The Broncho Buster Digital Bronze
Our process began with a digital scan of one of our finest bronzes.
Cast in the US using the traditional lost wax bronze casting method. Each cast is proofed twice in production by the Museum's Director.
Purchase your digital Broncho Buster.
For the last several years, we at the Frederic Remington Art Museum have been working to create the finest reproduction possible of Frederic Remington’s The Broncho Buster, 1895.
Ordinary bronze reproductions begin as an artist examines pictures or actual originals and then creates a clay model from scratch. The fidelity to Remington’s originals varies widely.
Our process begins with scientific accuracy. The first steps employ a technology undreamt of in Remington’s day: A 3D laser scanner captured every minute detail of The Broncho Buster casting #23, in our collection. The scanning data is then employed to create a positive copy in resin. This hyper accurate copy is then employed to make molds and continue production in a manner similar to Remington’s day, all under the direct supervision of the Remington Museum’s curator. If you would like to learn more, please contact Laura Foster.
We consider the completed castings to be without question the finest reproductions of The Broncho Buster ever created. Each cast is numbered and marked.
Discussion of the digital Broncho Buster with Todd Moe from North Country Public Radio (NCPR).
For years I had been a great fan of Frederic Remington art, especially his bronze statues -- not being able to afford originals; I started a collection of reproductions and began to communicate with the Frederic Remington Art Museum during the early stages of the creation of the "Digital" Broncho Buster -- I purchased one of the first castings and upon its delivery, I was absolutely amazed at the fidelity to the original from which it was copied -- every small detail of the original is present including the curls of the horse's mane and tail, the facial features of the cowboy, and the trappings such as the cowboy's gun, boots, spurs, and saddle and last but not least the reality of the rearing Broncho -- I have seen many life time originals at museums and this "Digital" reproduction would stand very favorably with any of them. - Richard Brown, Washington State