exhibits:

 

Bandelier
National Monument

 
  Badlands National Park
  Bryce Canyon National Park
 

Crater Lake National Park

 
 

Cumberland Island
National Seashore

 
 

Fort Moultrie
National Monument

 
 

 LADPW Topo Map

 
 

Manassas National
Battlefield Park

 
 

Padre Island
National Seashore

 

 

  Santa Monica Mountains
National Recreation Area
 
 

Sebana Seca Naval Base

 
 

Shenandoah National Park

 
  The Washington Monument
  Wrangell -St. Elias
National Park & Preserve

Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area

King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center

This visitor center is located in the Santa Monica Mountains just North of Los Angeles, California. The natural history models I produced were part of a larger exhibit produced and installed by Color-Ad, Inc. (Thanks again for another fun collaboration!) I was not in on the installation so all my images are of the models before they left my studio. Although I hope to take a trip out there sometime soon and take some photos of the models in their intended environment.

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Bobcat

Southern Pacific
Rattlesnake

     
 

 

 

Bobcat

Based on the images provided by the park, the model was sculpted in polygem and apoxy clay over a urethane foam taxidermy form. Incorporated with glass eyes, monofilament whiskers and ear tufts, the model was then painted with vinyl acrylics in the regional color scheme of a western bobcat.

Approximate size is 19"H x 24"W x 6"D

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California Gull

This model (along with all the other flying bird models in this project) combines .040 guage aluminum sheet metal wings (Thanks to Tim & Tam at TNT Signs & Graphics for supplying the metal & CNC help!), with a simply shaped basswood body (Thanks to Mark at Itasca Wood Products for supplying the fine wood!), along with wire & apoxy clay sculpted feet. The model is finished with vinyl-acrylic paint. The model is supported by three points of attachment via stainless steel brackets for stability.

Approximate size is 21"H x 45"L x 4"D.

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Cliff Swallow Family and Nest

This model is intended to represent a Cliff swallow nest with an adult feeding two hatchlings. The model consists of aluminum sheet metal, steel wire, aluminum screen, polygem, apoxy clay, and vinyl-acrylic paint.

Approximate size is 5"H x 7"W x 7"D.

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake

For this model I purchased an unfinished urethane cast of a rattlesnake from Morgan Reptile Replicas and modified it with mounting bolts. It was then painted with vinyl-acrylic paint according to the color scheme of the Santa Monica variation of the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Croalus viridis helleri).

Approximate size is 3"H x 9"W x 9"D.

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Two Ravens

These two models (along with all the other flying bird models in this project) combines .040 guage aluminum sheet metal wings (Thanks to Tim & Tam at TNT Signs & Graphics for supplying the metal & CNC help!), with a simply shaped basswood body (Thanks to Mark at Itasca Wood Products for supplying the fine wood!), along with wire & apoxy clay sculpted feet. The model is finished with vinyl-acrylic paint. The model is supported by three points of attachment via stainless steel brackets for stability.

Approximate size is 24"H x 48"W x 4"D.

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Red-tailed Hawk

This model (along with all the other flying bird models in this project) combines .040 guage aluminum sheet metal wings (Thanks to Tim & Tam at TNT Signs & Graphics for supplying the metal & CNC help!), with a simply shaped basswood body (Thanks to Mark at Itasca Wood Products for supplying the fine wood!), along with wire & apoxy clay sculpted feet. The model is finished with vinyl-acrylic paint. The model is supported by three points of attachment via stainless steel brackets for stability.

Approximate size is 24"H x 51"L x 4"D.

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Western Fence Lizard

For this model I purchased an unfinished urethane cast of a Fence Lizard from Morgan Reptile Replicas and modified it with mounting bolts. It was then painted with vinyl-acrylic paint according to the color scheme of the Santa Monica variation of the Western Fence lizard.

Approximate overall size is 3"H x 8"W x 1"D.

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Wrentit

This model is intended to represent a Wrentit. The model consists of aluminum sheet metal, steel wire, apoxy clay, and vinyl-acrylic paint.

Approximate size is 3"H x 6"W x 1.5"D.

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