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Balsa Wood and Architectural Modeling Contest Winners Announced

Ever see those really cool models of cities like the one in “Die Hard” where Alan Rickman unsuccessfully tries to get the password from the Nakatomi Corp. President. I love those things, and contests for architectural models are always on the very high end of cool. The Association of Professional Model Makers set up a web page to announce the winners of the latest contest, and the pictures there are amazing.

National Balsa Wood Company, in Ware, Massachusetts, makes the base laser-cut balsa wood and basswood pieces that architectural students and model airplane makers use to build their planes and cities. I spoke to the owner of that company the other day and he said that architecture students from all over the country order specially cut pieces from his firm to build their scaled-down cities, like the one shown below.

Balsa Wood Architectural Model

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