Model Animal Uses
USES FOR LIFE SIZE MODEL ANIMALS
MODEL ANIMALS UNIQUE MARKETING TOOLS
Art Animals provide a unique marketing opportunity to businesses and individuals alike. No other form of advertising 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 realistic,that people are often fooled - even if they appear in somewhat surreal situations...
MODEL VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
As marketing tools, they 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, farm shops and agricultural events or simply used for fun or pieces of original art in your garden.
As an accurate depiction of real animals, the imitation milking cows educate children as to where milk is derived from. At the same time allowing them to milk a cow in safety, while alleviating health and safety issues normally associated with real animals.This is a major advantage for attracting school visits onto farms or farm attractions. There is also no requirement for risk assessment.
NATIVITY SCENE ANIMAL PROPS
The three dimensional (3D) fibreglass animals add a huge degree of realism and authenticity for any group wishing to stage the nativity scene as part of their christmas celebrations.
This not only stops the need to use live animals ; and hence unwanted complaints, but it also means that the models can be used continually in any future nativity scenes.
As you would probably expect, the most popular nativity fibreglass animals tend to be the donkeys, cows, sheep, lambs and goats.
SCARECROW PROP - FUNDRAISER
The annual Longforgan Scarecrow Trail is a great example of how a little imagination goes a long way. A total of 45 scarecrow entries were displayed in and around the vicinity of Longforgan village for around a fortnight. Maps and clues were provided for participants to find and identify the various scarecrows . The event was a huge success, raising a substantial sum for the local school and community trust.
The Rodeo Riding Scarecrow in the photo sitting astride a life size model rodeo bull went on to feature on the BBC website. Again illustrating, that the plastic animals make excellent props for such fundraising events.
As centres of attention , the model animals are instant hits. Transporting them on open trailers can provide a great deal of amusement to other drivers; especially when they are invited to sound their horns in approval when they are passing ............!
RETAIL AND SHOP DISPLAY PROPS
Visual merchandising is the activity of promoting the sale of goods , especially by their presentation in retail outlets . As a shop owner your windows provide the first impression to potential customers. They are the image you portray, a summary of the products you sell and a fantastic tool to entice new customers.
You should be creative with your displays , and stand out from the rest. This may mean using display props which are out of the ordinary.
We have supplied a variety of animal props to different retailers. For example ; horses for designer cloth outlets and department stores ; goats, pengiuns and chickens for boutiques in London and Canada and sheep for retail carpet outlets.
Frequently, clients request some customisation , such as the props being painted a different colour or design. This presents no problem.
TRADE STANDS AND EXHIBITIONS
For companies and businesses seeking to sell or market services or products at trade fairs, shows and exhibitions, what better way than to have a life size animal such as a cow on the stand ?
We have recently added audio as an additional modification to the model animals, so you can now have a "talking" cow, horse or bull on the stand. The model can interact with the public and create a massive impact regardless of the audience.
Please contact us to discuss your audio requirements.
ANNOY AND EXCITE YOUR NEIGHBOURS
Why lead a dull and sheltered life when you can excite your neighbours by giving them something to talk about.
Surrey-based, Martyn Cohen certainly cannot be accused of being a wall flower. Residing in a house with a large garden, he decided to buy a new "grass-cutter" to keep his huge lawn in shape.
Most people would settle for a normal petrol or electric lawnmower like a flymo but Martyn decided he wanted a ride-on grass-cutter ... However, it was no ordinary grass-cutter he was after, but the latest model - a life size plastic grazing cow called Daisy, which ticked all the right boxes, kept the kids a"moos"ed , and ensured the neighbours` curtains were twitching for many weeks to come....
XMAS CARD MODELS
Top London photographer, Jim Fenwick, was entrusted with the task of shooting the Company Xmas Card for the Saatchie Advertising Agency.
His brief was simply to come up with something creative;
"I came across your website while searching for a realistic deer. Your stag fitted the bill perfectly.The animal was so true to life, crowds gathered near Regent Street to have their pictures taken with it. The deer became a real celebrity in its` own right .
And the clients were delighted with the final results...."
Maximising exposure for charity events is essential to the success of such occasions.
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 plastic cow was on hand to send Ewan off on his trip.
YORKSHIRE POST (extract)
8th May 2006
" Farmer is banned from French beaches on D-Day for British beef " by David Hogg
YORKSHIRE farmer Steve Burgess had planned to celebrate yesterday's end of the ban on British beef exports by driving his amphibious vehicle across the channel to France -complete with plastic cow in tow.
The 50-year-old had strapped "Dobbin" to the back of his converted Land Rover Discovery and drove down from his farm in Mirfield, West Yorkshire to Dover - ready to cross the Channel last Friday and bring the first British "beef" export to Europe for 10 years before anyone else.
Unfortunately he found the French unwilling to co-operate and he was told he could not land the craft on their beaches. "We didn't have a permit from the French to land," he said. "It seems you can only land on their beaches when they need us." And he added: "We just felt like lifting the mood a little bit. When the restrictions were imposed it virtually halved livestock values.
The ban was necessary but it has been a difficult time."
TV AND FILM PROPS
Due to the realism of the models, we constantly have requests for to supply a variety of animal models for film and television work. A cow was recently specially commissioned for the film premiere of Tamara Drewe in Leicester Square, London, along with a flock of sheep and lambs.
MAD COW CORNER by the merry milkman
Apart from what we consider "normal" uses for the animals, there appears to be a great deal of people who have some other unusual ideas for Art Animals....
This column has been reserved for some of the alternative requests received .....
Unusual Birthday Present
A lady in Oxford wanted to present her Mother-in-Law with a life size plastic cow for her 70th birthday.It would join the pigs and chicken statues in her garden, ...which she feeds every morning....
Five farmers wives in the Isle of Man purchased a cow each for their husbands` xmas...then treated themselves to a weekend at the Health Spa.... personally we think the guys got the best deal !!
Shhhhh...One of our pigs is fully camouflaged and resident in the Officers Mess in a Military Base.(we can`t tell you where...) He also has the insignia of the unit along his side as he begins life as the mascot. Apparently in forces lingo; the officers mess can also be known as the pig`s mess.....
Can`t think of a wedding present that no one else has already thought of ....(and which the happy couple probably have already) ?
Nothing on the wedding list to tempt you to part with your well earned cash and await the reaction from the betrothed, who you know will remember YOUR wedding gift on their silver wedding anniversary ?
Well one customer has just ensured she will be on the xmas list for a long time because instead of buying the usual boring towels, glasses or clocks or crockery for friends` oncoming nuptials - she purchased a LIFE SIZE PIGLET which now stands in pride of place in the garden.The happy couple are "over the moon" with the porky fellow.