
Twenty copies of this net are required to complete the model.


I use a triangle at the base of each spike to add rigidity. You can
print these out by printing the net of an
icosahedron, setting
"Nets>Maximum Faces per Net" to "1" to get
individual triangles (you need tabs all around).


You can see an icosahedron forming inside the model as you put it
together. To get the scale right for the icosahedron, use
"Selection>Mouse Selection Mode>Measurement Mode"
and click on two of the inner points on the great stellated
dodecahedron that will form an edge of the internal icosahedron. The
length of this edge will be shown on the status bar at the bottom, or
you can get it using "Scale>Measured Distance". Use
this length as the edge length of the icosahedron using
"Scale>Base Polyhedron Edge Length".


This tiny model was made without any internal support. Since the spikes
have only three sides, they tend to be quite rigid anyway.


A stack of these models can be made, each scaled by the
golden ratio with respect to the
next one in the stack. The models fit together perfectly, and various
points, lines, and planes align with each other as if by magic.


Here is the same stack viewed from above.


Here is a compound of the
great stellated dodecahedron with its dual.
