Before Making the Architectural Model

What type of scale models produce?

GWHC Models provides high-quality architectural model making service of just about anything, at any size.Our scale architectural models can range from real estate model, Business model, urban city planning models, digital model,industry model and so on.

When can I expect my scale model to be finished?

Because each architectural model is different, it will depend on the scale and complexity of the project.

A concept model could take just a few days while a larger interactive model might take 1-2 months.

How can I get a quotation?

To provide a fixed quotation, we would ideally like comprehensive information as below:

Master plan with model boundary and dimensions in pdf, jpg or CAD.

Expected scale or model size.

Elevations of the buildings in pdf, jpg or CAD

Renderings for reference (if any)

Delivery and installation destinations

Expected completion date

How long is my quotation valid?

The quote is valid for 2-3 months.

What info do I need to provide for scale model construction?

To create the most accurate scale models we would ideally need as below:

  • Updated master plan in CAD.
  • Landscape drawings with level markings.
  • Landscape drawings with paving material color or material marking.
  • Landscape plan with tree location.
  • Landscape material sample or Pantone/RAL color code.
  • Elevations of all the buildings in CAD.
  • Plan of all the buildings in CAD.
  • Cross-sections of the whole structure.
  • 3D file in Rhino, sketch-up, 3D Max, 3D AutoCAD.
  • Building material sample or Pantone/RAL color code.
  • Updated renderings for reference.

Overall, the more information we have, the high quality we are able to make your scale model.

If you are unable to produce any of these materials then we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

What scale should I request?

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 large is the area you need modeled, and how much detail you require.

We’d be happy to advice you on the pros and cons of using various scales.

How late could I request a change in the schematics?

We hope that the project is in its final state when the appropriate forms are submitted, but we are willing to accommodate changes as they occur.

If there are simple changes which do not require significant changes in work that has already been done, then the change will be made free of charge.

However, if there is work that has already been done that needs to be scrapped, or if the alteration has a significant effect on construction, there will be an additional charge.

After Making the Architectural Model

How can I monitor progress on the architectural model making project?

You are free to come in to see progress on the project whenever you’d like.

We’re 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 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.

Do I need to see the final product of scale model in person before it is shipped out?

You do not need to come to see if it in person, but you may if you’d like.

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?

The delivery method varies from model to model.

Delivery arrangements will be discussed in the process of reaching a final quotation.

How will my scale model be protected during transportation?

We will create a custom-made box to fit the needs of each scale model and will use multiple layers of packaging protection if necessary.

If the installation is necessary, we will send a scale model maker team to travel along with your scale models to ensure proper handling.

How should I display the scale model?

This is up to your discretion and will depend on the model.

A scale model which is smaller can fit on a surface such as a desk while larger models may require model bases made with various designs and materials which we are able to provide.

Our bases range from a solid base to a wheeled stand with a protective covering.

We are able to offer our advice on how to best display it, using our prior experience.

Can I get my scale models repaired/upgraded?

Yes, we do!

We just need the information that we would require with a regular model as if it was being built from scratch, and will be able to give you a quotation.

If the scale model was somehow damaged while in our custody, we will repair it free of charge.

What can I expect from GWHC Models after the scale model is set up?

Maintaining long-term product quality is just as important to us as the construction process is.

We are happy to provide you with advice on how to best store/present your scale model to maximize its lifetime

We can provide you with extra segments/pieces of the model if need be