Aircraft Collectables


      Diecast planes are an excellent addition to any aviation enthusiast's collection. From the markings on the wings to the intricacies of the cockpit, these models offer unparalleled detail. Every aspect is carefully crafted to create a lifelike representation of the original aircraft. 

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      Hobbyco stocks a comprehensive range of diecast model planes; browse the full collection on our website today.

      What Are the Scale Sizes for Model Planes?

      If you're a model plane enthusiast or collector, knowing the scale sizes of your favourite aircraft is essential. Not only does it help you determine the proportions and details of the model, but it also guides you in picking the right accessories, including decals and paint. 

      The scale size of a model aeroplane is its ratio or proportion to the real aircraft, usually represented by a fraction. Typical scale sizes range from 1/8 or 1/16 ratios for large display planes — like the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet — down to micro-scale sizes like 1/500 — like the QANTAS Airbus A330. Different scales are appropriate for different purposes, from detailing accurate aerodynamics to space-saving collections. 

      Whatever your preferences are, understanding scale sizes will add a new level of appreciation for model planes. 

      How Do I Take Care of My Diecast Model Planes?

      To keep your diecast model planes in tip-top condition, start by referring to any care instructions that have come with the kit. Consider, too, how you are going to store and display the model — diecast planes kept safe and secure in a display cabinet aren’t as likely to need cleaning or care as those displayed openly.

      Generally speaking, try to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight or high temperatures, as this can cause the paint to fade or crack. Secondly, use a soft-bristled brush to dust off any dirt or debris that may accumulate on the surface. Finally, avoid using water or cleaning products unless recommended by the manufacturer, as this can damage the paintwork.

      What Should I Look for When Buying a Diecast Model Plane Online?

      There are a few things to keep in mind when buying a diecast model plane online to ensure you’re happy with your purchase.

      Most of these can be taken care of by shopping with a reputable supplier — like Hobbyco! 

      Pay close attention to the size and scale of the model plane, as these measurements will determine how it fits into your collection and whether it is compatible with other kits you may have. Additionally, consider the level of detail and craftsmanship that has gone into the model, as this can greatly impact its value and overall appeal.

      If you have any questions about particular diecast model products in our collection, feel free to contact our team.

      What Types of Diecast Planes Does Hobbyco Sell?

      Hobbyco’s range of diecast planes is ever-expanding and includes some of the top models available.

      Some of our customers' favourite kits include:

      1/100 Alliance Airlines Embraer E190

      Straight from Skymarks comes a replica Embracer E190, a larger version of the E170/175 complete with a larger wing, larger horizontal stabiliser, two emergency overwing exits and a new and improved engine.

      The model is constructed of solid injection plastic mould construction and includes highly detailed graphics; an excellent addition to your model diecast collection.

      1/250 QANTAS A380

      As Australia’s national airline, no model plane collection is complete without a QANTAS plane. For first-time collectors, the 1/250 QANTAS A380 is an excellent place to start.

      The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airliner and QANTAS currently has six in active service. This diecast model is the perfect gift for aviation enthusiasts or even a souvenir for the Australian traveller.  

      What Other Diecast Models Does Hobbyco Sell?

      In addition to the wide range of diecast model planes, Hobbyco stocks many other different types of model collectibles. We’re passionate about ensuring our customers have access to the latest and greatest models across the following categories:

      Browse the full range online today, and if you have any questions, please contact our customer service team.

      Shop for Diecast Model Aircraft in Australia at Hobbyco

      If you’re looking for diecast model aircraft in Australia, there’s no better place to shop than Hobbyco.

      We stock the best products from the world’s leading manufacturers to help you build your collection with quality models.

      Browse the full range online today, and be sure to contact our team if you have any questions.

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