LifeFormations produced twelve historical, realistic, touchable, hard surface figures for the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. The figures are mounted throughout the expansive open air aviation museum among a vast collection of historic aircraft, with each located adjacent to the appropriate plane. Visitors are able to pose with the figures for photo-ops, so it was essential that they were durable, yet highly realistic.
The first step in creating these figures was to produce each one as a full 3d digital sculpture. These highly detailed files became the source for the custom milled figures. Many of the small, intricate detailed pieces were printed on a 3d printer to be molded and cast into the final product.
The figures are produced in fiberglass and urethanes over stainless steel armatures, and are custom hand-finish painted with outdoor grade paints and finishes.