Model Making and Laser Cutting in London

What We Do

Model Making

  • 35 years experience of architectural model making
  • Capital’s founder, a renowned 3D model maker and architectural model maker
  • A highly skilled and qualified team of model makers in London
  • Specialists who combine technology and traditional hand skills within architectural model building
  • Architectural scale model makers interpreting complex designs
  • Creative and bespoke model making for high profile artists and designers
  • Full range of innovative services capturing the essence of a project and meeting clients needs
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Our fully equipped London workshop caters for projects both large and small. All our services are delivered in-house and under one roof using our own machines and equipment. This enables us to be commercially competitive as well as being able to invite clients along to see their projects develop and meet the team.

  • Woodwork
  • Finishing
  • 3D Printing
  • Vinyl Cutting
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  • A highly skilled team incorporating specified lighting into projects to enhance your design and message
  • Bespoke illuminated displays and lightboxes for exhibitions and events
  • Specialists who combine technology and traditional hand skills to illuminate architectural models complex lighting
  • Creative model and prop makers interpreting designs
  • Producing illuminated signage for exhibitions, film sets and window displays
  • Full range of services capturing the essence of a project and meeting clients needs
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Laser Cutting

  • Five state-of-the-art cutting machines
  • Cutting up to large bed size, 1980 x 1180mm
  • Working with a variety of materials such as perspex acrylic, acrylic mirror, solid wood, plywood, MDF, paper and card, fabric and leather
  • Personalised engraving on trophies and awards
  • Making customised items such as invitation cards, promotional merchandise or patterns for the fashion and jewellery industry
  • Cutting accuracy gentle enough to score paper and card
  • Ability to cut up to 20mm acrylic with excellent clarity
  • Perfect for prototyping and production runs alike
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CNC Machining

  • 3 axis machine with 3D capabilities
  • Cutting area 1524 x 2440mm with maximum material thickness of 150mm
  • Ability to cut most materials that are not suitable for laser cutting
  • Working with a range of materials such as wood, Foamex, Perspex, Dibond, Melamine and Formica faced MDF, plywood, Corian, Traffolyte and engineering plastics
  • Producing signage, set builds, furniture, products, prototypes, displays for exhibitions and interiors
  • Possibility for different profiles with specialist tooling including straight cut, V bit, ovolo, radius and ball nose as well as engraving tools for fine detail
  • Knife cutting feature for cutting heavier card and semi ridged materials such as Foamex, HIPS and strontium ferrite sheet
  • Producing high-end finish on solid woods and laminates
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Recent Clients

Natwest BBC Visa Pringle Independant
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Model Making

A highly skilled and qualified team of model makers in London. Specialists who combine technology and traditional hand skills within architectural model building.

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Laser Cutting

Successful laser cutting demands absolute precision and a vast knowledge of compatible materials. The cutting and engraving applications are endless and projects vary from producing delicate architectural model pieces to large-scale custom made displays and bespoke furniture.

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We carry out all of the work on our premises in Shoreditch and Hoxton, East London

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30 Years Experience

The Model Makers with 35 Years Experience



Robert Danton-Rees


Marcia Danton-Rees

London based Capital Models was founded in 1994 and is run by husband and wife team, Robert and Marcia Danton-Rees.

Over the years, this family run business has gained the reputation of being one of the most talented model making companies within the industry.

At Capital, passion, dedication and honesty, lies at our heart and this is clearly evident within our long established workforce and the strong relationships we’ve formed with our clients.

Many of our clients are amongst the UK’s leading architects, property developers and designers and have been with us since the beginning.

We’re a highly skilled team who simply love what we do and this shows in the care and attention we give to capture the essence of every project that comes through the door. We love helping clients and always go that extra mile to make ideas happen.

Because of the way we work and train together, there is a natural cross fertilisation of skills and techniques. This allows us greater scope of interpretation, making it easy to work to clients’ in-house styles, branding and finishes.

With experience comes discretion and we always respect our clients’ wishes. In doing so, we have only featured a small percentage of projects on this website.


Services we provide are:

  • Consultancy and advice
  • Traditional craft skills mixed with the latest technologies
  • A one-stop workshop with all services under one roof
  • Fully equipped, state-of-the-art machinery
  • Model making, repairs and updates
  • Full range of lighting services
  • Laser cutting
  • CNC


We are conveniently located in the Shoreditch and Hoxton area of East London. We like working collaboratively with our clients so please contact us to arrange a meeting and we can discuss your ideas.