Military equipment and weapons, helicopters and airplanes, ships and yachts, trains, agricultural, industrial and construction equipment – this category of models covers a wide variety of areas. The essence is the same – to depict an object as close to reality as possible, as a rule, of small size, with high detail, as well as the absence of backlighting and the environment.
The main goal of creating such products is to demonstrate the appearance of an object. It is for this reason that the background for model models is usually a simple varnished wooden base. Thus, the viewer’s gaze is not scattered into viewing the environment, but rather focuses on studying the details of the depicted object. Protection from dust and damage is the glass dome, which also gives the product a complete and neat look. Model mock-ups can also be used as a gift, form and design analysis for a manufacturer’s company, as well as a component of advertising.
The peculiarity in the manufacture of layouts of this category is to work with a large number of small parts and elements of complex shapes. As a rule, the main materials used are polystyrene and PVC – all components are drawn and cut on the machine, after which they are glued, processed (cleaned, putty) and painted in the required color. If the part has an intricate shape and miniature size, it is possible to use wire, plasticine, brass, casting and 3D printing technology is also used. To simulate glazing, or if necessary, to demonstrate the internal components of the object, matte and transparent plastic is used.
An example is the model of a mobile field bath PPB-32 made by our team. The model is made on a scale of 1:24, has high detail, demonstration of the interior layout – the roof and the second wall are cut out of transparent plastic. The stand is made of wood and covered with a dark stain. A small plate with the name of the object and the manufacturer’s logo is glued in the center. What information can a viewer get when studying this product? First of all – the overall dimensions of the bath, shape, color and name. Further – the interior in the form of a recreation area, a steam room, equipment, and the number of places for washing. Thus, after a short study of the layout, you can get complete information about the purpose and properties of this object. Regardless of whether the prototype of the future model flies, drives, shoots or floats, our team will create a small copy of it in exact accordance with the large original.