cutaway models

What Sustainability Means to Pacmin Studios

July 18, 2024

Sustainability. The ability to maintain or support a process continuously over time. It seeks to prevent the deletion of physical resources so they will be available long-term. I found the definition above after Googling “sustainability”.   The word has gained a lot of relevance in our current decade, especially in advocacy to fight the climate…

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FedEx Panda Express: No, Not the Fast Food Chain

June 27, 2024

FedEx has had a decades-long history working with China to transport their pandas worldwide. As a part of their support for environmental conservation efforts, FedEx has a program called FedEx Panda, where the company has contributed to the transportation of more than 15 pandas worldwide over the last two decades. Pandas are on the endangered…

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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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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

August 9, 2023

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…

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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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old miniature model of airplane interior with human figures

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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