Luca Iaconi-Stewart, a 25-year-old designer from San Francisco, spent the past 9-years building a 1:60 scale replica of an Air India Boeing 777 entirely from paper folders. “Luckily, these days there’s a wealth of photos and videos online that don’t really leave any detail to the imagination. Over the years I’ve amassed a collection of hundreds of images that I’ve used to draw up my own plans. I also got hold of the training manual for the 777-200ER that someone randomly posted online, and that’s been immensely helpful for sections like the wings, which I’m currently designing,” said Luca. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“Once he got all the materials he needed, the young San Francisco-based designer started working on a series of computer drawings, printed them on manila folders, cut them out with an X-Acto knife, grabbed them with tweezers, and glued them together to create all the necessary components. It sounds easy enough, but getting every little detail right, from the bolts and hinges to the complicated GE90-115B engines and hydraulic pipes, and making sure everything worked the same as on the real airplane, was a titanic undertaking,” according to Oddity Central.