HIGH QUALITY SCALE MODELS
Turn your idea’s and concepts into accurate 3D scale miniature replica models using a variety of modern materials in a modest budget. Depending on the scale and the details in the model, we use a mix of 3D printing, Laser cutting and expert artisan-ship for bringing out the best to our customers. Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for mode details. Our team will get in touch with you.
MINIATURE SCALE MODEL MAKING
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In most cases, the entire scale model won’t be 3D printed but some parts of it will be 3D Printed. 3D Printing the entire scale model won’t be required and isn’t advisable too as certain standard parts can be made using acrylic sheets and ABS sheets which works out cheaper than 3D Printing. The components that are complex and also minute will be 3D Printed (for ex: organic shapes). As we have end-to-end service offering, we use the most optimal solution to lower down the cost.
This is the most common question asked by our customers. Unfortunately there is no “set price” for custom model making as we have many variables to consider. Whenever there is a requirement, we sit with the customer to understand the requirement, budget and timelines in detail. Based on that, we shall arrive at our costing. As mentioned in the previous question, for scale models we use different materials, processes and tools based on the requirement and thus the price vary from model to model. Also, in many cases the design changes as we progress. Client gets new ideas or inputs that he wants to incorporate in the model. Such requirements cost additional.
This also varies a lot from model to model. We shall provide the estimated delivery date when we provide the quote and we stick to this delivery date if there are no changes in the design. But from our experience, in almost 90% of the cases there will be design changes as we progress and this leads to delay. So, we advise you to plan well in advance if you wish to or required to have a scale model.
We wish to have as much information as possible to arrive at the most appropriate costing and timelines. But we also have customers coming in with very little information. In such cases, we spend lot more time with customer to fine tune his/her idea and then provide the quote. But from my perspective, more the better. Below are few basic things you can think of before calling us:
- What will this model/mock-up be used for?
- How will it be displayed/used? (on a stand, a base, hung from wires, free standing)
- What size or scale do you have in mind?
- How much or how little detail is desired/required?
- Will the model be shipped to various shows/locations or on display at one place?
- Will any portion be powered or animated in any way? (motors, lights, sound)
- How soon do you need the model?
There are many factors that go into determining the scale of the model. Primary determining factors are where will it be displayed and what size constraints you have?
Being an end to end service provider, we use multiple techniques and materials to make scale models at the lowest possible cost. When we look at the design, we will get an idea on the type of materials and tools required. We work with virtually any material ranging from wood, plastic and foam to advanced composites and metals of all types.
Our model shop equipment includes 3D Printer, laser cutters/engravers, CNC router, milling machines and various equipment required to make a mold. We have many capabilities in-house that other shops would outsource.
To provide a fixed price quotation for a model, ideally we require a fairly comprehensive set of drawings but we understand this isn’t always possible. As a basic guideline, for an architectural model we would require a site plan with some indication of levels (unless it’s flat) plus several elevations of the new development. Site photographs are also very useful. For display models or exhibition models we need as many images, drawings or 3D views of the proposed design as possible. But if you are at the very early stages of a project we can supply a rough cost from very minimal information.
This depends on the size of the model and where you are intending to display it. Smaller models can be displayed on any desk or suitably sturdy table. For larger models we can provide either a purpose built plinth or removable legs. We can offer a wide variety of designs and materials.
Yes, we can. We will do the scale models based on customer requirement.
Yes. If you provide us with perfect images or CAD file, we will develop a scale model. If you are not able to give any reference images, we will take google maps as a reference input then developed it in Autocad later we will develop a scale model.
We prepare scale models of buildings, land areas, mine areas, industrial models, shopping malls. We are also able to do scale models which include water areas. We will prepare scale models based on customer’s requirement.
Get in touch, we can create new models from customer requests so let us know what you have in mind. Contact us directly at email@example.com or 8142896564