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Moscow Kremlin “Nikolskaya & Corner Arsenalnaya Towers” Card Model Kit
Card Model Kit of Moscow Kremlin “Nikolskaya & Corner Arsenalnaya Towers”
Volume: 15 sheets A4 (8,3” x 11,7”)
Card Model Kit of Moscow Kremlin “Nikolskaya and Corner Arsenalnaya Towers”
With this model publisher continues absolutely new and unique product line of world famous Moscow Kremlin. This series will consist of all 20 towers of Kremlin and it’s Walls.
Full built model has the circumference of about 9 meters (30 feet) !!!
But also you can enjoy building it by parts – for example only towers, or just towers and half of walls or quarter of walls.
Absolutely new – Moscow Kremlin wasn’t published ever!
Instruction: in English, German, Polish, and Russian (detailed illustrations are included)
For building you may need: scissors, glue for paper, sharp knife (or scalpel), awl, ruler, toothpicks or matches.
Even if you are the beginner in modeling, don’t be afraid to start with this model kit.
Instructions and illustrations, high quality printing and excellent coloring, perfectly selected details scale will make the process of building pleasant and amazing; at the end you will have a wonderful stunning model made by your own hands.
The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Moskovskiy Kreml), sometimes referred to as simply The Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of Russia.
The existing Kremlin walls and towers were built by Italian masters over the years 1485 to 1495. The irregular triangle of the Kremlin wall encloses an area of 275,000 square meters (68 acres). Its overall length is 2235 meters (2444 yards), but the height ranges from 5 to 19 metres, depending on the terrain. The wall's thickness is between 3.5 and 6.5 meters.
The Nikolskaya Tower (Russian: Nikolskaya Bashnya) is a tower with a through-passage on the eastern wall of the Moscow Kremlin, which overlooks the Red Square not far from the State Historical Museum.
The Nikolskaya Tower was built in 1491 by an Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari. It was named after Nikolaevsky (Nikolsky) Greek Monastery, which is no longer there. In 1806, the tower was rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style by an architect Karl Rossi. In 1812, the top of the tower was blown up by the retreating French army. It was restored in 1816 by an architect Osip Bove. The Nikolskaya Tower was once again severely damaged by the artillery fire in October 1917 and was later restored by an architect Nikolai Markovnikov. In 1935, the Soviets installed a red star on top of the tower. Its current height with the star is 70.4 m.
The Corner Arsenalnaya Tower (Russian: Arsenal’naya Uglovaya Bashnya, i.e. "Corner Arsenal tower") is a tower of the Moscow Kremlin. It was built in 1492 by an Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari. The construction of this tower completed the Kremlin's line of defence from the side of the Red Square. It was called the Sobakin Tower until the early 18th century (named so after a boyar Sobakin, whose house had been adjacent to the tower from the Kremlin side). The Corner Arsenalnaya Tower received its current name after the construction of the Arsenal. The tower still has a secret well. In 1707, due to a threat of Swedish invasion, the gun slots of the Corner Arsenalnaya Tower were enlarged to fit heavy cannons. In 1812, the tower was damaged by an explosion, set up by the retreating French army. It was restored in 1816-1819 by architect Osip Bove. The tower's current height is over 60 m.