Model Making Materials

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     ADHESIVES

Our wide range of adhesives should cover every eventuality a model maker may meet. If you are unsure about which adhesive you need, you can refer to our Adhesives Guide or call our shop for advice.
Our range includes: Adhesive Sprays, Adhesive Tapes, Contact Adhesives, General Adhesives, Hot Glue Adhesives, Methane Based Adhesives, Super Glues, Two Part Epoxy Adhesives and Water Based Adhesives.

     CAST & MOULD

From life casting products to clays and plasticine, our range of casting products is being constantly added to as new products come on the market.
The current range includes: 2 Part Moulding Media, Clay & Sculpting, Fillers, Foams, Glass Fibre, Life Casting & Prosthetics, Metal, Plasters, Moulds, Release agents, Resin, Rubbers, Sculpting Tools, Wax and Accessories.

     DISPLAY AIDS

Includes: Display Cases, Plaques and Turntables.

     ELECTRICAL

Our electrical range of products includes: Batteries & Holders, Bulbs & Holders, Circuit Accessories, Electrical Wire, Fibre Optics, Gears, Motors, Switches and Transformers.

     FINDINGS

Here you will find all sorts of hardware includes: Chain, Hinges, Jewellery, Joints, Magnets, Miscellaneous Fixings, Nails & Pins, Nuts & Bolts, Pulleys, Rubber Band and Screws & Screw Eyes.

     FINISHES

A comprehensive range of finishes including: Fabric Treatments, Fillers, Humbrol Tinlets, Metal Leaf and Foils, Brushes, Brush-on Paint, Spray Paint, Painting Accessories, Primers, Rosco theatre paints, Textured finishes, Thinners, Timber treatments, Transfers, Treatments, Varnishes and Water Effects.

     KITS

Educational kits for fun and to encourage model making skills, includes: Cubic Fun 3D Puzzle and Meccano.

     LANDSCAPING

Many of these items are manufactured in our workshop that also offers bespoke scenic work. Our range includes: Green Trees, Black & White Trees, Trees in Blossom, Oak & Lime Trees, Pastel & Cork Trees, Pine & Cedar of Lebanon Trees, Silver Birch & Copper Beech Trees, Winter Trees, String & Wire Conifers Trees, String & Wire Cypress Trees, String & Wire Deciduous Trees, String & Wire Poplar Trees, Palm Trees, Schematic Trees, Plant & Tree Materials, Ground Cover, Hedges, Lichen and Plants.

     LITERATURE

Includes: Catalogues, Hardback Books and Paper Backs.

     MODEL DETAIL

We cover all the major architectural and hobby scales: 1:4000 Scale, 1:2500 Scale, 1:2000 Scale, 1:1250 Scale, 1:1000 Scale, 1:750 Scale, 1:500 scale, 1:400 scale, 1:333 scale, 1:250 scale, 1:220 scale, 1:200 scale, 1:160 scale, 1:150 scale, 1:120 Scale, 1:100 Scale, 1:87 Scale, 1:76 Scale, 1:75 Scale, 1:50 Scale, 1:43 Scale, 1:32 Scale, 1:25 Scale, 1:24 Scale, 1:22.5 Scale, 1:20 Scale, 1:19 Scale, 1:12 Scale, 1:10 Scale and No Scale.

     PRINTING

Create your own printing blocks by carving lino tiles, great for making greetings cards, the range includes: Lino Cutting and Media.

     PYROGRAPHY

Pyrography or pyrogravure is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks using a pyrography tool. The range includes: Tools and Wooden Items.

     RAW MATERIALS

This is a large section of our products and includes all the fundimental materials used in 3D construction, includes: Card, Cork, Foam, Styrofoam, Foamboard, General Sheet Material, Mesh, Metal, Miscellaneous, Non Specific Scale, Paper, Plastics, Reflective Material, Rubber Sheet, Textile, Thread, String & Ribbon and Wood Sheet.

     STRIP & SHAPE

Pre-shaped products that include: Angles, Balls, Cubes & Eggs, Channels, Circular Rod, Discs, Domes, H Columns, Half Rod, I Beams, Miscellaneous, Open Web Truss, Quarter Rod, Square & Rectangular Strip, T Sections, Triangular Rod, Tubes, Unusual Shapes and Wire.

     TOOLS

A wide range of model makers tools that includes: Abrasive Items, Airbrushes & Accessories, Anvils, Carving & Sculpting Tools, Electric Tools & Accessories, Flock machines, Hammers, Chisels & Punches, Hand Drills, Hot Wire Cutters, Inspection Tools, Knives & Cutters, Liquid Applicators, Mats, Measuring Tools, Pliers, Pyrography, Safety Equipment, Saws, Screwdrivers & Allen keys, Soldering, Stationery, Squares, Storage, Tool Kits, Tweezers and Vices.

     SALE ITEMS

These are not all our sale items, just a selection of our stock.

     MANUFACTURERS

Includes: Citadel, Gorilla Glue and Rosco.

     FREELANCERS DIRECTORY

This is where you can pay to be on our freelance model makers directory.

   BESPOKE SERVICES

Our on site workshop offers a range of services for model makers and designers. Our experienced staff offer a full artwork service and aim to turnaround most jobs in a day and a half.

     ACID ETCHING

We can turn your drawings into frets of brass or nickel silver - great for architectural detailing and name plates.

     DRY TRANSFERS

We can turn your artwork into a single colour, multi colour or foil transfers.

     LASER CUTTING AND ENGRAVING

Laser cutting and engraving with the model maker in mind. Our staff have a wealth of experience and have worked on a wide range of materials and are always happy to offer advise.

     BESPOKE TREES

Highly detailed made made model trees made to order. We will copy any tree from any source at any scale.

     RESIN AND METAL CASTING

We will replicate your master in white metal or resin.

     ARTWORK SERVICE

Our technical staff are on hand to help you with any artwork preparation or provide a full artwork service.

   INFORMATION

In our information section you will find a wide range of resources useful to model makers.

     DIRECTORY OF FREELANCE MODELMAKERS

A list of model makers available to help you with your project.

     JOBS

Current model making vacancies.

     MODELMAKING GUIDES

Guides to basic model making techniques, products and specific projects. Includes our guide to making a Motte & Bailey Castle with full base and building plans.

     COURSES

Full time and short courses involving model making.

     MODEL GALLERY

A selection of customers finished models that used 4D products. To submit your own model, send images and description of 4D products used to web@modelshop.co.uk

     MODEL MAKING COMPANIES

A directory of model making companies. To submit your own company, send details to web@modelshop.co.uk

     CREDIT ACCOUNT

You can apply for a credit account here.

     NEW BLADES

The annual graduate model makers recruitment fair organised by 4D modelshop held in June in London every year.

     SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

Current and impending shows and exhibitions.

     USEFUL CONTACTS

A list of companies and organisations that we think will be of particular use to our customers.

     CHRISTMAS PLANNING

Seasonal products useful for Christmas store and window displays.

     BLACK COLLECTION

A collection of black products for store and window displays, especially good for jewellery displays.

     CASSIE BROWN'S CAKE CRAFT

An overview of all the products in our Cassie Brown range.

   CONTACT US

Shop and workshop opening hours, all contact details and downloadable location map.

Last updated 07/09//16 by Andy Feron