• the replica of the skull with pegs to show the tissue thicknesses
  • the facial musculature
  • skin and fat
  • the “basic” face the “basic” face
  • the age
  • a copy of the sculpture cast in sillicone rubber
  • painted
  • with eyes with eyes
  • with hair (the clothing here is improvised)

A facial reconstruction begins with the original skull.

Using a 3D scanner and 3D printer or, if the skull is firm enough, by making a mold, a copy of it is made. In this way, the original skull remains undamaged.

The faces are created according to established forensic methods. The methods are based on the average tissue thicknesses measured at various points on the skull and the guidelines established for the shape, size and location of different facial features. These guidelines make use of the unique anatomy and measurements of the skull at hand.

After modeling, a mold is made, which can later be poured into the desired and most appropriate material, here it is silicone rubber, for example. After painting, artificial eyes and human hair complete the face.

The combination of scientific knowledge, artistic talent and state-of-the-art techniques, ensures that the facial reconstructions look very lifelike.