Model Making Materials

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Need a job? Help with a project or a company to build a model for you? Looking for a course? Maybe a step by step modelmaking guide? Explore the links below for these and many other model making resources.

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Freelance model makers


  • A wealth of experience and expertise available to help you with your latest project.
  • If you are a freelance model maker you can join the list, simply pay here & we will contact you.
  • The nominal admin fee chargeable annually.
model making jobs


  • A list postions currently available.
  • If you have a position available and want to advertise here (free to 4D modelshop customers) send details to:
  • If you apply for a job from our list, please mention where you saw the advert.
model making guides


  • Our modelmaking guides have been created to show so basic model making techniques and how best to use some of our products.
  • We are always adding new guides to the list.
  • The guides are available as PDF's - click on the images to download.
Our guide to which adhesive to use


  • Our guide to which adhesive to use.
  • Pick the two materials you want to join and we'll show you our recommended adhesive.
  • Please note that there is often more than one glue for each occasion, we try to offer the best alternatives.
model making courses


  • Here you will find a list of full time model making courses
  • You can also find a list of short courses that we think would be of interest.
  • Whilst we endeavour to keep all this information up to date, it is advised that you check the establishments website for current details of each course.
a gallery of models made with 4D modelshop products


  • 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.
A gallery of 4D modelshop products


  • Here is a selection of some of our more unusual products that may not have encountered.
  • We will be continually adding to this section so make sure you check back from time to time.
model making companies


  • Here you will find a list of model making companies
  • If you are a 4D modelshop customer and would like to be added to the list, send the details to
  • If you do contact any of the companies from our list, please mention where you found their details.
credit account facilities


  • Here you will find how to apply for credit account facilities.
  • To set up an account, please Register and tick 'Apply for Credit Account'.
New Blades model making recruitment fair


  • This is our annual model makers recruitment fair
  • The show features the best model makers emerging from our Universities, exhibiting together in central London.
  • The show takes place in the second week of June.
Guide to sketch modelling


  • For students embarking on an architecture degree.
  • Guides to which sheet materials to use.
  • Plus a tool list recommended by the Manchester School of Architecture (B15).
Shows and Exhibitions


  • A list of current and future events, shows and exhibitions
  • To submit your event please contact
useful contacts


  • Here we list contacts we consider to be of particular relevance to the 3D design community.
Model Makers Toolbox Essentials


  • We prepare starter kits for University courses that involve 3D Design.
  • Here are the common tools & adhesives that have been requested by the Course Leaders.
Workshops held at 4D modelshop


  • We run or host modelmaking workshops from time to time.
  • Contact us if you would like to run one from our Central London location.
News from 4D modelshop


  • Stories from the model making / 4D modelshop world.
  • Contact us if you have an interesting project you would like to tell the world about.
Winter displays


  • We have gathered together products and services to help you plan your winter display preparations.
  • We can order quantities of these products if you are creating large window displays.
Black collection


  • We have gathered together products to help you plan a black display.
  • We can order quantities of these products if you are creating large window displays.
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