Card models of polyhedra

For many years I have constructed card models (and a few stick models) of polyhedra. A selection of these are shown below and images of more may be added in future. For each model shown an indication is given of the scale of the original model, as this is not generally apparent from photographs. Where I have made multiple models of one polyhedron, only one is generally shown here. Not all models I have made are in my current collection.

Other sites of polyhedron makers include that of Magnus Wenninger. Books on the subject include Polyhedron Models and Dual Models by Wenninger, Mathematical Models by Cundy and Rollett and The Fifty-Nine Icosahedra by Coxeter, Du Val, Flather and Petrie.

Platonic solids

Tetrahedron (edge length 5cm): [tetrahedron]

Cube or hexahedron (edge length 5cm): [cube]

Octahedron (edge length 5cm): [octahedron]

Dodecahedron (edge length 5cm): [dodecahedron]

Icosahedron (edge length 5cm): [icosahedron]

Archimedean polyhedra

Truncated tetrahedron (edge length 5cm): [truncated tetrahedron]

Truncated cube or truncated hexahedron (edge length 3cm): [truncated cube]

Truncated octahedron (edge length 5cm): [truncated octahedron]

Truncated dodecahedron (edge length 3cm): [truncated dodecahedron]

Truncated icosahedron (edge length 3cm): [truncated icosahedron]

Cuboctahedron (edge length 5cm): [cuboctahedron]

Icosidodecahedron (edge length 5cm): [icosidodecahedron]

Rhombicuboctahedron or small rhombicuboctahedron (edge length 5cm): [rhombicuboctahedron]

Rhombicosidodecahedron or small rhombicosidodecahedron (edge length 3cm): [rhombicosidodecahedron]

Rhombitruncated cuboctahedron or great rhombicuboctahedron (edge length 3cm): [rhombitruncated cuboctahedron]

Rhombitruncated icosidodecahedron or great rhombicosidodecahedron (edge length 3cm): [rhombitruncated icosidodecahedron]

Snub cube or snub hexahedron (edge length 5cm): [snub cube]

Snub dodecahedron (edge length 3cm): [snub dodecahedron]

Kepler-Poinsot polyhedra

Small stellated dodecahedron (edge length 15cm): [small stellated dodecahedron]

Great dodecahedron (edge length 10cm): [great dodecahedron]

Great stellated dodecahedron (edge length 25cm): [great stellated dodecahedron]

Great icosahedron (edge length 25cm): [great icosahedron]

Other nonconvex uniform polyhedra

I have made models of a small subset of these. Images of some are shown here and others will appear here in future. There are no standard names for these polyhedra; the names given here are from Polyhedron Models, or where two names are given the first is from Polyhedron Models and the second is from Dual Models.

Tetrahemihexahedron (edge length 8cm): [tetrahemihexahedron]

Octahemioctahedron (edge length 8cm): [octahemioctahedron]

Cubohemioctahedron (edge length 8cm): [cubohemioctahedron]

Small cubicuboctahedron (edge length 5cm): [small cubicuboctahedron]

Small rhombihexahedron (edge length 5cm): [small rhombihexahedron]

Great cubicuboctahedron (edge length 15cm): [great cubicuboctahedron]

Great rhombihexahedron (edge length 15cm): [great rhombihexahedron]

Quasitruncated hexahedron or stellated truncated hexahedron (edge length 15cm): [quasitruncated hexahedron]

Cuboctatruncated cuboctahedron or cubitruncated cuboctahedron (edge length 8cm): [cuboctatruncated cuboctahedron]

Quasirhombicuboctahedron or great rhombicuboctahedron (edge length 15cm): [quasirhombicuboctahedron]

Dodecadodecahedron (edge length 8cm): [dodecadodecahedron]

Truncated great dodecahedron or great truncated dodecahedron (edge length 6cm): [truncated great dodecahedron]

Great icosidodecahedron (edge length 12cm): [great icosidodecahedron]

Great icosihemidodecahedron (edge length 12cm): [great icosihemidodecahedron]

Small ditrigonal icosidodecahedron (edge length 5cm): [small ditrigonal icosidodecahedron]

Quasitruncated small stellated dodecahedron or small stellated truncated dodecahedron (edge length 8cm): [quasitruncated small stellated dodecahedron]

Small icosicosidodecahedron (edge length 4cm): [small icosicosidodecahedron]

Ditrigonal dodecahedron or ditrigonal dodecadodecahedron (edge length 5cm): [ditrigonal dodecahedron]

Quasitruncated great stellated dodecahedron or great stellated truncated dodecahedron (edge length 8cm): [quasitruncated great stellated dodecahedron]

Small dodecicosidodecahedron (edge length 2cm): [small dodecicosidodecahedron]

Other polyhedra

Rhombic dodecahedron (short face diagonal 3cm): [rhombic dodecahedron]

First stellation of rhombic dodecahedron (short face diagonal 3cm): [first stellation of rhombic dodecahedron]

Second stellation of rhombic dodecahedron (short face diagonal 3cm): [second stellation of rhombic dodecahedron]

Final stellation of rhombic dodecahedron (short face diagonal 3cm): [final stellation of rhombic dodecahedron]

Rhombic triacontahedron (short face diagonal 3cm): [rhombic triacontahedron]

Rhombic hexecontahedron (short face diagonal 3cm): [rhombic hexecontahedron]

Stella octangula (octahedron edge length 5cm): [stella octangula]

Compound of five cubes (cube edge length 12cm): [compound of five cubes]

Compound of five octahedra (octahedron edge length 8cm): [compound of five octahedra]

Compound of five tetrahedra (tetrahedron edge length 12cm): [compound of five tetrahedra]

First stellation of icosidodecahedron (icosidodecahedron edge length 2cm): [first stellation of icosidodecahedron]

First stellation of rhombicuboctahedron (rhombicuboctahedron edge length 2cm): [first stellation of rhombicuboctahedron]

Triakis tetrahedron (tetrahedron edge length 5cm): [triakis tetrahedron]

Triakis octahedron (octahedron edge length 5cm): [triakis octahedron]

Tetrakis cube (cube edge length 5cm): [tetrakis cube]

Compound of three octahedra (octahedron edge length 6cm): [compound of three octahedra]

Compound of three cubes (cube edge length 6cm): [compound of three cubes]

Compound of four cubes (cube edge length 6cm): [compound of four cubes]

Compound of four octahedra (octahedron edge length 10cm): [compound of four octahedra]

I have made various other polyhedra, images of some of which may appear here in future.

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Last updated: 5 January 2016