Papercraft of the Basilica of Saint Peter (Vatican)

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    My first thread in a very very long time [​IMG]

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    I love papercraft, although I never tried it, will do this summer cuz got a lot of free time, thats one masterpiece btw.
     
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    Thanks, I appreciate it. If you have a lot of free time it is really something worth while imo, since you start with so many small pieces and in the end when you see it as a whole it is very satisfying [​IMG]
     
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    i love it man. that thing itself is like a trophie. but i only like looking at them most of the times.
     
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    Ya, I thought so for a long time as well, since I always thought it looked hard to make one but it just takes time and patience. But I always loved watching at papercrafts.

    I also thought how can this be steady and don`t fall in itself but it is very steady and hard, which astonished me when I was finished...
     
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    Yay! We now have a more-or-less accurate replica. Let's bomb the place. Heck, let's bomb the whole Vatican.

    No, don't ask me if I'm joking.
     
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    Won't ask, we know you are joking.
     
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    At least we hope so [​IMG]
     
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    the paving is all wrong
     
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    Not really something I could have influenced but you are right. Even though the model is quite accurate (though obviously simplified) the paving is really massively simplified, which came as a surprise to me, since it is just paint on the paper and not something that needs to be modelled...

    Though it doesn`t appear on the pics but the lines on Saint Peter's Square are indeed painted onto the floor but like I said not visible on my pics. They are very thin.

    Still I think the people who designed this papercraft outdone themself [​IMG]
     
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    That is cool! [​IMG] So did you get it as a kit or did you make it from scratch?
     
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    also the sides of the square aren't supposed to be parallel, the whole thing tapers out as you approach the basilica.
     
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    The ground plan of the whole papercraft was predetermined (it is white under it) so there wasn`t really a choice. It is nearly exactly where it was suppose to be according to the designers of the papercraft, though I don`t know why they didn`t do it exactly how it is in reality. IMO it looks kind of good to be parallel on the model but like I said I didn`t have a choice...

    But don`t forget: "All models are in simulacra, that is, simplified reflections of reality, but despite their inherent falsity, they are nevertheless extremely useful." - Wikipedia on "models" [​IMG]
     
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    i wasn't pointing it out as a flaw in your assembly. the angled wings are a major feature of the building and it's completely intentional, i would of included it if i designed the model.
     
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    I understand and I agree.

    It wouldn`t have been hard to make it, since the wing-parts are completely separated from the building-part (before gluing them together of course) but I guess for the sake of simplicity they did it, because the round parts need to be exactly oval-shaped but the wall-parts have very distinctive angles and I don`t know if they maybe thought that it would be too hard to accomplish. But I doubt that, since the length of the wall-parts would have predetermind the angle of the wall itself and thus there nearly wouldn`t have been anything major that could have gone wrong...

    But who knows why they changed it... Still I think it is amazing how they`ve translated a complex structure like this into fourteen A4 sheets of paper! [​IMG]
     
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    yeah, it's still cool

    i was wondering if i can find something similar for my kids "waste your parent's time and build a mission model" project.
     

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