Southern Cross Miniatures
High Quality Scale Model Kits
Hi, my name is Roi, and I would like to welcome you to my Southern Cross Miniatures website. I live and work in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.
I started my career as a Mechanical Engineer and worked in the Automotive industry for 28 years as a designer. I worked for General Motors, Ford, SAAB, Alfa Romeo, Toyota and Opel. I also worked for McDonnell Douglas modifying the tails on the Australian F18.
My love of building scale models started when I was in primary school. My grandfather, who was an artist, introduced me to this wonderful hobby. My main passion is for model cars, but I also love building ships, aircraft, armour and even lighthouses.
In 2000, when I was living in Sweden, I met Tim Dyke from MPH at a model car show in England. He made hand builds of early Le Mans cars in 1/43 scale. I was very impressed and ended up purchasing 6 complete masters, so that I could release the miniatures as kits. I then began making my own range of hand builds. That was very successful and very satisfying.
Over the years, the automotive industry in Australia moved off shore, so I made the decision to change my career path. I went back to university and studied for my qualifications as a Builder. I established my building company and these days I work designing and building homes and doing renovations.
However, manufacturing cars is my passion. I love to research all the history and details of each vehicle. With each project that I embark on, my goal is to create an exact replica of the actual but in a small scale.
I am very proud and pleased to have released my first kit in 1/20 scale. In the future I will also be manufacturing kits in 1/24 and 1/12 scale.
I invite you to browse through my website and drop me an enquiry via my contact page. I promise I will respond to your enquiry within a very short period of time. I am always happy to answer any questions and to have a chat with you about whatever project you may be working on.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.