Japanese Lighthouse

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by lepton, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. lepton

    lepton New Member

    I'm normally building spacecraft, but haven't had much spare time recently, and so have been reluctant to start a large project. But this weekend I had a small amount of free time for a change, so I decided to build this light house model.

    This is just one of the series of 209 (!) available from http://www.tokokai.org. The papercraft can be downloaded from the page: http://www.tokokai.org/archive/craft/index.html. I think that it would be an interesting project to make them all, perhaps displaying them on a large map of Japan.

    The build only took two evenings. There are no instructions per se, simply a cross section drawing showing the relative placement of parts. But it is not hard to follow if you think a little about the parts.

    I made a number of minor changes as I built it to slightly increase the amount of detail, adding the frames around the doors, the spire, and the fence railing. This is the first time I have used the thread soaked in CA glue as fence railing, and I am pleased with the way it worked out. The spire is a toothpick with thin paper strips soaked in CA glue wound around.


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  2. redhorse

    redhorse Member

    That looks really good. I don't remember ever seeing any of these build up.
  3. leleux

    leleux New Member

    looks great
  4. butzi

    butzi butzi

    nice model just download one for my diorama,,,thanks lepton

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