Memorials

mikezax

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Here I sometimes add a model of a monument (I have more than one planned) The first is this monument in the Slovak capital, Bratislava:


Slavin
(Bratislava, Slovakia)

Scale : 1:200
Author : Juraj Gonšor
Source : Vystrihovačky-papierové modely (Perfekt)

Slavin is the war memorial and cemetery.
...more details this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slav%C3%ADn

...a few photos of the finished model:
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Thank you for sharing this with us! I lived in Bratislava for a year. I remember visiting this place when I was there.
 

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That's really beautiful. Russia gave America a beautiful memorial to the victims of 911, but the news barely reported, and many people do not know it even exists. See pic below. All the names of the people who died immediately are etched in stone at the base, and that big tear drop is made out of pure Nickel. I believe it was a beautiful, sincere gesture on Russia's part. IMHO :)

Link to official site: http://www.911monument.com/history.cfm

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I remember that, thou I don't remember where it was placed. and you are right, it is a beautiful monument.
 
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It is on a point on the Jersey (Bayonne, N.J.)side where the Twin Towers looked like on building. It was overgrown , ex military base, an eyesore. The Russian Government financed the whole build and put up the memorial, as they felt anywhere else be disrespectful to the deceased, and that point gives you a beautiful view of lower Manhattan. :)

QUOTE from official Website:

Zurab (the designer) spoke with friends and colleagues who were in NY during the attacks. He heard stories about how boats and ferries were used to shuttle survivors away from the Twin Towers. He also learned about the New Jersey residents who worked in the towers. Zurab decided to look for a site in New Jersey, where the monument could be on the waterfront and settled on a never before seen area of the peninsula at Bayonne. Here, the World Trade Center was the backdrop to the waterfront, and so, the backdrop of life. The site had been a military instillation, and the town had decided to convert the land into public park-space.
 

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Thanx ;)

TO: zathros
nice memorial, that would be a nice model ;)

Memorial in The Valley of Death (Slovakia)

Scale : 1:?? (about 1:80)
Author : Ladislav Jakubčo, BaJ
Source : Fifík 5/2020

...brief description:
Amongst the villages Kapišová, Kružľová and Nižná Písaná we can find scattered artillery symbolized by 8 tanks T34/85 in the terrain representing a tank company on strike. All the scenery is here to remind the public of the fights taking place on the site from 25th to 27th October 1944, more here:

...it's a simple model that I've improved a bit, a few photos:
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Russian anti-tank gun ZIS-2 (Slovakia)
(Monument and "open-air museum" in Skároš - the first liberated village in the district of Košice)

Scale : 1:25
Author : Ing. Ladislav Jakubčo, BaJ
Source : Fifík magazine

...brief description:
I will add another piece to the series of monuments and since we celebrated the end of World War II on 8-9.5, I am adding a monument for this period. The ZIS-2 model was released in Fifík, I made the pad according to the real monument in Skároš, which looks like this:

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...As for the model itself, I thought it was a simple model, but the tubular parts were not quite simple, at least for me ... I tried to improve the model at least a little... I added a little patina ... maybe it looks a little better ... I tried to make the pad according to a real memorial. , a few photos:
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This is really an excellent idea, building models of memorials. It honors those who did such brave acts in the past around the world, regardless of politics today, which these people had nothing to do with. This has the promise of really being an excellent thread. It will be interesting to see what models you find.

The ZIS-2 mmodel came out great! Sometimes, the simpler the model, the more perfect everything has to be. Great job, Great thread!! :)
 

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I hear you on that. Too many horrid things have gone on that people see to know nothing about or have forgotten. :iagree:
 

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Hachiko (Japan)
(Bronze statue at Shibuya Train Station in Tokyo)

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Another piece in a series of monuments. Not only important people and events have memorials, but a few animals have their own statue. I like dogs, they keep me company all my life (now I'm sixth), so when I found this 3D model, I had to include it in my collection. It is therefore a combination of 3D printing (sculpture and inscription) and a paper model (pedestal).
As for the model, it probably doesn't need to be explained, it is a dog who, after the death of his master for 9 years, went every day waiting for the station for his master ... 2 films were made about him. The statue was erected at the station, where he waited every night. More here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachikō

A few photos:

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A bittersweet story. I'd want my dog to move on. I've had many many dogs. They averaged around 16 years each. My Dalmatian broke my heart, and a Corgi-I don't know what mix, I rescued, died this year after being 19 years old. I won't keep anymore dogs as they tend to live long, and I don't believe I'll be in shape to take care of one when I get older, as is happeing now, but I never have regretted any dog, or cat, I have owned. I had a cat, named Carlisle, she lived for 25 years. She raised the Dalmatian. They were best friends. ;)