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classification of scale models

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This is a first known attempt to create a classification of scale models, which we divided into two sub-classifications: by Type and by Purpose. Understanding of type and purpose of specific scale model is important as each of them has its own set of requirements as for appearance, level of detailing, durability, finish and a lifespan.

Note a cross reference of product development related models as masters and prototypes should be recognized as both, type of scale model and purpose as well.

Presenting samples of our performance at this web site we sometimes might accompany type of model with type of client. Example: Architectural/Government. However, determination of type of client has no significance for this Classification.

 

classification of scale models by type

 

Architectural Models

  • exterior

  • interior

  • urban

Scale Replicas (including desktop models)

  • AFV

  • vehicles

  • aircraft

  • spacecraft

  • maritime

  • machines/devices

  • architectural

  • props

Dioramas

  • museum dioramas:  A. constant scale diorama   B. perspective diorama

  • miniatures/collectibles

  • film/TV sets

Sculpted Models

  • figurines

  • action figures

  • sculpted miniatures/collectibles

Masters

  • fabricated

  • sculpted

Prototypes
  • pre-production prototypes; includes concept, study and appearance models

  • production prototypes; fully engineered and functioning appearance models

classification of scale models by purpose

 

Display

  • concept

  • study

  • presentation

  • sales

  • fundraising

  • museum/exhibit

  • litigation

  • decorative/collectible

Test

  • aerodynamic

  • hydrodynamic

  • other

Training

  • simulators

  • sets

  • identification replicas

Product Development

  • masters

  • prototypes

Movie/TV Production

  • props

  • sets

 
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