FAQs of RJ Models
If it is your first time to find an architectural model making service company, it is a sure way that you have some questions.
So, read on and learn more!
Before Making the Architectural Model
RJ Models provides high-quality architectural model making service of just about anything, at any size.
Our scale architectural models can range from simple architectural designs, such as facade architectural model, to display scale models which are exhibited at finished construction projects, such as city planning models and airport model terminal.
We pride our service in a high level of details, so our scale models may include technical details such as lighting effect and mechanical lifting device.
RJ Models will do our best to give you a realistic estimate based off of the information you provided us with regarding detailing, size, etc.
If absolutely necessary, RJ Models can provide you with a rough guess just based on verbal descriptions, but the more specific information would yield a more accurate assessment.
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 several weeks.
However, RJ Models takes pride in maintaining high-quality model making service in tandem with efficiency so if needed; an order could be expedited to meet a certain deadline.
To provide a fixed quotation, we would ideally like comprehensive information about:
- 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
The quote is valid for 2-3 months.
During this time, assuming the project specs do not change, the only thing that may change during this time is the expected completion date.
RJ Models operates on a first-come-first-serve basis so any delay in confirming a purchase may allow another architectural model making service to set back your date.
To create the most accurate scale models we would ideally need,
- 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.
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.
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
The delivery method varies from model to model.
A more compact model can be delivered by a dedicated shipping company, which will minimize costs.
Larger projects such as display/exhibition models will be delivered by our own staff, especially if the project requires careful setup or has an element of demonstration.
Scale models which are exported will require a special case.
Delivery arrangements will be discussed in the process of reaching a final quotation.
Our scale model makers have 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.
If the installation is necessary, we will send a scale model maker team to travel along with your scale models to ensure proper handling.
On the extremely low chance that your scale model is damaged during transportation, we will repair the model for free.
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.