Model of Air India Boeing 777-300ER Built by Hand Out of Manila Folders


Fri, Jan 24th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

On his Flickr page, Luca Iaconi-Stewart is documenting his five years in the making construction of a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777 jetliner "cut out from manila folders and assembled by hand, using just tweezers and dabs of glue." The above image appears courtesy of Luca.

Speaking to The Independent, Iaconi-Stewart said he had been an aviation fan for a number of years, but it was an architecture class in high school that introduced him to model-making using manila folders and that provided the inspiration for the project.

“I think I just wanted to push the limits of what could be done with the material (and what I personally was able to do), and that led me to start,” says Iaconi-Stewart. “It can be engineered to be very strong but it’s also malleable enough to shape into a variety of parts.”



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