What is the largest product replica model you can make?
There is no limit to the size of product replica model. Transportability will be your only concern on an extremely large product replica model.
Can you use my custom artwork?
Yes. Please send us your file in a vector AI, EPS, or PDF format.
What features can a large product replica model have?
Large product replicas can be finished with paint or special strength coatings and even airbrushed. They can also be covered with any special look you might want from organic coverings to special materials. For example, adding electronics to a giant keyboard to make it fully functional or adding lights to create the bling on a giant shoe.
What file type is required if I need to incorporate special fabrication into the project?
We work with all architectural CAD programs and modeling programs. Some of the most popular ones we use are AutoCAD, Revit, Chief Architect, ArchiCAD, Maya, 3DS Max Design, ZBrush, and Sketchup. If you design in 3D, we will start with your 3D files. If you have 2D blueprints, artist's sketches (or even napkin drawings), we can build a model from these as well.
Can you match our PMS/Pantone colors?
Yes. We can match your PMS or Pantone.
What kind of proofing process do you go through prior to the creation of my large product replica?
- Once the design is created, we send the client a digital proof so we can discuss the project and make preliminary changes to the design.
- Structural elements are discussed to ensure the large product replica has the internal and external components needed for strength and durability while on display.
- Small scale models or macquettes are sometimes made to show the client what the initial design will look like in 3D form. Questions at this stage might include: Do the colors match your PMS/Pantone colors? Is the model proportionate? At this point, you confirm the design and we begin building your model.
- Continuous communication is key so if you've got any questions, we can connect through Facetime or video conferencing to discuss the progress of your project. Some clients even fly in to look at the project first hand during the build stage.
How long will it take to build my large product replica model?
This is totally dependent on the size of the project. Typical projects can be completed in four to six weeks while larger projects may take as long as six months. We understand that sometimes deadlines are tight and we may be able to accommodate rush orders in shorter amounts of time.
How are large product replicas built structurally?
If your model is for outdoor display, it will need to withstand conditions like high winds, climate changes, and children playing on them. When necessary, we build a metal framework into the product replica so it will be strong and durable. We are currently building a half-scale Grumen Goose aircraft. Due to it's size, the engineering portion of the project will include building an entire steel/wood/fiberglass/foam composite structure in four separate pieces to allow mounting the aircraft on a concrete pad.
What technology do you use for large product replicas?
It can be a number of different technologies, individually or combined. These range from 3D Foam, 3D Printing, CNC Cutting, laser cutting, laser etching, casting, molding, sculpting, painting, airbrushing, laminating, fiberglass, vinyl printing, and woodworking – all meant to produce highly-quality models that fit your exact needs.
What is the material used?
We match the correct material and fabrication process to your requirements in terms of presentation, size, and transportability. We fabricate in our model shop using different types of foam, wood, metal, resins, fiberglass, and acrylics. We can also 3D print in full-color sandstone, UV-cured resin, plastic, rubber-like acrylic, and nylon. Our large product replicas are typically made with EPS foam, but we’ll match the material to the product for the best outcome. Need a special facing? The sky is the limit!
How is the completed large product replica shipped?
Once your model is complete, we wrap it in foam and ship it in one or more custom-built crates via motor cargo. The crate can also be used to store your model or for transport between trade shows. Models generally arrive within 2 - 7 business days and to accomodate extremely large projects, we ship via oversize carriers.
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