Commissioning a model for a first time, be it an architectural, museum interactive, or prototype product, can be a daunting process. We would always start with a series of essential questions to focus on your requirements and enable us to propose an estimated cost; running through these few vital question first will begin to firm up your concept and how to go about commissioning a model from MC Modelmaking –
• What is the model for? Public consultation, museum display, or sales?
• What do you want the model to do? Highlight a new design within context of it’s proposed location, provide hands-on interactivity to customers, or to explain a complex design or proposal where drawings can only tell part of the story?
• Where will the model be located? We often work backwards from the space available determining the model scale, and therefore overall size. Sometimes a key requirement may be that the model can be transported in the boot of a car or as hand luggage overseas.
• When do you need the model? Modelmaking is a business driven by deadlines, so we will work to accommodate and meet your launch date, key meeting or presentation.
The next step will be sending concept, design or planning drawings. These can be posted or e-mailed in a range of formats:
• An architectural site plan and elevations ( pdf, or dwg files).
• A sketch, screen-grab or 3D visual (pdf, bitmap, jpeg, dwg, or sketchup model)
From these questions and provisional drawings we can start to draw together a model brief with a range of suitable options and costs for you to consider.
Further information may be required if there are any interactive requirements, or if the model is to be combined with pre-installed technologies or exhibits. Any details of a schedule of works timeframe, key delivery deadlines for overseas projects, or time-sensitive tender submissions will also assist in our provision of a suitably realistic quotation.