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Designing the Temple Pagoda

2021-08-03 by David

When you think of Japanese architecture, there are basically 2 big ones, right? The massive samurai castle, and the tall and elegant pagoda!

 

Well, we are very pleased to show off completed renders of our upcoming 5-storey temple pagoda. This is a very large and very detailed terrain model, based on the beautiful wooden pagoda at Ruriko Temple (built in 1442) in Yamaguchi. This model features authentic details and measurements taken from construction schematics kindly provided by temple staff, and we featured some of the pics from the research trip in a previous blog!

 

 



This enormous pagoda has been carefully modelled according to the dimensions of Ruriko Temple, although we have swapped the wooden roof for a more eyecatching tiled version, and also swapped the wooden stage for a more sturdy stone base.

 

I think you'll all be surprised to hear that this entire model can be printed without supports, and everything has been designed to print even at half size, for those of you with 15mm scale collections. With a bit of care in printing, it should even work at 6mm scale.

 

Yes, even that awesome spire at the top can be printed without supports, and simply slotted together!




The intricate supports on the underside of each roof are quite breathtaking, and with an overall height of 566cm (23"), your players should get a great view of them during games!

 

The bottom two levels have full interiors, and you can choose to model them with 3 types of door; open or closed shutters, and/or a wooden grill. The bottom level also features windows on each side, which you can model with vertical wooden bars or a more ornamental grill design.

The second level also features a narrow balcony, which is actually more ornamental than practical. As I found out during my research trip, there are no interior stairs, but the second level does include a trapdoor in the floor.




Levels 1 & 2 both include a central column from floor to ceiling, and the bottom level can also be fitted with a statue of buddha and offering table (both included in the set).

 

This super-tall model is currently test printing this week, and we'll be showing off some assembly guides soon....

 


Tags: samurai  design 


1 Comment :


Alt Reality Terrain
2021-08-04 (Wed) 8:54AM

I am always in awe of what you design. Beautiful!





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