It is not very often our projects require study models but once in a while they are necessary. It's a fun job! A current project requires several and today I began the job of creating the beginning pieces. On larger projects we weld up structural frames and then sculpt over this. For much smaller models the process is a little different. The shape is quickly blocked out using rough cut foam. It is glued up and then we add a skin of sculpting epoxy with all of the details. Here's the first building blocks for the sunken ship model.