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31st Dec 2014, 17:35
Amazing 1/60 scale model of B777, constructed entirely from manila file folders....


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/14409601910_1493e8aa20_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nXjYCf)Main Gear - Half Complete (https://flic.kr/p/nXjYCf) by Luca Iaconi-Stewart (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

31st Dec 2014, 17:46
That model, not even taking into account it's made from manila folders, is nothing less than astounding. Thanks for sharing. :ok:

31st Dec 2014, 17:53
It certainly is. I wonder if the guy has a little too much time on his hands, though.

Deepest Norfolk
31st Dec 2014, 19:52
How amazing!

Um... lifting...
31st Dec 2014, 20:25
Madcap model maker spends a decade building the Notre Dame Cathedral using 298,000 MATCHSTICKS | Daily Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129311/Madcap-model-maker-spends-decade-building-Notre-Dame-Cathedral-using-298-000-MATCHSTICKS.html)

One suspects these sorts of chaps live in places with lots of dreadful weather.

5th Jan 2015, 08:39
If you liked that then perhaps also this Italian wood carver will impress..

Livio De Marchi Virtual Museum (http://www.liviodemarchi.com/#!__gallery)

Everything is carved from wood. There is a flying jacket on page 2 but I can't work out how to make a direct link.

Edit: Here is that jacket..

http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss303/CWattersUK/Jacket.jpg (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/CWattersUK/media/Jacket.jpg.html)

james ozzie
5th Jan 2015, 17:09
Hi cwatters,

I am a big fan of this project but was flamed mightily by some joyless jerk a few months back for the unspeakable atrocity of making a new thread on a previous topic (can you imagine it...!!!)

But here is where it gets more interesting - I learned recently that laser cutting agencies exist who laser cut from cardboard / thin wood using CAD files. Is used extensively by architectural students for their building models. I think this guy could have cut his hundreds of seats from a CAD file. Of course, the skill set shifts to preparing the files and gluing the components together.

joy ride
5th Jan 2015, 18:18
cwatters: in Chatsworth House, Derbyshire in a glass case outside the library there hang a pheasant and a filigree lace handkerchief.

Only they are NOT a pheasant and handkerchief, they are CARVINGS, made out of Oak (a fairly coarse-grained timber) by IMO the greatest wood carver ever, Grinling Gibbons. To me they are one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, absolutely breath-taking.

I have seen this 777 model several time already and it is a stunning piece of work. I must admit though, that it will never look as good as it would if made of more conventional model-making materials.