Soloman's Temple And Surrounding Courtyard

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by Bionic Modeler, May 13, 2007.

  1. I think if any of you designers want a real challenge and one that would give you a lot of satisfaction why not try designing a replica of Soloman's Temple and couryard with walls. There are millions of people who could bebefit from the educational value of such a model. I am an ardant card modeler and while I usually stick to Real space Models, I would ver much like a model of this compound. I am a student of the bible and would be happy to promote such a model for wide distribution. While I recognize the comlexity of such a model one might want to charge a fee for this model. That would be fine.

    Any takers out there?
  2. Al hazlet

    Al hazlet Member

    I know so little about the temple complex that I'd feel a right prat trying to replicate it, even if I had the modeling skills to do it ... and I'm not clear on how would a model provide educational benefit.
  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    I love complete sets like that - I would go the whole way!

    Al, There is tons of educational opportunities from building card models.
  4. There are countless students of the Bible and the Temple had significant prophetic signicance in it's design. Everything had a prophetic meaning and spiritual significance. Being able to visualize it in 3-d would be inspirational as well as educational.
  5. blaze99

    blaze99 New Member

    there is a small one of the temple at this

    use top bar “Jeugd” then pick “Kleurplaten”

    old or new Testament
    Pasen & Pinksteren or Kerst

    I have started it and had a a hard time with the base size will try and get a picture to post later..
  6. blaze99

    blaze99 New Member

    Here are three pictures
  7. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

    Very interesting. Everything is so square and grid like that it looks modern. Did it actually have this sort of right angle geometry?
  8. Art Decko

    Art Decko Member

    Chinese cities have been laid out in grid patterns (and surrounded by square walls) for at least 2,000 years as far as I know, probably a good deal longer. Did the Romans not also use grid patterns? I think it might be more of a sign of organized urban planning than of modernity.
  9. gnAsher

    gnAsher Member

    There is, in fact, a commercial model available by Candle Books. It comes with a nice 16 page illustrated book on the history of the temple. The model is 1:150 and comes on 4-5 double pages in the middle of the book. The parts are press out so no knife is needed. Construction is by tab and slot. A nice model for the yun' uns or as a project for a Sunday School class. The roof lifts off so you can see the insides!

    I forgot to add, since there is this model, if any one is thinking of designing a temple model, more of the surrounding would be better, a la the Unseen University model.

    Lizzie, Art,
    Not only was the temple square, it was also built with all sorts of numerical dimensions, e.g. the inner santum is a square, 1/3 of the length building, etc. Looking at the inside of the model, it does look very art deco!:)
  10. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    edited: phil had too much candy...he typed without thinking again...
  11. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    I feel like a complete ass, I reread things and do not understand myself. I edited out my yuccky post and offer apologies.

    I don't know what the heck is going on with me...I don't mean to be mean...

    I offer myself for Crucifiction...or the Gallows...or to be drawn and quartered...whatever you see fit.
  12. woodgraver

    I don't know what you said as i haven't checked in for a bit. But from the sound of it I probably wouldn't have liked it much. At least you have the sense to recognize a mistake. Kudo's for that
  13. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    It wasn't horrible, but you would not have liked it anyway.

    I am way stressed out and taking it out on everybody...time for a Bike ride...8)
  14. dcrouton

    dcrouton New Member

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