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Authentic Models - Hand Made Model Boats and Airplanes

Authenitc Models

A collection which has been inspired by an appreciation of history and the finest detail, Authentic Models features amazing limited edition handmade pieces. Each model is a wonderful treat to savour and celebrates the adventurous nature of the human spirit. Find handmade model ships, airplanes, hot air balloons and even propellers in our collection.

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Love of Heritage & Exploration

The collection has its roots in founder Haring Piebenga’s love of the heritage pieces which he discovered in antique auctions. An explorer’s pocket compass that he purchased particularly fired up his imagination and he couldn’t stop thinking about the far corners of the planet that he could reach using this special piece. This compass and the other wonderful artefacts that he had uncovered led him to recreate the originals in amazing detail for other people to enjoy.

Beautiful Replicas

For more than 50 years, Authentic Models has been thrilling enthusiastic and loyal collectors worldwide. Perfect for history buffs and those who appreciate voyages into the unknown, the amazing handmade models in the collection beautifully replicate the stunning originals. Each piece is crafted from the finest materials and features incredible attention to detail.

Model Aircraft, Ships & More

You will adore the stunning ships, aircraft and hot air balloons in this unique collection. Celebrating important landmarks in transportation and global exploration, the impressive replicas will always be talking points. There is something for everyone in the wonderful Authentic Models collection!

1930s DC-3 - Authentic Models (Metal Highly Polished) 1930s DC-3 - Authentic Models (Metal Highly Polished)
£214.20
£183.00
Available to order
1930s DC-3 - Authentic Models (Model Aeroplane) The DC3 has earned the epithet “Workhorse of the Skies”. Thousands were produced from the end of WWII into the 1950s by the Douglas Aircraft works. Military, civilian, government, private, you name it. Utterly reliable. Even now it’s possible to find them flying from remote airports, landing on the tightest strips. Legendary and nostalgic. Details: M…
Bantam Midget, 19” - Authentic Models (Model Car) Bantam Midget, 19” - Authentic Models (Model Car)
£412.80
£329.00
1 in stock
Bantam Midget 19" Model Car by Authentic Models In the 1930s 'Spindizzies' or Tether Cars were miniature race cars built by hobbyists which drove around banked wooden tracks. These were fast model cars which raced at speeds approaching 150 mph. Incredibly detailed and aerodynamic, these racers were beyond toys; they were pieces of art representative of the best pioneering technology of the era. Co…
Bantam Midget, Green - Authentic Models (Model Car) Bantam Midget, Green - Authentic Models (Model Car)
£412.80
£329.00
2 in stock
Bantam Midget, Green - Authentic Models (Model Car) Surprisingly sophisticated racecars in 1:8 scale raced tethered to a pole or to a chain track in a banked wooden racetrack, reaching speeds in excess of 150 mph�Imagine a corner of the 1939 New York World�s Fair. A throng of thousands massing around a mini car-drome where racecars are being prepared for a major race. The scream of the engines fil…
Bantam Midget, Red - Authentic Models (Model Car) Bantam Midget, Red - Authentic Models (Model Car)
£412.80
£329.00
2 in stock
Bantam Midget, Red - Authentic Models (Model Car) Surprisingly sophisticated racecars in 1:8 scale raced tethered to a pole or to a chain track in a banked wooden racetrack, reaching speeds in excess of 150 mph�Imagine a corner of the 1939 New York World�s Fair. A throng of thousands massing around a mini car-drome where racecars are being prepared for a major race. The scream of the engines fills…
BB Korn - Authentic Models (Model Car) BB Korn - Authentic Models (Model Car)
£574.20
£469.50
2 in stock
BB Korn - Authentic Models (Model Car) Technically skilled enthusiasts of the 1930s loved to race the legendary B.B. Korn cars around the club tracks. Called tether cars or spindizzies, they reached incredible speeds, and inspired thousands to improve and invent. ��The founder of the B.B. Korn Manufacturing Company, Barney Korn, produced several tether car models that now, as vintage antiques, ach…
BB Korn, Green - Authentic Models (Model Car) BB Korn, Green - Authentic Models (Model Car)
£574.20
£469.50
1 in stock
BB Korn, Green - Authentic Models (Model Car) Technically skilled enthusiasts of the 1930s loved to race the legendary B.B. Korn cars around the club tracks. Called tether cars or spindizzies, they reached incredible speeds, and inspired thousands to improve and invent. ��The founder of the B.B. Korn Manufacturing Company, Barney Korn, produced several tether car models that now, as vintage antiqu…
BB Korn, Red - Authentic Models (Model Car) BB Korn, Red - Authentic Models (Model Car)
£574.20
£469.50
2 in stock
BB Korn, Red - Authentic Models (Model Car) Technically skilled enthusiasts of the 1930s loved to race the legendary B.B. Korn cars around the club tracks. Called tether cars or spindizzies, they reached incredible speeds, and inspired thousands to improve and invent. ��The founder of the B.B. Korn Manufacturing Company, Barney Korn, produced several tether car models that now, as vintage antiques…
Blue Racer - Authentic Models (Model Car) Blue Racer - Authentic Models (Model Car)
£135.50
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Blue Racer - Authentic Models (Model Car) The Bugatti Type 51 driven to victory in the 1933 Monaco Grand Prix by Achille Varzi is an archetypal image of the early days of motor racing. Inspired by that car, we have created a handsome model to represent the era, which can also be appreciated by those loyal to other teams. Details: Medium: Car Published: 2022 Edition Copies: N/A Size: W14.6 x L31 x…
Concorde (Stand Incl) - Authentic Models (Metal Model) Concorde (Stand Incl) - Authentic Models (Metal Model)
£742.20
£634.00
1 in stock
Concorde (Stand Incl) - Authentic Models (Metal Model) Metal Model by Authentic Models Details: Medium: Metal Model Year of Release: 2020 Edition Copies: N/A Image Size:86 x 38 x 46cm (Stand Included) Framed Size: N/A Finish: As Pictured Signed:No
Concorde - Authentic Models (Model Aeroplane) Concorde - Authentic Models (Model Aeroplane)
£110.00
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Concorde - Authentic Models (Model Aeroplane) The DC3 has earned the epithet �Workhorse of the Skies�. Thousands were produced from the end of WWII into the 1950s by the Douglas Aircraft works. Military, civilian, government, private, you name it. Utterly reliable. Even now it�s possible to find them flying from remote airports, landing on the tightest strips. Legendary and nostalgic. Details: Med…
Dakota DC3 - Authentic Models BV (Hand Made Authentic Model) Dakota DC3 - Authentic Models BV (Hand Made Authentic Model)
£714.60
£585.00
1 in stock
Hand Made Authentic Model, Dakota DC3 by Authentic Models BV Details: Medium: Hand Made Authentic Model Published: 2012 Edition Copies: N/A Size: Finish: As Pictured Signed:No
Desktop Dakota DC-3 - Authentic Models (Model Aeroplane) Desktop Dakota DC-3 - Authentic Models (Model Aeroplane)
£95.00
Available to order
Desktop Douglas DC-3 Model Aeroplane by Authentic Models Authentic Models has created this stunning desktop companion, a small-scale replica of the legendary and nostalgic Douglas DC-3. The DC-3 passenger plane began life in the 1940s, and whilst it's famed in its own right, the military version, the C-47 Skytrain, or 'Dakota' as it was known by the RAF, is perhaps the most well-known version of t…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Blue - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Blue - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Blue - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you�ll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feel� viewing the earth, leaning on the basket�s rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in; watch th…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Blue Stars - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Blue Stars - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Blue Stars - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you�ll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feel� viewing the earth, leaning on the basket�s rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in; wa…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Check Blue - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Check Blue - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Check Blue - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you�ll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feel� viewing the earth, leaning on the basket�s rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in; wa…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Check Red - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Check Red - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Check Red - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you�ll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feel� viewing the earth, leaning on the basket�s rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in; wat…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Gold Blue - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Gold Blue - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Gold Blue - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you'll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feeling viewing the earth, leaning on the basket's rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in; w…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Gold Green - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Gold Green - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Gold Green - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you�ll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feel� viewing the earth, leaning on the basket�s rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in; wa…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Gold Navy - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Gold Navy - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Gold Navy - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you�ll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feel� viewing the earth, leaning on the basket�s rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in; wat…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Green Double - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Green Double - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Green Double - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you'll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feeling viewing the earth, leaning on the basket's rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Lavender - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Lavender - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Lavender - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you�ll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feel� viewing the earth, leaning on the basket�s rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in; watc…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Mint - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Mint - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Mint - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you�ll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feel� viewing the earth, leaning on the basket�s rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in; watch th…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Rainbow - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Rainbow - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Rainbow - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you�ll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feel� viewing the earth, leaning on the basket�s rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks in; watch…
Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Rainbow Pastel - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Floating The Skies Hot Air Balloon, Rainbow Pastel - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon)
£17.95
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Floating The Skies, Rainbow Pastel - Authentic Models (Model Hot Air Balloon) Its not like you'll call ahead for tea and scones. Arrival time, even arrival place is unpredictable at best. But the feeling viewing the earth, leaning on the basket's rim, like a silent movie, floating the sky. A diminutive feeling, hanging from an enormous fabric balloon filled with helium. A Zen-like mood soon kicks…

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