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Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun By appointment only

Artisan Model Makers

Unit 12 Isbourne Business Park,
Winchcombe,
Cheltenham,
GL54 5NS

Phone: 01242 603 948

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4 01, 2017

Laser cut keyrings

By | January 4th, 2017|Laser cutting, Laser engraving|0 Comments

Laser cut keyring gifts Bespoke gifts can get expensive but getting creative with laser cutting can produce some pretty awesome affordable gifts. We love creating keyrings, we can take your logo or design and turn it into a laserable kit for cutting. We glue acrylic together with a specialist plastic adhesive that leaves minimal to [...]

30 09, 2016

VIN + OMI Jewellery

By | September 30th, 2016|Laser cutting, Laser engraving|0 Comments

Laser cut jewellery for London Fashion Week We were asked to work with VIN + OMI because they needed some laser cut jewellery.  This was to be shown in their Spring / Summer 2017 collection at London Fashion Week.  After discussing the limits and possibilities of using laser cut acrylic they produced some great design [...]

29 09, 2016

Sega Rally Car (Castrol Celica)

By | September 29th, 2016|In our spare time...|0 Comments

It was that time of the year again as we set about modifying an old vehicle to take part in a charity rally event.  The brief, as ever, was to take an old vehicle and edit it to fit within an overarching theme.  After the success of last year's Dumb and Dumber Mutt Cutts van, [...]

15 09, 2016

Asparagasm glow-in-the-dark bar top

By | September 15th, 2016|General, Prop making|0 Comments

Bespoke bar As part of creating a portable bar for Kate from Asparagasm, we used glowing resin to produce an interesting effect on the oak bar top.  We began by cleaning up the oak and belt sanding it smooth.  Once we had a nice clean and characterful piece of timber, we began enhancing the existing [...]

5 09, 2016

Robot Maze prop

By | September 5th, 2016|Model Making, Prop making|0 Comments

Robot maze prop We were commissioned to make a three story maze for a remote control robot to be used at educational events. The robot is driven remotely using a robot mounted camera; each floor getting harder. The structure required a lot of problem solving alongside the model making; how to get the robot to [...]

17 05, 2016

How does CO2 laser cutting work?

By | May 17th, 2016|General, Laser cutting, Laser engraving, Model Making|0 Comments

How does CO2 laser cutting work? The Science (condensed) Electricity is passed through a tube filled with gas, usually Carbon dioxide (CO2), Nitrogen (N2), Hydrogen (H) and Helium (He). The CO2 and N2 gain more energy. In this excited state, when they come into contact with He they release their energy as photons, or light. [...]

4 04, 2016

When scale Architectural Models are useful

By | April 4th, 2016|Architectural & Industrial, Model Making|0 Comments

Architectural Scale Models We are commissioned to make 3d Architectural models for a variety of purposes, here are a few examples. Planning permission This 1:200 scale architectural model for BPN architects and Court Collaboration in Birmingham was commissioned to show a proposed plan for phase 2 of a site revamp.  The simple, white, classic style [...]

26 02, 2016

Riemu Design

By | February 26th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Riemu Design Last year we were lucky enough to have Eero Kumanto travel over from Finland to work and train with us for a few months as part of an international industrial training scheme.  It was a great experience and an inspiration to have such a talented creative working with us with a real passion [...]

3 02, 2016

Japan Trip

By | February 3rd, 2016|General, In our spare time...|0 Comments

Japan In November we took a well earned break to the land of the rising sun, Japan!  A truly amazing country and culture full of wonders for all to enjoy, including the humble model maker. While the trip contained far too much to be covered in a simple blog post, there were a few elements [...]

12 01, 2016

Mutt Cutts Van

By | January 12th, 2016|General, In our spare time..., Prop making|0 Comments

Mutt Cutts Van Our friend Andy approached us with a challenge; help him build a replica of the iconic movie vehicle from Dumb and Dumber, the Mutt Cutts van!  The end goal was to enter the vehicle in a cross-Europe charity rally to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. We began [...]