Commissions

A love of the architecture of Scotland inspires my personal model making but commission work can be as broad as you like.

What do I make? I make scale, three-dimensional buildings and structures in a range of materials; card, styrene, resin, foamex, clay, brass and nickel-silver to produce details and textures. The construction starts with a strong card or styrene shell and concludes with details, paintwork and weathering.

Detail parts can be made from all sorts of materials and processes. I have worked with suppliers of laser-cutting, metal etching and 3D printing facilities to create fine and accurate components.

Bringing back lost buildings or capturing current versions at their most attractive.

The station at Georgemas Junction on the Far North Lines, rendered at it’s most appealing.

Small or large buildings, the attention to detail is the same

A pair of platform shelters at Arrochar & Tarbet station – similar buildings but lots of detail variation to consider.
One aspect on ‘The North British Hotel’ – a model that graces one side of the station entrance at my client’s rendition of Glasgow Queen Street station
This commission reproduced a station office in Glasgow that was lost to redevelopment in the 1970s. Studies of old photographs provided the material to draw up as accurate a model as possible.

How does it work? Work starts with research, drawings and sketches. I estimate the job and quote you a fixed fee. If you agree to go ahead, I schedule the build!

Research can involve digging through online catalogues, public archives and books. Sometimes it can be a proper local history challenge.

Get in touch

To discuss your ideas and commission a unique model of your own, contact me:

brian@braesidemodels.co.uk 07816882399

You can find examples of commission work on FacebookInstagram or Flickr