Ferganasaurus

Ferganasaurus

Foot prints of an 11 m. long sauropod from mid Jurassic was found and described by Jesper Milan at the island of Bornholm. When NaturBornholm asked for a fleshed out model of the beast Jesper suggested to choose a Ferganasaurus. Director Peter Haase wanted the sauropod exhibited on a "cat walk" showing the foot prints and the sauropod stepping down on the floor - out of prehistoy and into present. We asked John Sibbick to make a design sketch and make detailed drawings for the reconstruction. Stacey Wiik sculpted a detailed marquette that was 3D scanned and robot milled in styrofoam. Søren Buus and Ole P designed the steel armature for the big model.

Rasmus from 10 Tons developed a special clay-like water based sculpting compound - non toxic and easy to use that would turn into a rock solid surface. When we had finished sculpting, NaturBornholm asked for an out door copy - so we brushed silicone on the pieces and sent them to a polyester facility, that made back up moulds and started making the out door virsion while we assembled the sculpted version. The model was painted with acrylic paint with brush and airbrush.