Disappointed Artist: Plan to make changes to make the model Biblically accurate.
February 10, 2016
West Texas Dude
This model requires some modifications in order to be truly accurate to what is recorded in the Book of Exodus. Be prepared to paint the grounds to turn them from grey to a desert sand color, and also to paint bronze bases on posts as well as silver caps. Also, the tent covering for the outer layer looked like a giraffe pattern, not the skin of a sea lion (per Exodus), and the intricate innermost covering was miss-cut such that part of the pattern was completely missing. So, now, I'll be buying fabric to re-do the coverings. But, the most disappointing item was the Ark of the Covenant--what in the world is that abstract mess on the lid? It looks like some Chinese Tao symbol or TV antenna. I had to modify the Ark lid by designing wings for the two cherubim to cover their tall trapezoid-shaped bodies and another set of wings to extend out over the Mercy Seat, glue them in place, and then paint them gold. I also had to paint the outer brazen altar and basin to change them from gold to a bronze color. So, while some of the details on the model are Scripturally accurate, there definitely needs to be major improvements made on the tent coverings and some of the furnishings to make them fit the Biblical descriptions--especially in light of the price being charged for this particular model.
Wonderful project for VBS teenagers if you don't mind going to hardware store to buy missing screws. When called CBD, I was told that they were aware of this problem from prior consumers, but only send additional screws per request.
Spemd a lot of time modifying, like make the grounds covered with sand instead of the grey plastic, more like the desert it is supposed to be in . Making the priests more lifelike also timsconsuming but worth it