Friday, February 24, 2012

Dashboard for the consumer electronics show

Our friends at Bay Area Exhibits, called us and asked if we could make a dash board,
that could highlight a product for their customer's electronics. This was for the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas.
They sent us this image and asked if we could replicate this as a tactile display, and stay within a specific budget and short lead time.
In order to stay within their budget and time line we suggested that we get a used modern dashboard.

We took images of several dashboards from a local wrecking yard the Customer decided on the 2005 Honda minivan dash. By using an existing dashboard it solved several engineering, fabrication and timing issues.Link

The result came out to a very compact lightweight display that the end user could mount their
electronics into. The final result of this project is Masterpiece Models was able to create a display that was within the customers budget and very short timeline. We received notice from the customer that the display was well received and their show was very successful.

The next time your company has a need for a fast turn around advertising display please consider Masterpiece Models for all of your exhibit needs.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Aircraft Carrier for the Quatar Museum Authority

Last April the Artist Khalil Rabah Commissioned Masterpiece Models to fabricate an 11' long version of a Nimitz Class aircraft Carrier. His vision was to turn an aircraft carrier into a farm that produces Strawberry's and tomatoes representing his country's farming plight. It was an interesting project that brought several interpretative and cultural obstacles that had be solved.
At masterpiece Models we were able to bridge the language barrier and provide the customer with the realization of his artistic vision.

According to the Palestinian Museum of Natural History
"Model of a military aircraft carrier transformed into a farm and factory for tomato-paste and strawberry jam. The shape of the carrier resembles that of the Gaza strip, where restrictions apply to the export of local-grown tomatoes and strawberries. A huge oil painting depicting an advertisement for this ship-turned-factory hangs in the background. On supermarket shelves, jam-jars and tomato-paste cans are on display for the viewer to take"

This model took approximately 90 working days to build out of formed styrene plastic and cast resin. Our creative team was able to create this masterpiece within the budget and timeline set forth by the client.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

International space Station for the Kansas Cosmosphere

in Early 2011 we were contracted by the Kansas cosmosphere to fabricate a 1/48th scale replica of the International space Station this was an interesting build due to the fact the Space Station is ever changing. The final model was almost 9' across it now hangs proudly in their Museum.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

That Freedom Might Live New introductory price


To Honor those Heroes that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country
and our freedom, Masterpiece Models presents the Soldiers Cross. A portion of each sale will be donated to one of the following organizations of your choice. Please specify your charity of choice at check out. Intrepid Fallen heroes Fund, Fisher House Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Disabled American Veterans.

You can order at this link THAT FREEDOM MIGHT LIVE

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Mini Castle for the National Park Service

Our friends at Formations asked Masterpiece Models to create a scale replica of Castle Williams as it looked when it was completed in 1811. This is for a larger exhibit at the Governors Island national Park. The model was created using historical data and images of the fort as it looks today. Since the model was largely round our team was able to make sections of which were sent to our Casting Department to be cast out of a urethane resin. This model will be sitting outside for most of the summer months and will be be tactile, so it had to be made to take abuse from the sun and people. Overall this project came out beautifully and our customer is very pleased with the outcome. We would like to give special thanks to Rick Lawler, Ric Keen and Bruce Bowman for their craftsmanship on this project, and of course our casting team that spent hours and hours casting up the parts of this magnificent replica.

Castle Williams Governors Island National Park

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sustainable Energy House for Clackamas County

Michael Piper of Clackamas County Asked Masterpiece Models to create a replica of an energy efficient home. This model depicts a Home built in the 1970's and a home built today showing the comparisons of how framing and insulation has advanced in the last 40 years. This model was completed in 30 working days by our team lead by Rick lawler.