Tag Archive: model maker

Creating Wooded Areas on a Site Model

Ever wonder how to make wooded areas on a small-scale model? After much experimentation over the years, KiwiMill settled on a method that captures the essence of this particular landscape. Interestingly, it does not involve planting… Continue reading

Monday in the Model Shop

1.14.13 Monday in the Model Shop

Ask The Model Maker!

What burning question do you have about model making? What is something you want to know about model makers, model making, or scale models? It can be a technical question, a price inquiry,… Continue reading

Remote Control Trade Show Truck Model

Occasionally professional model making feels a little bit like a kid in a candy shop. This phenomena occurred recently when KiwiMill was asked to build a car carrier in 1:14 scale (big!) for a trade… 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

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

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 People tend to think of it either as a layman’s hobby or a skill that has been replaced by computers.… Continue reading

Model Maker’s How-To: Molding and Casting Model Hands

Model Maker Joe recently shared the process by which he created a total of 300 model hands for a client in the medical field: We had a customer contact us with the need of… Continue reading

Not Sure What You’re Looking For in a Scale Model?

There are plenty of clients that are entertaining the idea of a scale model for their sales office, trade show display or company training, but are unsure of exactly what they are looking… Continue reading

How To: Martini Glass Display Model

Making a Martini Glass Everyone needs to know how to create their own display model of a martini glass, don’t you think? What you need for this project:  clear & fluorescent acrylic  ren… Continue reading