Neil is the sole designer & creator behind the company Faustus70.
He began his vast and varied career in the model making industry at a very young age moulding, painting and selling Dungeon & Dragon figures at school. "Although I only sold the figures for a few pounds, it enabled me to raise enough money to model kits. I used to spend most of my spare time painting and customising the kits to my own specifications and I was forever covered in paint!"
He then went onto work for Dixon's Miniatures learning the art of centrifuge Pewter casting, moulding and designing 76th Scale WW2 gaming figures. With this new found knowledge Neil then went onto manufacture and design his own figures to sell at Gaming shows up and down the UK.
In His late 20's Neil went onto study a HND in 3d Model Making at Kent Institute of Art & Design where he not only developed his design and manufacturing skills, but also had the privilege of working with Channel 4 Films.
After graduating, Neil's career has continued to go from strength and over the years has used his early-learned skills to branch out into many other forms of model making including creating 1/50th scale cars and trucks for Corgi, theatrical and Movie props, Medieval swords, daggers, helmets and armour for Historical enthusiasts, cozy play and reenactors to name a few..
Almost every piece is commission based and usually made for clients who struggle to get what they want from traditional sources. Each and every piece is handcrafted and highly detailed and thoroughly researched to ensure you get exactly what you want.
Materials used for models include plywood, aluminium, steel, fibreglass, polyester and polyurethane resins. All are painted or airbrushed but can be left in the white if required. A feature of many models is that they are made from recycled materials.
As Neil has the ability to make just about anything, models can be made to any scale, size, colour design etc. No idea is too extreme and remember if you can draw it Neil can make it!
If you would like to contact me to discuss individual models or you would like a quote for a bespoke piece please use the contact form on this website. You can also contact me by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or take a stroll through ETSY.com - a wonderful website where I have many pieces for sale.