Lloyd Center Mall Scale Model

The First (And Tiniest) Scale Model of 2022!

New year – new models! We are excited to have already finished a scale model project so early into 2022. Hopefully, things stay at this pace all year long and we get the opportunity to do even more unique and challenging projects!

With a base size of 6 inches by 1 foot, the Lloyd Center Mall Scale Model features some of the most scaled-down details we’ve ever done. Without the help of any drawings or plans of the mall, we had to rely solely on Google Earth and pictures to produce the 3D files for printing. On top of that, we had to rush to get this model done and shipped off so that it could be given as a gift on time!

The cooperation and timely communication from our clients made this model possible. We enjoyed every second of this project, and look forward to more remarkable projects in 2022!

Curious how this model was made? Check out these progress pictures below.

3D file created of the Lloyd Center Mall
Laser cut model pieces being assembled
First coat of paint
Model is attached to the base and color and details are added
Close up-side view of model
Penny used for scale and final nameplate placement decided
Model is finished and ready to be shipped!

We Have A New Scale Model Coming Soon!

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Not sure which form of 3D architectural visualization is right for you?

Hispaniola Bay Waterpark Rendering

Renderings & Animations & Scale Models, Oh My!

Looking for ways to bring your project to life? Are you entertaining the thought of using a 3D architectural visualization piece to market your big idea or to put on display? Though there are some people who approach us with a clear vision for their project, more often than not, clients come to us needing our expertise to guide them in the right creative direction. Between the exciting options of renderings, animations, or scale models, it can be hard to choose, but we can assist you through the decision process and find the best fit for you.

Besides the first step of deciding what form you want your project to take on, there are also critical decisions that need to be made about the details and design of the project. If you are interested in scale models, for example, you could explore the options of open floor, interior, massing, interactive, cutaway, or other types of models. You might even want to look into a combination of two or three different types. And that’s just the beginning! For first-time customers, this can all be very overwhelming. The good news is we have over 20 years experience in the field and can present you with the perfect 3D visualization solution that will suit your unique situation. 

Lindsborg Scale Model – Open Floor

At the end of the day, it all boils down to your goals and how you want to achieve them through 3D architectural visualization. Want a show-stopping display that will put a big project into perspective? A scale model would do the trick. Looking to incorporate some storytelling or present a walkthrough of different elements of the project? Go with an animation. Interested in hyper-realistic snapshots from different angles of your project? Renderings are a great option. Our team at Global 3D Arts approaches each inquiry differently and works with you one-on-one to find the most fitting solution. If you are curious about renderings, animations, or scale models, but aren’t sure which option would be in your best interest, send us an email at info@global3darts.com or call us at 888-609-2900. We would love to hear about your ideas and chat about the possibilities! 

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The MONA Scale Model

A Monochromatic Marvel

Ready for a tongue twister? Then meet our magnificent monochromatic MONA Museum Model!

Just recently delivered to Omaha, Nebraska to the architects office for the MONA Museum of Nebraska Art located in Kearney, this model was made to be utilized as a presentation piece for their proposed expansion and restoration of the museum. The current museum is housed in the historic 1911 United States Post Office building in Kearney. As the MONA’s programs and exhibits have grown over the years, so has their need for a larger and more accessible space.

We are pleased to have been able to create this special scale model to bring their vision for the renovations to life! The combination of the monochromatic color scheme with the green landscaping and lighting has produced a model that compliments the beautiful details of the historic post office building and the modern look of the new additions.

The MONA model is a perfect representation of how scale models can bring architectural concepts to life and be used to market projects! We look forward to seeing this project take form and are ecstatic to have been a part of the process. Thank you to everyone we worked with at the MONA for choosing Global 3D Arts!

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HAC 2021 Fall Art Walk Event

Come Visit Us!

Global 3D Arts is proud to be taking part in the Hays Arts Council’s 2021 Fall Art Walk! Stop by suite 100 right inside the 7th St entrance of the Hadley Center to see our exhibits of our architectural scale models, renderings, and animations! We will also be sharing a special feature showcasing our favorite projects of the past – including our most unique and beautiful scale models, renderings, and animations. Our doors will be open to the public from 5:30-7:30pm. We would love to see you on this tour of art in Hays!

Featured Exhibits:

Anne Frank House Scale Model
Conch House Scale Model
Boca Raton Scale Model

Full List of Locations Participating:

Friday, August 27 – 6:30-9:30pm

Hays Arts Center, 112 E. 11th
Gordon Sherman Retrospective Exhibition
EyeSmile Vision & Dental, 1300 Main
Works by Abbey Sorenson
Hays Public Library, 1205 Main (first floor gallery & lobby areas)
“Remember When” by Cal Mahin (Schmidt Gallery)
“Now and Then” by Rich Thibodeau (Main Floor)
“In My Mother’s Arms” sponsored by the Ellis County Breastfeeding Collation
“Mixed Media Artworks” by Robert Joy/Scarlett (2nd Floor)
Body + Soul Day Spa, 109 W. 11th
Photography by Dave Lenser
Sculpture & Jewelry by Eleanor Carlson
Platinum Group, 116 E. 11th
Paintings by Kendra Braun
Madd Matter Frame Shop & Gallery, 112 E. 11th
“Birds of a Feather” paintings by Cally Krallman & Barbara Waterman Peters
Paisley Pear Wine Bar, Bistro & Market, 1100 Main
Paintings by Melita Catalina Warren
Music by “The Church Ladies (Unsupervised!)” 8-10pm
Regeena’s Flowers, 1013 Main
Paintings by Doloris Pederson, Kathleen Kuchar, & Michael Jilg
Hays Arts Center Annex, 1010 Main
“Along the Santa Fe Trail” paintings by Cally Krallman
Photography by Tori Flax
Paintings by Matthew Miller & Amy Warfield
“Preview: Tim Johnson Historic Kansas Postcard Collection”
Salon 1007, 1007 Main
Window Art Exhibition featuring paintings by Kris Kuksi
Live music by “The Jazz Professors” from WSU (7:00-9:00pm)
Union Pacific Park, 10th & Main
Chalk Art Station (hosted by the Hays CVB)
“The Chewbaru” Art Car by Rex Rosenberg
The Gamers Guild, 200 E. 8th
Gaming Models & Terrain by Gamer’s Guild Artists
809 Studio, 809 Main
FHSU Senior Ceramics Exhibition of Haley Gottschalk
Chroma Quilting, 126 W. 9th
“MrE Tie Dye: Eric Holzmeister”
Brickhouse Day Spa, 706 Main
Portraits by Lane Werth
The Niche, 707 Main
“Healing Through Creativity” (presented by the Center for Life Experiences)

Friday, August 27 – Early or Extended Hours

Global 3D Arts, Hadley Center, 205 E. 7th Suite 100 –  5:30-7:30pm
Architectural Scale Models, including the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam
Forsyth Library, FHSU, 502 S. Campus Dr. –  5:30-7:30pm
Exhibition by Madison Otter, Madi Wiens, Courtney Hancock, PJ Stauffer, & Haley Gottschalk
Moss Thorns Gallery, FHSU Center for Art & Design – 5:30-8:00pm
Ceramics MFA Thesis Exhibition by Josh Heimsoth
Taylor Gallery, FHSU Center for Applied Technology – 5:30-8:00pm
“A Foundry Worker, a Blacksmith, and a Dinosaur Walk into a Bar…” sculpture by FHSU students, faculty, and Jim Hinkhouse
Downtown Pavilion, 10th & Main – 6:00-9:00pm
KidsFest Crafts & Face Painting (sponsored by the DHDC)
Concert & Street Dance, 10th & Main –  7:00-10:00pm
Live Music by Tim/Anthony Band (sponsored by the DHDC)

Saturday, August 28th – 7:30-8:30pm

Hays Symphony Orchestra Concert, Downtown Pavilion, 10th & Main
“Broadway Tonight!”

Hope to see you then!

For more information about Global 3D Arts, visit https://global3darts.com/

Visit https://haysartscouncil.org/ for more on the HAC 2021 Fall Art Walk.

Say Hello to Our Latest Project – The Best Egg Models

Ten Times as Great

What’s better than one model you say? Well, ten of course!

Our latest project had us creating ten identical tabletop-sized exterior scale models for Best Egg, a loan agency located in Wilmington, Delaware. These models, which were shipped off last week, will be used as a surprise at an event to celebrate this new building in the next coming days.

Hard Work & Dedication

Due to the event date being so soon, we had to work on a very tight schedule, but by putting all of our focus on this project we were able to make these beautiful models possible.

It was an great pleasure to work with the people at Best Egg, and we are so glad that we were able to do this project for them. We hope that these models make for an awesome surprise!

Progress on the FHSU Scale Model Updates

Time to check in!

Victor E. Village

First up for the updated scale models is Victor E. Village! Victor E. Village is home to over 400 students and 17 Learning Communities. This unique building is where many first-year students at Fort Hays State University live and enjoy updated amenities, a comfortable lobby, private pod-styled restrooms and showers, and even an Italian take away restaurant.

Retrieved from https://www.fhsu.edu/reslife/housing/VictorEVillage/index

The scale of the FHSU model results in a very tiny model that can fit into the palm of your hand! Soon, we will be adding all of the finishing details to the Victor E. Village model, including the paint, stonework, and a roof to replicate the actual building. There will definitely be more exciting updates to come on this part of the model!

Center for Applied Technology

Next, we have the Center for Applied Technology scale model in the works. Another important newer addition on the Fort Hays State University campus, the Center for Applied Technology hosts classes in computer-aided drafting, construction management, graphics, interior design, computer science and more. On the north corner of College Drive and 8th Street, this impressive structure is a whopping 58,000 square feet and came with a price tag of $16.5 million.

Retrieved from https://fhsu.edu/appliedtechnology/News,-Events-and-People/

Davis Hall, which was razed in 2017 and formerly housed technology studies at FHSU, is still currently present on the campus scale model, but will be removed with the 2021 updates. The intricate details and design on the Center for Applied Technology model will make this building stand out on the FHSU scale model!

Keep an eye out for the full transformation as many more updates and pictures are still to come!

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News, Pictures, and Much More

If you’re into architecture and design or just love art and creativity, you need to check out the content across our social media pages! We’re on all the popular platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Pinterest. From weekly updates on current projects to industry news and more, you’ll always have something new and interesting in your feed from Global 3D Arts. Don’t miss out on all the fun – follow us today!

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Fort Hays State University Scale Model Updates

Big Changes

Lewis Field Stadium & Schmidt-Bickle Training Facility on the scale model from 2012.

We are excited to announce that we will be beginning the process of updating the Fort Hays State University Scale Model that we created nine years ago.

Did you know? Today, there are approximately 45 buildings that are a part of Fort Hays State University’s campus. Since our model was made in 2012, there have been 8 new buildings added/are in the process of being added.

Then & Now

Campus buildings on scale model from 2012.
Originally presented to the university nine years ago, the massive 7-foot by 10-foot Fort Hays State University scale model also features an interactive computer monitor that allows viewers to light up different buildings and learn more information about FHSU’s campus. The model has been used as an asset to the university for years to recruit prospective students and faculty, while also serving as an important tool for new students orienting to campus. An invaluable visualization resource, the interactive model helps people keep up to date with all of the exciting new additions to campus as well.
Photo of the Quad/Union on the scale model from 2012.
With the amount of renovations that have been made to campus since 2012, the university has requested updates to the model to better represent all of the impressive improvements to campus. The original construction of the model took Global 3D Arts about three years, with nearly a thousand photos of the FHSU campus and its buildings used as reference to create the meticulously designed scale model. Before the model’s 10th anniversary, it will be completely updated for all to enjoy and see how much the campus has grown.

Key Updates to the Model

Wiest Hall (Razed 2012)

Photo of Wiest Hall building present on the scale model from 2012.

Davis Hall (Razed 2017)

Photo of Davis Hall building present on the scale model from 2012.

Hansen Hall (Completed 2016)

Retrieved from https://www.fhsu.edu/administrative/facilities-planning/campus-buildings/index

Victor E. Village (Completed 2017)

Retrieved from https://www.fhsu.edu/administrative/facilities-planning/campus-buildings/index

Tiger Village (Completed 2017)

Retrieved from https://www.fhsu.edu/administrative/facilities-planning/campus-buildings/index

Residential Life Maintenance (Completed 2017)

Retrieved from https://www.fhsu.edu/administrative/facilities-planning/campus-buildings/index

Center for Applied Technology (Completed 2017)

Retrieved from https://www.fhsu.edu/administrative/facilities-planning/campus-buildings/index

Art & Design Hall and Moss-Thorns Gallery (Completed 2019)

Retrieved from https://www.fhsu.edu/administrative/facilities-planning/campus-buildings/index

Fischli-Wills Center for Student Success (Scheduled Completion 2021)

Retrieved from https://www.fhsu.edu/administrative/facilities-planning/campus-buildings/index

Stay Tuned!

As we move forward with this project, we will be sure to post as many updates as possible, so stay tuned. Make sure to check us out on social media to keep up with this amazing project and much more!


Got questions? We have answers!

Here are some common questions clients ask us and some important information.

“What services do you provide?” – Global 3D Arts can help you with all of your architectural visualization needs. We specialize in:

  • Physical architectural scale models, animations, photorealistic 3D renderings
  • Interactive programming & 360 degree tours
  • Exhibit models and interactive models
  • Courtroom, litigation, and forensic models/animations
  • Website design, graphics, brochure design, laser cut signs, other customized laser cut products, and much more!

“What details do I need to provide to get a quote?” – When emailing please send your files, including floorplans, elevations, site plan, photos, etc. or any other files that will help us to fully understand your project. Include the details about what exactly you would like us to quote for you. Best part is we provide free quotes!

“What materials are used for your models?” – We usually use plastic or acrylic for our scale models. We can make the models look like wood or metal, or whatever material you want.

“What are typical prices for a scale model?” – Our prices vary from project to project. It is dependent upon the size and level of detail you are wanting. Our lowest price is $2,000, which would be a smaller massed scale model with no detail work. Our prices can be upwards of $10,000+ for a scale model that is larger with intricate details.

“What kinds of scale models do you make?” – We make all sorts of unique scale models for our clients. Here is a list of some of our most common types of models:

  • Residential Model: Residents home, this could be a person’s dream home or current home
  • Commercial Model: Could be used for marketing for a new building
  • Open Floor Model: No roof with interior
  • Interior Model: Interior very detailed also exterior
  • Site Development: A large piece of land or job site
  • Massing Model: One color (mono-colored), little to no detail and less expensive
  • Semi-Detailed Model: Does not have trees, people, cars, or other specific details
  • Interactive Model: Helps with product demonstrations, controlled with touch screen monitor
  • Industrial Model: Industry model, could be large manufacturing, company, plantation site, etc.

“How long does it take for a model to be made and shipped?” – This can depend on how big the model is and how detailed it is. Our general timeline is 5-6 weeks typically. This also includes shipping and delivery.

We hope that this helps you better understand all that we do at Global 3D Arts!

Have more questions? Make sure to leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you or visit https://global3darts.com/

The Sycamore Resort Scale Model

Sunshine State of Mind

New scale model coming to you all the way from sunny Orlando, Florida! With its many palm trees and luxurious pool, the Sycamore Resort Scale Model has us feeling like we’re on vacation.

For this project, we had the opportunity to produce not just one, but TWO identical scale models for Primeland Development of their Sycamore Resort project in Orlando, which will be going into their sales offices in Kissimmee and Miami.

The Sycamore Resort Scale Model was a very special project for Global 3D Arts. Owner Dave Van Doren was able to deliver the models to Primeland Development’s sales team in their Kissimmee Sales Office and also see the project site where the Sycamore Resort is being built! If you happen to be in the market for a luxury condo near Disney World, these lovely ladies will take great care of you!