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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Holiday Stocking Stuffers: Medal Earth Models

During the holidays I was given one of Facinations Metal Earth models as a stocking stuffer. The Himeji Castle came in three 4" sheets of laser cut steel.  I was excited to begin building this incredible castle while having the time off on vacation. 
The original castle located in Japan was built in 1333and is the regarded as the finest surviving example of the prototypical Japanese castle architecture. It is also known as the White Heron Castle because of its brilliant white exterior and is supposed to resemble a bird taking flight. It has had many alterations over the years and today it remains in its completed form for over 400 years.


The model is made from 77 individual pieces with 50 unique pieces that fit together perfectly using tabs and a pair of needle nose pliers. It took me about 3 hours to complete although I will admit that I was watching the Back to the Future Trilogy at the same time. It was so much fun that I purchased a few more of these models and have been busy creating them

The other models I have since built include : The Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, White House, Kennedy Center, Tarantula, Scorpion, Windmill and Star Wars AT-AT.

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