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Metal Earth Taj Mahal


Metal Earth makes a series of wonderful miniature metal kits of various famous buildings and landmarks. They of course have a miniature Taj Mahal. In this tutorial we do an overview of the kit, how you make something like this and where you can get one.

I also have a video tutorial on this project at the bottom of the page.


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You can buy this Metal Earth Taj Mahal on Amazon.com:
ICONX - 3D Metal Model Kits Taj Mahal


The completed project installed on a little diorama

The Metal Earth Taj Mahal


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We ended up having a little bit of extra fun with this miniature Taj Mahal. This is a picture of me at the Taj. So we ended up making a miniature me and placed it at the miniature Taj.

Will at the Taj Mahal

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Model of Will at the Taj Mahal




Here are some suggested tools. Including some small cutters and pliers, tweezers, an x-acto knife, a magnifying glass and a ruler. The ruler is to help you make nice straight folds in the metal pieces.




I also used a magnifying lamp. Really came in handy for me. This is a small model and this hands free magnifer with light made a big difference.


The parts and instructions

The kit is very straight forward. You get a set of instructions and the sheets of laser cut parts.


Snipping off pieces

The assembly process is very straight forward. You remove various pieces from the sheets.


Assembling pieces

And assemble the pieces together by inserting tabs into slots then either twisting the tabs or folding them over.


A sub assembly

You end up building various sub assemblies like this. Then you assemble the sub assemblies into the whole model.


A sub assembly

Here are a couple more sub-assemblies. For the most part these two pieces are composed of installing the various windows and doors.


Here is the completed project

A sub assembly


The diorama


Watch the Video Here


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ICONX - 3D Metal Model Kits Taj Mahal

Located in Agra, Utar Pradesh, India, the Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. A white marble mausoleum, it is widely recognized as the "jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage." Construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, and in 1983, the Taj Mahal became recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also regarded as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles. Its white, domed marble mausoleum is easily recognizable by most people. ICONX metal models are small-scale replicas of the real thing. Each models pieces are supplied on sheets of laser cut steel, and have no need for gluing at all. ICONX models are bigger than Metal Earth series, allowing them to feature more intricate details on each piece.




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