Justin Howlett is a Digital Arts generalist and works with a range of 3D graphical programs. Please take a look at his portfolio to see what projects he has been commissioned for, and what he makes for fun.

Hand drawn art at tumblr

Game Map Design


I have always had a passion for map design for games. Serious Sam was my first FPS game and when I discovered the editor I spent most of my time making Egyptian themed maps with temples and pyramids. The Doom 3 editor is where I started introducing my own textures to my maps and I spent my time making high tech looking maps set on space stations and on mars. I had a break from map making when I decided I wanted to learn how to create the custom models and so I tough myself how to use Maya and Zbrush and for the next few years this is what I focused on. Now I use the Unreal 4 editor to make maps and I am bringing together what I have learnt with Maya, to create environments I feel like I can fully control.


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Hi there

Please get in touch if you have any questions or ideas that you would like to share with me at justin@justmakes.com

I also offer consultation and model making services for 3D printing so get in touch if you want something 3D printed.


Polygon and Nurbs modelling.
Materials and rendering with Vray and Mental ray.
Hard and soft form modelling with custom brushes and stamps.
‘Shelling’ or hollowing for 3D printing.
Simulation of fluids and soft bodies.
Unreal 4
BSP and mesh map design for games.



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  • I can`t thank Justin enough!

    Justin was the third person I contacted about my personal project but, the only one who took it seriously. His communication was very prompt and professional. He totally made my dream a reality and his rates are more than reasonable. In the future I will refer my friends to him and if I need any further work I know who to ask.

    — Ionamon —
  • I was looking at 3D modelling and printing for a
    Special present for my girlfriend, and with no idea about any of it
    I emailed Themodelboy for some help.

    He was extremely accommodating, making sure I knew what was going on, what was involved
    And why he made certain decisions etc. I felt completely safe with it in his hands
    And when the first draft came in I was ecstatic.
    He worked fast, reliably and efficiently. Even promising not to put the project up on his website until her birthday
    Comes around!

    I would, and will, recommend Themodelboy to any and all who are thinking
    About 3D printing or modelling. I couldn’t be happier.

    — DrBeakerMD —
  • Justin is by far the best 3D modeler that I have encountered.

    We hired him to create a complex 3D image for our device in order to have a prototype created and he knocked it out of the park.

    He was very attentive to our needs and responded to all concerns in a timely manner.

    Totally professional and I highly recommend him and his work.

    If you considering a 3D modeler look no further because he is your guy.

    Thanks for all your hard work on our project Model Boy and I will undoubtedly use your services when a new project arises.

    Thanks again,

    NNK, LLC..

    — Adam saad NNK, LLC —
  • I hired the help of a fellow Shapie Justin Howlett to create the model and he did a grand job for a reasonable rate.

    — Dotsan —
  • Justin is a class act. He will help you with your designs, make suggestions on how to make the process more streamlined, and is quite a bargain considering his talents. I hired Justin for several pieces and I am more than satisfied with his work, his help, his talent, and the end product.

    I highly recommend giving Justin a try. you won’t be disappointed.

    — Thomas Hicks —
  • I contacted Justin about a complex range of 3D Models in 1:35 Scale.

    (Project is still running and hopefully will be for a long time.)

    He got back to me very quickly and we got the idea up and running very fast.

    Excellent turn around and totally professional in all of my needs. and he is more than willing to go that extra mile!!!

    I highly recommend him and his work,

    Project is still running and hopefully will be for a long time.

    Thanks again, and keep up the good work!!

    — T Morey —
  • Justin just finished a job for me creating an exact replica of a real world 1/6 scale action figure’s body. He did an excellent job and worked hard getting the smallest details perfect! You can check out the model here – it was made in separate parts so I could then rig it in cinema 4d.

    I will definitely continue to use Justin on future jobs as he always delivers awesome results!



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