Ruben Marcos – Weblog A creative model maker's blog…


Scales & Models Workshop set up

I am currently setting up my workshop at the Biscuit Factory.. This is the third model shop set-up that I'm creating. This time it's my own though, unlike in the past, so if all goes well.. Third time lucky! I'll post some pics soon.. I'm basically turning my art studio into a fully functional workshop. It's nearly there now.


Drink works job

I've just finished a contract this week helping "Drink Works" company. Making a few different bottle design prototypes to present to their clients for discussion. Enjoyed using their workshop and much of the work was using a lathe to "turn" the bottles and after some hand carving and add ons to create the required detail.

This was my first involvement with Drink Works and I'm happy to have been given such opportunity. It's been a pleasure to work with them and he future is bright for future work to come from them. I look forward to working with them again!

Today I have a meeting with Pierre and Rawia in regards to starting an architectural model to finish by next Friday. It's a tight schedule. Although I'm pleased to get involved with them, also for the first time. My journey to grow my client list has certainly growing and so far I have only had positive feedback, which helps to keep going with this same determined and positive attitude and hopefully evolve by nurturing this small corporate journey that I'm currently faced with.

Making a bottle design prototype


New services trial.. offering bespoke art frames and exhibition stands.

This weekend I have been thinking to offer a new line of services or products through Scales & Models building custom art frames, exhibition stands, plinths and baseboards for acrylic presentation cases. I can easily make any of the above to any size, shape and finish required... So in the next few weeks I will be promoting these services to Art galleries, students and artists in general as an attempt to expand the services that Scales & Models can provide to clients.


Architectural scale model – Facade study

Last week I made an architectural scale model of a facade study, which had to be made in just under a couple of days to be presented for a client meeting. It certainly was a quick and cost effective model which tells the whole story without imposing a high costs to the client. 1/200 scale.


Topsy Turvy!

The economical downturn is certainly rolling at a steady pace, only looking gloomier the further we glimpse ahead.

It's made me realise that it's time to become flexible and allow new sprouts to eventually bloom. Perhaps with a degree of commitment, empathy and generosity as 'plant food' it may be a good start to encourage a future healthy growth.

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