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, [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Record player unit Here is our beautiful record player unit that Greg threw together over Christmas... okay so maybe he didn't throw it together, it was more a labour of love! We eventually got the chance to use corian which is a quality and versatile solid surface material, it joins with a special glue that [...]
Luigi Prina and his beautiful flying ships We keep finding such inspirational and creative people out there, Luigi Prina who built his first model boat at age 16 now has the most phenomenal collection of handmade beautiful flying boats I have ever seen. Luigi was an architect for more than 50 years and as a [...]
Think simple It's so easy, especially these days with such a wealth of information and creative people online to over think and work our art. Granted the Sistine Chapel wouldn't have made such an impact with out meticulous planning and 4 years however there is a certain magic and beauty in simplicity. My first example [...]
Let's go Lego! I wonder if there is a model maker out there who did not love lego as a child? Or were you more of a Meccano kid?! We found Nathan Sawaya online who still loves his lego as an adult and creates some fantastic pieces of art. Some useful lego facts for your [...]
Welcome to the Artisan family, Colonel! We have a new member of the family here, welcome to Colonel! He's still very small but we will have him sweeping floors in no time... He looks forward to your visit!