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Jo Malone Christmas Window Display 2013 at Selfridges

These miniatures were made to dress a window display at Selfridges Store in Oxford Street featuring Jo Malone fragrances. Miniatures at 1:25 scale. Processes included 3D printing, silicone mould making, resin casting, sculpting.


Selfridges Christmas Window Display Miniatures

For December 2013 Selfridges commissioned me to make them 200 penguin miniatures and 80 reindeers. The penguins were all used in one window advertising Brut champagne. The reindeers where used throughout the rest of the windows.

More on Selfridges Stores here!


Channel iconic staircase scale model for Harrods Publications Magazine

This model was built in a week at 1:20 scale. It was a collaboration between Harrods Publications, Chris Turner Photography and Scales and models. It was used in a Channel ad for the Harrods magazine, December 2013 edition.

For the December 2013 Harrods Publication follow the link below:

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Logo Prop for Magic FM Summer Live Festival

This was a prop that had to be produced in 3 days for the Magic FM Summer Live Festival 2013. It was cut in MDF by LaserCut Works and assembled/finished by Scales & Models with the logo colours in a very high 2K gloss.

This logo prop was used predominantly in the interview room with the artists, including Joss Stone, Nile Rodgers, Kim Wilde, James Morrison and many others!

You can see some videos of those interviews below:


Azerbaijan. Baku Flame Towers 1:200 interactive scale model

This is a collaboration with Pipers models where they built the baseboard, context and lighting.

At Scales & Models we focused on building the 3 flame towers in sync with Pipers requirements to make sure everything fitted together and the lighting worked on the towers as they planned. Due to the intricacy of the model and the curved shaped facades, this was a particularly challenging model to deliver. It took a team of 4 to 5 model makers to complete these in about 2 months.

A mixed media model, where once again traditional skills meet state of the art processes. Some of these included resources such as CNC machining, 3D printing, Vac forming, laser cutting and many other hand skills involved to assemble all the manufactured parts, including hand scoring for about 2 weeks all the lines on the facades.

We also collaborated closely with Daniel at LaserCut Works to cut all the floor plates, cores, etc.

The facade treatment had to have a chrome, reflective finish and appear solid when the LED's are off, but had to look translucent when the LED's were turned on. This took some trial and error but did manage to get it to work!

This is a video showing the LED lights in action: