The etymology of model takes us to the Italian word macchietta. The first meaning of the term mentioned by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) in his dictionary refers to model representing a building, a vehicle, an object or a city to reduced scale .
It is, therefore, a montage that aims to exhibit the volumetry , the functionality waves properties in general of what it symbolizes. Many times the model is the previous step to the implementation of an innovation or development.
The models can have multiple purposes. They are usually created to show, on a small scale, what is intended to be done in the real world. With a model of a building , to cite a case, the visualization of the qualities that the work will have once completed is facilitated.
The playful models , meanwhile, they constitute a hobby . The model maker (the subject who is working on making the models) is entertaining to build these items, while there are people who enjoy collecting them.
The manufacture of a model requires patience, cleanliness and good fine motor skills. It is also advisable to have certain skills for the assembly and decoration of pieces .
In the field of music , a model is a recording that is developed as a test. Known in English as demo , this kind of model aims to show or spread the talent of the artist based on one or more themes.
Mockup, finally, is the model of a book next to be published. This model is used as support when defining the characteristics that the work in question will have.