Trade Show Display Model

Rotondo was looking for a unique trade show display for their StormPod storm drainage product. This display does double duty as both a scale replica of the product as well as a functioning… Continue reading

Weathering a Scale Model

Recently I watched our model makers take perfectly crafted buildings and purposely mess them up. My curiosity was piqued. Why painstakingly create a line drawing on the computer, laser cut it, precisely assemble… Continue reading

What’s In a Custom Model Quote?

Like most scale model shops, KiwiMill prepares free-of-charge quotes to anyone inquiring about a project, big or small. Sometimes we give  ballpark figures over the phone or email, based on basic information about model… Continue reading

Why Scale Models Don’t Have Fixed Prices

Taken from our website FAQ page: How much does it cost? This is the #1 question asked by all clients.  Unfortunately there is no “set price” for model making.  The way we work… Continue reading

Naked Scale Model

There have been some requests to see the most recent FMTV truck model during the actual build. Sometimes it is more interesting to see a model before it has been hit with a coat of… Continue reading

A Different Approach to the Same Truck Model

Nearly two years ago, KiwiMill built a model of a five ton FMTV armored cab truck model with a specialized medical hospital payload. The model was 1/10th scale with the truck about 36″ long. It… Continue reading

Architectural Site Models

Site models serve a variety of purposes. They may be used for sales, fundraising, development approval, corporate show piece, or museum display. Typically they encompass a large geographic area. The area included in a site… Continue reading

CNC Router Built in the Model Shop

KiwiMill is very pleased to be using its new CNC router. This piece of machinery adds greatly to our in-house capabilities. The bed is 4 x 10 ft, with 15 inches of Z travel, allowing… Continue reading

So You Want to Be a Model Maker?

Model Making is a profession that most people don’t know a lot about. People tend to think of it either as a layman’s hobby or a skill that has been replaced by computers.… Continue reading

3D Printed Mold for Casting

KiwiMill has an Objet 3D printer to make scale model parts efficiently, accurately and with greater detail. When the printer is not in use for model parts, it’s available to customers for rapid prototyping… Continue reading