Oh, I was kidding, really. Obviously one of those could be a good thing for you and I'd like to know more about how it works if you use it for card models. By machines that build a model completely, I meant the so-called 3D printers. You can now get them that will take a computer model and produce a complex, colored object, even with moving parts. Prices are dropping steadily for 3D printers, with the lowest full-fledged ones under $5K, I believe. I've no doubt in the next decade we'll see them not only cheaper, but better-- as was the case with paper printers. Eventually most model enthusiasts will have one and use it to quickly print everything from (completely finished) Cardassian cruisers to salt shakers.