David Fischer: Model Builder Extraordinaire

December 19, 2017 – April 29, 2018

This Community Corner temporary exhibit features scratch-built scale models created by Tucson artist, David Fischer.

This exhibit is included with museum admission or free for museum members.

Modeler's Desk 1957, David Fischer, 1/5 scale modeler's deks shown with actual-size vintage modelers kit. Photo by John Meyer.

Exhibit Overview

David Fisher is passionate and tenacious when it comes to authentic model building. At the age of four, he built his first airplane model from a kit and carefully studied the picture on the box “trying to see how someone could actually DO that.” He soon discovered that you learn by doing, so he built kit after kit, modifying them one-by-one to achieve more realism. By his early twenties, David eliminated commercial kits altogether relying instead on his own research, careful technical drawings, white styrene plastic, brass, aluminum, wire, wood, and casting epoxy. Over the years, he discovered that “anything goes when looking for a solution to a tricky problem”. Building a German Sturmgeschutz IIIG took him over 12 years to achieve the result he was looking for. David admits that the research and experimentation with techniques and materials can be quite tedious and often frustrating, but the ultimate reward, producing an extraordinary miniature, far outweighs the effort. http://www.davidfischermodelbuilder.com/ 

Photos by John Meyer

Related Programs

Coming soon.

About the Community Corner

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures’ Community Corner is an exhibit space  dedicated to featuring the work of talented Tucson-area miniature artisans, or artists who use miniatures as their medium. The space will host three exhibits annually. Exhibits will demonstrate the diversity of miniature artwork that is being created in our community, from traditional fine-scale craft to cutting edge artistic expression, that takes shape on a miniature scale.

Exhibit Support:​

This exhibit is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.