Miniatures

Pacmin Studios 1/48 Scale G700 models featured at Gulfstream FAA Certification Ceremony

May 2, 2024

It has been recently announced that Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has successfully passed one of the most rigorous aircraft certification programs in the company’s history. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Gulfstream’s flagship, the G700, on Friday, March 29, 2024. Obtaining an FAA certification allows for Gulfstream to begin their deliveries…

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Flight Beyond Limits: Story of X-Planes in Aviation

March 29, 2024

In 1944, amidst the turmoil of World War II, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the US Navy, and the US Army Air Force joined forces to establish the X-plane program. This collaborative effort aimed to explore the possibilities of high-speed flight and advance aeronautical research beyond the constraints of wartime necessity. Three years…

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Noah Kuehnast positions miniature trees.

A Cutaway Model’s Journey, Part III

January 4, 2024

In the previous articles, Greenpoint Technologies, a premier business jet completion center, seeks Pacmin Studios to create a 1/20th scale cutaway model of their Japanese Zen Garden-inspired interior and exterior concept of a B777X aircraft. The creators encounter and conquer several difficulties along the way, including complex starscape flooring and negotiating which details to omit…

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Paula Rodriguez applying touchup paint.

A Cutaway Model’s Journey, Part II

December 7, 2023

Read the first article in the series here: This intricate miniature airplane model is brimming with… In the previous article, Greenpoint Technologies, a premier business jet completion center, seeks Pacmin Studios to create a 1/20th scale cutaway model of their Japanese Zen Garden-inspired interior and exterior concept of a B777X aircraft. As Ryan Keiser, exhibit…

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Miniatures in Mythos

May 26, 2023

In his book Hero With A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell coined the term monomyth to describe the “common heroic narrative in which a heroic protagonist sets out, has transformative adventures, and returns home.”1 The monomyth provides a formula for comparing myths across time and culture. The monomyth’s existence suggests that a set of similar traits…

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Miniature dolls sitting in Pacmin aircraft model next to miniatures cleaning tools and molds

Conservation: Preserving History and Fostering Legacy of the United Air Lines DC-8

September 14, 2022

What is Conservation? According to ICOM (International Council of Museums), conservation includes “all measures and actions aimed at safeguarding tangible cultural heritage while ensuring its accessibility to present and future generations.”1 Additionally, Alisa Eagleston-Cieslewicz, Curator of Conservation at SFO Museum describes conservation as “providing an ethical framework” that guides the decision-making process regarding the treatment of…

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