Ron Schmitz submitted: "Thanks to your work, my town and adjoining subdivision are doing well in spite of the current economic crisis. LOL! Hope you enjoy a brief visit to Smalltown."
Model Builder Cityscape
"I am having a great time working with your product," Thom said, "and now that I have figured out how to add lights, it's even better. Originally, I used foamboard, but there was no depth when photographed. Next came the 1/4" poplar with sides wrapped around, and finally this method. In the daytime, the flat prints looked great but at night appeared as dark shawdows behind the other lighted buildings." What a difference lighting can make! Thanks for submitting!
Stephen is a CAD Manager and Evan Designs customer who also loves Model Builder: "From 2 feet away on my layout, you cannot tell the plastic from the printed models, and in my opinion, the printed actually look better because of the numerous colors (not limited to three or four colors like a plastic model)." Thanks for sharing, Stephen!
Z-Scale Apartment Building
Stephen shared two of his models that he created using Model Builder. "I wanted to compare the printed models to the plastic model. The printed models have much more color variation than a plastic model, and even at this close magnification, they still have a 3D effect at the doors and windows."
Geo created this country elevator using Model Builder and wrapping the building with corrugated "metal" two tiers high. Individual doors and windows were then glued in place.
Dough Schmitz repaced a plastic barn on his layout with one made using Model Builder. The barn is poster board reinforced with 1/4 inch bass wood. "I really enjoyed using the import feature in my model builder. I photographed bales of hay and straw and put them in the approximate scale (O). I cut the hay bales out & glued them on thin cardboard and placed them in the background of my hay loft. I cut & glued the straw bales to 1/2 inch square by 1-inch long balsa wood and made straw bales with the wood. Your program is fantastic. Thank you!"
Small Town Depot
John Castell used Model Builder to create the finished railway station. "I printed it on Kodak 180 g/m2 gloss paper, and for my first attempt, I am extremely happy. I perhaps should not have used the shingles on the gable ends, but it is my first attempt. Things can only get better from here. Thanks again and I look forward to the new version when it is available." Looks great, John!
Ambassador Hotel Model
Jack is back with another completed building, the Ambassador Hotel in O-scale. The construction is all paper with chipboard backing and designed using Model Builder. Thanks for sharing, Jack!
The wires on the right side of the roof are for light over the street. This model was created using Model Builder.
Elliott designed Higbee's Hometown Hardware using Model Builder. "I just thought the name was a good one. He's like Hubert Horatio Humphrey."
Used Car Model
Ted's latest project using Model Builder is a 1/24-scale 1950s used car showroom.
The backdrop for this 1:6-scale doll room was designed using Model Builder.
With Model Builder, simply choose your scale and start creating! Tom Carson created this HO-scale version of a depot using Model Builder.
Tom Carson created this Z-scale depot using Model Builder N-scale templates from ScaleModelPlans.com. "This is my smallest project yet." Looks great, Tom!
Free Model Builder Store
Carl loved our free Model Builder sample buildings: "Many thanks for the free model building. I have completed it and added some pictures to share. I am impressed with the quality and ease of construction and intend to purchase your building software when funds allow."
This fantastic scale model was created by Ron Schmitz using Model Builder.
Ron Schmitz submitted some of his buildings made using Model Builder for his small town commercial district.
Downtown Deco Model
Sam Syzdek made this structure using Model Builder. "I started with the leftover base from a Downtown Deco kit. I also used Campbell's corrugated metal for the roof on the addition on the side. I used the doors from the software and some of the signs came from your Sign Creator software." Thanks for sharing, Sam!
One of our customers used Model Builder brick textures to finish one of his buildings and shares his technique on his blog.
Another satisfied customer! "After playing with your Model Builder software for a while, I needed to do a diorama for a category on Flickr, so I used it to make a COOL background. Several people said on first look they thought it was a full-size motorcycle, then realized it was a toy. Great software! Learning curve is very low with any experience and a little tinkering. I printed two sheets: one of the background and one cobblestone to park the bike on in two different scales to add some realism."
Rob Weatherby also submitted another portion of his town. "In some cases, I cropped parts from the photos and brought them directly into the software. I'm not by any means a professional but I am happy so far with the results." No need to be an expert with Model Builder! Our software is easy to use and understand!
Ron Weatherby used his own town as inspiration for his scale model: "I took photos of our local village business section and used them as guides when creating the buildings." Great work and interesting inspiration, Ron!
Cammie's Red Crown Gas & Groceries is a busy 1:24-scale scene that shows off the great diecast car in the foreground.
John Deere Sales
Brad Underwood created this Kleine dealership display using Model Builder. This great display was created for the 2009 national farm toy show in Dyersville, Iowa.
Stone Model Building
Peter Meadows' first attempt with Model Builder is a massive succes. "I am really happy with the outcome. The model was based (loosely) on the photo that I downloaded from Google. I took a hint from John Wiffen's models for the roof. I extended the tiles downwards by about 1mm for each row. After sticking them into thin cardstock, I cut each row separately 1mm above the front edge of the tile. I then stuck each row down separately, starting from the bottom and overlapping by 1mm. This let your 'shadows' show but also gave a realistic profile for the tiles. The walls are two layers of cardstock with the windows on the inner layer and the outer layer cut out to reveal them. I also 'glazed' by also printing the widows onto clear plastic and carefully superimposing them. I reckon the whole thing looks pretty authentic, so thanks for your software. I am now free to design a whole village based on where I used to live in Scotland 45 years ago!" We look forward to seeing more!
Elliott says, "WOW...I think I'm getting addicted to Model Builder!" Here's his latest creation for Hillbilly Junction.
1945 Brick Building
Elliott also constructed this building using Model Builder. The U-Haul logo is their original from 1945. He also carved and assembled the barber pole from bass wood. The white globe is a large pin head.