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(io9)   Man crafts 1:60 scale model of 777 out of manila folders. File this one under awesome   (io9.com ) divider line
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2014-01-19 02:34:25 AM  
4 votes:

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.
2014-01-18 09:34:59 PM  
4 votes:

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?
2014-01-19 02:20:47 AM  
2 votes:
That was an order of magnitude more impressive than what I expected when I read the headline.
2014-01-19 01:05:12 AM  
2 votes:

ifky: Someone needs a hobby or to get laid


it looks to me like he already has a hobby.
2014-01-18 11:34:06 PM  
2 votes:
There's nothing strange about this guy building a model airplane. It's a hobby. Lots of people build models.
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Yep, that's a 23 foot long model of an Essex class aircraft carrier made of Lego.
2014-01-18 11:28:04 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:56:46 PM  
2 votes:
This guy should be a surgeon.
2014-01-18 10:41:45 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:23:55 PM  
2 votes:
I'm sorry, but this motherfarker has a condition.
2014-01-18 10:22:15 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:56:57 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:50:21 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:45:12 PM  
2 votes:
Dude has to be insane.
2014-01-18 09:44:41 PM  
2 votes:
Wow. I'm glad my asperger's isn't that bad. I also really hope he used archival quality manila folders.
2014-01-18 09:43:26 PM  
2 votes:
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 07:36:01 PM  
2 votes:
Holy shiat.

That's a lot of detail. Someone needs to hook this guy up with Games Workshop...
2014-01-19 10:17:33 AM  
1 vote:

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."
HKW
2014-01-19 05:44:47 AM  
1 vote:

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 02:55:56 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:07:48 AM  
1 vote:
"It's beautiful. I always enjoyed models as a boy. The exactness, the attention to every foreseeable detail... perfection."


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2014-01-19 12:42:20 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:27:01 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:16:32 AM  
1 vote:
Jeff de Boer makes samurai armor for cats and mice. The world would be a poorer place without people like him.
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2014-01-18 11:59:22 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2014-01-18 11:59:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:47:24 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:30:29 PM  
1 vote:
File this one under terminal virginity and acute brain autism
2014-01-18 10:53:30 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:49:48 PM  
1 vote:
Nothing snarky to say.. The detail and amount of work involved in this is incredible.
2014-01-18 10:39:41 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:20:37 PM  
1 vote:
I never thought I'd read about paper engineers on FARK. I am impressed.
2014-01-18 10:14:49 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:10:34 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:03:57 PM  
1 vote:
I was all "meh" and then they showed that the doors and stuff actually work. Holy shiat.
2014-01-18 09:49:28 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:40:16 PM  
1 vote:
Imagine the paper cuts
2014-01-18 09:37:52 PM  
1 vote:
The coach class seats are 1:1
2014-01-18 09:34:03 PM  
1 vote:
Some reason this reminds me of those old men who assemble boats in bottles.
2014-01-18 09:29:23 PM  
1 vote:
I'm guessing he lives somewhere with 8 months of snow.
2014-01-18 06:08:32 PM  
1 vote:
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...
 
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