Case Studies

In-depth view of the process of creating a few of our unique 3D projects

Kona Brewing Co. Bus Retail Display Thermoforming

KONA Brewing Co VW Bus Retail Display Case Study

WhiteClouds recently completed their most diverse project yet in terms of incorporating all of the various skills and technologies of the company. The KONA “Liquid Aloha” VW Bus, made for the KONA Brewing Company and modeled after their own Volkswagen bus, required woodworking, CNC, large-draw thermoforming, foam-cutting, 3D printing, vinyl wrapping, and painting skills. This project also involved mass production, for we were commissioned to create not just one, but many identical KONA Bus fronts.

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3D printed 7' tall bobblehead

Bobblehead of Ryne Sandberg 3D Printed Statue Case Study

Sports teams throughout the years have made bobbleheads an iconic collectible, but Major League Baseball was the first to start the tradition. A pharmaceutical company promoting the use of medical marijuana made use of this beloved tradition to gather attention and support by commissioning a giant, fully-functional bobblehead statue of their representative, Hall of Famer and Baseball Legend Ryne Sandberg.

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Large Metal Letter Logo

“R” – Realife Church Metal Letter Case Study

Recently, WhiteClouds created a 13’ steel Replica of the Realife Church logo, a uniquely designed letter ‘R’ to be displayed outdoors. Created using Rolled steel metal and finished with automotive paint in the logo’s Representative orange, this Remarkable logo is sure to catch the eye of anyone passing by. Great care was taken to make this icon as sturdy and secure as it could be, ensuring that it will endure against all other Rough elements, that it might Remain as a legacy of the Realife Church and their new building.

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Pothole Man 3D-printed statue

Buster the Pothole Man 3D Printed Character Mascot Statue Model

Whiteclouds was commissioned to create a 3D-printed trade show model of The Pothole Man, affectionately named “Buster”, who recently made an appearance at his FIRST ever trade show, the National Pavement EXPO in Charlotte, NC. With a cheerful smile and welcoming demeanor, he is the perfect greeter to welcome guests wherever he is placed.

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E-axle system by Allison Transmission miniature replica

E-axle Industrial Model Miniature Replica – Case Study

WhiteClouds was commissioned to build a custom 3D scale 3D printed model replica of an E-Axle with a 60” L X proportional height and width (¾ scale). 3D Industrial models enable viewers to fully realize a product’s potential, being able to hold it in their hand, see it from a 360° perspective, and is a low-cost, lighter, and safer option to carry around than the actual product.

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Bear Down - University of Arizona Metal Letters

BEAR DOWN University of Arizona Metal Letters Case Study

WhiteClouds was commissioned to create a Metal Letter display featuring the famous motto (“B-E-A-R-D-O-W-N”) to be installed on campus. The aim of this display was to represent the fiery school spirit of the Wildcats, and the total size of the famous motto certainly contributes to its intended formidable presence — standing tall at 5 feet with a whopping length of 38 feet.

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Captain America Ironman 3D Printed Statue Holding Toy Side View

Captain America SEN-TI-NEL 3D Printed Replica Statue Case Study

“What if Tony Stark integrates each of the Avengers’ superpowers into an armor?” This prompt was the inspiration behind our newest 3D Character Model. Created by SEN-TI-NEL (a company based in Hong Kong which produces high quality action figures), Tony Stark’s Captain America is the third character of a new action figure series “Fighting Armor”. WhiteClouds was commissioned to create a 7-foot tall replica of this new action figure.

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King Ali‘i ‘Aimoku Kaumuali’i and Queen Deborah Kapule Kekaihaʻakūlou 3D Printed statue

Life-size 3D-printed Statue – Case Study

WhiteClouds was commissioned by the Kaua`i Museum of Hawaii to re-create a permanent 3D statue of the last King and Queen of Kaua’i and Niihau. This life-size replica was made to honor King Ali‘i ‘Aimoku Kaumuali’i and Queen Deborah Kapule Kekaihaʻakūlou, standing outside the museum as if to welcome visitors to Kaua’i and to invite us to learn more about the rich Hawaiian history displayed in the museum.

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Great Smoky Mountains Wall Hanging

Wall 3D Relief Topography – Smoky Mountains – Case Study

WhiteClouds created two hanging topographical maps of the Great Smoky Mountains approximately 91 by 56 inches with three-dimensional rises of about 2 inches. Accurate to the smallest measurement, each topography delineates the vast array of hiking trails, rivers, lakes, streams, and forests in the national park.

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The Largest 3D-printed Statue – Case Study

WhiteClouds was commissioned to build a 30-foot-tall statue, named Scout for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas. This awe-inspiring statue was made to honor women in the construction industry. The composite statue incorporates multiple technologies, including 3D-printing, fiberglass, cementitious, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, wood, vinyl, and steel.

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Master Chief Halo 3D printed Model

Halo Master Chief Life-size 3D Printed Statue – Case Study

WhiteClouds took on the challenge to recreate a highly detailed and realistic 1:1 replica of the Master Chief. This incredible statue is indeed an intimidating replica of the alien annihilator at a staggering 7″ 3″ tall and weighing around 100lbs. The quality finish-work provides an uncanny realism to the model that is intimidating beyond belief.

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Grumman Goose Airplane

Grumman Goose Seaplane – Case Study

When WhiteClouds was asked to make a 1/2 scale replica of the historically significant Grumman Goose G-21A seaplane, we were up for the challenge. The incorporation of a sturdy steel frame and fiberglassed, UV resistant exterior, was the ticket to ride. This heavy-duty and one-of-a-kind outdoor display was built to last.

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