Since 2014, I've been working as a model maker for an architecture firm. All models are created by hand, using power tools, rulers and exact-o knives. Models are created using a variety of different materials, including acrylic, wood, cardboard, poured resin, etc. The models can also include integrated lighting and measure anywhere from a few centimetres to 600 square feet (Port of Montreal's maquette - the last two images below).
The making of Hitman Go scale model
Below is a video and photos of a model made for the Hitman Go video game. A filmmaker was present during the creation of the model and the footage was used as a promotional video for the launch of the game on PS4. For more information on how this model was built, click here.