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We can create both large-scale and smaller pieces to your specifications. First, our team will gather as much information from you as possible in the form of pictures, videos, drawings or 3D renderings to help us to visualize the project.

Then we determine the scale of the model and how it should be assembled. If it's large-scale or there are any articulated parts, we list the parts that we think can be used in the model before setting off for the junkyards to look for those and other interesting pieces to bring back to the studio. We usually make several trips as there are new parts coming in every day. After the choicest parts have been chosen they need to be cleaned, since most of them are covered with oil. The excessive oil will be burnt off to make those pieces usable.

The steel skeleton of the model is then designed and created, a process in which we strive for both delicacy and the strength that will be required to support the weight of the finished model. With the 3D sketches and other information provided, we begin welding parts together from the inside out. Most of the time, we don't use the collected parts as they are but cut and twist them into new shapes. Each part has its own purpose: ball bearings, nuts & bolts are used throughout to make other parts moveable, while motorcycle spokes become strands of hair and chains are transformed into elements of costumes. The artist has to work very closely with the welder at each stage to capture every minuscule detail of the work.

After the welding process is completed, the model is polished and coated with multiple layers of lacquer to prevent it from rusting.

Our areas of specialization include:

  • Museum-Quality Artwork
  • Home Décor
  • Home & Office Furniture
  • Architectural Design
  • Motion Pictures & Television
  • Theatrical & Musical Productions
  • Concerts & Special Events

For more information, email us at info@metaldude.com


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