How To Make a Museum Quality Animal Reproduction


This video shows how a sculpted reproduction of a rhinoceros torso was made for an African safari preservation exhibit at a museum. A mold of a taxidermy rhino mount was made using Rebound™ 25 silicone rubber and gypsum polymerized with Forton™ VF-812 was cast to make the final piece.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

  • Rebound 25™ silicone rubber
  • Thi-Vex™ silicone thickening agent
  • Mixing sticks and containers
  • Disposable brushes
  • Metal stock for keys
  • Chopper gun and polyester resin
  • Water based clay