3D Printed Scale Model

Unleash the detail with our 3D Printed Scale Models

Why Choose MNL for 3D Printed Scale Models?

Breadth of Services 

From 3D printing to traditional model making, we offer a comprehensive solution under one roof.


We understand the confidential nature of certain projects and are happy to work under Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) to ensure your privacy and intellectual property protection.

Exceptional Quality: 

Unmatched precision of 3D printing and the meticulous detail of traditional craftsmanship, ensuring your scale model surpasses expectations and effectively communicates your vision.

Customisable Solutions: 

We recognise every project is unique, and with our vast array of skills and technologies, we offer customisable solutions to tailor your scale model to your specific needs and vision.

Type 45 Destroyer MOD 3D Printed Prototype Model handcrafted by our skilled model makers

Bring Your Scale Model to Life with MNL’s Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing Solutions

Our unrivalled expertise in crafting intricate 3D Printed scale models truly distinguishes us. Our accurate and realistic scale models serve as a powerful tool for designers and engineers, allowing them to present ideas for external assessment, from boardrooms to potential investors. Clients trust in our representative scale models to make crucial decisions with confidence.

With a legacy spanning over 50 years, we have continually strengthened our position as 3D Scale Model Makers, rooted in the integrity of enduring customer relationships and the exceptional quality of our 3d printed scale models. Embracing advanced manufacturing and rapid prototyping technologies, we have become pioneers in their use and application, offering our customers an unparalleled and cost-effective service that delivers the very best in scale models.

We are not content to rest on our laurels. At MNL, we embody a commitment to constant improvement in our skill set and service efficiency, surpassing the ordinary.


SLA 3D Printing Service

Stereolithography (SLA) also often referred to as SLA is the most widely used resin 3D printing technology. it is generally considered to provide the greatest accuracy and best surface finish of any prototyping or 3D printing process.

SLS 3D Printing Service

SLS can build functional parts, casting patterns and tooling inserts from your 3D CAD data. Our HiQ Sinterstation system (SLS 3D Printing machine) represents the future of Instant Manufacturing Technology.

FDM 3D Printing

Manufacturing FDM known as fused deposition modelling is the most widely available form of 3d printing. It is an additive manufacturing technology that selectively deposits molten plastic to build parts layer by layer.

Large Format

Large format 3D printing service, utilising our large format SLA 3D printers with their impressive build platforms of 800 x 800 x 600mm.


We can produce large transparent 3D printing without the need for sectioning and fabricating back together, by utilising our large format SLA 3D printers.


Carbon has proven itself for its reliability in the toughest of environments, whether your looking to use it in low volume production or rapid prototyping Carbon 3D Printing is a great option.

JFD Agile Submersible Military 3d printed scale model

Traditional Model Makers & Cutting Edge 3D Printing Technology

Within our dedicated team of skilled traditional model makers and our cutting-edge 3D printing technologies, we have honed the art of replicating landscapes, buildings, architectural landmarks, exhibition models and many other scale models with unmatched precision. Our seasoned traditional model makers, with their hands-on approach, bring a level of craftsmanship that is second to none, producing detailed and visually stunning scale models that capture the essence of architectural designs with meticulous attention.


Enhancing Our Capabilities

Incorporating modern 3D printing technologies alongside traditional craftsmanship enhances our capabilities, allowing us to replicate diverse architectural structures with accuracy and finesse. Our portfolio is a testament to our versatility, featuring projects ranging from the iconic Wembley Arch and the sleek design of the Gerkin to intricate works such as the Lord Mayor’s Building and large land models. This showcases our unwavering commitment to excellence.

Our involvement extends to complex projects like a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia and a Waste Management plant, demonstrating our ability to tackle a broad spectrum of architectural challenges. Whether capturing the intricacies of a landmark or faithfully reproducing the functionality of an industrial facility, our comprehensive approach ensures that every detail is meticulously represented in our scale models.


Expertise Meets Innovation

Architectural 3D printed model showcasing our traditional model making skills for the environmental industry

At Malcolm Nicholls Ltd, we take immense pride in delivering scale models that not only meet but exceed the expectations of our clients. Our dedication to merging traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technologies empowers us to create visually striking and accurate representations for a myriad of architectural purposes.

Join us on a journey where expertise meets innovation, and your architectural visions come to life with unparalleled precision and finesse. Explore the possibilities with Malcolm Nicholls Ltd.

Models can be supplied with an additional plinth, Perspex cover and flight case.

Full land scale model, an impressive 3D printed land model

Landscape Model

We bring landscapes to life through a combination of skilled craftspeople and cutting-edge technology. Their seasoned model makers, using traditional techniques, meticulously handcraft intricate details like rolling hills, vegetation, and water features. This meticulous approach is then enhanced by incorporating 3D printing, allowing for precise replication of specific geographical elements and complex terrain. This unique blend of traditional artistry and modern innovation ensures that every landscape model produced by Malcolm Nicholls captures the essence of your project with unmatched precision and realism.


We’re often asked…

What types of scale models do you create?
  • Landscapes and buildings
  • Architectural landmarks and exhibition models
  • Industrial facilities and complex projects
  • Submersibles, Boats, Formula 1 Cars 
  • Aeroplanes
  • If you have the data we will work with you to produce it
What are the benefits of using MNL for scale models?
  • Accuracy and realism: Our models provide a powerful tool for presenting ideas with confidence.
  • Unparalleled quality: We are committed to excellence and use the best materials and techniques.
  • Versatility: We can handle a wide range of projects, from intricate landmarks to large-scale models.
What 3D printers do you use?
We are home to two of the UK’s largest 3D printers – the NEO 800 with an impressive build platform of 800 800 x 600mm. It’s highly precise and produces first-class quality parts. With exceptional part sidewall quality and a scanning resolution of within 1 micron, the NEO 800 significantly reduces finishing time by up to 50%. 

NEO800 has a variable spot-size laser. It goes small for intricate detail on the boundaries of parts and then it goes larger for filling in the rest of the section. This combination of intricacy and super fast build speeds produces excellent quality components in super quick time frames. As we have two of these it has rubber stamped our commitment to turnaround. We can now produce both low volume manufactured parts also known as batch production 1 – 1000’s of parts printed or large parts utilising the build platforms of these impressive printers.

What is the cost of a 3D Printed Scale Model?

The cost varies depending on the size, complexity, and materials used. We offer competitive pricing and work with you to find a solution that fits your budget.

What areas do you serve?

We are based in Warwickshire and cover the UK and Internationally.

Exhibition Model

Elevate your trade show presence with a captivating exhibition model. Our team of experts combines traditional mastery with cutting-edge 3D printing to bring your vision to life. Leverage the meticulous detail of our handcrafted elements to showcase products, prototypes, or architectural designs with stunning realism. Additionally, the swiftness and precision of 3D printing allow for intricate details and complex features, making your model stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s showcasing a bold new product or capturing the intricate details of a masterpiece, we deliver impactful and memorable exhibition models that resonate with your target audience.

3D printed exhibition model - canceptor machine

How it works

Upload your files

For unfinished, straight-off-the-printer 3D parts, upload your 3D CAD files and get an instant quote.

For larger projects where quotes for multiple parts are needed, get in touch.

Get your quote

Get your online instant quote for straight off the printer 3D printing, or for more intricate/complex projects our technical team will be on hand to quote you.

Printing starts

From our 3D printing facility near Worcester, we start producing the parts immediately.

Every single item is quality-checked by our engineers before heading out for delivery.

Delivery/ Collection

Our intricate 3D printed parts can be produced in days, even hours for smaller projects and delivered with our secure couriers.

Prefer pickup? Our headquarters are in Bidford-on-Avon, just contact us ahead to arrange a collection time.

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