Professional Model Building


Building to Scale

There are many different models that are not meant to be the same size the as finished product, so they must be built to scale....


How to Become a Professional Model Builder

There are many hobbyists who might consider the work of model builders to be their ideal employment, but they would be surprised at the requirements...


Modern Boat Models

Ships in a bottle have long been popular items for those who love to build models, but those who now build boat models want more....


The Benefits of Architectural Models

Whether a company has taken on a commission to design a single building or a large project, they generally make a scale model to show...


The Cars of the Future

The automobile industry is often driven by the exterior design of a vehicle where sales are concerned, and looking at a model on a computer...

Bringing home a kit, opening it and assembling the pieces is how many people view model building. This is a fine hobby for those who enjoy creating something from parts, but it is nothing like the job done by professional model builders. They are provided with a set of plans just like the home hobbyist, but they must then build their models completely from scratch. There are no instructions, pre-fabricated pieces or a set of paints included.

Professional craftsmen in this area work in many different shops and professions, and they build the items dreamed up by designers. Their goal is to create a lifelike representation of the design so it can be improved if necessary or passed on to the manufacturing section of a company if the design works. They generally have large shops where they create the models, and some of them are full sized while others are scaled down.