1) What is fiberglass resin?
For the most part, fiberglass statues are the same as resin statues. Made from the threads of glass, fiberglass is created by forcing molten glass through a sieve that spins it into threads. However, since the fiberglass pours as a liquid, it reflects all the fine details of the mold. Concrete, on the other hand, is thick and grainy and does not penetrate well into the fine detail of a mold. Fiberglass is an ideal material for large sculptures because it is light enough that people can move statues made from it without the help of a crane. Fiberglass statues also cost considerably less to ship than concrete statues. Of course, fiberglass is also very strong. It is reinforced and is the same material used to make boat hulls that are designed to withstand the shock and the elements of the sea without breaking. Concrete, while durable enough for outdoor applications, will break into pieces if hit or knocked over. Fiberglass is also a much less expensive medium.
2) What makes Yab Design special?
Yab Design is headed by a visionary guy, Jakob Van Der Hulst, a Dutchman residing in the Philippines. Most of our designs begin as ideas in the deep recesses of Yaap’s mind and are then transferred to our pool of artistic talents – mostly local residents of Angono, known worldwide as the Art Capital of the Philippines. These experts transform the sometimes wild and out-of-this-world ideas into eye-popping 3D sculptures.
Take a trip through our huge showroom and instantly be awestruck by the realism and lifelikeness of our creations. Special finishes and painting techniques enable us to mimic a wide range of textures, from rippled and mossy dinosaur skin, to clothes and armor, and yes, even fur! That’s why we here at Yab Design always say that “our replicas seem more real than the originals themselves!
3) How durable are your products?
Our patented manufacturing process is so far ahead of our competitors that it would take most of them at least 10 years to produce the same quality as our sculptures. Our products’ durability can be summed up in 3 words: “Durable Handcrafted Perfection”. Our fiberglass statues are hand crafted through an exclusive eight-step process. Using only the highest-grade fiberglass resin and innovative technology makes these statues lightweight and incredibly durable. Maintained properly, the statue’s finish never fades, cracks, or chips, and it retains its original beauty for many, many years.