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ADHESIVES

Our wide range of glues 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: Contact adhesives, General Adhesives, Hot Glue Adhesives, Methane Based Adhesives, Spray Adhesives, Super Glues, Adhesive Tapes, Two Part Epoxy Adhesives and Water Based Adhesives.

ANIMATION

If you are involved in stop motion animation, we have a range of products for making armatures, sculpting characters and building sets.
Our range includes: Armature Kits, Armature Parts, Adhesives, Sculpting, Metal & Wire, Tools and materials for Set Construction.

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.
Our range includes: 2 Part Moulding Media, Clay & Sculpting, Coatings, Foams, Laminating, Life Casting & Prosthetics, Metal, Moulds, Release Agents, Resin, Rubbers, Safety & Cleaning, Sculpting Tools, Wax and Casting Accessories.

COSPLAY & BODY FX

These products cater for anyone involved if Special Effects make up, prop making, LARP and cosplay.
Our range includes: Body FX, Costume Making, Foam, Make Up, Plastazote, Plasti Dip, Prop Making, Tools, Wire & Mesh and Worbla.

DISPLAY AIDS

Our range includes: Display Cases, Plaques and Turntables.

ELECTRICAL

Our range 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
Our range includes: Chain, Hinges, Jewellery, Joints, Magnets, Miscellaneous Fixings, Nails, Pins & Needles, Nuts & Bolts, Pulleys, Rubber Band and Screws & Screw Eyes.

FINISHES

A comprehensive range of finishes for scratch build projects.
Our range includes: Ageing Treatments, Brushes, Brush-on Paint, Fabric Treatments, Fillers, Humbrol Tinlets, Laminating, Metal Leaf and Foils, Painting Accessories, Plasti Dip, Primers, Snow Effects, Spray Paint, Textured Finishes, Thinners, Timber Treatments, Transfers, Treatments, Varnishes and Water Effects.

KITS

Our range includes: Cubic Fun 3D Puzzle, Metal Earth, Polaroid Play, Pom-poms, Tool Kits and UGears.

LANDSCAPING

Many of these items are manufactured in our workshop that also offers bespoke scenic work.
Our range includes: Etched Trees - Green, Etched Trees - White, Etched Trees - Blossom, Etched Trees - Oak & Lime, Etched Trees - Pastel & Cork, Etched Trees - Scots Pine, Etched Trees - Silver Birch & Copper Beech, Etched Trees - Bare branch, String & Wire Trees - Conifers, String & Wire Trees - Deciduous, String & Wire Trees - Poplar, Palm Trees, Other Trees, Plant & Tree Material, Grass, Ground Cover, Hedges, Lichen, Plants, Snow Effects and Water Effects.

LITERATURE

Our range includes: Catalogues, Hardback Books and Paper Backs.

MODEL DETAIL

We cover all the major architectural and hobby scales.
Our range includes: 1:2000 Scale, 1:1000 Scale, 1:750 Scale, 1:500 scale, 1:400 scale, 1:333 scale, 1:250 scale, 1:200 scale, 1:160 scale, 1:150 scale, 1:100 Scale, 1:87 Scale, 1:76 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 and No Scale.

PRINTING

Our range includes: Lino Cutting, Ink, Cartridge Paper, Imagetrace and Transcopy Sheet.

PYROGRAPHY

Pyrography or pyrogravure is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks using a pyrography tool. The range includes: Plaques, discs, Pyography Tool and Wood Bending Kit

RAW MATERIALS

This is a large section of our products and includes all the fundimental materials used in 3D construction.
Our range 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 for scratch building architectural models that can be used for a wide range of design projects.
Our range includes: 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

Our range includes: 3D printing, Abrasive Items, Airbrushes & Accessories, Anvils, Carving & Sculpting Tools, Electric Tools & Accessories, Flock Application, Hammers, Chisels & Punches, Hand Drills, Hot Wire Cutters, Knives & Cutters, Lamps & MagnifiersLiquid Applicators, Mats, Measuring Tools, Pliers, Pyrography, Safety Equipment, Saws, Screwdrivers & Allen keys, Soldering, Stationery, Squares, Storage, Tool Kits, Tweezers and Vices.

CLEARANCE

Any discontinued items are discounted and appear here.

MANUFACTURERS

Includes: 4D modelshop, Chooch Enterprises, Gorilla Glue, JTT Scenery Products, Mouldlife, Preiser, Proxxon, Smooth-On, Stacey's Miniature Masonry and Woodland Scenics.

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 workshop 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.

PHOTO 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.

VINYL CUTTING

We produce precisely layered vinyl images. This service is also useful for projects where complicated masking is required.

RESIN AND METAL CASTING

We will replicate your master in white metal or resin.

BESPOKE TREES

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

IN-FILLING

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.

WORKSHOP INSIGHT SESSION

We open our workshop to visitors on the last Wednesday of each month (except December). No booking required, meet in the shop at 10:30am.

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.

MODEL MAKING 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.

MODEL MAKING 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.

SKETCH MODELLING

Information for architectural students on our sketch modelling products and guides.

NEWS

Model making related articles.

USEFUL CONTACTS

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

TOOLBOX ESSENTIALS

A list of basic products we recommend you need in your toolbox.

EVENTS

Current and impending shows and exhibitions.

WINTER DISPLAYS

Products and services useful for Christmas store and window displays.

BLACK COLLECTION

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

CONTACT US

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

Last updated 07/01/20 by Andy Feron

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