History-James Butler Hickok also known as “Wild Bill” Hickok was sheriff in Hays, Kansas during the Wild and Wooly 1860’s. A life size statue was placed in Hays in honor of his duties. The original sculpture was done by Pete Felten. Felten is a famous local artist who has created dozens of sculptures in the Hays community and region. The life-size limestone Wild Bill Hickok Memorial Statue is located on the southeast corner of Main Street and 10th Street. This is also the same area where the famous gun fights occurred, usually resulting in a burial in our Boot Hill.
We Want More-Doug Williams, executive director of Grow Hays recently contacted Global 3D Arts stating that, the mold for the statue broke roughly 20 years ago and no more replicas have been made.
Finished Products-Here we have created replicas of Wild Bill. The Scanning process takes 24 hours and 3D printing takes about half as long. The small models will be painted gray to give them the rustic statue look. It’s amazing what new technology can do to keep the old history of Hays, Kansas, alive.
Yes, you all may have seen our animations, scale models and renderings but have we ever mentioned that we are a sister company?
Global Technology Building Systems is owned by no other than Dave Van Doren. Growing up, David watched his father build homes, manage a lumberyard, and constantly work on various projects.David hit many big milestones throughout his teenage life. By the age of 17, David was strongly encouraged to start his own concrete contracting company to help meet the demands for sidewalks, driveways, patios, and porches. David graduated as valedictorian with a degree as a geologist.
David combined his love for construction and concrete with home building and soon he was building spec homes using precast (fractured fin) decorative concrete panels. Before long David was involved in several Architectural commercial projects with banks, churches, jails, etc. This was the inspiration that David needed to develop the “Waffle-Crete” panel, since the panels were light weight, precise, strong as a solid 8” thick wall, but easily delivered to remote sites. These panels only had the equivalent thickness of about 3 ½ inches of material.
This is where the company was formally known as Waffle-Crete The challenge was to develop form work/molds that were economical and accurate. After much experimenting with other materials, such as Fiberglass.Long story short, tooling was built and the Waffle-Crete molds were formed and used for basements and other projects including a 3 story all precast apartment building (walls and floor) finished in 1976. The phone began ringing off the hook with calls from builders all over the USA and Canada.Trough the years and on many projects. A main focus has been to provide safe and affordable housing at a rapid pace to help build and rebuild communities all over the world.
Dave and Rob have worked closely over the years to continue improving the systems. Their expertise in the industry is unmatched. Together, they have received much encouragement to continue with the new company name, Global Technology Building Systems. The company has over 40 years of successful use all over the world and in some of the most severe seismic and typhoon/hurricane areas of the globe. It has proven to be fast, economical, and durable.
If you want to read more about the company and the multiple options and services they provide, feel free to check out the website at:
In 2018 Hunter Contracting Company-Goodyear located in Arizona proposed to create a recreation park. The purpose is to create a type of marketing tool to promote the proposed recreation park. Here you will see an animation that was completed this year in March.
The animation shows the details of what the park could possibly look like realistically. The animation also gives a bird’s eye fly through of the entire park, as well as any interior: for example the ping pong tables.
Here is the link to the final project. The details range from the bathrooms, pool,to the parking lot. Enjoy!
You have purchased your model; you have it placed in your office or home. Recently you have taken the model out and it has collected some dirt over the years.
Here are some hacks we have figured work best for a model to still look brand new. If you have a tiny shop vacuum they will be fairly useful for cleaning. If you do not and do not want to purchase one we recommend the following options!
These are all smaller items and can be made specifically for cleaning a model. The best option is a brush. We prefer you use a paint brush;the bristles are soft and smooth. This is so any dust that isn’t loose gets deep down in other areas where it can be hard to get to. Next is compressed air that is often used in an office setting. This gets even smaller spaces a brush can’t get through. You must be careful when using compressed air because it could move some landscaping or foliage that isn’t placed properly. Once the dust is good and gone up next is liquid cleaners. Some chemicals can affect the paint or plastic of a model. Soap and water does the trick. Apply to a wash cloth and remove any excess dirt. Then let the model air-dry and your model will look as if it came straight from the shipping box. We also recommend the models to be cleaned monthly if at all possible.
If you have any questions or are needing more information do not hesitate to ask us!
Here at Global 3D Arts, we offer 3 unique ways to visualize your project. We are also THE One Stop Shop for all of your architectural needs!
Below are three different types of ways a person can visualize his or her project/creation. A Lighted Scale Model, an Animation, and Photo Realistic Renderings were all provided for this Porsche Dealership. Check it out below!
In this recent project, we worked directly with the homeowner and real estate agent to create a visual representation to supplement their listing. We provided the clients with an overall site rendering and 3D floor plans of both the main residence and the guest house. In particular, they wanted to show possible structures and sports courts that could be added to the site. Our architectural visualization services are great marketing tools and very impressive to potential buyers.
Check out the listing for this beautiful home here!
Here are a few models we have created recently to be used in trade shows. These models have lights, working components, and interactive features to help demonstrate the effectiveness of the product. They also include custom travel cases for easy and safe transportation.
Our clients have found our models to be extremely useful marketing tools at trade shows and events. If you you like to blow potential clients away at your next event, contact Global 3D Arts to find out how we can help! Contact us today!
Here are a few models we have created recently. Both are very unique as they follow a neutral or monochromatic color scheme. The lack of color allows for more focus and attention to the details and provides a very modern look.
Do you have a unique idea that you would love to see brought to life? Contact us today for all of your architectural and visual arts needs!
We recently did some photo realistic renderings for a bank in Missouri. For this particular project, the client was changing the color of the stone work on the building and wanted to see what it would look like once the work was completed. Renderings are a great way to see the finished project and also a great way to compare different color/style options for a project.