How are Resin Trophies Made?

Before our Trophies can be put into production an artist must design and make the original sculpture.

  • A mould is then made that exactly replicates the original hand made sculpture.
  • The resin is poured into the mould and when it has set it is removed for finishing.
  • The cast resin trophy is then cleaned and prepared for final finishing
  • Each trophy is then painted entirely by hand and is ready for packing.
  • We personalise the trophy by adding an engraved plate.
  • Our online trophy store features dozens of Resin Trophies made this way.

We have attached a short documentary that shows the full production from conception to finished product. You can view the 5 minute video on youtube here.

We are grateful to DSC Documentaries for the information contained with in this post.

What is metallised plating?

Vacuum metallising, or PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition), is the process of physically plating a metal material onto a plastic part in a vacuum chamber. Another term that is used is Plating on Plastic (POP).

The evaporation of the metal occurs by metal wire being in contact with a heat source (electrically charged tungsten filament) in a closed chamber under high vacuum. 

The lack of pressure lowers the boiling point of the metal which causes the liquid metal to change to a gaseous phase. The metal vapour encounters the oxygen in the air forming a stable oxide layer on the surface of the components.

This gives the component an environmentally friendly, decorative metallic coating. Metallised plastic components can be recycled and is a great alternative to traditional metal shrouds or over-shelled options which can’t be easily separated for recycling.

What is the difference between thermal vacuum metallisation and electroplating?

Metallising is aluminium plating using specialist equipment and is a different process to electroplating (or water plating) which is generally chrome or nickel done in a relatively simple electrolyte solution.

The benefits

  • Cost-effective
  • Environmentally friendly (It is carried out in a vacuum chamber so that no gases or pollution are discharged, unlike electroplating. Also, the finished products can be recycled as long as component material is recyclable.)
  • Safer than processes such as chromium plating
  • Functional and decorative
  • Brighter than electroplating

You will see many examples of Metallised Plating throughout our Online Trophy Store

We are grateful to Metamor Decoration Ltd of Deeside for the use of this description.

Luke Littler, a Champion win or lose!

From Darting Enthusiast to UK Darts Champion: The Rise of Luke Littler

Born and raised in the UK, Littler fell in love with darts at an early age. He was introduced to the game by his father, who himself was an avid darts player. Young Luke quickly realized his natural talent for the sport and from a small-town darting enthusiast emerged a professional player and still only 16 years old. He dedicated himself to perfecting his skills and pursuing his dream of becoming a champion. Win or lose in tonights World Darts Final, Luke Littler is a Champion.

Luke Littler proudly displays cup available from Tower Trophies Prestige Cup collection

image courtesy of Sky News

He scored his first 180 when he was 6, and a nine-dart finish when he was 13. When Littler was 10, he joined the St Helens Darts Academy, and was playing in under-21 leagues at the same age.

To achieve greatness, Littler recognised the need for dedicated training and guidance. Under the mentorship of experienced coaches, he tirelessly worked on refining his techniques, improving his accuracy, and enhancing his strategic thinking. His dedication and unwavering commitment to his craft allowed him to climb the ranks of the UK darts circuit steadily.

Luke Littler’s rise to the top did not come without its fair share of challenges. Like any sport, darts requires mental resilience and an ability to bounce back from defeats. Littler, however, consistently demonstrated his ability to learn from setbacks, using them as stepping stones to improve his game further. His ability to stay focused and composed under pressure has played a pivotal role in his numerous triumphs.

In recent years, Littler has achieved remarkable success on the professional darts circuit, capturing the attention of fans and fellow players alike. His breakthrough moment occurred when he won the World Youth Champion, a tournament known for attracting the finest darting talent in the country. At that time maybe the biggest of his extensive array of Darts Trophies. This victory marked the turning point in Littler’s career, further propelling him into the limelight as one of the dominant forces in the UK darts scene.

As a UK Darts Champion, Luke Littler’s achievements have had an immeasurable impact on the younger generation of dart enthusiasts. His resilience, passion, and unwavering dedication serve as an inspiration to aspiring players, motivating them to follow their dreams and strive for greatness.

With a name firmly established in the annals of UK darts history, Luke Littler shows no signs of slowing down. As he continues to hone his skills and compete in prestigious tournaments, his relentless pursuit of excellence promises more awe-inspiring performances in the seasons to come.

Luke Littler’s ascent from a darting enthusiast to a UK Darts Champion has been nothing short of remarkable. Through years of dedication, hard work, and a passion for the sport, he has etched his name in darts history. Aspiring players will forever look to Littler as a shining example of what can be achieved with skill, determination, and unwavering commitment.