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06 Apr 2009 8:42 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Bronze sculpture price and wieght help" to "Bronze sculpture price and weight help"


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David Pickelsimer Inactive Member06 Apr 2009 4:48 a.m. PST

Hey! I am working on a project for school and was wondering if anyone out there can give me an approximation of how much a Bronze cast sculpture would cost that is approximately 6' tall 7' wide and 4' deep. If you have any idea about what an approximate weight would be also that would be great too. We were given a form to fill out in our sculpting class and I figure most people will leave those fields blank but it would be nice to put in a good estimate.

Thanks!
David Pickelsimer

nycjadie Inactive Member06 Apr 2009 5:52 a.m. PST

I understand that it's very expensive, even when it's hollow-cast bronze. We're talking thousands of dollars.

David Pickelsimer Inactive Member06 Apr 2009 6:13 a.m. PST

That is about how much I know. :) This is not actually going to be made, but we are giving a presentation today in class as a proposal for a project so I am wanting my numbers to be somewhere in the ballpark not necassary on the nose.

rdjktjrfdj Inactive Member06 Apr 2009 9:54 a.m. PST

Depends on how complicated the form is. In Serbia you could perhaps manage to find a foundry that would do a real sized human figure for around 10 000 Euros. Decently. A plain head is about 600.
Factors influencing the price are if it is simple and can be cast without spending valuable rubber, the mold has few parts easing welding at the seam, no hollows that would use up too much bronze, no difficult to make armature.
And if you need to add your own price, don't go below the price of the casting. That was what I was taught in school.
But better wait for someone from your own continent, you don't want to start cheap, no one will agree to pay you more afterward.

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