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Stella Octangula

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Known as the Stella Octangula, this is a compound of two tetrahedra. It may be seen as a compound of a tetrahedron and its dual, another tetrahedron. It may be constructed using Great Stella in various ways. As a stellation of the octahedron. As a faceting of the cube. Or by adding the tetrahedron to its dual via the menu item "Poly→Add Base Model and Dual".

Here are a couple of the nets required. I glued the white triangles into the base of each peak for additional strength.
A couple of completed peaks, with those white triangles glued inside.
Finally just attach eight peaks together as you would faces of an octahedron. Half way there.
Here is a Leonardo-style model of the same thing.

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