there are times when a complicated model needs to be built, and
it may be beyond someone doing it at home with their own skills
or lack of needed tools.
maybe there is no model in kit form of the car, boat, or aircraft
they want to display.
cases like these, it's time to turn to the experts and have a
model created for you to display. A model of your favorite car,
a relative's yacht, an aircraft you once flew.
These companies listed here can fabricate any kind of model you
want, and provide special model building services for everyone,
from large companies to a single model for an individual's office.
models, ship and boat models. Models and props from famous TV
shows and movies. Maybe a model of something from a book or piece
often use custom models to advertise their brand. They might use
a custom dump truck or excavator, or a pickup truck with their
logo and branding on it. Aircraft are often used as well, and
leter become collector items themselves.
companies shown here are a good start to find the one that can
make the type of model you want.
People and Companies can make a model of anything you want.
people are looking to have someone build a model kit for
themselves. I can't build models for others myself, simply
because I don't have the time (I work a lot of hours already
with my career).
is a list of various companies and people who provide such
a service. Or if you need something custom produced or cast,
many of these companies can do it. They can custom build
a model of anything you want.
visit their web sites below, contact them directly, and
go from there. I do not know these people personally - I
only list them to help people looking for custom models
prepared before contacting a company!
some tips -
you have images of the subject you want modeled. Photos,
you done the research? Is there a particular era model
you need, such as a specific year, design, concept, or
something of historic significance?
how detailed you want the model to be. Just the outside
features to display, or do you need interiors, cockpits,
engine bays, etc.
there a particular scale you need?
you need lighting? Electronics? Moving Parts?
is your time frame? How fast do you need it?
you already own the model to be built (un-assembled),
or do you need to source one, or have one crafted completely
many of the models do you need? A single protoype? One
off custom build? Or a production run of multiple models?
the model require a display base, background, or landscape?
recommend getting several quotes and deciding from there
on each companies proposals. Go with the one best suited
for your needs.
Studio - Sculpture / Figures: Custom sculpture
for figures, statues, and models.. WISCONSIN
- Ships, Boats, Marine: In 25 years Abordage
has become a reference in handcrafting classic and modern ship
models. FLORIDA USA
Craftswork - Scale Models - Model workshop
now open for offering custom model-master making service. Their
model makers, sculptors and project engineers all are rich inexperiences
for producing various accurate model subjects, includes aircraft,
spacecraft, automobile, tank, military vehicle, ship, figure,
toys accessories, etc. HONG KONG
- Architectural: Archetype3D have been producing
world class models for over three decades.. COLORADO
Models - Aircraft: Custom aircraft models.
+ B Scale Models Ltd. - Architectural:
Architectural and prototype models. B+B Scale Models Ltd. will
construct a model to your exacting specification. They have
the expertise to develop a model able to meet any budget requirement.
Visiting the portfolio will give you an excellent visual understanding
of the range and types of scale models they create.
Wieger - Figures: Sculpture of figures.
Table Painting - Figures, Miniatures: specializes
in painting figures and miniatures. Especially for gaming. Custom
modifications and custom painting services. UTAH
Ward Models - Automotive: Handmade custom
automotive models. NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA
to Scale - Marine, Ships, Industrial, Aerospace,
Aircraft, Full Production, Any Kind of Model: Scale
models, replicas, mock-ups and prototypes crafted with the highest
level of model quality. Their incorporation of superior craftsmanship,
combined with CNC lasera, routera, and rapid prototyping equipment
guarantees the highest possible detail and assures customer
satisfaction. They look forward to bringing our 32 years of
model construction experience to your project. FLORIDA
Figures - Figures - The blueprint for your
"Custom Character" will be devised from discussions,
emails, photos, clippings, or sketches you may wish to provide.
Tim works meticulously to bring forth a 3 dimensional character
that is identical to the 2 dimensional concept drawing. MICHIGAN
Air Models - Aircraft: They can create
a model of any kind of aircraft you want. VIRGINIA
Koleber - Automotice: Custom automotive
models. TEXAS, USA
- Mold Making: Dare-Fly Mold Technology is
a manufacturer specialized in designing and making the precision
molds and plastic products.CHINA
Model Cars - Automotice: Custom Pocher
Fake Foods - Food & Beverages: Custom
models of food and beverages. Fake spills, educational uses,
promotional designs, staging and decor. All realistic. NEW
- Aircraft: They offer high quality, professional,
historically accurate, handcrafted custom model airplanes for
sale. Their authentic, air museum quality aviation collectibles
are precisely crafted based upon military specifications and
photographs. They will build a custom model airplane for you
if you can't find the scale model airplanes you prefer in their
available custom model airplanes inventory. USA
Studios - Figures, Toys, Fantasy, Sculptures:
Various kits and sculptures service. They produce prototypes
for just about anything you can think of, from toys,
model kits, and game pieces to movie props and Bronze
sculptures. They have also created Beer Taphandles
and Cane top Handles. Ironman, The Phantom, King Kong,
Chuck, Scooby Doo, Batman, Yoda, Coneheads, Herman Munster,
The Grinch, Godzilla, Hellraiser, Hellboy, Werewolf, Superman.
- 3D Printing Services: E-ways 3d provide comprehensive
3d solutions with one-stop service and intelligentize, high
quality, low cost, fast delivery time, perfect technical engineering
team with rich experience, one-to-one service.CHINA
Cast - Resin Casting Services - Excel-Cast
is a full service fine art and commercial resin casting company
offering everything from product design, custom sculpture, modelmaking,
enlargement and reduction, lifecasting, prototype production,
moldmaking and manufacturing in a variety of materials including
polyester and urethane thermalplastics and forton MG. INDIANA
Direct Models- Custom Aircraft services.
- Customizes and can build a model of any aircraft. ARIZONA
Out Awards - Custom Awards, Far-Out Awards, :
Many custom and one of a kind type awards. Great for events
or to comemorate an event, big or small. They can create an
award a recipient will cherish forever! FLORIDA
Models - Submarines, Prototypes, : They
create operational in-camera and static special effects miniatures
for productions, create prototypes, and construct scale models
for Defense Contractors. CONNECTICUT
Models - Museum Models, Trade Shows, Figures, Toys,
Fantasy, Sculptures: They fabricate all types of scale
models, replicas and dioramas of any scale, style and level
of detailing. They use wide range of materials and technology
in order to provide you with highest quality and fit your design
and technological requirements. They also provide repair, maintenance
and upgrade of existing architectural, urban, museum and other
models. PENNSYLVANIA USA
Kit Zombie - Figures, Fantasy, Sculptures:
From styrene plastic kits to vinyl and resin figure models,
if it needs painted, they will paint it. IOWA
Studios - TV, Movie, Props: With over 30
years of model building experience, they look forward to providing
you with the finest quality Injection Molded, Vacuformed, Resin
& Vinyl Build-Ups, Custom Dioramas, Metal Figures, Conversions,
Kit bashing, Custom Lighting Effects, Upgrades, Scratch building,
Restorations and more. They will build YOUR kits to YOUR specifications.
3D Arts - Architectural: Highly details
and precision models. KANSAS USA
Prix Reproductions - Architectural, Aircraft, Motorcycles,
Marine: Since the first model, a Chevrolet Corvette
in 1966, right up until the prototypes for the "Skies Over
Europe" Series finished earlier this month. From using
the best tools and paints, right down to the glues and epoxies
that hold everything together, they have always maintained the
fact that the best possible models are created from the best
possible materials. Their 30+ year long passion for scale model
building is evident in every project that leaves their office.
- Aerospace, Restorations: Guard~Lee's reputation
is backed up by its 23 year history of building some of the
most unique replicas in the world. Customers come to Guard~Lee
via consistent referrals from organizations such as NASA, The
Smithsonian Institute, U.S. Embassies, and dozen of private
companies. When it comes to full scale, high fidelity aerospace
replicas, the work of Guard~Lee is seldom equaled. Specializing
in spacecraft, Guard~Lee has fabricated and accumulated tooling
for virtually every major U.S. space vehicle ever flown. FLORIDA
Worker - Figures - Polystone & Resin
Studios - Figures - Resin Figurines.
If you would like us to coordinate your custom made figure design
and manufacturing in polyresin, PVC plastic, brass, or a range
of other high-quality materials, please don’t hesitate
to contact them. USA
Models - Architectural - Over 40 years
experience building architectural models. Ed Howard has been
building architectural models since he was 10 years old. The
art of successful model building involve more than just building
great models. We have a full compliment of tools at our model
shop. These include laser-cutting, cnc milling / routing, 3d
printing and countless traditional model maker tools. OHIO
an Illusion - Custom, Scifi: Specializes
in lighting model kits. CONNECTICUT
Model Making Company - Aircraft, Industrial:
specialises in the manufacture of high quality, scale models,
using the very latest processes and materials combined with
the skills of a team of craftsmen. With many years of experience,
Leading Models is able provide models to all industries including
Aerospace & Defence, Architecture, Product Design and Museums.
Creations - Automotive: Custom hand made motorsports
car models. FRANCE
Models - TV, Movie, Scifi, Ships Etc: Specializes
in adding lights and electronics to models for clients. UTAH
Architectural Models and Designs - Architectural
models. Office buildings, commercial properties, residential.
Building Services - Buildings - Scale models
of buildings, from scratchbuilt to kits to historical landmarks.
Maker Inc. - Marine, Architectural, Automotive,
Prototypes - No matter the subject, scale models attract
attention and excite the public, They are the ultimate conversation
piece and marketing tool. FLORIDA USA
UK - Marine, Ships, Industrial, Aerospace, Aircraft,
Any Kind of Model: Danny has been building models professionally
for over 16 years now. He builds a wide range of subjects
including Aviation, Science Fiction and Automotive / Radio Controlled
Vehicles. If you have something particular in mind please just
ask. He will always try be as honest and competitive as possible
with prices in order to give you the best deal, so please just
ask. Dan is a 44 year old semi retired Mechanical Engineer and
in the South East of England. He has been building models since
childhood and would only be too happy to build the model of
your dreams for you. All his models are painted using an airbrush
to achieve the best finish possible. He approachs all his builds
in a professional manner using research material and pictures
to get the best result. UNITED KINGDOM
Works Direct - Cars, Aircraft, Boats and more:
Modelworks Direct is owned and operated by a team of Architects,
Fabricators, and Builders. The Senior partners have well over
40+ years in Model Fabrication and Fabrication experience. Modelworks
custom builds model Aircraft, Ships, Cars and just about anything
under the sun. WYOMING USA
Armor - Fantasy Props, Armor, Accessories:
Contact them to inquire about having a similar piece made just
for you. If you have a completely new idea, write them and describe
it. Their unique materials are versatile, so almost any form
is possible. NORTH CAROLINA USA
Models- Spacecraft and Aerospace - Creating
custom models since 1994. WASHINGTON
Model Builders - Aerospace, Architecture, Topographic,
Fabrication - They can make a model of almost anything
you need. VANCOUVER, CANADA
- Figure models painted by master artist Hiroshi Tagawa.
Models - Industrial, Architectural, Prototypes:
Rainford Models has earned a reputation for producing museum
interactives and high quality models for architects, industrial
designers, interior designers, product development teams and
advertising agencies. UNITED KINGDOM
Scale Models - Architectural, Ships, Military, Engineering:
Various other models and services.
Art - Marine, Ships, Aircraft: Internationally
recognized, award winning, professionally certified Master Model
Builders offering one-of-a-kind custom built models from kit
embellished to full scratch builds. WASHINGTON
Marmo - Marine, Ships, Aircraft, Cars:
Over the last 43 years, projects have ranged all the way from
an engineering model of a motorized toilet paper dispenser and
Continental Trailways Bus with wings, to a five-foot tall squeeze
bottle, cement forms, pill pictures, study models and kit buildups.
And everything in between. Client list has included private
collectors, defense contractors, advertising agencies, architects,
inventors, land developers, museums and a host of others. TEXAS
Prototypes - Prototype Models: Rocket Prototypes,
Inc., specializes in high quality, quick-turn models and prototypes
for the consumer product industry. FLORIDA
Models Unlimited - Any kind of Model: Prototypes,
Architectural, Aerospace, Aircraft, and much more. TENNESSEE
Visions - Automotive, Trucks - Don's models
are among the few to receive such a level of recognition that
several of his pieces have been admitted to, and are on display,
at The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky,
and the NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California. Scale
Visions creations have also been featured in numerous national
automotive publications including Hot Rod Magazine, Popular
Hot Rodding; Vette; Corvette Fever; Shark Quarterly; Corvette
Quarterly; Drag Racer; Rod & Custom; Vintage Motorsport;
and on the cover of Roundel Magazine. PENNSYLVANIA
Models - All Types: - Large scale models,
special commissions and film & TV props.
Scale - Architectural - Sketch Scale is
dedicated to representing Architectural Projects by offering
the tools necessary to achieve a Professional Presentation.
Art Works - Movie, TV, Props: Provides
custom model making services, limited run kit mastering and
fabrication, plus a reliable model finishing and prototyping
service with accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail
the primary goal. Whether the model is made from a kit, modified,
kit bashed, or built completely from scratch, your custom made
model will be a highly desirable piece that you will be proud
to display prominently in your home or office. CANADA
Scale Models - Train Layouts, Diplays, Dioramas:
Can build these models for personal and commercial projects.FLORIDA
Models - Architectural, Topographical, Study Models,
Golf Course , Engineering, Prototype, Legal, Movie Models:
They are a full service scale model building company specializing
in Architectural scale models. They also construct topographical,
prototype, engineering, legal, golf course, and movie models.
Our scale models are on display world wide. GEORGIA
Creation Models - Scifi, Fantasy: specializes
in Science Fiction Models, Commission builds, Resin and Plastic
model kits, movie props, Scratch Builds upon request, as well
as designing scaled prototypes for entrepreneurs and engineers.
Stone Models - Model Car Production Services
- high quality resin model car, plastic model car, bus model
suppliers, Three Stone is mainly specialized in custom-made
truck model,resin car models. CHINA
- Resin Casting Services - Trenchworx produces
prototypes and test samples using advanced 3D printers, resin
casting techniques and traditional machining technologies. They
have several different 3D printing technologies including DLP,
FDM and Polyjet printing. With a 3D print, they can accurately
resin cast multiples of your part. UTAH
- Naval, Industrial, Scifi - Specializes in
ship models and other projects. AMSTERDAM
- Props, Scifi - Specializes in props, scifi
models and other projects.
Miniatures - Miniatures, Castng, 3D Printing
- We print in a range of materials, from off the shelf Envisiontec
RC90 or heat resistant FusionGrey for vulcanised rubber moulds,
even custom in-house blended resins. We will always recommend
and print in the best material for your application. UNITED
/ Branded / Diecast Vehicles and Objects
are companies that repaint diecast vehicles, such as cars, trucks,
aircraft and such, with custom paint and company logos. It's often
cheaper and easier than making something from scratch. The drawback
is that you have to choose a vehicle they already make (no custom
choices), but for speed and large quantities needed for a business
or promotion, it's sometimes the way to go.
Diecast - offers design solutions to create exquisite quality
custom imprinted and custom tooled die-cast and resin models.
3 Models - Custom diecast products, from cars to trucks.
Premiums - A beautifully crafted customer gift or product
premium that’s precisely tailored to your audience’s
preferences is a priceless marketing asset. ILLINOIS
Diecast Replicas - Custom Diecast Replicas is a full-time
diecast customizing studio. CDR can create what you are looking
for, provided someone make a starter car in 1/18 scale diecast.
Collectibles - GreenLight Collectibles creates custom programs
that can assist with marketing, promotions, and brand recognition
objectives for any business. Our custom programs can help market
your business with high quality die-cast replicas, superior
graphics, packaging options and low minimum production runs.
GreenLight Collectibles can assist in the conceptualization,
development and manufacturing of a custom program to meet your
individual marketing needs. INDIANA
Customs - Knockout Promotions is the Custom & Premium
division of Round 2, LLC. When you partner up with us, you are
dealing directly with the manufacturer. Our sales team has over
75 years combined experience in the Custom & Premium business.
Promotions - Liberty Promotions will promote your business
or organization via programs featuring custom die-cast cars
& trucks. TEXAS USA
Model Pro - Produces diecast vehicles, cars, trucks, almost
any type of vehicle you need. China
My Truck - For your custom imprint need, an extensive line
of products is perfect for incentives, advertising premiums,
fundraising, awards, employee or customer gifts, corporate promotions,
commemorating special events, and for the excitement of collecting.
course, you can rebuild, repaint, and redo diecast cars on your
own as well. As shown in this magazine issue -