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"America's Leading Scale Model Builder"

Architectural Models

(405) 360-2828   Toll Free 1(800) 506-1280

Yes Details Count
The Many Aspects of
Building Cost Effective Quality Models

Models Are Communicators
     Details do count, many people do not understand abstract models.  Many times models that aren’t detailed raise more questions than they answer.  It is just a fact the more detailed a model the more it communicates.  A good example of just such a model is Grando, OKC National Memorial or Southwest Medical Center.  Yes, quality models are definitely a needed communication tool for the successful sales and marketing program.

Detailed Metal Etching for Architectural Model
Wooden Construction of Model Base

can be e-mailed so you can review details, color, etc., at your leisure on your computer.  This convenience can save you time, trips, and money plus making sure every aspect of your model construction is correct.

Wooden Base Frames
     Our hand finished solid wood frames

serve two purposes: (1) to hold the model and Plexiglas dust cover securely, and (2) to add correct proportions of weight and color when viewing each model.
Using Calipers to get Exact Measurements Scale Accuracy
     We use many precision tools and some with calibrations to ten thousandth of an inch.  This precision is important when dealing with many measurements.  The inconsistencies and incorrect scale measurements can be easily detected by most audiences and positive credibility is established only with accurate scale.

Making Molds and Casting
     When we need exact likeness, to a particular scale and detail, we build masters to that scale, then mold and cast duplicates.  This procedure
keeps integrity in achieving our "scale accuracy".

Contours and Landscaping
     First we cut accurate elevations from a solid piece of polyurethane then sand and smooth to the exact site.  After the site is prepared we work at getting the vegetation to look just right and as natural as
Topological model base construction
Miniature model tree construction for model landscaping

Materials and Techniques
     Here are some of the materials and techniques we use to achieve unprecedented quality detailed presentation models:

  • Metal Photo Etching
  • Cyanoacrylate Cements
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Solid Wood Frames
  • Photo Transfers
  • Styrene
  • Metal/Plastic Lathe
  • Extruded Plastic
  • Custom Tinted Acrylic
  • Molds and Casting
  • Layered Laser Cutting
  • Fiber Optics
  • Brass Name Plates
  • Airbrushing
  • CAD Engineering
  • Cast Water
  • Exterior Acrylic Paints
  • Tinted Mirror Plastic

Service and Shipping
     With the use of fax, overnight mail and e-mail we quickly respond to all areas of the country.  We build our own sturdy shipping crates to meet our demanding shipping requirements and can ship air express depending on size to
most locations.
Crated Model ready for shipment
Preparing model for shipment inside crate
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1716 W. Lindsey Street,  Norman,  Oklahoma  73069

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