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This poor Hippo’s skateboard was shattered and severely damaged after a fall. He and his skateboard needed intensive and preventative care!
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The Hippo, 20 inches high and 15 pounds, needed a strong base to support his weight.
The skateboard/base needed to be rebuilt to support the Hippo, who is balancing all 15 pounds on one leg.
Many steel pins in all the skateboard's broken areas provided support for the sculpture.
The bottom of the skateboard was reinforced with steel plates that were steel pinned before cementing.
The reinforced bottom was then painted matching its original finish.
The Hippo on Skateboard is now ready for action! Restored to its original finish, there are no signs of being shattered.
He’s more stable than the original version and will continue to bring joy for many more years!