Bespoke Model Buildings

Bespoke Model Buildings

Hi, I'm Stu Hilton, known on many model railway forums as Stubby47 .

Please browse around the pages to see some of the model buildings I've made over the last few years.

I offer a bespoke building service, mainly in scales from 2mm to 7mm, but I'm always up for a challenge. 

The buildings are made from paper, card, mdf, embossed or plain plasticard, or whatever is necessary to achieve the look and finish required.

Unique, just for you

Whether it's just adding some weathering to a building you supply, making up a proprietary kit, adapting a kit into something different or making a model completely from scratch,  I will be happy to quote you a price for any work you require. 

Completed items can be posted to you, worldwide, at cost, or collected from my workshop in Truro, Cornwall, UK.


Prototype Buildings

For a model of a prototype building, I'll need as many photos as you can supply, plus a few basic dimensions and, if possible, a floor plan.

Freelance Buildings

For models of freelance buildings, we'll probably need a good chat to determine exactly what's required. 

All details will be agreed with you before construction starts.

Framed Façades

From iconic buildings, to your own house front, I can produce a ultra thin, framed model to grace your wall or desktop.

Kit Adaptations

I am happy to build any proprietary model building kit for you, and can usually adapt it so it's uniquely yours.

Building Kits

I have my own range of laser-cut 3mm ply kit buildings.

These are more scratch-build aids than complete kits, and each can be made in multiple configurations.

Weathering options

Each building can be left in a pristine state, for you to add your own weathering to blend in with your layout, or I can add weathering to your requirements.

This can be as extreme as you like.

About me

Modelling since, pfft, about 40+ years, I guess.

Having wanted to be an architect when I left school, I spent 40 years in the IT industry instead, with modelling as a hobby. 

Since being made redundant, at the end of 2021, I've now launched full-time in model making, with an emphasis on quirky and unusual buildings, and I have my own studio/workshop, in the heart of Truro.

I've exhibited several layouts many times at various Cornwall exhibitions, in 00 and 009 formats, and am currently building a new 009 layout based on Newham, Truro.

I have also had layout and building articles published in the model railway press.

I'm now working, part-time, for Justin Noble at Scale Model Scenery, designing new buildings in all scales from N to 1:32 and adding blog and kit information to the SMS website.


Where else you can find me on the internet:

UK Model Shop Directory



Old Bakery Studios

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