The Virtual Factory

The Virtual Factory

We believe the scale modelling industry is in the middle of a big change, perfectly mirroring manufacturing in the real world. Instead of companies producing complete kits they are outsourcing much of the material and ending up with better kits overall. The average model builder can also improve his models by using all kinds of after-market parts to enhance a model. There are businesses producing outstanding parts all over the world.

Modeller’s Workshop is right in the middle of this revolution by designing parts for 3D printing, photo-etching, and laser-cutting for any model in any scale.

This page is organized as if you were looking to build a prototype part or machine, make a small run, or build a single scale model from scratch. We are in contact with all these producers and are satisfied that they will meet your most exacting requirements.

INFORMATION, BUILDING MATERIAL, AND PARTS

Basic Building Materials
www.northeasternscalelumber.com–Scale construction materials. US site.
www.mtalbert.com–Gerry Cornwell is a Canadian supplier of strips for model-builders.
www.dlumberyard.com–Dave cuts wood to order and is in Ohio.

Plans and Building Information
www.lelandwest.com–Starter’s guide to modelling.
www.model-dockyard.com–Good documentation of kits.
www.star-45.ca–Dave Mainwaring’s blog of R/C Star sailing.
www.shipmodeling.ca–Ship Modelling for Dummies. A very good primer.

R/C Sailing Spars, Sails, and Blocks
www.ludwigrcyachts.com–Masts for R/C yachts.
www.longbeachrc.com–Patrick has the blocks and rigging you need. He ships daily.

R/C Engines and Controls

Fine Scale Model Parts
www.modelmotorcars.com–The reference on Pocher parts.
www.scaledetails.com–Some of the best accessories around.

GET INSPIRED

Model Airplane Sites
www.modelaces.com Model Aces | Pro-Built Scale Model Aircraft–Some very nice airplane models.

Model Car Sites
www.detailedmodelcars.com–Builders of great Pocher models.
www.scaleautoworks.com–Interesting kits and models.
www.creativeminiatureassociates.com–The art of extreme detail.
www.roadsters.com–Another side of the car modelling hobby.
www.scalemotorcars.com–A huge modelling forum site.
http://www.laika-vintage.com/ –One-off scale cars in 1/8 scale.
www.modellinoshop.it–Diecast and model site.

Model Ship Sites

www.rcgroups.com–Building thread for the ENVOY Admiralty Tug.
www.modelboatmayehm.co.uk–Building thread of the Yorkshireman Tug. Great fun.
www.ageofsail.net–John Andela, of Whitby, Ontario is one the best model builders I know.
www.seawatchbooks.com–Interesting series of books.
www.beagle.html–One of Montreal’s finest groups of model builders.

www.modelshipbuilder.com–A Canadian forum, and seller of some really great kits.

Dollhouse Sites
www.mem.miniature.net/–A Montreal club.
www.miniature.net/–Easy to use forum.

www.amsi.miniature.net–Source of scale accessories.

Craftsmanship
www.craftsmanshipmusuem.com–Joe Martin Foundation museum of fine craftstmanship.

Museums
www.nationalmuseum.af.mil–The National Museum of the US Air Force.
www.casmuseum.org/home.php–Canadian Air and Space Museum in Toronto, Ontario.
www.musee-marine.fr/paris.hml–Musee de la Marine in Paris.

Events Past and Upcoming
www.ampsgreatwhitenorth.com-AMPS Show, June 6th, and 7th, 2014 at the Oshawa Municipal Airport, 1000 Stevenson Rd North in Oshawa, Ontario.
 

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