MODEL BUILDING SERVICES:
Gemini Model Build-Up Studios provides our customers with
collectors pieces expertly constructed with the highest quality materials to the highest level of craftmanship.
The choice of options of the look of the finished product are up to you. We build to our client's specifications. You may
choose to have the kit built straight from the box or have modifications, conversions or upgrades.
We do extensive research in all of our projects in terms of accuracy, color scheme, detailing, etc. to get it to
look as close to the original subject as possible.
We request that, whenever possible, you supply us with copies
of whatever reference materials (ie. photos, drawings, videos etc.) you have on hand to assist us in the process of bringing
you the finest looking end product. These materials will, of course be returned to you when the project is completed.
Upon completion, each project will be photographed and added
to our galleries.
MODEL RESTORATION SERVICE:
In addition to
building "new" projects either from a kit or from scratch as described above, we are pleased to offer our new Model
Restoration Service. We specialze in vintage Aurora Figure kits and similar classic collector's pieces, but we will restore
any project and completely restore it using our usual high standards.
When a project arrives
at our studio for restoration, the first step is to disassemble the model. It is then stripped of all old paint and decals.
The parts are then carefully washed to remove all old paint, glue and other residue. This is followed by a complete
rebuild. The model will be sanded and puttied so that no seamlines are visible. The last step is to prime, paint and apply
a protective clearcoat and decals (if appropriate). You will now have a fully restored piece which you may display in your
our "AURORA RESTORATION" gallery for a full photos spread of the restoration process.
may, in some cases, be necessary to replace unusable pieces with parts which have been reissued, recast or scratchbuilt. Original
parts from the same issue will be used whenever possible.
Each of our projects is
built to order to the specifications of the client. We do not build assembly line style as are many of the "pro
built" models offered on the popular online auction sites. Each project requires a separate price
quote. The cost of each build-up will depend on the size and complexity of the options which you choose. The cost will
be higher for modifications, custom bases, aftermarket parts or additional diorama componants all of which
are available. Price quotes may be done via
E-Mail the link or form provided on the "CONTACT US" page.
The lead time will vary depending on the complexity and size of the project and our current work load.
We will do our best to get your projects to you as quickly as possible, but there are many factors to consider when doing
work of this type, so your patience will be greatly appreciated. Upon request, "in progress" photos will be provided via Email.
We have several different
methods and terms of payment available. Complete payment terms and options will be discussed at the time of order placement. Any additional
charges such as shipping and any additional costs (ie. aftermarket parts, custom decals, etc.) will be included in the final
cost of your project.
NOTE: ORDERS MAY NOT BE CANCELED AFTER WORK HAS BEGUN.
SHIPPING & HANDLING:
As the finished projects are extremely fragile, each piece must be carefully packed for shipping. The cost will vary
widely depending on size, weight and special custom packing requirements. It may be necessary in certain cases to separate
figures or sub-assemblies to insure protection in transit. We prefer to ship via USPS. If you have any special
preference as to carrier, please advise us at time of order placement so that we may include this cost in your price quote.