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Iconic Luxurious Hotel - Burj Al Arab Papercraft

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New model to fill Landmark category, I got inspired to make this iconic building after I watched National Geographic. This model is not very precision, although I still use rough scale, it is 1:2300 scale model (14 cm). I simplify most of the parts, you will need 1 mm heavy card to layer some parts to make it more stiff.

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Pripyat City Name Sign Papercraft

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When Tsunami struck Japan coast and made a significant damage to Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Reactor, the world suddenly recalled chernobyl disaster in 1986 and we all hoping that wouldn't make Sendai a chernobyl in Asia. Chernobyl nuclear meltdown disaster as we all know were the cause The city of Pripyat became a ghost town. All population have been evacuated from high pollutant nuclear waste from the Chernobyl reactor. I know Pripyat from playing at least two games, Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Stalker. The most distinctive places beside city name sign are Priplat swimming pool and a the ferish wheel.

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Jam Gadang Clocktower Papercraft

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First paper model from a collaboration between Rumah Inspirasi and Paper Replika in releasing paper model about Indonesian landmark and culture. Jam Gadang (literally "Massive Clock") is a clocktower and major landmark  of the city of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located in the centre of the city, near the the main market, Pasar Atas, and is a tourist attraction. The structure was build in 1926 during the Dutch  colonial era, as a gift from the Queen to city's controleur. It was designed by architects Yazin and Sutan Gigi Ameh. Originally a rooster figure was placed on the apex, but it was changed into a Jinja-like ornament during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia. Following Indonesian independence, it was reshaped to its present form resembling traditional Minangkabaun roofs (see Rumah gadang). It is said to have cost 3,000 Guilder. [Wikipedia]

Jam Gadang Clocktower

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Tugu Yogyakarta Papercraft

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Tugu Yogya model designed by Yudho Wiratomo a paper model designer  from Indonesia. Tugu Jogja is the most popular landmark of Yogyakarta(also known as Jogja). This monument is located in the center of the crossroad between the Mangkubumi, Soedirman, A.M. Sangaji and Diponegoro roads. Tugu Jogja was also called as De Witt Paal (in dutch) or Tugu Pal Putih (white post monument).In the past, tugu Jogja had a diferent form than what is look like now, it was originally constructed in cylindrical form (from base) to conical form upwards with rounded top, and it was 25 m high. On 10 June 1987, a big earthquake happened in Yogyakarta, it ruined the Old Tugu Jogja. In 1889, Dutch goverment (colonizer of Indonesia in the past) renovated Tugu Joga. "The new monument was constructed as a square with each side being decorated with a kind of inscription containing the names of people who were involved in the renovation" from yogyes.com. It has 15 m high and golden conical top like you can see untill now, as the modern form of Tugu Jogja. This monument is very special because of its history and mistycal legend. It was told that South sea, Keraton Yogyakarta, Tugu Jogja, and Mount Merapi made a straight line as a relation symbol, between human and God.Tugu Yogyakarta

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Dome of The Rock Papercraft

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The Dome of the Rock, Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Hebrew : Kipat Hasela is an Islamic shrine which houses the Foundation Stone, the holiest spot in Judaism, and is a major landmark located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It was completed in 691, making it the oldest extant Islamic building in the world. Its significance stems from the religious beliefs regarding the rock at its heart. The Dome of the Rock is located at the visual center of an ancient man-made platform known as the Temple Mount, which Muslims refer to as the "Noble Sanctuary". The platform, greatly enlarged under the rule of Herod the Great, is the site of the Second Jewish Temple which was destroyed during the Roman Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. In 637 CE, Jerusalem was conquered by the Rashidun Caliphate army during the Islamic invasion of the Byzantine Empire. [Wikipedia].Dome of The Rock

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