Materials List and Online Shop

Before buying new materials Please consider how you use them. Click here to read a few pointers on the subject.

Don’t forget to check the off-cuts bin before buying new sheets of material – it’s free!

If you can’t find what you require we hold a stock of materials available to MSA students at cost prices.

All prices shown are for full sheets as they are sold by our suppliers. Smaller cuts are charged relative to the required size.

Don’t forget to check the offcuts bin before buying new sheets of material – its free!

Payment for materials and services should  be made using a debit or credit card at our Online Shop IN PERSON AT THE WORKSHOP.

  • This should be done within the workshop with a member of staff to quote on exact costings based on our available stock. Do not purchase materials online without a quote from a member of workshop staff.
  • You will have to register your email account and payment method to set up and account. This will then allow easy access for future purchases.
  • You will be asked to detail the individual items or services you are paying for when making your payment. This should be based on your quote and materials listed here.
  • On making your purchase in the workshop you will be sent an email receipt to confirm your payment.

B.15 Modelmaking Workshop Materials & Services Online Store

Unfortunately we are unable to accept payment vouchers or MET card payments at this time. We are aware of MET card fund allocations meaning purchases are restricted to MMU and are working to change this.

Before buying new materials Please consider how you use them. Click here to read a few pointers on the subject.

*** Please note that all stock is constantly being used and therefore cannot be guaranteed. We highly recommend you come in to ensure the material you need is in stock before booking on any machines you intend to use it with. ***

Laserable ‘Medite’ MDF Sheets:

  • 2mm – £2 per Laser bed sized sheet (800mm x 450mm)
  • 3mm – £2 per Laser bed sized sheet
  • 4mm – £3.50 per Laser bed sized sheet
  • 6mm – £4.50 per Laser bed sized sheet

Laserable Ply (Standard) Wood Sheets:

  • 0.8mm – £14 per Laser bed sized sheet (800mm x 450mm)
  • 1.5mm – £11 per Laser bed sized sheet
  • 3mm – £4 per Laser bed sized sheet
  • 4mm – £4.50 per Laser bed sized sheet
  • 6mm – £6 per Laser bed sized sheet

Clear Acrylic Plastic (Also known as GreenCast or Perspex) Sheets:

  • 1mm – £21 per Laser bed sized sheet (800mm x 450mm)
  • 2mm – £5.50 per Laser bed sized sheet
  • 3mm – £11 per Laser bed sized sheet
  • 4mm – £15 per Laser bed sized sheet
  • 5mm– £18 per Laser bed sized sheet
  • 6mm – £22 per Laser bed sized sheet
  • 10mm – £32 per 600mm x 1000mm Sheet
  • 12mm – £35 per 600mm x 1000mm Sheet

Frosted Acrylic Plastic

  • 3mm – £11 per 800mm x 450mm Sheet
  • 5mm – £19 per 800mm x 450mm Sheet

Opaque Coloured Acrylic Plastic (Also known as Perspex) Sheets:

  • 3mm, Black, White, Grey, Mid-Blue, Light Blue, Purple, Yellow, Mid-Red, Light-Red, Mid-Green, Light-Green, Orange – £11 per 800mm x 450mm sheet
  • 5mm, Black, White, Marine Blue, Purple, Yellow, Red, Green, Orange – £18 per 800mm x 450mm sheet.

Transparent Coloured Acrylic Plastic (Also known as Perspex) Sheets:

  • 3mm, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange (Amber), – £11 per 800mm x 450mm Sheet

 ‘Live Edge’ Florescent Transparent Acrylic Plastic Sheets:

  • 3mm, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue – £11 Per 800mm x 450mm sheet

Acrylic Mirror

  • 3mm – £25 per 1200mm x 600mm Sheet

Vac Forming Styrene Plastic Sheets:

  • 5mm Black, Grey, Blue, Red, Yellow, Brown, Green, Orange – £1 per 508mm x 458mm Sheet
  • 1mm, White, Black, Grey, Blue, Red, Yellow, Brown, Green, Orange – £1.50 per 508mm x 458mm Sheet

Cork Sheets (Suitable for laser cutting)

  • 5mm thick £3 per 900mm x 600mm sheet
  • 2mm thick £8 per 900mm x 600mm sheet
  • 3mm thick £13 per 900mm x 600mm sheet
  • 5mm thick £13 per 900mm x 600mm sheet

Cork Sheets (NOT suitable for laser cutting)

  • 25mm thick £32 per 420mm x 594 sheet (Full sheets currently unavailable here. Ask for details)

Various other smaller sizes of cork are available. Please come in to check what we have in stock.

The Following are NOT FOR USE ON THE LASER CUTTERS:

Standard MDF Sheets:

  • 3mm- £8 per 8ft x 4ft, 2438mm x 1219mm Sheet
  • 6mm – £10 per 8ft x 4ft, 2438mm x 1219mm Sheet
  • 9mm – £12 per 8ft x 4ft, 2438mm x 1219mm Sheet
  • 12mm – £15 per 8ft x 4ft, 2438mm x 1219mm Sheet
  • 18mm – £19 per 8ft x 4ft, 2438mm x 1219mm Sheet
  • 25mm – £10 per 1220mm x 1220mm Sheet
  • 30mm – £15 per 1220mm x 1220mm Sheet

Various other smaller sizes are available. Please come in to check what we have in stock.

Standard Birch Faced Ply Sheets:

  • 4mm – £28.80 per 8ft x 4ft, 2438mm x 1219mm Sheet
  • 6mm – £33.60 per 8ft x 4ft, 2438mm x 1219mm Sheet
  • 9mm – £36 per 8ft x 4ft, 2438mm x 1219mm Sheet
  • 12mm – £43.20 per 8ft x 4ft, 2438mm x 1219mm Sheet

Exterior Grade Ply Sheets:

  • 12mm – £23 per 8ft x 4ft, 2438mm x 1219mm Sheet

Various other smaller sizes are available. Please come in to check what we have in stock.

Jelutong, Mahogany, Poplar (aka Tulip):

£20 per Block (Exact sizes vary please check in person)

Various other larger and smaller sizes are available. Please come in to check what we have in stock.

Grey Foam Block

  • 50 x 600 x 415mm approx £8.50 per block

Various other smaller sizes are available. Please come in to check what we have in stock.

Materials Store (2)

Clear Acrylic Rod

  • 2mm – £1 per 1000mm Length
  • 3mm – £1 per 1000mm Length
  • 4mm – £1 per 1000mm Length
  • 5mm – £1.50 per 1000mm Length
  • 6mm – £2 per 1000mm Length
  • 7mm – £2 per 1000mm Length
  • 8mm – £2.50 per 1000mm Length
  • 10mm – £2.50 per 1000mm Length
  • 12mm – £3.50 per 1000mm Length

Clear Acrylic Half Round

  • 5mm – £3.50 per 900mm Length

Clear Acrylic Square

  • 2mm x 3.2mm – £1 per 900mm Length
  • 8mm x 4.8mm – £1.50 per 900mm Length
  • 5mm x 6.5mm – £2.50 per 900mm Length
  • 6mm x 9.6mm – £3 per 900mm Length
  • 5mm x 12.5mm – £7.00 per 900mm Length

‘Live Edge’ Florescent Transparent Clear Coloured Acrylic Rod

  • 6mm, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue – £1 per 490mm Length
  • 4mm, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue – £2 per 490mm Length

Clear Square Tube

  • 2mm x 3.2mm – £2 per 760mm Length
  • 8mm x 4.8mm – £2.50 per 760mm Length
  • 4mm x 6.4mm – £3 per 760mm Length

Light Grey ABS Telescopic Square Tube

  • 2mm – £2 per 760mm Length
  • 4mm – £2.50 per 760 Length
  • 9mm – £3 per 760mm Length
  • 5mm – £3.50 per 760mm Length
  • 1mm – £4 per 760mm Length
  • 7mm – £4.50 per 760mm Length
  • 3mm – £5.50 per 760mm Length
  • 9mm – £6 per 760mm Length
  • 1mm – £7 per 760mm Length
  • 2mm – £7.50 per 760mm Length
  • 4mm – £8 per 760mm Length

Light Grey ABS Rectangular Tube

  • 3mm x 6.4mm – £4 per 760mm Length
  • 9mm x 6.4mm – £5 per 760mm Length
  • 3mm x 9.5mm – £4.50 per 760mm Length
  • 2 x 9.5mm – £7 per 760mm Length

Light Grey ABS Capping Strip

  • 22mm – £4 per 765mm Strip
  • 32mm – £6 per 765mm Strip
  • 5mm Thin Strip – £1 per 620mm Strip

Opaque Coloured ABS Tube

  • 4mm – Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, White, Green, Orange – £1 per 760mm Length
  • 4mm – Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, White, Green, Orange – £2 per 760mm Length
  • 9mm – Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, White, Green, Orange – £2 per 760mm Length
  • 1mm – Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, White, Green, Orange – £3 per 760mm Length

Brass Wire

  • 1mm – £1 per 760mm Length

Piano Wire

  • 5mm x 914mm pack of 5 –  £3.20
  • 4mm x 914mm pack of 2 – £3.80

Aluminium Wire

  • 2mm x 1000mm £1 each

Wooden Dowel

  • 1/8” 3.5mm – 3 x 600mm for 50p
  • 4mm – 3 x 600mm for 50p
  • 3/16” 4.5mm – 3 x 600mm for 50p
  • 1/4” 6.2mm – 3 x 600mm for 50p
  • 5/16” 8mm – 2 x 600mm for 50p
  • 3/8” 10mm – 2 x 600mm for 50p
  • 1/2” 11.5mm – 2 x 600mm for 50p
  • 3/4” 19mm – 1 x 600mm for £1
  • 1” 25mm – 1 x 600mm for £1.50

Wooden Square Section

  • 5mm x 3.5mm – 10 x 278mm for 50p
  • 6mm x 6mm – 5 x 600mm for 50p
  • 8mm x 8mm – 5 x 600mm for £1
  • 10mm x 10mm – 4 x 600mm for £1.25
  • 12mm x 12mm – 50p per 600mm
  • 15mm x 15mm – 50p per 600mm
  • 21mm x 21mm – 50p per 600mm
  • 34mm x 34mm – £1.50 per 600mm
  • 46mm x 46mm – £2 Per 600mm

Balsa Wood

  • 3mm thick 500mm x 300mm sheet £4.50
  • 5mm x 1.5mm x 915mm strip 20p each – £2 pack of 10
  • 3mm x 3mm x 915mm strip 25p each – £2.50 pack of 10
  • 6mm x 6mm x 915mm strip 30p each – £3 pack of 10

Styrene Rectangular Strip

  • 0.5mm x 4.00mm £3.50 X 10 (35p Each)
  • 1.00mm x 1.5mm £3.50  X 10 (35p Each)
  • 1.00mm x 2mm £3.50  X 10 (35p Each)
  • 1.00mm x 4.00mm £3.50  X 10 (35p Each)
  • 1.00mm x 6.4mm £3.50 X 10 (35p Each)
  • 2.00mm x 1.5mm £3.50  X 10 (35p Each)
  • 2.00mm X 2.5mm £4.00 X 10 (40p Each)
  • 2.00mm x 4.00mm £4.00 X 10 (40p Each)

Styrene Square Rod

  • 1.0mm x 1.0mm £3.50 X 10 (35p Each)
  • 1.5mm x 1.5mm £3.50 X 10 (35p Each)
  • 4.00mm x 4.00mm £3 X 5 (60p Each)

Styrene I-Beams

  • 4mm x 7.9mm £6.00 X 4 (£1.50 Each)
  • 6.4mm x 12.7mm £6.00 X 4 (£1.50 Each)
  • 7.9 x 15.9mm £6 X 3 (£2 Each)

Styrene Angles

  • 3.2mm x 3.2mm £5.30 X 7 (75p Each)
  • 7.9mm x 7.9mm £5.00 X 4 (£1.25 Each)

Styrene Half Round Rod

  • 1mm Width £3.50 X 10 (35p Each)
  • 2.00mm Width £4.00X 10 (40p Each)

Styrene Round Rod

  • 1.5mm Diameter £4.00 X 10 (40p Each)
  • 2.5mm Diameter £2.50 X 5 (50p Each)

Scale Trees (Supplied from 4D) 

High Quality brass etched and hand finished trees. Stock levels regularly fluctuate for these and we only stock a limited range. More sizes and styles available with your student discopunt direct from 4D modelshop.

Available from us in Cork, Mid Green, White, Copper Beech and Bare Branch.

  • 9mm high – 50p per tree
  • 50mm high – £20 per tree

Before buying new materials Please consider how you use them. Click here to read a few pointers on the subject.

B.15 Modelmaking Workshop Merchandise 

Branded Tote Bags – £5 each

Branded Enamelled Steel Mugs – £5 each

Ltd Edition MSSA/B.15 T-shirt – White or Grey, XS,S,M,L,XL – £5 each

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Guest Lecture: Ellie Sampson – Paper and Patience: Modelmaking at Home and in Practice

In the very strange COVID world we find ourselves, the need to keep a balanced life is essential for wellbeing. One way that we of course fully support is to turn some of your design work away from the wormhole of screen based life to engage in some practical learning by making, quite literally with the human touch.

As a continuation of our B.15:50 events that should have taken place last year we’re pleased to welcome Ellie Sampson to MSA to discuss her work as an in independent paper modelmaker and her role as modelmaker/workshop manager at Haworth Tompkins Architects. Ellie’s work has become well known across social media with examples appearing across all platforms with their familiar, hand-crafted colourful styling.

The event was open to all and took place on February 1st at 17.15 via Zoom.

Thanks to all who were able to join us to see more of Ellie’s work and hear about the methodology for this eye catching modelling style followed by an open Q & A. The recorded event is now available below for those who missed it or couldn’t make the full session.

Video 1: Main Presentation by Ellie Sampson

Video 2: Q & A with Ellie Sampson

 

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