1938 Card model of Frank Lloyd Wright house

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  1. claudiecat

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  2. mike.stamper

    mike.stamper New Member

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    That looks like the "Roby House" the kit is still available.

    It's not one of the best kits in the world - A review of the kit was in the "Cardmodellers" web site - I still have the review if anyone is interested

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    claudiecat,
    That's an interesting find. After a bit of poking around at Google I found that the publisher is still in business making jigsaw puzzles:

    http://www.megabloks.com/warren/
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    Great sleuthing Astroboy! I just e-mailed the company to see if they had any more info on the model - highly unlikely but you never know
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    That would be brilliant Mike :thumb: - only yesterday I was hunting around for the review you mentioned in your earlier post but the old zines at Cardmodellers refused to open. I've got the Dover version of the Robie House so I need all the advice I can get before I start.
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    It's quite a long review - I've never tried this before so I have no idea if you will find all the bits.

    There should be two word docs and 4 pictures

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    Part 2 of the pictures - more will follow

    Cheers
    Mike S

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    claudiecat New Member

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    Thanks Mike, that's excellent.
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    Thanks I'll investigate the Robie model.
    But in the meantime any idea about the Schwartz house (the name in the article)? If it went to the Wisconsin Histroical Society, which it did, you'd think they would have made a copy of the kit in the article available...
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    kk135
    I e-mailed the Society at the time I made the original post but never heard back (and don't expect to, really). You might have better luck, especially if you can visit them.

    BTW, there are two Robie House models. There's the smaller Dover publications one at HO scale (I got mine earlier this year through Amazon) and a bigger, rarer one put out originally by the Taliesin Foundation. I got the latter through a swap here only a few months ago so it can be gotten! I'm not a home ATM but I think its 1:60 IIRC.
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    There is also an old Robie house model that I made years ago. I still have it. I believe the company was "Monte Models". They had a number of architectural models, mostly American landmarks. Couldn't fine any information on them though.