Category Archives: 2. Paper Models

“Blue Marble: Next Generation”. Twelve Earth Globes (Christmas Edition)

… In 1972, from a distance of about 45,000 km (28,000 mi), the crew of Apollo 17 took one of the most famous photographs ever made of the Earth. This original Blue Marble inspired later images of the Earth compiled … Continue reading

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Romeo

Romeo was our most beloved cat. He died last year. Last spring we adopted a new kitten, who was lost in the middle of the Karst, where we live. We gave him the name of Romeo, again, because of its … Continue reading

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Fragile like an egg…

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Coelum Stellatum Christianum (Christmas Ball Ornament)

Merry Christmas Happy 2015 A new year full of paper to cut, fold and glue!

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COELUM STELLATUM CHRISTIANUM (1660)

Whilst Kepler was studying the planets motion, his son-in-law Jacob Bartsch, astronomer, Wilhelm Schickard, the astronomer and professor of Oriental languages at Tübingen, and Julius Schiller (c. 1580 – 1627), a lawyer from Ausburg, together with others were planning the … Continue reading

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Do you remember “The MATRIX”?

     after the hako infection (2004)…

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The first time the word “America”…

… appeared on Earth. Globe diameter: 12 cm In 1901 Joseph Fisher, a Jesuit historian who was conducting research in in the library of Prince Johannes zu Waldburg- Wolfegg in Wolfegg Castle in Württemberg, Germany, discovered the famous large Waldseemueller’s … Continue reading

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Pardie’s Celestial Globe (Christmas Ball version)

The Christmas Ball version of Pardies’ Celestial Globe is now available! Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2014!

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Celestial Globe from Ignace-Gaston Pardies’ Tables

[diameter of the Celestial Globe: 25 cm] Visit the David Rumsey Map Collection website to admire and download Pardies’ star and constellation maps. Another great website with a lot of information about Pardies’ masterpiece is Atlas Coelestis (sorry, mostly in Italian…). … Continue reading

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DRACULA (Hako version, 2004)

Years ago, paper modellers community was very excited by the so called hako designs, small paper figures mainly made of boxy parts assembled together. There was a bloom of paper hakos, some of them truly exquisite. As many others, I designed some hako models, too. Dracula was the first … Continue reading

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