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Professional Services Offered: (fee)

  • thumbnail image: click to see photo gallery Professional model-building
  • Research for new products
  • Prototypes built
  • Product development
  • Box art & instruction sheets
  • Addressing consumer questions about product
  • Consulting/business management for retailers

Contact us with your questions and ideas and Richard will be happy to send you a cost estimate and to discuss and develop your idea with you.

In conjunction with manufacturer and retailer, we also provide hands-on seminars on building models for the inexperienced modeler, progressively including Dioramas, Hand Brushing and Airbrushing as well as "Kit Bashing" and "Scratch Building" — all to the goal of being able to create that "moment in time."

Scratch-Building is our specialty, so don’t hesitate to propose a project you may have in mind. As you can see, the difference is in the details.

Consumer Services Offered:

thumbnail image: click to see photo galleryModel-Making Seminars for Beginners
Held in various cities as arranged by manufacturers/retailers. Contact us for details or to bring a seminar series to your area.

Free On-Line Seminars
Richard will help you learn how to research to represent historically accurate events, correct colors, environments and details about the way objects were built. He will show you how to create the effects of weather, age, damage, wear, all through specific modeling and painting techniques. (See Techniques page for examples.)  Send us your questions through the Contact page and Richard will send you the answers at no charge.  Coaching through extended projects is also available at a reasonable fee; just inquire!

Watch for E-books, now under development: (fee)
Creating aging and weathering effects with an artistic eye.

Ship rigging made simple and answers to common sailing ship terms and their meanings. Plus other titles, coming soon!

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