Britannia On Globe Replication Hood Ornament
Impossible Creations has played a vital role in the design and development of the Britannia-upon-Globe Mascot which completed the restored Rolls-Royce RF 14; commissioned by the Prince of Wales, later Edward the 8th in June 1921. Ted Overton of Overton Vehicle Overhauls contacted Impossible Creations to reproduce the mascot using reverse engineering. The process began with scanning the Britannia-upon-Globe sculpture held at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum. The scan data was then sharpened shaved and shrunk from 400mm to 200mm high using a Geomagic Touch Haptic Device and Geomagic Freeform software. Freeform and the Haptic Device provide a multi-purpose design platform that lets us create complex, sculptural, production-ready 3D models for 3D printing, perfect for this kind of job Once the design had been perfected we sent images to Ted who checked the correct size with Buckingham Palace as Prince Charles has the original mascot. The CAD model was sent to our ProJet 3500 HD Max 3D printer to produce the master pattern in Xtreme high-definition ProCast acrylic. From the pattern a master mould was created and cast in brass and nickel plated.