Sunday, January 20, 2013
Largest paper model of the Titanic: Ronald Luntzn breaks Guinness world record
APPLE VALLEY, CA, USA -- Ronald Luntz, 70, spent more than eight hours a day in his Apple Valley home for the past three months and built a 7-foot model of the Titanic which is a foot wide and 3 feet high and sets the new world record for the Largest paper model,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The world's largest paper model of the Titanic model sits more than 7 feet long, a foot wide and 3 feet high. Photo: David Pardo (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the argest model railway engine was set by the Thomas the Tank Engine character 'James', which is 264.3 cm high, 149.6 cm wide, 652 cm long (104.05 x 58.59 x 256.69 in) and weighs nearly 1.5 tons (236.2 st).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest model of DNA; it measured 28 m (91 ft 10 in) and was created by Nu Skin Greater China in Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
"People don't understand how sturdy cardboard is," he said. "If you give me enough cardboard and glue, I can make you a bridge you can drive across. That's a fact."
The World's largest paper model of the Titanic sits more than 7 feet long, a foot wide and 3 feet high in his kitchen, The Victorville Daily Press reported.
His wife of almost 38 years sawed the skirting for the base to display the model. The whole project cost him about $250.
"I'll probably donate it to a school library or I might sell it — I don't know."
His next goal is to make a Titanic paper model 2 feet longer and exactly to scale.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:53 PM