Sculpture Restoration Services – Restoration & Reproduction Services Using Hi-Res 3D Scanning
Traditional sculpture restoration services are extremely wide ranging and highly specialised. Multiple factors need to be carefully considered in order to ensure the right solution is put in place.
Superscan3D provide 3D scanning services for a number of leading statuary and heritage conservation specialists based in the UK. Many of the sculptures we get asked to 3D scan are extremely old, and are therefore in varying states of repair. We use the very latest high-resolution technology to capture a super-accurate 3D digital model of each sculpture. The particular scanning technology we use is highly mobile, thus enabling us to provide services at both internal and external locations.
The scanner we use deploys a none-contact high-resolution optical technology. It has a calibration accuracy of + or – 0.5mm, which means our scans are amazingly accurate. Each 3D scan can be used for a variety of applications including: section repairs, physical replicas, mould masters, site surveys, negative fittings for damage repairs etc. We use the same process to create exact physical replicas, which can be used as ‘Mould Masters’ for producing high quality foundry bronzes, decorative plaster and intricate stonework.
One key advantage of using 3D scanning, is that the original sculpture doesn’t need to go through any silicone moulding process. Additionally, we can carry out repairs to the 3D digital scan data, before we output a physical model (either a complete reproduction, or a section that needs repair). This can be particularly useful when dealing with heritage conservation projects.
Sculpture Restoration Services – The On-Screen Digital Repair Stage!
The above image shows a stone statue which has sustained damage in various areas, including the head being detached from the body. We 3D scanned both sections and then join together as one complete digital object. We then digitally repaired the crack along the neckline, using professional 3D digital sculpting software. Additionally, the Bishops mitre was badly damaged on one side (as can been seen below). Again, this was digitally repaired ready for the physical output stage.
The following images show the step by step stages, from 3D scan to digital correction of the damaged areas.
To find out more about the full range of services we offer, please contact Stuart Wright on our main office number below.
Find out more! Call (01908) 915523