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.
Jack submitted these photos of his completed Model Builder projects: Fat Tracks Factory and Susquehanna Hat Company. "I really enjoyed designing and building them." And we enjoy seeing the photos!
Jack Giordano says, "So far I LOVE your products, but my wife does not. She keeps asking me where I am going to keep all these buildings." Here is Jack's latest completed project in O-scale using Model Builder.
Steve used Model Builder to construct this damaged street for geography where he had to create a diorama of earthquake damage.
Steve is "a happy and very satisfied user of your products. They have come in very useful for some of the school projects my daughter has had to do as well as buildings for our model railway." This medieval castle was part of a history project and looks fantastic!
Christine used Brickyard to help her 13-year-old son build a model of Fort Sumter for his history class. "Thank you for a great product. It made the project!" Thank you for sharing!