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Here is a selection of completed models made by our customers using our many of our products.

If you have a model made from our products you'd like shown here, please send to and you will receive a credit and web link.

 

LIVERPOOL SOUTH PARKWAY

Model by David Riley

This 1:200 scale model of Liverpool South Parkway railway station was created for presentation in the lobby of the Sheffield office of the building's designers; Jefferson Sheard Architects.

White styrene forms the main structure with clear plastic to represent glazed areas. Set in a pine wood base, with hand carved and smoothed embankments and maple veneer representing the road and path layout, the white building is highlighted via its contrast with timber. All elements are hand cut, carved and scribed except for the floor tiles in the main interchange which were laser-engraved.

Model Maker: David Riley

Photography: Ladoza

4D materials used: Clear PETG, Corrugated styrene sheet, 1:200 figures, 1:200 Bus Atlantean, 1:200 Bus single deck, 1:200 Cars white plastic Pk20

PROJECT EREBUS

Project erebus

Erebus is a project combining remote flying technology with bat conservation. The idea is to build a small plane that houses a microphone in order to record bat populations.

Tom A & Tom M had to build a RC plane with as large a wing area as possible that also had to be light and strong. They chose Kapa foamboard supplied by us to form these wings.

The wing stiffness is partially provided by a 2m carbon fibre spar which runs the length of the wing and is held in place using foamboard 'formers' which help create the aerofoil shape of the wing.

Full details of the project can be found at projecterebus.weebly.com

DIY LIGHT PAINTING KIT

Light painting kit

Manchester based photographer Darren Lewis built this light painting kit using a 40mm Clear acrylic round tube and a can of Plastikote frosting spray.

www.buzz-wire.co.uk

ARCHITECTURAL MODELS

Models by Taylormade model makers

Various architectural models using 4D modelshop landscaping and model detail. Deciduous green etched trees, Cherry Blossom trees, 4D flock and texture, styrene strips, card, and metal cast figures & cars.

www.taylormademodelmakers.com

WILDLIFE MODELS

Models by Pam Knight and Beth Knight

Just 3 of some 40 models made for Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre, Cypress.

Models made using Styrofoam, brass rod, styrene sheet, surface detail applied using Milliput and Super Sculpey, coloured with acrylic paint.

Model Makers: Pam Knight and Beth Knight

www.wildlifemodelmaker.co.uk

 

COAL MINERS JOURNEY

Model by Keaton Howes

This exhibit by Keaton Howes is a work for the DS21 MArch Studio University of Westminster

It maps a coal miners journey from his house to the coal face (represented by the black line both above and overground) against time and distance. Time going round and distance towards the centre (the coal face). The red circles also plot temperature.

All elements apart from the nuts and support tubing were cut in our Laser Workshop.

Keaton Howes

DS21 MArch Studio

 

FORMAL GARDEN

Model by Michael Arnold

Customer Mike Arnold has made this model using 15mm hedges, Flower hedges, Hydrangea mixed colours, Primroses, Strawberry plants, Tulips and 50mm Cypress trees.

The hedges have also been cleverly used to create the topiary arches.

LINO CUTTING

Stuart Barrie lino cutting

Lino cut zombie and Frankenstein by Stuart Barrie.

 

WHITE TIGER

Tinglefoot White Tiger

Tinglefoot create faux taxidermy and animal inspired props to raise awareness of endangered species.

This White Tiger is just one in a range of animals that includes a Sloth, Otter, Scottish Wildcat and Panda.

Commission work is also undertaken.

The face and claws/feet were sculpted using Monster Clay medium 2.3kg and cast using Easy flow 60 1.9kg and ProCell S4 1.5kg kit.

www.tinglefoot.com

 

Graham Coles radio controlled Land Rover

Graham Coles constructed this Series 1 Land Rover from 3mm Palight.

Graham prefers to use Palight for his radio controlled vehicles as it is strong, light, waterproof and also resistant to heat.

It also has the added advantage of showing the battle scars of any off road incidents, just like a real Land Rover would.

THE COUNTRY HOUSE

Model by Michael Arnold

Customer Mike Arnold has made this excellent model using our 15mm hedges, 1:87 Preiser figures, lavender, bush tomatoes and strawberry plants.

The hedges have also been cleverly used to create the topiary arches.

THE MILLENNIUM DOME

Made by Elf Miniatures for collector Caroline Hamilton to show off iconic 20th Century furniture in a fashionable Docklands kitchen.

The roombox is to go in a large collection of dollhouses on permanent display at Newby Hall in North Yorkshire.

Model by Caroline Hamilton

The kitchen includes a 250mm PVC hemisphere.

STANHOPE GATE

Model Maker: PLP in-house model makers
www.plparchitecture.com

1:100 Scale patinated nickel silver etching and maple veneer.

Model by the PLP in-house model makers

JOSHUA KANE JACKET DETAIL

Joshua Kane jewellery display

Collar detail made by our Photo Etching Workshop

www.joshuakanebespoke.com

 

ACTIONMAN AS ALFRED THE GREAT

Alfred the Great Statue from Trinity Church Square.
Sculpture by Eldi Dundee
visual artist & performer
@CaptainViolet

The sculpture was made from Milliput on top of a modified Action Man armature, bulked up with tinfoil and Terraforma.

Details were sculpted using Modelling Tools and the plinth was built up using Balsa and Spruce.

The statue was then finished with Acrylic Paints.

It was sculpted for the 10×10 London charity auction that raises money for humanitarian architectural projects around the world.

10×10 London creates an artistic snapshot of London and raises money for Article 25, the United Kingdom’s leading architectural and construction aid charity.

Article 25 designs and oversees the construction of safe, appropriate buildings in the developing world that ensure basic needs like health are met.

Further details:
eldidundee.co.uk
Eldi Dundee blog
10x10london.com
www.article-25.org

 

JOSHUA KANE JEWELLERY DISPLAY

Joshua Kane jewellery display

This unique jewellery display was put together with help from our Photo Etching Workshop (etched bridge and tunnel) and our Laser Cutting Service (acrylic base for railway track).

The display can be found at 'Blood Sweat and Shears' Old Spitalfields Market, London.

www.joshuakanebespoke.com

 

SELFRIDGES HERMES SCARF WINDOW

Model Maker: Selfridges Windows Production
Location: Selfridges Oxford Street London
Individual tree images available on our Bespoke tree page

Selfridges Hermes window

 

FOUNTAIN

Ben Taggart

Tudor fountain built for a museum in South London.

It is entirely made from materials sold by 4D including brass, resin, laser cut plasticard and MDF.

Model Maker: Ben Taggart
www.modelhouses.co.uk

 

 

LASER CUT PLAQUES

Model Maker: Martin Tomsky

Martin Tomsky

Layered, laser cut, plywood illustrations.

4D products used: plywood & wood dye.

Sections cut by the 4D modelshop laser department.

Martin's work is available on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mtomsky

 

ARCHITECTURAL MODELS

Model Maker: Bayaram Francis

Architectural model by Bayaram Francis

Azuri: Luxurious apartments facing sea at Riviere du Rampart. Scale 1:200
Nexteracom: Office buildings at Ebene. Scale 1:100

Architectural model by Bayaram Francis

Office and commercial buildings at Reunion Island. Scale 1:100
AML: Offices for Mauritius Airport.

RICHARD B RIDDICK

Model Maker: Brian Cassidy
Scale: 1:6

model by Brian Cassidy

The curved weapons or 'Ulaks' were sculpted by Brian and copied by our Custom Casting Workshop.

The Ulaks and other accessories are available here: einordmaine's Custom Toy Emporium

SELFRIDGES WINDOW DISPLAY

Model Maker: Selfridges Windows Production
Location: Selfridges Oxford Street London
Photography courtesy of Andrew Meredith
 

Selfridges window display

Selfridges window display

Selfridges window display

Selfridges window display

Selfridges window display

The 4D modelshop Scenic Department supplied 200mm & 250mm conifer trees.

 

SUPERPOSITION

Model maker: Lyndall Phelps

Detail of an artwork by Lyndall Phelps, which is being made for Superposition, an art/sci project developed by the Institute of Physics.

0.5mm brass rods supplied by 4D modelshop.

Photography Richard Davies
Photography Richard Davies

The artwork and it’s now installed at the London Canal Museum and is on view until the end of October.
Visitor and booking info can be found at www.physics.org/superposition

ARCHITECTURAL MODELS

Model maker: INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES


 

Scenics provided by 4D modelshop

Models:
King Fahad Library 1:200 (TL)
Baustelle Airrail Center Frankfurt 1:75 (TR)
King Fahad Library 1:200 (BL)
Prince Salman Science Oasis 1:200 (BR)

ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

Model maker: RS modelmaking

4D modelshop supplied: plastic sheets, figures, trees and landscaping.

MAYFAIR HOTEL ADVERT

Model maker: Tim Weare

 

4D modelshop supplied: etched railings for the balcony detailing.

KUWAIT CULTURAL CENTRE

Model maker: Scales & Models
Architects: Mixity Architects
Scale: 1:200

This model by Ruben Marcos was accepted in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition.

4D modelshop supplied: Acrylic sheets, spray primer, brass metal etchings (treated with patina), veneers, scale people/trees, double sided tape, hi-tack emulsion glue, glass etch spray & styrene.

SECURITY GATE

Model maker: Line-Design

4D modelshop supplied:- Plastic sections for railings, Armco barriers & towers- aluminium sheet, for side plates to hold wheels, & ground plates,+ side runners (2mm bar). All landscaping materials.

BAG END HOBBIT HOUSE
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY EVA POD

Model maker: Russell Lane

A completely scratch built model of Bag End.

Materials used in its construction include: 1:12 creeping ivy, purple & green texture, grass tufts, lichen, flexi bark, air drying clay, plaster mixed with paper fibres for the bulk earthworks, dolls house plant arrangements 1:12, window frames and doors.

The model was coloured with Humbrol acrylic (and enamel) spray and pot paints, varnishes and primers and Molotow spray paints.

The 2001: a space odyssey EVA pod model was made by Scott Alexander from Atomic City and finished with many 4D products including styrene sheets - corrugated, clear, tubes, strips, rods and half rods, LED bulbs, battery boxes and connectors & wire, fibre optic lighting packs, Model Technics trimlines (black, red and yellow).