Model Animal Uses
Uses for Life Size Model Animals
Art Animals provide a unique marketing opportunity to businesses and individuals alike.
No other form of marketing, advertising or promotion can compete with the visual impact of these life size model animals. Guaranteed to turn heads, and raise smiles whenever on view, Art Animals are extremely realistic. So convincing, that people are often fooled – even when they appear in somewhat surreal situations…
And today’s figures do not simply stand alone in the garden; but are elegant decorative figures that add flavour to the stylish office, lobby or provide decoration on a dresser or table. Figurines are ideal for sophisticated and tasteful gifts that produces a pleasant visual experience, and one that lasts for a long time in the memory. Decorative models or figurines are often symbolic in nature, and therefore are a great gift idea for a loved one.
With the advent of smart devices, blue tooth and the like; innovative technology is being used in all walks of life. One of the latest industries to experience a surge in pioneering products is Agriculture.
We have recently experienced a large increase in sales for animal models to clients wishing to effectively demonstrate their latest innovative hi-tech products.
One of our clients has invented a non-obtrusive piece of kit to assist livestock farmers whose pregnant cows are about to give birth. A device is attached to the tail of a pregnant cow. Complex algorithms are built into the device, which senses when a cow is about to give birth, and immediately sends a text to the farmer`s phone – informing him of the event ; thereby saving the farmer precious time and providing piece of mind – not to mention safe delivery of a new born calf.
A number of Horn Imports model cows have been fitted with the device to show it off to its` maximum potential in various locations.
Livestock Electronic Identification System
A world leader in the design, manufacture and delivery of animal identification technology commissioned a model cow to promote their latest Electronic Identification System. The system helps livestock producers use individual animal identification as a key stock management tool.
The company supplies a RS420 reader (which looks like a wand) and connects via Bluetooth to an Apple device. When the farmer scans a collar around the animal`s neck – all the information appears on the farmers phone e.g. breed, name, number, date of birth, medical history etc.
After drawing up a design based on the clients` brief, the fibreglass cow was transformed in time for her first outing at the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show before heading around the country to other high profile agricultural events.
Robotic Milking in South Korea
A major manufacturer of Robotic Milking Machinery based in South Korea commissioned a fully functioning milking cow model which required some special modification.
In order to fully demonstrate the capabilities of the robotic technology; the South Korean clients requested that the teat placements were altered to accommodate the robot during the milking operation. This was duly undertaken before our artist completed the task of giving the cow a black & white makeover in accordance with the client`s design brief. She was subsequently crated and shipped off to her new home in Seoul to display the function of the futuristic robotic milking system.
3D SIGNS FOR PUBS, CLUBS, BARS,
FARM SHOPS, BUSINESSES & RESTAURANTS
When Canadian Pub & Nightclub Operators; The Donnelly Group ; decided to refurbish their latest venture in downtown Vancouver, they gave us a call.
The designers behind The Butcher and Bullock reckoned that the entrance should make a huge beefy statement by having a life size model bull above the door; and the two & a half metre fibreglass bull fitted the bill.
So we were only too happy to ship one of our big bad bull boys across the water to proudly stand atop the busy establishment.
Arlene Allan and her team took over The Coach House Inn in Aberfoyle, and immediately set about transforming a business which had seen better times. The building was given a complete makeover, before we got the call to assist with marketing the restaurant which is based on the busy tourist thoroughfare in the Trossachs.
One of our life size model bulls was called for – and converted into a mobile 3D branded bull sign complete with turfboard. This allowed the Coach House`s newest bovine member of staff to be moved into position ; enticing hungry tourists to enjoy the superb Black Rock Grill cooking experience.
The awesome bull model was christened “Big Red”; and his impact has not gone unnoticed – especially in the evening when the sun goes down in this mighty fine town….
“Big Red is doing his job attracting the tourists ….and all the toddlers in the village for some reason…!” commented Arlene
A firm of Gloucestershire butchers were looking to extend their business by opening up a farm shop to accompany the existing butchery premises.
They wanted something eye-catching on the exterior of the entrance to the premise; and decided that one of our a black and white cow model; fiited the task perfectly; especially …”as this colour creates a good back ground…”
The model bull was dually branded , and following the customisation undertaken to the client`s tight deadline; was positioned on a sign outside the butcher`s shop / farm shop. The fact that it is able to withstand the weather elements outside all year round made it ideal.
” …This will act as our sign out on the road to draw people in which I think will look really good…”
Maximising exposure for charity events is essential to the success of such occasions.
Myeloma UK and Macmillan Cancer Relief
Ewan McConachie set off on a charity motorcycle run around the four Geographical points of the UK. Dressed in a fancy dress costume designed by his 7 year old nephew Fraser, he travelled around the country without the use of motorways.
“I will be camping along the way, raising money for Myeloma UK and Macmillan Cancer Relief ; two very worthwhile charities; and hopefully raising a few smiles too.” Mary the incredible plastic cow model was on hand to send Ewan off on his trip.
The nice people at SENDACOW work with families throughout Africa to provide impoverished families with livestock and training in natural organic farming practices alongside courses in gender equality, conflict resolution and more.
We were approached to assist in providing a fully functioning model milking cow to assist in their fundraising efforts and the plight of these families.
The charity had indicated that they would like a black and white cow model; however we were keen to suggest that due to the subject matter that the black markings on the cow should be customised outlines of all the African countries the charity was involved in. Our artist got out the atlas and depicted amongst others; Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Cameroon and Lesotho.
The countries were not labelled on the fibreglass model cow, as the charity were able to introduce a quiz element for people to guess the countries shown.
An outline of Africa as a continent, as well as the UK, showed the Send a Cow process and linking.
“The model cow arrived safely and immediately went to work at the local Rare Breeds show on a Send a Cow stand. During the show we met a young man from Uganda who it turned out is the son of one of our beneficiaries. I had also visited his home 3 years ago. An amazing coincidence!! Everyone was very impressed by the cow model and the beautiful artwork.”
COMMUNITY ART TRAIL AND
MODEL VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
As marketing tools, the life size animal figures attract massive attention from the media and public alike.
Their huge appeal stretches across every boundary instantly creating conversation pieces. Positioning your lifesize model animal immediately produces a landmark – and inadvertently a Visitor Attraction!
For catching the eye in business promotions, at exhibitions, as signs, farm shops and agricultural events or simply used for fun or pieces of original art in your garden.