A part-time model maker, who has created body parts for stage productions, has channelled his talents into a new venture making casts of feet and hands.
Dean Wynn, from Redditch, and his wife Natalie, have opened Copycast Studios at Hatton Shopping Village near Warwick, creating visual memories of hands and feet.
Mr Wynn, who previously worked as an administrative assistant, has been model making as a hobby for the last 12 years, taking commissions for anything from science fiction models and giftware characters to body parts for special effects and visual props in the theatrical world.
"I started by making models for family and friends but soon I was inundated with commissions," said Mr Wynn.
"Natalie and I had been thinking about how we could combine our working life with spending more time with our son Lucus who was born last November.
"With the love of being new parents we got stuck on the idea of casting babies' feet and Copycast Studios was born."
Although Mr Wynn had been making models for years, the decision to turn the hobby into a business was a tough decision.
"Leaving our normal nine-to-five jobs was a huge step," he said.
"But when we found a unit at Hatton Shopping Village we jumped at the chance.
"The ambience here is all about spending family time together and is a perfect setting for our new business."
The couple hope they can make the business a success by offering the service at a lower price than traditional casting companies.