CM-Miniaturen is based in Hamburg. Over the years the model series continued to expand. Today they include pre-war ships, modern cruise ships, tall ships and a few unusual models. The next few years are also taken care of, as the next generations are already busy building and painting.
The production of the mold
First, a master model of a ship is created based on the general plan. This can be done either by hand or using 3D printing. The master model serves as a template and is then cast in silicone rubber. After the rubber has hardened, the master model is removed and the negative mold remains.
Production of the model ship
The negative mold is used as a mold to fill a hot metal alloy. The liquid metal fills all the fine angles of the shape, making all the details on the model visible later. After cooling, the cast model is removed from the mold and cleaned to prepare it for painting. The painting, painting and decal placement are all done by hand.