75 Years ago, something was found... it would become known as "The Thing" aka "The Great Seal Bug".
This website isn't for re-telling the story, it's well documented on Wikipedia.
This website is dedicated to creating a model of it and the process I went through in order to create an accurate representation from the few images of it available on the internet.
The Thing was originally mounted inside The Great Seal, however, I wanted my version to be touched, taken down, disassembled when the curious ask about it, and then quickly mounted back on the wall.
So my version is mounted to a plinth, which has an embedded magnet. The Thing also has an embedded magnet so it securely snaps into place
Throughout the build process I had to learn how to create rubber molds, Electroplate Nickel, Source different materials, Injection molding & Gold Electroplating.
It was a really fun, but long journey from inception to it hanging on my wall.
Hopefully you'll appreciate the amount of work that went into it.