Model Repair and Refurbishment – a delicate business

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A big part of what we do at Capital Models goes under the radar and un-noticed but a recent project has inspired us to shout out about the repair and refurbishment side of our business. Architectural models are made from various materials that are often lightweight and delicate, so each repair, clean or refurbishment has… Read more »

When our workshop became Punxsutawney

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  Sometimes a project can take over a workshop absorbing you into its world of magic, colour and design. This is what happened when we were asked by award winning set designer Rob Howell, to make 150 model houses for the backdrop of the stage adaptation of Groundhog Day. The musical was based on the… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Model Maker

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Each day is different at our Shoreditch workshop so maybe that is why our ‘organic’ approach to running the business seems to work like a well-oiled machine. We are a family of 11 with most graduating as model makers from Rochester Kent, Bournemouth & Herts. Some have been here at Capital since they graduated and… Read more »

Building a Sky Rail out of Thin Air

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At Capital Models we love a challenge, so when we were contacted by Pentland Brands to make a bespoke sky rail for an installation at Somerset House, we were inspired! Pentland is behind some of the world’s most innovative sports and outdoor brands and their ‘Materialise’ installation showcased the latest products from Berghaus, Speedo, Canterbury… Read more »

What makes a perfect client? Spotlight on Higgins Homes

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We’re very lucky at Capital when it comes to regular clients that we get on with. Some we have worked with for many years and have developed happy, trusting relationships with them. These relationships between client and supplier cannot be bought or manipulated – it’s a slow grower, an investment, a chemistry! One such client… Read more »

How old is ‘old’?

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That’s the beauty of being a professional model maker in central London; you never know what the next brief is going to be. So, when a project comes through the door that is genuinely interesting, thought provoking and informative, as well as allowing you to display your work in the London Design Museum, you know… Read more »