Life in models: Man leaves 8,000 models after his death

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SEATTLE — A well-known Seattle modelist who devoted his life to very small, delicate and accurate models of national parks and area buildings died last month.

Vigo Rauda died May 7 at his Seattle home from heart failure. He was 82-years-old.

According to the Seattle Times, Rauda created more than 8,000 models during his lifetime, growing a business from a small, local company into something of a nationally known enterprise.

Rauda leaves behind his wife and three children.

Below is a photo gallery of Rauda’s models. For more information on him, visit his website.






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