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2014-01-18 06:08:32 PM  
It's a 777 to be exact, but it is still an incredible bit of work. There's several time-lapse videos on his youtube page.

/doing the forward fuselage curve on a 747 with cardboard... that would be pretty freaking cool, though...
 
2014-01-18 06:31:34 PM  
It'll never fly if he doesn't make it some wings.

Just sayin.
 
2014-01-18 07:36:01 PM  
Holy shiat.

That's a lot of detail. Someone needs to hook this guy up with Games Workshop...
 
2014-01-18 09:03:11 PM  
We have an "awesome" tab?

I like this.
 
2014-01-18 09:29:23 PM  
I'm guessing he lives somewhere with 8 months of snow.
 
2014-01-18 09:31:17 PM  
www.pariscine.com

Impressed.
 
2014-01-18 09:34:03 PM  
Some reason this reminds me of those old men who assemble boats in bottles.
 
2014-01-18 09:34:59 PM  

SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.


I know, right?  Why can't he just use Fark and play Call of Duty like the rest of us?
 
2014-01-18 09:35:48 PM  
My crease and fold paper planes are childs play. I never pretended otherwise.
 
2014-01-18 09:37:52 PM  
The coach class seats are 1:1
 
2014-01-18 09:39:16 PM  
Obviously a terrorist plotting terrifying terror, why else would he build a model of a plane? Sent him to Guantanamo asap.
 
2014-01-18 09:40:16 PM  
Imagine the paper cuts
 
2014-01-18 09:40:41 PM  
Someone needs a hobby or to get laid
 
2014-01-18 09:43:25 PM  
Joke's on me. I thought a Manila folder was a Filipino contortionist.
 
2014-01-18 09:43:26 PM  
Why manila folders? Wouldn't it be easier and waaaay cheaper just to buy bulk card stock of the desired thickness? The flickr is not forthcoming on these details.

Anyway, nice work, guy. Reminds me of the scale locomotive models that rail enthusiasts would make out of cardboard and straight pins back in the 50s.
 
2014-01-18 09:44:41 PM  
Wow. I'm glad my asperger's isn't that bad. I also really hope he used archival quality manila folders.
 
2014-01-18 09:45:12 PM  
Dude has to be insane.
 
2014-01-18 09:49:28 PM  
When his classes at Vassar took up too much time-he actually stopped work on the 777 for two years because of college-Iaconi-Stewart dropped out. "I'm fortunate to have parents willing to give me a fair amount of latitude,"

I don't even know what to say to this. fark working or learning something. Make paper planes.
 
2014-01-18 09:50:21 PM  

theorellior: Why manila folders? Wouldn't it be easier and waaaay cheaper just to buy bulk card stock of the desired thickness?


Can't get that stuff for free from the trash at work.
 
2014-01-18 09:52:53 PM  
That airplane is nothing. You should see his girlfriend!

"Your girlfriend is from Manila?" "No! She's made from Manila!"
 
2014-01-18 09:53:39 PM  
Pfft. I built a particle accelerator out of snot, buggers and dingleberries.

/My mom threw it away. :(
 
2014-01-18 09:53:41 PM  

Abox: Dude has to be insane.


media02.hongkiat.com

A place for everything and everything in its place.
 
2014-01-18 09:54:12 PM  
Wow. That's way more impressive than my chess set I made from pink and green post-its.
 
2014-01-18 09:56:57 PM  

AgentPothead: I don't even know what to say to this. fark working or learning something. Make paper planes.


When I was at college, I knew someone whose step-father made his living as a professional origami artist
 
2014-01-18 10:03:57 PM  
I was all "meh" and then they showed that the doors and stuff actually work. Holy shiat.
 
2014-01-18 10:09:05 PM  

TomD9938: Abox: Dude has to be insane.



A place for everything and everything in its place.


Has anyone checked this guy's basement?
 
2014-01-18 10:10:34 PM  

SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.


It's not a waste of time if you are single and childless.

/better be sober to try this
 
2014-01-18 10:14:49 PM  

doglover: Holy shiat.
That's a lot of detail. Someone needs to hook this guy up with Games Workshop...


Yeah because their crack design team, whose sole design aesthetic seems to be "MOAR PURITY SEELZ, FOR THUH EMPRAAAAH!", need a guy who can make airliners out of paper.  I bet he could do a mean Thunderhawk gunship for less than the cost of the Forge World model though.  The bolter turrets would be twin-linked and everything.

theorellior: Why manila folders? Wouldn't it be easier and waaaay cheaper just to buy bulk card stock of the desired thickness?


That exact weight of card may not be readily available except as folders.  Don't want it too thick (hard to work) or too thin (weak) after all.
 
2014-01-18 10:20:37 PM  
I never thought I'd read about paper engineers on FARK. I am impressed.
 
2014-01-18 10:22:15 PM  

AgentPothead: When his classes at Vassar took up too much time-he actually stopped work on the 777 for two years because of college-Iaconi-Stewart dropped out. "I'm fortunate to have parents willing to give me a fair amount of latitude,"

I don't even know what to say to this. fark working or learning something. Make paper planes.


If he sells that plan at the right art gallery he could easily make a good $10,000 or more. Mind, he could make twice that much working for two years at a part time minimum wage job.
 
2014-01-18 10:22:42 PM  

Huskadoodle: theorellior: Why manila folders? Wouldn't it be easier and waaaay cheaper just to buy bulk card stock of the desired thickness?

Can't get that stuff for free from the trash supply closet at work.


There. fixed--those look to be new folders.
 
2014-01-18 10:23:55 PM  
I'm sorry, but this motherfarker has a condition.
 
2014-01-18 10:39:41 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Wow. I'm glad my asperger's isn't that bad. I also really hope he used archival quality manila folders.


I was going to say to file this under "A" for Asperger's, but someone beat me to it.
 
2014-01-18 10:40:52 PM  

skinink: That airplane is nothing. You should see his girlfriend!

"Your girlfriend is from Manila?" "No! She's made from Manila!"


I don't even want to imagine the paper cuts from that.
 
2014-01-18 10:41:45 PM  
As a model maker myself, I can really appreciate that kind of commitment.    However, my longest project took about six months to build a super detailed 1/350 scale USS Missouri.   Five years would drive me insane!

/ship has over 1200 individually painted crewmembers
//single and childless
///lonely slashies
 
2014-01-18 10:44:47 PM  

kellyclan: The coach class seats are 1:1


Hah! Funny/notFunny.
Did not get a kick out of your comment as that I flew twice on the 777 in a night flight in economy seats on trips that lasted over 12 hours.
 
2014-01-18 10:46:03 PM  

Darkviking: As a model maker myself, I can really appreciate that kind of commitment.    However, my longest project took about six months to build a super detailed 1/350 scale USS Missouri.   Five years would drive me insane!

/ship has over 1200 individually painted crewmembers
//single and childless
///lonely slashies


Some dude over at Large Scale Planes is building a 1/35th destroyer. It's been taking a while.
 
2014-01-18 10:49:48 PM  
Nothing snarky to say.. The detail and amount of work involved in this is incredible.
 
2014-01-18 10:53:30 PM  

SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.


Says the Total Farker with an account over a decade old.

/just sayin
 
2014-01-18 10:56:46 PM  
This guy should be a surgeon.
 
2014-01-18 11:00:28 PM  

No Such Agency: Yeah because their crack design team, whose sole design aesthetic seems to be "MOAR PURITY SEELZ, FOR THUH EMPRAAAAH!", need a guy who can make airliners out of paper. I bet he could do a mean Thunderhawk gunship for less than the cost of the Forge World model though. The bolter turrets would be twin-linked and everything.


Okay, stay with me here: Paper Warhammer.

You send your Marines into battle in their Rhino. Your opponent rolls sixes, you don't. BOOM. He grabs your model and crumples it up and tosses it over his shoulder.

You don't care because it was $5.00 for your whole army, which won't even fit on the table. After a few games, you buy another ream of vehicles and keep going.
 
2014-01-18 11:08:31 PM  

styckx: Nothing snarky to say.. The detail and amount of work involved in this is incredible.


Yup, completely awesome.  Takes an incredible amount of skill, attention-to-detail, and dedication to do this.

But I'm sure other farkers are making much more productive use of their time, sitting around swilling cheap beer
  and watching some oh-so-intellectually-stimulating reality TV or something....

/snark
 
2014-01-18 11:27:27 PM  

SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.


forums.watchuseek.com
 
2014-01-18 11:28:04 PM  

SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.


Yeah, because if he had a family he should be an automatic teller machine 24/7/365. How dare he have any other interest encroaching on family earning time?
 
2014-01-18 11:30:29 PM  
File this one under terminal virginity and acute brain autism
 
2014-01-18 11:33:58 PM  

patchvonbraun: styckx: Nothing snarky to say.. The detail and amount of work involved in this is incredible.

Yup, completely awesome.  Takes an incredible amount of skill, attention-to-detail, and dedication to do this.

But I'm sure other farkers are making much more productive use of their time, sitting around swilling cheap beer
  and watching some oh-so-intellectually-stimulating reality TV or something....

/snark


My beer isn't even close to cheap.
 
2014-01-18 11:34:06 PM  
There's nothing strange about this guy building a model airplane. It's a hobby. Lots of people build models.
imagizer.imageshack.us
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Yep, that's a 23 foot long model of an Essex class aircraft carrier made of Lego.
 
2014-01-18 11:34:26 PM  

patchvonbraun: styckx: Nothing snarky to say.. The detail and amount of work involved in this is incredible.

Yup, completely awesome.  Takes an incredible amount of skill, attention-to-detail, and dedication to do this.

But I'm sure other farkers are making much more productive use of their time, sitting around swilling cheap beer
  and watching some oh-so-intellectually-stimulating reality TV or something....

/snark


I make stuff all the time, when I have free time.
 
2014-01-18 11:47:24 PM  

SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.


Is it? Is life so short for you that you can't find a hobby? Maybe he has 3 kids that are all to happy to help and a supportive wife holding the camera. What you got cowboy?
 
2014-01-18 11:47:34 PM  
Holy shiat, what a colossal waste of time! Do something more productive, like huff paint, dude. Are farking shiatting me? Eight billionty hours on this stupid pos? FSM on a pogo stick.

This is an example of self-reporting of profound idiocy. It's a little like that jock who tried to prove jocks aren't dumb by memorizing 100 pages of the phone book.
 
2014-01-18 11:58:04 PM  

Glitchwerks: SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.

I know, right?  Why can't he just use Fark and play Call of Duty like the rest of us?


I just had the call of doody.
 
2014-01-18 11:59:03 PM  
That's just f**king incredible.  That's not only attention to detail, it is incredible planning and precision in 3D.  I'm not even slightly interested in model building, but you've gotta give props for that sort of work.  As for it being a waste of time... yeah, maybe, but it isn't any more pointless than a lot of other hobbies, and this is certainly better brain exercise than sitting in front of the TV.

At the top of the article the passenger compartment looked great, with all the chairs and perfectly-curved surrounds on the windows, and even toilets with little seats in the restrooms.  But the thing that really blew my mind was that little animated gif of the aft cargo door.  The tiny hinges, every little lever and hole around the edges of the door, and even the underlying structure which was nearly invisible in the finished product.  That's just insane.
 
2014-01-18 11:59:22 PM  

WTFDYW: SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.

It's not a waste of time if you are single and childless.

/better be sober to try this


Definatly sober. Years back I took up model ship building as a hobby. Only thing was, it was kinda boring. So I took to drinking while I was model building. Ended up building a ship from parts of the USS Iowa and the USS Kenedy. Looked stupid, wouldn't float in my bathtub.
 
2014-01-19 12:12:07 AM  

nakmuay: This guy should be a surgeon.


The good news is, your gall bladder operation went off flawlessly. The bad news, you know how it was 2011 when we started? Yeah, about that...
 
2014-01-19 12:16:32 AM  
Jeff de Boer makes samurai armor for cats and mice. The world would be a poorer place without people like him.
imagizer.imageshack.us
 
2014-01-19 12:17:33 AM  

Hoopy Frood: nakmuay: This guy should be a surgeon.

The good news is, your gall bladder operation went off flawlessly. The bad news, you know how it was 2011 when we started? Yeah, about that...


Now THAT'S entertainment.
 
2014-01-19 12:17:57 AM  
csb

My paper airplane designs took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for distance, and 3rd for accuracy my senior year in the engineering/scholastic competitions.

99'10" the full length of which without touching an edge of an 8' x 8' tunnel enclosure...launched manually. My #3 plane missed target by less than 2" at 75 feet, and yet that was only good enough for third.

/csb
 
2014-01-19 12:27:01 AM  

SevenizGud: csb

My paper airplane designs took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for distance, and 3rd for accuracy my senior year in the engineering/scholastic competitions.

99'10" the full length of which without touching an edge of an 8' x 8' tunnel enclosure...launched manually. My #3 plane missed target by less than 2" at 75 feet, and yet that was only good enough for third.

/csb


So, why does someone otherwise as smart as you seem to be keep posting that 1996 graph?
 
2014-01-19 12:28:39 AM  
That model is a real thrilla.
 
2014-01-19 12:36:54 AM  
Manila folders?

I don't know metric, but that sounds like a lot of folders
 
2014-01-19 12:42:20 AM  
Tibetan sand paintings seems to be more of a time waster because they're destroyed upon completion. As an artistic/creative person, I am more interested in IF IT CAN BE DONE - DO IT, rather than the economics of how practical it is and why it shouldn't be done. 

So much of what CAN BE DONE --WHAT IS FEASIBLE --isn't and we don't get to see, experience and have things as a society because of it.

I get it - business is business and things cost money.

But art lets us do the things that companies may not even attempt. At least in part.
 
2014-01-19 12:53:13 AM  

wildcardjack: I'm guessing he lives somewhere with 8 months of snow.


...or with no snow at all, depending on your interests.
 
2014-01-19 01:05:12 AM  

ifky: Someone needs a hobby or to get laid


it looks to me like he already has a hobby.
 
2014-01-19 01:07:48 AM  
"It's beautiful. I always enjoyed models as a boy. The exactness, the attention to every foreseeable detail... perfection."


www3.nd.edu
 
2014-01-19 01:17:01 AM  

SirEattonHogg: "It's beautiful. I always enjoyed models as a boy. The exactness, the attention to every foreseeable detail... perfection."


[www3.nd.edu image 195x266]


http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_l1f433FT2z1qzhiqwo1_r1 _ 1280.png?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI6WLSGT7Y3ET7ADQ&Expires=1390198549&Signat ure=2oOYlxktI38IYGpu6%2B3MGnVjc8c%3D#_=_

"Thank God for model trains, ya? If it weren't for them, they wouldn't have gotten the idea for the big ones."
 
2014-01-19 01:17:13 AM  
Absolutely farking awesome.

And here I thought I was doing something being creative playing The Sims and SimCity.
 
2014-01-19 01:17:26 AM  
ninjamonkey.us
 
2014-01-19 01:22:34 AM  

NeuroticRocker: SirEattonHogg: "It's beautiful. I always enjoyed models as a boy. The exactness, the attention to every foreseeable detail... perfection."


[www3.nd.edu image 195x266]

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_l1f433FT2z1qzhiqwo1_r1 _ 1280.png?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI6WLSGT7Y3ET7ADQ&Expires=1390198549&Signat ure=2oOYlxktI38IYGpu6%2B3MGnVjc8c%3D#_=_

"Thank God for model trains, ya? If it weren't for them, they wouldn't have gotten the idea for the big ones."


^That was epic fail^

THIS IS WHAT I MEANT  http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iIPVw7uJpTc/UWwfEvkJ5iI/AAAAAAAB5Cw/Ta_k5TH - bSU/s1600/coolidge+mighty.png
 
2014-01-19 01:48:41 AM  
At 1:36 he's shown working on a small oblong thing - that's a sattelite antenna. Hubby installed those for 5 years. I got to go onto the floor of Boeing during a workday and see where he worked. He handed me an antenna. "Don't drop it, it's only $65,000 for one." ohman I gave that back Fast. This is just way cool to see after seeing them being built for real!
 
2014-01-19 02:20:47 AM  
That was an order of magnitude more impressive than what I expected when I read the headline.
 
2014-01-19 02:34:25 AM  

Farking Canuck: That was an order of magnitude more impressive than what I expected when I read the headline.


It's cool, really. I wonder what weird personality disorder these Farkers who are dissing him are suffering from.
Who sees something like this and feels a sudden and irrepressible need to put it down?
Sad, pitiful people.
 
2014-01-19 02:55:56 AM  
Sad thing is, more attention to detail than current Delta fleet. Periodic maintenance being farmed out to Mexico with unlicensed mechanics and all (an A&P signs off but still no pride in ownership.) Check the boxes in the contract and ignore other shiat falling apart.
 
2014-01-19 04:54:04 AM  

Darkviking: As a model maker myself, I can really appreciate that kind of commitment.    However, my longest project took about six months to build a super detailed 1/350 scale USS Missouri.   Five years would drive me insane!

/ship has over 1200 individually painted crewmembers
//single and childless
///lonely slashies


Darkviking, is that the model of Mighty Mo at the Japanese surrender?  If so, sir....you are a God.
 
HKW
2014-01-19 05:44:47 AM  

SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.


Yea, he could spend have spent all that time on fark ridiculing the hobbies of other people.
 
2014-01-19 06:37:49 AM  

doglover: Okay, stay with me here: Paper Warhammer.

You send your Marines into battle in their Rhino. Your opponent rolls sixes, you don't. BOOM. He grabs your model and crumples it up and tosses it over his shoulder.

You don't care because it was $5.00 for your whole army, which won't even fit on the table.


Papercraft wargaming vehicles/terrain are aleady somewhat popular.  But although they're cheaper than plastic models, it's not easy to construct them to look good.  So, no crumpling please!
 
2014-01-19 06:52:44 AM  
I always had a love affair with airplanes.  I  lost count of how many model commercial airplanes I've built  from kits in the past 20 odd years.    But building from kits is nothing compared to what Mr.  Iaconi-Stewart has done.  I'm amazed.  I don't think I have the patience or the skill to do what he did, but I'm going to give it a try.
 
2014-01-19 07:14:17 AM  
Anyone wanna tap him on the shoulder and tell him you can buy models of this shiat?!?
THEN go overboard and with detail.

Was into models for a couple years - highly detailed. Did muscle cars and would hit Radio Shack for various kinds of wires for use as battery cables, brake/fuel lines, spark plug wires... and, printers had just started becoming widely available and got PhotoShop, scanned in some PLayboys and shrunk down the covers to print them out and place them in the backseat (LOL quite a few comments on that).  Best paint was nail polish, thinned down and painted with airbrush kit, then wet sanded and waxed.

Was actually pretty damned proud of that one (66 Deuce); no idea wth I ever did with it.
 
2014-01-19 08:03:25 AM  
It's very cool, but will it fly.
 
2014-01-19 08:15:08 AM  
What is this? A 777 for ants?!!!
 
2014-01-19 09:11:50 AM  

WTFDYW: /better be sober to try this


Not necessarily..tho' this guy's steady hands sure show no sings of any partaking..this work is unbelievable..

(little threadjack)

I tend to do my best work drunk..seriously..  :P

/made a Hercules graphics card work with a frankenstein-'puter and a 9" page-white monitor, from an old WaldenBooks cash register, after my divorce in 1993..  Don't remember a second of it..
//I *do* recall walking 2 miles home from a bar (employee Christmas party) in sub-zero temps, that nite, and letting the air out of all a neighbor's tires because I was upset he didn't leave the keys in his unlocked truck..
///woke up fully clothed and jacketed, on my still-made bed..the computer (that I'd been trying to make work for three weeks) up, running and at the Windows 3.1 login screen..
 
2014-01-19 09:27:16 AM  

doglover: No Such Agency: Yeah because their crack design team, whose sole design aesthetic seems to be "MOAR PURITY SEELZ, FOR THUH EMPRAAAAH!", need a guy who can make airliners out of paper. I bet he could do a mean Thunderhawk gunship for less than the cost of the Forge World model though. The bolter turrets would be twin-linked and everything.

Okay, stay with me here: Paper Warhammer.

You send your Marines into battle in their Rhino. Your opponent rolls sixes, you don't. BOOM. He grabs your model and crumples it up and tosses it over his shoulder.

You don't care because it was $5.00 for your whole army, which won't even fit on the table. After a few games, you buy another ream of vehicles and keep going.


..you should really crowdsource that afore some else does..

/..would absotively kick in a few bucks..
 
2014-01-19 09:53:46 AM  

No Such Agency: doglover: Okay, stay with me here: Paper Warhammer.

You send your Marines into battle in their Rhino. Your opponent rolls sixes, you don't. BOOM. He grabs your model and crumples it up and tosses it over his shoulder.

You don't care because it was $5.00 for your whole army, which won't even fit on the table.

Papercraft wargaming vehicles/terrain are aleady somewhat popular.  But although they're cheaper than plastic models, it's not easy to construct them to look good.  So, no crumpling please!


What I just told a friend on FB (also iRL, I'm not *that* isolated..)

"Make the pulp (paper stock), pump into Teflon-coated (or somesuch) mold, pressurize to inflate (like plastic blow-molding) and heat to dry.. Out pops yer paper figure.. All the machining needed has been in operation for decades..just needs re-tooling to accept the raw materials.. Mass production on an Industrial scale, overnight (practically, as these matters go).."

/Disclaimer:  I work in the plastics industry..  INJECTION Blow Molding (IBM), not STRETCH Blow Molding (SBM), before anyone gets clever..  :)
 
2014-01-19 10:08:17 AM  

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: ..you should really crowdsource that afore some else does..


Groan, what we so need is another redundant wargaming Kickstarter that dies at 35% of its funding goal.

There are lots of sources for papercrafted wargaming supplies alredy, many are even GW-ish in theme, for those of us who are not lottery winners.  They do usually require some experience and finesse to assemble well.

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: "Make the pulp (paper stock), pump into Teflon-coated (or somesuch) mold, pressurize to inflate (like plastic blow-molding) and heat to dry.. Out pops yer paper figure.. All the machining needed has been in operation for decades..just needs re-tooling to accept the raw materials.. Mass production on an Industrial scale, overnight (practically, as these matters go).."


Isn't that how they make those "paper mache" ornaments from Michaels?  They don't look that great IIRC.
 
2014-01-19 10:08:57 AM  

Jamieboy: I always had a love affair with airplanes.  I  lost count of how many model commercial airplanes I've built  from kits in the past 20 odd years.    But building from kits is nothing compared to what Mr.  Iaconi-Stewart has done.  I'm amazed.  I don't think I have the patience or the skill to do what he did, but I'm going to give it a try.


Don't know why I'm so posty, t'day..mebbe just adrenalin build-up fer t'day's games..but, last post here..

I was big on model planes and spacecraft for the longest time..then, dunno why, suddenly developed a fascination for boat models..until, as a gift in my early 20's, I got a large-scale model of the Santa Maria..

Would be over two feet long, completed, and had almost 3500 parts.  Oh, and it was made in China.

The 50+ page, illustrated assembly manual went something like this:

Step 1:  attach part 1 to part 3, attach part 2 to parts 1 and three..attach assembly to part 4..etc, etc..
Step 2:  attach part 1 to part 3, attach part 2 to parts 1 and three..attach assembly to part 4..etc, etc..
Step 4:  (there honestly was no Step 3 in the instructions) attach part 1 to part 3, attach part 2 to parts 1 and three..attach assembly to part 4..etc, etc..
Step 5:  attach part 1 to part 3, attach part 2 to parts 1 and three..attach assembly to part 4..etc, etc..

..repeat for a couple hundred steps..

All the parts on the 'trees' were numbered as such..there was no number higher than 8..the pictures were close to useless..line-art that barely approximated the part in question..

Tried for two weeks..really, I did..  Thing is still somewhere in the attic, I'm pretty sure..

/This guy, however, would have finished it in a night and found it boring, I'd guess..
 
2014-01-19 10:16:51 AM  

No Such Agency: Isn't that how they make those "paper mache" ornaments from Michaels?  They don't look that great IIRC.


That, I do not know..  I would think that the process is more manual, tho..a cheap, carved wood or plastic mold, in halves..press in the paper-mache material by hand, force-dry and apply paper base on removal..easy to do in rural 3rd-world nations with no skill or heavy equipment investment required (h3ll, that's prolly how the majority of Warhammer figures I'm talking of would end up being made, anyways..  :P )
 
2014-01-19 10:17:33 AM  

SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.


Sounds like a sweet & awesome deal to me.

I should take up that kind of hobby and let every motherfarking female know about it. The message: "No, I won't be your personal ATM, and no I won't raise our ungrateful brat-spawn."
 
2014-01-19 10:20:09 AM  

Darkviking: As a model maker myself, I can really appreciate that kind of commitment.    However, my longest project took about six months to build a super detailed 1/350 scale USS Missouri.   Five years would drive me insane!

/ship has over 1200 individually painted crewmembers
//single and childless
///lonely slashies


Lots of scale modelers on here including yours truly. I haven't done much in a while, but i'm in an IPMS chapter that sprung up in the last few years here. I helped judge a contest last year and a guy entered a MIG-13 in 1/32 scale, a box car smaller than HO scale, a tiny Russian tank that looked 1/144 scale, a Spanish sailing ship in 1/300 and a Huey Cobra gunship with an opening canopy in probably 1/144 scale - all in paper. Some cool stuff entered that day but his stuff impressed me the most.
 
2014-01-19 10:26:45 AM  
Not sure how he prepares the material (in the article maybe?) but to put that amount of time and detail into something that can be so easily damaged seems nuts. Even a meticulous painting...you can put it in glass, hang it on a wall, move it fairly easily without damaging it.  This sounds like an OCD nightmare.
 
2014-01-19 10:59:23 AM  

theBigBigEye: The message: "No, I won't be your personal ATM, and no I won't raise our ungrateful brat-spawn."


Wow.
 
2014-01-19 12:36:11 PM  
A non-smoker I hope
 
2014-01-19 12:41:06 PM  
A friend of mine dabbles in origami...

nebula.wsimg.com
 
2014-01-19 12:48:09 PM  
I'm surprised nobody has asked the second question that came to my mind.  Where does one get detailed drawings and specifications for building your own Boeing aircraft?

//I thought that the Soviet YAK-40 passenger plane (27 seater) was a copy of the Boeing 727 where they misread the scale on the blueprints.
 
2014-01-19 12:53:07 PM  

red5ish: imagizer.imageshack.us
Yep, that's a 23 foot long model of an Essex class aircraft carrier made of Lego.


Don't mean to argue but the Essex class were WWII vintage carriers and were numbered in the 30s and 40s... I served on the Midway CV 41. This looks like it's supposed to be a more modern carrier,coont5 is the Harry S Truman.
 
2014-01-19 12:53:49 PM  
Another modeler here, mostly WWII armor.  I always love seeing these huge scratch built projects.   Here is a link to a Japanese hobby shop owner that scratch built several Japanese warships and displays them in his store.
 
2014-01-19 01:22:27 PM  

andyofne: Don't mean to argue but the Essex class were WWII vintage carriers and were numbered in the 30s and 40s... I served on the Midway CV 41. This looks like it's supposed to be a more modern carrier,coont5 is the Harry S Truman.


Another win in the filter column!
 
2014-01-19 02:00:27 PM  
HEY, Hating, trolling biatches...

Scale modeling is very cathartic...good for the soul, and good for the brain. Love airplanes, and enjoy the history and research is building these things...plus you have something to show for it. What do you have, hater, a trophy from Call of Duty?

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1/72, He-111 from Hasegawa.
 
2014-01-19 02:13:15 PM  
I had a ridiculous number of 1/72 scale Airfix models (mostly WWII fighters and bombers) I started building at age nine and stopped at wine, women and song. Staged a five-airforce Battle of Everything one day with various grades of firecracker. So it went.
 
2014-01-19 02:26:04 PM  
Whatever keeps him of the streets.
 
2014-01-19 03:01:26 PM  
An article in the '68 annual of American Aircraft Modeler started out by describing a fine-scale modeler, peering through an illuminated magnifier, sorting salt grains by size for use as control panel switches in his aircraft models. Some people can really sweat the details. Conversely, some can totally fark-up an expensive plastic kit with numbered parts and an exploded diagram. Imagine an HO-scale building with columns attached horizontally and parts of door frames installed upside-down and backwards. I've seen it.

I'll give a lot more credit to someone who can scratchbuild like this than someone who can't figure out that Tab A goes in Slot B.
 
2014-01-19 03:08:37 PM  

The Repeated Meme: SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.

Says the Total Farker with an account over a decade old.

/just sayin


bensbargains.net
 
2014-01-19 04:21:56 PM  

SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.


I'd say you must be a blast at parties, but you come off as an arrogant introvert that is probably angry at the world for bullying you because you can't get out of your house.  460 lbs is alot to try to get through your front door.  But at least you have a positive K/D ratio on Call of Duty.
 
2014-01-19 04:26:18 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: SquiggsIN: I hope this guy is single and childless.  What an extraordinary waste of time.

well done, 8/10... you got several honest bites... take a bow.


Yeah, I obviously bit on it, hook line and sinker, just above.  I got owned.
 
2014-01-19 05:14:10 PM  
My buddy just said "Well, you can murder and skin women all the time."
 
2014-01-19 09:15:32 PM  
Get in Smithers.
cdn.cnwimg.com
 
2014-01-20 09:13:17 AM  
The WORKING reverse thruster takes this to another level, entirely.

Holy shiat that's some incredible craftmanship.
 
2014-01-20 10:36:29 AM  
O C D
 
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