Monday, 19 November 2018


After running Artmin Design for 11 years, I have decided to retire, so Artmin Design will be closing on the 30th November 2018. A big thank you to all my customers over the years who helped me build the company.

All the best,


Friday, 20 March 2015

1/10th scale model badges

Here are a few miniature badges for a Rover P5 1/10th scale model. The badges themselves are 2.4mm high x 19mm long by 0.5mm thick. The letters are just 1.5mm tall and were cut using a 0.1mm diameter cutter.

Even though the physical sizes are small, there are still 8,500 lines of machine code involved in the machining of these.

I have now made a grille badge in brass for the same model. Size is 6mm tall by 4.5mm wide.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Toylander Number plates

Here are few recent number plate requests for Toylander models. Overall height of each plate is 95mm & digits are 35mm tall.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Miniature Tractor Badges

Another job that I was asked to do recently was to create badges for a scale model of a Fordson Super Major tractor. The largest badge was only to be about 103mm in length with fixing holes for securing.

After machining and a quick outer polish:

I only have Honda orange enamel for filling, but I think that it came out pretty close to the original. The Super Major text was then lightly filled with black and 'polished out' to try to recreate an authentic weathered look:

Friday, 7 February 2014

More Custom Land Rover Badges

Below are some images of various Land Rover badges that I have been making over the past couple of weeks. As you can see I have been experimenting with additional fill colours.

Lisa at John Brown Land Rovers contacted me to see if I could produce a badge for the rear of their vehicles. The image below shows the resulting badges. They can now be seen adorning their mouth watering stock, which can be found here: John Brown Land Rovers

Some more custom badges to finish off some Series rebuilds:

 Land Rover Defender bonnet badge made from solid aluminium:

Defender rear badges:

Range Rover Classic badges: I was asked to see if I could reproduce the lower portion of the Classic badge to match with the black & silver Land Rover badges. Unfortunately I don't have a black & silver badge, but here it is with the green version:

And finally a request for a new rear badge for the rear of a Defender 50th:

Friday, 13 December 2013

Toylander TL2 dials

The last couple of months have been hectic with orders, but I have been working away in the background to develop some model gauges for Toylander. In this case the dials are for the TL2 model.

They are based on Series IIA dials and are constructed from layers of laser engraved black anodised aluminium and acrylic. The needles are cut from 0.5mm plastic and the lights are diamante crystals. These are non-functioning dials. The mounting hole size is 64mm which coincides with a standard size of hole saw.  Total depth of the TEMP/FUEL gauge is 13.5mm and the Speedo, 7.5mm. The outer bezel diameter is 68mm.

Sorry, no longer available.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Saab 99 Turbo Keyrings

Following on from the Saab 99 Turbo badges, I thought these might be a bit of fun:

They are scale replicas of the badge machined from 4mm marine grade aluminium and anodised black. The size of the actual keyring is 67 x 13mm.

I have only made 25 examples, with 24 available for sale. £10.95 each including delivery within the UK or £14.50 each to the rest of the world.