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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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2014-01-18 09:37:52 PM  
27 votes:
The coach class seats are 1:1
2014-01-18 09:43:25 PM  
7 votes:
Joke's on me. I thought a Manila folder was a Filipino contortionist.
2014-01-18 09:52:53 PM  
6 votes:
That airplane is nothing. You should see his girlfriend!

"Your girlfriend is from Manila?" "No! She's made from Manila!"
2014-01-18 09:34:59 PM  
6 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 01:17:26 AM  
4 votes:
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2014-01-18 09:40:16 PM  
3 votes:
Imagine the paper cuts
2014-01-18 09:39:16 PM  
3 votes:
Obviously a terrorist plotting terrifying terror, why else would he build a model of a plane? Sent him to Guantanamo asap.
2014-01-18 06:31:34 PM  
3 votes:
It'll never fly if he doesn't make it some wings.

Just sayin.
2014-01-18 10:23:55 PM  
2 votes:
I'm sorry, but this motherfarker has a condition.
2014-01-18 09:53:39 PM  
2 votes:
Pfft. I built a particle accelerator out of snot, buggers and dingleberries.

/My mom threw it away. :(
2014-01-18 09:29:23 PM  
2 votes:
I'm guessing he lives somewhere with 8 months of snow.
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."
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 12:36:54 AM  
1 vote:
Manila folders?

I don't know metric, but that sounds like a lot of folders
2014-01-19 12:28:39 AM  
1 vote:
That model is a real thrilla.
2014-01-19 12:17:57 AM  
1 vote:

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.

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 11:33:58 PM  
1 vote:

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....


My beer isn't even close to cheap.
2014-01-18 11:00:28 PM  
1 vote:

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 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 10:44:47 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:41:45 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:20:37 PM  
1 vote:
I never thought I'd read about paper engineers on FARK. I am impressed.
2014-01-18 10:09:05 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:54:12 PM  
1 vote:
Wow. That's way more impressive than my chess set I made from pink and green post-its.
2014-01-18 09:53:41 PM  
1 vote:

Abox: Dude has to be insane.

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A place for everything and everything in its place.
2014-01-18 09:44:41 PM  
1 vote:
Wow. I'm glad my asperger's isn't that bad. I also really hope he used archival quality manila folders.
2014-01-18 09:40:41 PM  
1 vote:
Someone needs a hobby or to get laid
2014-01-18 09:35:48 PM  
1 vote:
My crease and fold paper planes are childs play. I never pretended otherwise.
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