Detailed Boeing 777 Made Entirely from Cut Manila Folders

Five years in the making, this 1:60 scale reproduction of a Boeing 777 is made entirely out of precisely cut manila folders and dabs of glue. Inspired by his high school architecture class and his love of planes, Luca Iaconi-Stewart started constructing his complicated jetliner in 2008 when he was just a junior in high school.

Using super-detailed blueprints of an Air India 777-300ER that he found online, Iaconi-Stewart recreated the designs in Adobe Illustrator and then printed them directly onto manila folders. The engines took him a month to design and another four to assemble, while the passenger seats required the efforts of an entire summer. It took roughly 20 minutes to construct an economy seat, four to six hours for business class and eight hours for first class.

Nearly everything is functional from the landing gear that retracts into the fuselage, to the hatches and doors with their different hinge and locking mechanisms. Iaconi-Stewart is so particular about his craft that he has actually built two airplanes, the one pictured here and numerous failed attempts, including three tails and two entire sets of wings.

Iaconi-Stewart is already toying with the idea of building an even bigger model 20-ft long when this project is finished.

Luca Iaconi-Stewart’s website
via [Junkculture]

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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