Why build with Soda Can Models?
Because nobody dares to build the way we do…
But If you browse the web long enough you’re going to find that there are quite a few enthusiasts who do build from soda and beer cans. And you’ll find that there are a number of different ways to create models from cans. But here at Soda Can Models, we have developed the most unique and pure way to build scale models from cans.
First and foremost, we strive for realism. We build using templates that try to recreate the model as accurately as we can. We are not happy with just getting it close. We want the objects that we build to truly be a scale model of the intended target. That said, we use patterns that differ vastly from our competitors and we use materials that try to enhance the realism and accuracy of what we build.
In the process of building one of our models from one of our build it yourself plans, you will use a wide variety of materials and techniques that you won’t see anywhere else. But again, there is a method to our madness. We want to produce the most accurate scale models that we can from easy to obtain materials. We don’t want to send our customers on a scavenger hunt to a Home improvement store chasing after pieces of hardware to build a model when these parts can be easily produced on the workbench.
We use easy to obtain materials such as Aluminum sheeting, craft foam sheets, paper clips, and card stock to produce our models. We roll our own aircraft nose cones, make our own wheels from a wide variety of materials and build our own propellers. We believe that purchasing pre-made wheels and plastic propellers, while perhaps much easier, somehow just takes away the beauty of the intended model. We don’t believe in assembly line production here at Soda Can Models. We believe that each model we build is truly unique from the last even if it is the same model. Taking more than just a few hours to produce one of these unique models is going to make it that much more unique.