This post was sent to us by Vladimir Fomintsev, which we are very grateful for.
"The first who in the early 1990's started making such models from wood in Russia was Alexander Fomintsev, a well-known master from Togliatti.
The models were exhibited at various international exhibitions, and now are kept by their new owners from Italy, Germany, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, the USA, Russia and other countries.
We still remain the ONLY Russian company, who makes wooden models of this level: CARS, MOTORCYCLES, TANKS, AIRPLANES and other equipment. Almost always the model is made in the ONLY copy."
Jeffrey Michael Samudosky has started JMS Wood Sculpture in 1998, converting his chainsaw art hobby into a full time job with regular participation in global competitions.
Toshihiko Hosaka creates some of the most elaborate sand sculptures in all Japan. His work is so detailed and refined, most sculptures look like they've been carved from stone.