Historical Religious Replicas UK

Historical Religious Replicas UK – Creating a copper plated Hindu deity replica from our high-resolution 3D laser scan 


3D Scanning Services - Historical Religious Replicas UK


Historical Religious Replicas UK – Back in 2018, we were delighted to be approached by ‘Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple’ (Kenton, London) to 3D scan an important original religious deity statue located within their temple. We understand that the work was commissioned for the benefit of insurance underwriting (a 3D digital identification backup), but also so that an identical scale replica of the statue could later be produced.

Hence, we were delighted to be approached once again by the temple in the autumn of 2021, when we were asked to produce a physical copper plated scale replica from our original 3D scan. The finished statue would then be located and used within the Temple.


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Here’s a brief overview of the process for converting our original high resolution 3D scan into the fabulous highly polished copper plated replica that you can see photos of above and below.

  • 3D digital mastering in ZBrush of our original high-resolution 3D scan in order to fully prepare the 3D digital model for 3D printing.
  • 3D print software processing (a process of logically cutting up the 3D digital model into 3D printable sections.
  • Internal 3D digital modelling to allow a structural threaded steel armature to be inserted into the main body through the heels of the model.
  • 3D printing of each section (9 sections) using a high-resolution 3D laser printer.
  • Hand assembly and gluing of each 3D printed section to create one complete physical model.
  • Insertion of two threaded steel rods/armatures for strength, rigidity and final mounting.
  • Many hours physical surface preparation and final hand finishing.
  • Surface primer layering and polishing back to make the surface perfect (copper plating shows every single defect, so this process takes many hours).
  • Copper plating process.
  • Final copper surface chasing and polishing by hand.


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Here’s a link to the Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple – Kenton Facebook page so you can find out more about the temple and the amazing work they do helping their local community. If you have a similar build project that you would like to discuss with us then we would love to hear from you. 


To find out more call (01296) 713848 or email us at: Superscan3d@gmail.com


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