Location: Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario
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We were commissioned to sculpt, mold, cast, print, and install seven life size fleshed-out dinosaurs for the Canadian Museum of Nature’s new galleries. We worked with paleontologists from the museum to ensure anatomical accuracy of the dinosaurs. We began by sculpting 1/10 scale maquettes. The maquettes were used as a guide to construct the full-size model. The full-size model was made from Styrofoam and plasticine and once completed, it was molded and cast in fibreglass. The fibreglass sections were then assembled, seamed, and painted. When the models were installed in 2005, the diorama included four herding Chasmosaurs defending their youngest member from two prowling Daspletosaurs in a Cretaceous setting.