By modeling it is generally understood sense, consisting craft creating prototypes using various manuals, which will function to act as a “model” for industrial production. Typically said models have been used to obtain a mold. The figure of the model maker is disappearing, replaced by the machines to which a numerical model from a CAD system can be provided .

The modelismo , a more common sense, is also a hobby consisting of building and eventually lead (dynamic modeling) reproductions in miniature of machines, people or buildings. Originally comes from the custom of certain craftsmen of past centuries, especially furniture, to build small-scale examples of their products, to be able to show them to their customers without having to actually build them before receiving the order.

Modeling as a hobby can be divided into:

  • Dynamic: Scale models that move and direct remotely like airplanes and vehicles. Here the amateurs seek to maneuver the model more skillfully and achieve maximum control of the device.
  • Static: Scale models with great detail whose purpose is to appreciate them without movement. For amateurs or professionals of static modeling, each model represents a “museum piece”, thus creating its own private collections that can have different themes: Historical Belicism, Civil Engineering, Science Fiction, etc. Here the fans seek to represent in scale the most realistic possible form of the original model. For this last it is incorrect to consider as models static scale models Continue Reading “Modeling”