Location: Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana
With only four months notice, we molded, cast, mounted, and installed a 40 foot long bronze Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. The commission involved producing waxes and a ceramic shell mold, casting in bronze, assembly, chasing, sandblasting, and patinating. The stainless steel support armature was also made in our shop. A first of its kind, the 6,500 lb skeleton was unveiled at the 2001 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology conference in Bozeman.