One of the juicier projects we've had involved 3D scanning real 10-lb crabs to recreate life-like replicas for Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour. The captain and his crew take tourists out on the high seas in the summer to watch them work. Unfortunately, they were losing much of their inventory recreating their catches - this was both costly and unsustainable.
Once we 3D scanned the real thing, we 3D printed a master pattern which was used to create a mold. The mold allowed RapidMade to cast the crab look alikes in urethane rubber. See the results here.