemble by just pushing the parts together. Great for a beginner collector!

We also stock a wide range of metal (diecast) aircraft models in 1/200 scale (bigger scale), 1/400 (medium scale) and 1/500 (smallest scale). An aviation enthusiast who has a small collection (more than 3-4 models) tends to stick to one of the 3 scales. In this case, we recommend checking what scale the person has and then look on our website for models with the given scale.In terms of the brand quality, we always recommend going for GeminiJets or Phoenix models for any 1/200 or 1/400 scale models. 

GeminiJets is an American brand that is known to produce very high quality models, they tend to focus mainly on European and American Airlines, but also include (Japan Airlines, Fly Dubai, Emirates, Aeromexico and many more!). Our Phoenix Models range also produces high quality models within the 1/400 and 1/200 scale aircraft models. Phoenix models, tend to focus on Asian and Middle Eastern Airlines primarily (Qatar Airlines, ANA, British Airways, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and many more!)If you are looking for airport accessories, we stock a wide range of airport accessories for 1/500, 1/400 and 1/200 scale models. 

The best airport accessories are produced by Herpa, which is the biggest German brand. First of all, you must check with the person as to what scale they collect and then you can look at our 1/500 scale1/400 scale or 1/200 scale airport accessories

Finally, if you are unsure about what would be the best Christmas present for an aviation enthusiast, we have created special bundles, which are more economical and include everything you need to create an amazing airport diorama.

  • Our best selling Collector's Choice Bundle which includes: 4 1/400 scale aircraft models, airport mat and airport terminal. 
  • We also have our Value Bundle which includes: 2 1/400 scale aircraft models, airport mat and airport terminal.

At Aircraft Model Store, we put our customers at the centre of our operations, hence if you still have any questions about choosing a Christmas gift, please do not hesitate to contact us through our email sales@aircraftmodelstore.co.uk or by calling us at 01618187300 and we will be more than happy to help you choose the right gift!