About Us

DC-8models.com is owned and operated by Vancouver, Canada-based Henry Tenby. As a self-employed business owner, Henry has been collecting aircraft display models since the late 1980s, and is always looking to acquire and trade models with other collectors.

This particular business commenced with the production of molds in the summer of 2011.  The first sample DC-8 casting was produced in January, 2012, and the first production models were produced in the summer of 2012.

Each DC-8 model is custom cast, polished, painted and completed as per our customers’ exclusive orders. This is a custom order business that caters to the specific needs of discriminating model collectors on an international level. We are always happy to receive inquiries from prospective clients.

1/50th scale cast aluminum DC-8 models

Aeromaritime Douglas DC-8 1/50 metal airline display model

This early 1960s livery was recently commissioned as a custom model by a customer in France.

This custom THY Turkish DC-8 model was completed in September, 2013 for a private collector. THY considered DC-8s in the early 60s.

This custom THY Turkish DC-8 model was completed in September, 2013 for a private collector. THY considered DC-8s in the early 60s.

Canadian Pacific Airlines DC-8-43 CF-CPI Empress of Amsterdam is our latest production model.

Canadian Pacific Airlines DC-8-43 CF-CPI Empress of Amsterdam is our latest production model.

NOTE TO CUSTOMERS: Our initial production run of the first 20 models is now completely SOLD OUT. We will need order commitments of at least 7 models before we can proceed with a second production batch of 20. If you would like to commit to one of these tentative models we will require a $500 deposit per model, which we will refund if we are unable to secure 7 orders within a 1 year period. The cost of each model (white crown scheme) is $2200 USD, with added shipping cost from Vancouver, Canada.