Leatherback Turtle - Full size
An interactive display of a fully grown Leatherback Turtle, for Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World.
This was an exhibition piece that children can climb over, so t had to be bullet proof.
This leatherback turtle was sculpted out of one piece of polystyrene. It was then transformed to thick hollow fibreglass, before it was hand painted with the toughest paint available.