advanced concepts; scale models, display models, prototype models, aerial photography, aerial video, drone photography



About Us

If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine how much you can say with a model. TML has been producing highly detailed scale models for over three decades, and has established itself as a dependable source for any type of replica product. Our Master Modeler has over 50 years experience and works closely with both the client and the model shop team to ensure positive results.

It was only a few years ago that each piece of a model had to be created by hand, a slow and tedious process that honed the skills of artists and craftsmen alike. Once the pieces had been created they were sanded and fine tuned. Then each piece was attached to the blank board and silicone was added to produce a mold. After casting the parts in resin, the model maker assembled the pieces and built the model.

Sanding, priming, more sanding, more priming, painting, then the graphics . . .

Creating a highly detailed scale model from scratch is an artform in itself. It requires a passion for accuracy and attention to detail. But as with most processes, time and technology often influence established methods of craftsmanship. 3D printers have revolutionized the model building industry, and TML has kept up with the times by continuing to ride this wave of developing technology. Using this new tool our craftsmen can produce the individual parts of a model more quickly and accurately, and in a level of detail unmatched by hand tooling. But we don't just produce a scale model from parts generated on a 3D printer. Each piece has to be cleaned, touched up and prepped. Then we use these parts to create the silicone molds. Resin casting produces a series of parts that are much nicer than the original 3D printed parts - cleaner, heavier and more robust. The result is a model that is museum quality.

. . . in fact we have numerous models located in museums across the country.

For larger models, we still rely on the time proven methods of building by hand. It's hard not to when you have the talent in your model shop that we have. Given a set of drawings, schematics, blueprints or even a sketch, our team of professionals can build you a replica in any scale you want. From 1/200th or smaller all the way up to full scale, we have built models over a wide range of subjects. In fact our Master Modeler often says, "It doesn't matter what the subject is - everything is made from either a straight line or a curved line. Now get it done."

Our client list includes countless military and aerospace contractors as well as NASA, the U.S. Army, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrup Gurmman to name just a few. In addition, we have built models for land developers, architectural firms and industrial clients. Most of our customers become repeat customers, and as long as they continue to develop new products TML will be on hand to create highly detailed scale models for them - no matter what size or how many copies they want.


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