Madame Tussauds is all about colorful and glossy wax statues. If I have to describe it in one word, it would be “glamarous”. It showcases famous personalities from different fields like movie industry, music industry, sports, politics and many more under one roof. Madame Tussauds is nicely arranged according to the fields so that you can swiftly move around and visit your favorite spots as per your choice. I was totally hooked to the bollywood section, leave aside how real they looked I was proud to bits to see so many of them standing tall there.
While there were specific sections for all the personalities there was one section wherein they had explained how the wax statues are actually made. It wasn’t a very detailed explanation but good enough to give you an idea as to how it materializes. I am sure you all have seen those wax statues at some or the other place so instead of showing the popular wax statues I thought I would give you a plunge into the making of those wax statues. So without further ado here we go:
It is all about taking accurate measurements and samples so that 100 % accuracy can be achieved. This is a critical step the data collected in this step acts as a reference for the later steps.
This refers to giving the basic shape and structure to the statue by using a metal armature. This basically forms the building block of the statues.
This process uses various moulds to give shape to various parts of the statues. The customized moulds ensure that the structure is in accordance to the samples taken at the time of sitting.
This process is about giving the finishing touch to the statues which mainly includes ensuring the statue depicts accuracy in accordance to the samples taken at the time of sitting.
Clearly it is not as simple as it looks here, it takes a lot more engineering and hard work. I have seen these statues very closely and they all look insanely real. At times I even felt that it would blink its eye. The texture looks like real skin until you touch it and realize it is not real skin.