Architectural elements

I know I will be modelling and casting 1:12 scale elements after my own very large Victorian and Art Deco architectural sculptures, so  I will be covering that in this blog over time too. My large scale work does not “rescale” very easily, but I am exploring ideas on the technical side of finding the easiest method- I can’t imagine the 1:12 scale detailed  commercially made original models used for  resin casts of fireplaces, moldings and window surrounds, brick walls etc we see out there were made by hand using a “microscope” and pin with clay, wax, or wood and getting them so perfectly square, even and parallel, I suspect a lot were done in software and a 3d printer or laser of some kind were involved in the process.


I look at these perfect looking little resin casts of brick walls for HO scale trains and the like, and I can’t imagine someone working that fine by hand to generate an original master model, that had to have been done with some kind of mechanical/machine aid, I just don’t know if 3d printers are capable of making detail this small.