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Articole Studios 25 Year Anniversary

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Restoration Work

Statue of Anubis built by Articole Studios on its way to the Tutankhamun show in London
Castle for Dobbies garden centres, Coin for launch of Peoples Lottery for Granada Television, Blues Brothers models, Loaf of bread for Braces advertising, Glass shoe for Cinderella outside Hackney Empire, Toilets for Yorkshire water authority advertising

Here at Articole Studios we have been restoring different objects for many years.
We can restore almost anything, we like to work on anything that has a certain challenge!

Here are some examples of work we have completed over the last few years:

40’ long fiberglass frieze

Fibreglass Frieze RestorationFibreglass Frieze RestorationFibreglass Frieze RestorationFibreglass Frieze Restoration

Made in the 1960s and positioned on the side of a swimming pool in Erith.
We took 12 sections off the wall, brought them back to our studio, sandblasted the front, repaired the back, restored the front and repainted it.

Restoration and replacement of 1850’s terracotta stonework

Restoration and replacement of 1850’s terracotta stoneworkCompleted restoration and replacement of 1850’s terracotta stoneworkCompleted restoration and replacement of 1850’s terracotta stoneworkCompleted restoration and replacement of 1850’s terracotta stonework

All work is being done for a large country house in England. Existing stone work was made and fixed in around 1850 and is now falling apart. We are taking mould off old terracotta sections and replacing them with a modern acrylic based material.

1956 Jukebox

1956 Jukebox Restoration by Articole Studios1956 Jukebox RestorationCompleted restoration of a 1956 Jukebox

This wasn’t working when it came in. We dismantled everything, stripped the wood frame and repaired it. Then we sprayed it in red metalflake with a deep gloss laquer. We serviced the mechanism and re installed it. It works and sounds worndeful.

1957 Messerchmitt 3 wheeled microcar

1957 Messerchmitt 3 wheeled microcar restoration1957 Messerchmitt 3 wheeled microcar restoration1957 Messerchmitt 3 wheeled microcar restoration1957 Messerchmitt 3 wheeled microcar restoration

This was a basket case of bits when it came in. The main body tub has had most panels replaced. It hasn’t been on the road for over 30 years!
Obscure missing parts have been located from as far a way as Sweden. The Messerschmitt has been repainted and is currently being re assembled with all new trim etc.

1971 VW Camper

Restoration of 1971 VW CamperRestoration of 1971 VW Camper

This came in as an unfinished project and went out with new engine, new interior. It was lowered and given new alloy wheels and tyres etc.

Pair of 19th century Giant Griffins

Restoration of a pair of 19th century Giant GriffinsRestoration of a pair of 19th century Giant GriffinsCompleted restoration of a pair of 19th century Giant Griffins

Originals in terracotta had been stored for 50 years, Repairs were made, moulds taken then reproduced in fiberglass and antiqued. The originals were then restored and replaced back on giant gateposts.

1897 Wax Gorilla Automaton

Restoration of a 1897 Wax Gorilla AutomatonCompleted restoration of a 1897 Wax Gorilla Automaton

One of a kind full size Gorilla with girl under its arm! Made in Germany in 1897 (pre dates King Kong by 30 years!) Needed some restoration to the mechanical mechanism and the wax head and hands.

1950s fiberglass sky rocket ride

Restoration of 1950s fiberglass sky rocket ride

This is fibreglass and is awaiting us to start restoring it.The fiberglass will need repairs, the mechanism will be serviced and the whole thing repainted.

Fibreglass Chase air sculpture

Fibreglass Chase - air sculpture restorationFibreglass Chase air sculpture restoration

This statue was removed from a Priors Court School and returned to our studio. It was repaired. Fibreglass repairs were made and then it was repainted and reinstalled at Priors Court.

Early restoration project - 1976!

Early restoration project - 1976Early restoration project - 1976

This is me in 1976 with my 1st restoration project a 1960 Messerschmitt! It cost me £100!
I restored it from the ground up and used it for 18 months before moving on to bigger cars.


26 foot Anubis statue for Tutankhamun exhibition in LondonAlton Towers Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryBoots for Hackney Empire Puss in BootsProps in Hamleys toy shopSir Cliff Richard with Steve Cole Casting HandprintsGibson Guitars

Contact Us

Articole Studios
Workshop: Cann Barn, Mellington, Churchstoke, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6TQ, United Kingdom

 01588 620243

steve@articolestudios.co.uk

Workshop and Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

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