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Fallen Soldier 2x Life-size
  Retail Price: $35,995.00
  Our Price:   $22,245.00

Fallen Soldier 2x Life-size by Richard Rist

Irar War Memorial Sculpture the Fallen Soldier Sculpture of Boots, Rifle (Weapon), and HelmetBackground
Regrettably, the war on terrorism has been a costly war for our men and women in the armed forces. Between Iraq and Afghanistan we have lost over 2,000 Americans and many more wounded. While that number may seem small in the context of past wars, their loss and the loss to their family and community is important.

When a serviceman or woman is lost in the battlefield, it has become customary to arrange their Boots, Rifle and Helmet and the surviving members of their squad will gather around and memorialize their fallen comrades. Some of the troops will pray, others might recall funny stories, but make no mistake, this is a ceremony that is taken very seriously. Every soldier knows the next ceremony might be for them. This arrangement is also known as a Battlefield Cross or a Battle Cross.

We decided that our war memorial statue would recreate the same ceremonial arrangement the soldiers do themselves in the battlefield. We wanted a monument that would make you stop and think for a minute about the real cost of war. We feel this is a fitting and dignified tribute to our troops and a memorial that will keep their memory alive in a permanent way.

To cast this sculpture we used actual military items as models.  Then using 3d scanning and printing we created our original Fallen Soldier sculpture at two times the original size. It is so life-like you feel like you could pick it up. It is cast in high-quality American bronze using the ancient "lost-wax" method of bronze casting. The patina (coloration) is a traditional chocolate brown. This is a classic quality statue and built to last for hundreds of years. I have seen cheap knock-offs from Thailand that are paper thin and made from very low-grade bronze, so beware. We are currently pursuing copyright infringement.

The sculpture measures almost 7 feet tall and the base is 24" wide and 36" from front to back and 4" high. However, we can mount this on a larger or smaller base as necessary. With the standard base the weight is approximately 300 pounds.

We can also make other modifications as necessary. The rifle can be positioned with the trigger and magazine facing forward or backward and the boots can be positioned with the toes spread at a 45 degree angle. There is also a gun strap on the rifle which we can exclude if you wish.

We also make bronze plaques should you need one to accompany your display. The cost of plaques vary depending on size. Camm of email us and we can prepare a quote and a mock up of the completed plaque.  Click here to see more example plaques

Click here for the USA Today Article about this sculpture.

About the Artist

This sculpture was designed by Richard Rist. Mr. Rist is the owner of The Large Art Company and a proud veteran of the US Navy. He is a member of the American Legion and a life-member of the VFW. He comes from a long line of military veterans. His grandfather, father and three uncles were all veterans and his brother James Rist served with the US Army in operation Desert Storm. He takes great pride that this sculpture has been used to pay tribute to so many fallen heroes.

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Please call us toll free at (800) 785-4278 to reserve one of these for you. These are made one at a time. A new piece will take about 4-6 weeks although we generally keep at least one available. We can ship to most areas of the country within a week.

We accept most forms of payment including credit cards, checks or government purchase orders. We are a certified US Government contractor to streamline federal agency purchases.

There are many options to display this sculpture. This sculpture is cast from high quality bronze and with minimal care it is built to last for hundreds of years outdoors.  click here for installation instructions.

God Bless Our Troops!

Click here for the USA Today Article about this sculpture.

Now available in half life-size and 2 times life size. Call for more information


About our Children Sculptures:

Our children sculptures, like all of our sculptures, are some of the highest quality available.  These are not mass produced or arrive in a shipping container from some unknown source in Asia.  We are a bronze sculpture company and that is all we do.  We make military and veteran monuments and memorials all over the United States and they are cast by the very same craftsman who make your sculpture.  Quality is very important to us.  Similar sculptures are made all over the world because the copyrights have expired and the molds are readily available on the commercial market. However, that is where the similarities end. For more information about what makes our bronze sculptures and statues different, we invite you to read the article About Us or the article explaining Why you should buy from The Large Art Company

Color Choices - The standard way we cast our children sculptures is with what we refer to as multi-color patina.  However, many people prefer all classic statuary brown for a more traditional look.  The multi-color finish the skin is a golden brown and the clothing is a mixture of Verdi green, burgundy, hunter green, and light and dark brown.  Both are very nice and weather the same.  Color selection is more a matter of preference. For more information about colors Click Here.

Mounting Nuts - Mounting nuts can be welded under the sculpture for a secure permanent installation.  You may not need then in a residential setting, but they are highly recommended for public art installations.  There is an additional fee of $50 to have mounting nuts welded into the sculpture For more information on installation click here.

Other modifications - Since we work directly with the foundries that cast our sculptures, we can mix and match children or reposition if necessary.

Availability - Unlike our competitors, we do NOT mass produce our bronze sculptures, or haul them to the US in shipping containers from unknown places in Asia.  However, we do keep some of our more popular sculptures cast and in stock. When you are ready to order, please call about availability.  If we have one made we can ship it to you in 5-10 days, depending on your location.  If we need to make one from scratch please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.  We will review all of these details before you finalize your order.

Plaques - Depending on the situation, you may be interested a bronze plaque to go with your sculpture.  They can be a nice addition for public art displays to indicate the significance of the sculpture to you or your organization.  Sometimes our sculptures are displayed in memory of someone lost or in honor of someone special.  Other times they are displayed by civic groups and plaques can be used to recognize their effort or contribution.  No matter the reason, a bronze plaque can be a tasteful finishing touch on your sculpture display.  Our bronze plaques are cast of high quality bronze and have been used on some of the most important monument displays around the United States and will last for centuries.

Some of our sculptures will accommodate a plaque attached directly to the sculpture or it can be displayed separately on a stake-mount or post-mount.  Each plaque is custom made with your choice of size and wording.  We can even integrate metal etched photographs into a plaque.  Just to give you an idea, most dedication plaques of this nature cost between $300 - $500, plus the cost of special services such as metal photos or stake-mounts. If you think a bronze plaque might be a nice addition to your sculpture display you should give us a call and we can explain your options and pricing.  To see some examples of plaques we have made in the past visit the Bronze Plaques section on our website

Ordering - Feel free to order online, but we really prefer that you call. It allows us to at least put a voice with the order and answer any questions.  Even if you place your order online you will hear from us to confirm all of details of your order.   

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