Tag Archive: scale model

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

House Model Prop for “How It’s Made” Television Program

KiwiMill just built a house for Cavco to be used as a television prop for How It’s Made, on the Discovery Channel (Canada) and  Science Channel (USA). This scale model was created in… 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

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

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 People tend to think of it either as a layman’s hobby or a skill that has been replaced by computers.… Continue reading

FL Smidth Industrial Model

This mobile stacking conveyor is part of a system of conveyors that is used in the mining industry to continuously stack mined material. To demonstrate the immense scale of this machine, FLSmidth commissioned… Continue reading

Intricate Build of Manifold Trailer Industrial Model

This scale model of a Manifold Trailer for Forum Energy Technologies involved extensive use of our 3D printer. The result was stunning detail, accuracy, and with the addition of brass structure, great strength. KiwiMill… Continue reading

Non-Disclosure Agreements in Model Making

Often times in the model making business we are asked to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with a client. NDA’s are legal agreements that give protection and reassurance that the information exchanged during a model build… Continue reading

Shipping Containers Find New Uses Worldwide

Shipping containers are one of those items you take for granted in life. The intermodal container or “sea can” is a reusable steel box with standard measurements that transports all types of goods… Continue reading