Commonly Asked Questons
Q: Why cardboard?
A: Cost is the main reason I do cardboard cars, It’s less expensive than conventional modeling. Also, I can do all the fabrication in my house and by myself, no outside assistance needed.
Q: How long does it take to make a model?
A: It takes 1-2 months to achieve the rough cardboard finish. Another 1-2 months of plaster, finishing, and paint details. I work on these about 2-4 hours per day.
Q: Where did you learn to do this?
A: This process I created myself, through trial and error over a couple of years.
Q: Why don’t you use 3D printing or CAD?
A: Cost and ease. I work on a computer all day and I enjoy the process of making things with my hands, and cardboard is cheaper than plastic.
Q: Do you photograph your own models?
A: Yes, with the exception of the photos that I am in, those are taken by my daughter Ari. A few of the models were photographed by professionals, those have been given proper credit.
Q: Do you use computers for this process?
A: I only use photoshop at the end to enhance the photography of the models. I like to place them in different environments, making them look as realistic as possible.
Q: Do you sell your models? / Are your models commissioned?
A: Yes and no, I do not build my models with the intention of selling them. That being said exceptions have been made and I have sold a few of them.
Q: Is Jigxocars also built out of cardboard?
A: Yes, it is but my finishing techniques make the model look like plastic and it was engineered to be played with and experienced.
Q: Are Jigxocars for sale? / Can I order a Jigxocar set?
A: Jigxocars are still a prototype, I hope one day they will be for sale.