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January 26, 2006

More Israeli pioneering structures...

This is a follow up on the Giant Pioneered Hedgehog: unfortunately I haven't been able to find out much more about these structures: Dor did tell me that they were built by Tel Aviv Scouts on a 10 day Summer Camp- attended by about 1000 scouts, and that each troop built a project.

Let's take a look at some of these projects:


Starting with the hedgehog again- Here is a photograph of the model, showing some of the detail of the underlying structure. From this page (also showing Garfield, Santa Claus and the Frog Prince)






Frog Prince: if you look inside the Frog's mouth you can see the 'lattice' frame that is holding the structure together- a grid of poles lashed together.



Wolverine: I like how the arms are sticking out, guyed by ropes. The six-pack is also a nice touch.








Dragon: there are a couple of dragons, but I like this one for two reasons: Firstly, the temple that he is flying through is a good addition, and the way the curves of his body are made- if you look just behind his head you will see how the fabric has been left hanging to make a natural bend.




There are quite a few other images at an Israeli scouting website, they're definitely worth taking a look at:
Construction photos (before cladding is added)
Closeups of models, construction process, also a dragon and an eagle completed
Dinosaurs, eagles, a cactus, sportscars and lions
A dragon, Wolverine, Mario and Luigi and a Transformer
Another dragon, Spongebob and Patrick

If you spot anything of interest in the Hebrew text in these links, or if you were on this camp, please let me know a bit more about it- how long did these take to build, who designs them, how many scouts work on them etc.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hallo, or should i say "shalom"?
here is a link that shows the planning and models of all kind of structors. whats written down in hebrew is the steps for building the spasific structor.
gates: http://www.zofim.org.il/scouting_building_category_list.asp?cat_id=17689
projects: http://www.zofim.org.il/scouting_building_category_list.asp?cat_id=25600
flagpoles: http://www.zofim.org.il/scouting_building_category_list.asp?cat_id=34969
to get inside the page just click on the image!

hope it will help a bit...

Anonymous said...

hello...

I'm from Israel and I planned the Green Dragon project! It's so surprising that I found that picture on this site.

It took us about a month to plan it and 6 days to build it in the forest. we were a group of about 15-20 teenagers.

Here are some more pictures of the dragon and the temple:

http://www.zofim.org.il/sikurim_show.asp?sikur=68604705625&troop_id=2886601

Sorry about the broken English....

Anonymous said...

pioneered geodesic dome! made out of bamboos.
http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn63130ql.jpg
was made by an israely scouts the last friday 14.4.06 .
just thought it worth a mention.

Anonymous said...

you could find more pictures of the geodesic dome in here:
http://www.zofim.org.il/sikurim_show.asp?sikur=208035419881&troop_id=

worth a five minutes look.

peter said...

Hi- thanks for the geodesic dome pictures- I was just wondering the other day how easy it would be to build one.

I have put up a post about your dome here and put my drawings together and put them on a T-shirt here - hope you enjoy them, thanks for sharing your work.

Anonymous said...

hello from israel!!
these stractures are built in 3 days of work from about 6:30 AM to 12:00PM.
they are usually designed by 3 people and build using a crow of aboet 20 people.

Rojo said...

Hey, just surfed onto your blog! I'm so impressed with it - it's a great resource. :D


I'm a scout leader for 7th Scout Group in Dublin, Ireland