One of the biggest projects we've ever done. Completely redoing the Nocturnal House in the Audubon Zoo
A seemingly simple project, everything is sculpted concrete. The rocks, wood posts, well, even the tires!
The biggest showcase of our theming abilities and prop making. More pictures coming soon!
The scene is set at an abandoned train station in Tanzania. Two train cars were left and have been set up as a ranger station and a base camp for researchers. We themed each car. Both have basic supplies like cots, cookware, canteens, flashlights, binoculars, raingear, handheld radios, maps, etc. The field research car contains other items such as a laptop, microscope, books, logs for fieldnotes, and cameras. Posters and other small items have been left by visiting researchers over time. The rangers use their car as a base camp for patrolling, conducting wildlife surveys and pursuing poachers. We made molds of and painted many items like handheld radios and binoculars, and fixed them in place so they cannot be removed. We aged other things like fans and lanterns so as to appear old and used. The outer walls of the cars and the inside walls were all aged and "rusted" where appropriate. We themed and painted the water tower. We also sculpted feet of different species of native animals so that realistic tracks could be created. It looks like a lion got something on its feet and walked through one of the cars. The back wall of each car is common glass with the lion exhibit. This one was a lot of fun!