Very Model of A Medieval Cathedral
by Ole Utke
who like building architectural models (especially medieval ones)
can surely benefit from the paper models made by the French company,
Some years ago I visited the Notre Dame in Reims, France. And there,
nicely exhibited in a big montre, I saw a brilliant 1:250 scale
model of the very same Cathedral. A closer examination revealed
that it was made out of paper!!
In the kiosk I bought an A4 booklet with a lot of pages pages
with precise prints of all the more than 500 pieces that needed
to be cut, trimmed and glued to, finally,
become the completed model. And, let me add: A very nice model indeed
(ever since I exhibited the model on top of an old cupboard all
my guests have praised it to the skies).
always, when building models, one only need to be precise and patient
- that's all. No special abilities are needed.
to the time it takes to build a model from scratch, it's a snap
with your fingers. Besides being a nice exhibition unit in itself,
it works fine as a "measure-stick" if one want's to build
Those who want to enjoy all the pleasures of building, and looking
at nice well done models, the L'Instant Durable Selection is worth
a visit. They have a fairly broad line of medieval models (the only
drawback is, that they are not kept in the same scale).
And by now I'm on my way to building Cluny, Chartres and Sainte-Chapelle.
Perhaps some of you can use the models for educational purposes.
I have had great pleasure in using them as eyecatchers when I wanted
to tell people this and that about the great cathedrals. The models
make the whole story much easier to grasp...
Story and photos © Ole Utke
resources to Reims Cathedral:
York Carver Gothic Images: Reims
Reims Cathedral Images