What type of scale models do 3dr Models produce?
3dr Models provides high-quality architectural model making services including industrial and marine models of any size and detail. Our scale models can range from simple designs, such as facade architectural models, to detailed models which are showcased at exhibitions, city planning offices, shopping malls, airport terminals or musuems. We take pride in our immense attention to details. Thus, our scale models may include technical details such as lighting effects and mechanical lifting devices, among other sophisticated details.
What is the timeframe for making models ?
Each architectural model is different depending on the scale and complexity of the project. However, as a standard practice, we are able to complete a detailed project in 4 weeks. Nevertheless, 3DR Models takes pride in maintaining high-quality model making service in tandem with efficiency and practicality. So if a pressing request is made, 3dr can expedite an order to meet a certain deadline.
How should I send in information ?
Information can be sent electronically to us in the form of 3D files, CADs, PDFs, JPGs, etc via email or wetransfer (for huge files).
What info do I need to provide for a model quote?
All files pertaining to the project would help us provide an accurate quote; however, we would at least require – Site plan CAD file – to estimate the size and project outlines, or any renders available- to help us understand the details of the project.
What files are required to build the model ?
3D files, including site, elevation and section CAD files, help considerably in the model making process. 3D files can be in Sketchup, 3Ds Max, Rhino format, Masterplan CAD file, or Landscape info and details. We also require renders to understand the material finishes and color, otherwise, these can be provided in material and color charts in PDF format.
What materials are used for the model ?
We use high quality acrylic sheets which last for decades. They are lightweight, flexible plastic and provide superior finishes. Seldom do we get requests for models made from wood or metal.
How to decide what should be the scale of my model ?
While we work in scales ranging from 1:1 to 1:10000, the appropriate scale for your unique model will depend on what you need it for. The decision will depend on two factors: How much space is available to showcase the model, and how much detail is required for the model. We’d be happy to advise you on the pros and cons of using various scales.
How can I monitor the progress in the architectural model making project?
We usually send progress photos of the model every 3 – 4 days to receive comments and show the progress of the model. However, we are willing to provide you with updates on scale model construction as often as you request.
Can I come to visit in person?
Yes, we’d be excited to have you visit our offices to see the model in progress and also walk you through the scale model making process. We also can show you different scale models created before, and answer any questions you may have.
Can we deliver models anywhere around the globe ?
3dr Models is an international scale model making company, delivering models anywhere around the globe. Recently, we delivered models to Malta and Nigeria.
Do I need to see the final product of scale model in person before it is shipped out?
You do not need to come see it in person, but you may, if you like to do so. The majority of our clients find photo confirmation sufficient, and we’re willing to take photos at any angles or perspectives of scale model to meet your satisfaction.
How will I receive the scale model?
We deliver the model tightly secured and packed in wooden crates, and air shipped to the location. We send our staff for the delivery and first time installation of the model. Delivery arrangements will be discussed in the process of reaching a final quotation.
Will the scale models reach my destination safe ?
Our logistics department has over 23 years of professional packaging experience. They will create a custom-made box to fit the needs of each scale model and will use multiple layers of packaging protection if necessary. On the extremely low chance that your scale model is damaged during transportation, we will repair the model for free.