Scale Dome Models
Consider buying a model kit.
Each hardwood kit is exactly 1" = 1'-0" scale, complete with axial angles, compound miters and hub slots.
Gluing with 5 minute epoxy allows you to conquer the math and creates a permanent study model.
It is a sensible first step if you are considering buying a full-sized dome.
An ancient model dating back to the early 70s Redwood
Epoxy is still perfect. (Look right.)
Traditional geodesic math. Notice undulating strut rows
This is why I created my own math.
A model for each model.
Model 50 Domes
Roof only kit 78 Struts $150
Full kit 146 Struts 300
Model 85 Dome 250 Struts $600
Model 130 Dome 455 Struts $1200
Detail of a connection.
Can you find it on the photo to the left?
Detail of Model 50 Roof, to the right
Model 50 Dome Roof
Welded bronze model of Model 130 1:12 Scale