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Evolution of Aircraft Paint and Livery Design

August 31, 2022

Humble Beginnings In the first decades following the invention of the airplane, paint was expensive, heavy, and had poor adherence. For these reasons, airplane manufacturers would leave the exterior of their aircraft bare, or, with minimal markings such as titles or emblems. It wasn’t until after the Second World War that innovations in paint and…

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United Airlines Boeing 377 Stratocruiser Cutaway Model

Miniatures Part II (Collectors Edition)

August 12, 2022

In our quest to uncover the secret to humans’ fascination with miniatures, we explored The Remarkable History of the Miniature. In this installment, we’ll look at the motivations of those perhaps most captivated by miniatures—collectors—and see what they can tell us about our own fascination. Why Do People Collect Miniatures? What Makes Collectibles Valuable? A…

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If You Don’t Use Color Theory In Your Branding, You’re Doing It Wrong

July 21, 2022

Table of Contents Color and Branding Brand Example: Alaska Airlines Additive Vs. Subtractive Color What is the Difference Between RGB and CMYK? What is CIELAB, or L*a*b*, Color Space? How Color Theory is Used at Pacmin Studios Color and Branding Color has a profound effect on the way people perceive a brand. Since colors have…

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The Remarkable History of the Miniature

June 24, 2022

Miniatures have fascinated and educated for thousands of years. They are focal points for galleries, museums, private collections, and tradeshow floor rooms. Why do miniatures entrance us, what can they teach us, and what value do they provide? The earliest known miniatures were created over five thousand years ago to be placed in Egyptian tombs.…

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Are Ejection Seats Safe?

May 12, 2022

Picture this: you’re the pilot of a Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon traveling at supersonic speed when your aircraft becomes badly damaged. You take note of your flight instruments—you’re rapidly losing altitude and airspeed. Soon, you lose control of your plane. As you plummet towards the ground, you have little time to weigh your options.…

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1/5th scale TAC Air B-17G model

1/5th scale TAC Air B-17G model brings viewers to tears as they remember the stories of their fathers who operated the aircraft in WWII

January 6, 2022

late 2021, TAC Air commissioned Pacmin Studios to create a replica B-17G airplane model display to honor the rich heritage of the airport, which was once Amarillo Army Air Field.

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