Huy Ha and Ryan Keiser working on the Greenpoint cutaway model at Pacmin Studios.

This intricate miniature airplane model is brimming with stunning details. Follow its journey

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The journey begins with Greenpoint Technologies—a leading premier Business Jet Completion Center with headquarters in Bothell, Washington.

Greenpoint undertakes an ambitious project: a luxurious interior and exterior design for a V-VIP BBJ B777X aircraft.

Their vision: the tranquility of a Japanese Zen Garden to cultivate a serene and harmonious environment.

Using computer generation software, designers work with graphic engineers to create a beautiful 3D model of their zen interior. The thoughtful placement, lighting, and textures are remarkable.

Greenpoint Technologies computer generated rendering or their Zen interior.
Greenpoint Technologies computer-generated rendering of their Zen interior. Source: Greenpoint Technologies.

While CGI allows for previsualization and manipulation, there is something special about the tangibility and awe-inducing quality of a physical model.

To create a physical 1/20th scale cutaway model of the B777X aircraft, Greenpoint Technologies seeks Pacmin Studios.

They require the model for a rapidly approaching event yet the project presents many challenges to overcome.

For one, the design has complex starscape floor lighting which Greenpoint isn’t sure can be achieved at scale.

Pacmin Studios Ryan Keiser, Exhibit Fabricator, takes on the challenge. He employs over a thousand strands of fiber optic cable which he meticulously threads.

Greenpoint cutaway interior featuring fiber optic lighting.
Greenpoint cutaway interior featuring fiber optic lighting.

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By Joshua Knopf

Joshua Knopf is a Production Expeditor at Pacmin Studios. In addition to mixing and matching colors for silkscreen printed decals, Josh writes creative content for our newsletters.


  1. About Greenpoint.
  2. Model photos by Jacob Knopf.

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