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Old 04-04-2021, 03:12 PM
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Leaning Tower of Pisa

I guess that many and varied have been the paper models featuring the iconic building. This particular one was published by Editoriale Domus, Italy, 1983. Scale is 1:150 and it weighs in at a height of 43cm.

It's partly die-cut, which was both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I didn't have to cut out all those arches by hand. A curse because it suffered from the same faults as all die-cut models do to some extent. One page of parts suggested that the printer and the die-cutter had had a terrible row the night before. But with a building that is basically white all over this wasn't too visible, thank goodness.

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Opera della Primaziale Pisana: sito ufficiale
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:18 PM
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Beautiful building, Philip!
It's just my suggestion, or did you do the two inclination angles?
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Nice looking tower. I hate it when a die-cut is just a few mm off.
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Hi Philip ,

the tower is looking very fine !!

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Turned out a nice model. Very delicate with all those arches. Well done!

Also puts a new slant on architectural models (well I had to say that!)
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Nicely handled. You handled the mismatch well
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Nice work !

I bet you were pleased when you had finished the pillars ;-)

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Nice to see you all! And thank you for your comments.

assetico: I didn't do any inclination angles that I know of. I'm not sure what they are. The amount of lean was determined by the depth of the circular rim around the base; one edge of the base is glued to the top of the rim, and the opposite edge to the bottom.

Kevin: Groan!

Mike: I certainly was. Each column had to be squeezed, stretched, or otherwise cajoled into place one at a time. I thought it would never end...
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I'm not sure that any of the tower's kits are totally accurate.

I'm fairly sure that it started leaning almost from day one. Some way up the angle of the tower changes in an attempt to get it to stop leaning.

But look on the bright side - the collours are closer to the original than some I've seen

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Old 04-06-2021, 03:47 PM
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This is the "pop" version of the Domus LTP, which I built a few years back. I redid the bases and added the city flag of Pisa, which is flown on the real tower. The die cutting on my copy was pretty good -- I guess I got lucky! Also attached is a PDF of the placard that I made to display with the model.

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