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Welcome to Cutting Edge Models

We are a well established model making company with over 30 years experience in the defence, museum, maritime, advertising and film industries. Our creations have been seen all around the world at conventions and especially in all the top museums in Australia.
We use a wide range of traditional and modern materials in our extensive workshop facilities.
We aim to combine precision model making with durability and strong visual impact, equally important to us is the technical and artistic flair that we incorporate in all our creations. Every project is undertaken in close collaboration with our clients to ensure the meeting of deadlines and a smooth completion.

Display models are excellent for promoting forthcoming projects.
They win over drawings and computer 3D models every time.

Our clientele includes: Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Thales Australia, The Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, ASC Ltd, Aardman Animation LTD UK and many more.
Our creations have been seen in the movies 'Chicken Run' and Moulin Rouge'.

Click here for more information on the head Model Maker.

The love of model making and the enthusiasm I have for it is reflected in all my projects.

Large or small, Cutting Edge Models is the answer to your model needs.

Our Latest Display Models and services

Our latest contribution to the Australian War Memorial,
HMAS SYDNEY III the "Vung Tau Ferry" has been given National Collection Item status. We are now accredited by the AWM to make models of superior quality and detail.

Australia's success story the 'BUSHMASTER pmv' and HAWKEI lpv made by Thales has been modeled by us with all it's variants.

We also have the distinction of making the very first Hobart Class AWD Missile Destroyer display model for ASC Ltd.

HMS Beagle for the ANMM was one of the main exhibits at their Darwin exhibition and was accredited as being the best and most accurate model of it's kind in the world.

Also on our Portfolio Cd is a lecture given by me at the ANMM on Professional Model Making and the making of HMS Beagle.


Hand turned pen

NEW to this web site is "Promotional":


Museum Displays


Made for the Australian National Maritime Museum for the Darwin Exhibition Shown 2009.
CLICK HERE to view.

HMAS SYDNEY III "Vung Tau Ferry"

Made for the Australian War Memorial in Canberra for their new Vietnam Exhibition.
CLICK HERE to view.


These three models made for the the Australian National Maritime Museum for the Navy Exhibition.
CLICK HERE to view Sydney 2

CLICK HERE to view Sydney 3

CLICK HERE to view Sydney 4

Sydney Harbour Forts

Made for the Navy Exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
These dioramas depict the fortifications around Sydney Harbor during the 1850's.
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1850's Canons

Made for the Navy Exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
These 32lbs and 42lbs canons made up the 1850's armourment used in Sydney Harbor.
CLICK HERE to view.

Film Sets

Chicken Run

The Chicken Run, directed by Nick Park and Peter Lord, is a full length claymation adventure picture by Aardman Animations.
I made many of the props used, get an insight into this amazing film.
CLICK HEREto view.


Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge directed by Baz Luhrmann staring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor is a spectacular movie, set at the turn of the century in the famous Moulin Rouge dance hall in Paris, France.
All the buildings and sets where built at 1:5th scale.
CLICK HERE to view.



The Yogo advert, created and directed by Nick Donkin in Sydney, is a fully animated story designed for TV and cinema.
As team leader, I had to organise and build many of the props and sets and liaise with the Director.
CLICK HERE to view.


Peppers Ghost stage sets

Props and set designs for Peppers Ghost presentations.
Including one of the biggest ever made in the Southern Hemisphere.
CLICK HERE to view.

Maritime Displays

Thales Australia

Models made for this leading Australian defence company.
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Models made for this leading Australian defence company.
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AE1 & AE2 Submarine

These one of a kind display models are possibly the most accurate representations of the AE1 & 2 in the world.
Made for museum displays, a film company and a private collector.
CLICK HERE to view.


'Double Eagle' ROV

ATSA Defence Services Remotely Operated Vehicle. Mine Disposal System of The Royal Australian Navy.
CLICK HERE to view.


Want to give something special to your clients, want something special in the board room, wish to give a special 'Thank you' to an employee who may be leaving or just working real hard. The following examples show the diversity that can be made, they are however not for individual sale.

Desk Top Models

Sometimes a huge model may not be necessary, small desk top models can be very affordable specially if many are needed.
Excellent for promotional give away's, awards and presentations.
CLICK HERE to view.

Half Models

These are unique to CE Models and an excellent way of promoting your business.
They can be any size and shape and are supplied with woods from all around the world.
CLICK HERE to view.

Hand Turned Wooden Pens

This is something special. These are individually hand turned Pens, Pencils and Fountain Pens in woods from all around the world.
Their presentation are unsurpassed in quality and are made to order.
CLICK HERE to view.

Airbrush Lessons

Ever wanted to release the artist from within.
Airbrushing even with limited artistic experience will allow you to create special effects that will amaze you.
The basic coarse will teach you everything you need to get started.
Ideal for individual or corporate groups allowing their creative side to be let loose.
CLICK HERE to view.

Land & Air displays

Bushmaster Armored Vehicles including Variants and Cutaways

These display models are made at 1:14 scale for Thales Australia at Bendigo.
View the cutaways of the troop transporter and ambulance. Also see both flat bed variants.
CLICK HERE to view.

HAWKEI light protected vehicles

CE Models are proud to be making the first display models of the new Hawkei fast patrol vehicle for Thales.
This amazing design incorporates many design features of the Bushmaster.
CLICK HERE to view.

Large scale planes for the Australian War Memorial

Made for the new Vietnam exhibition for the AWM. These museum quality model depict the
Lockeed C-130A Hercules, GAF Canberra MK2 Bomber and the DHC-4 Caribou.
CLICK HERE to view.

Huey UH-1 B/H

Made for the Vietnam exhibition for the National Maritime Museum.
This finely detailed Australian 'Bushranger' version was made at 1:35 scale.
CLICK HERE to view.

Architectural models

These type of models have a long and respected tradition of accuracy and style.
They are designed and made primarily to achieve planning permission or to win competitions.
CLICK HERE to view.


Michael Bass


Unit 201/882 Pacific Highway, Lisarow, NSW 2250 Australia


+61(0)4 10 332 364



ABN: 21 784 608 628

To obtain free CD-ROM showing more of my work, please-mail me at the above link.

acknowledgement and copyright.

HMS Beagle