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neil_w

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I've seen that before. Even seeing the pictures and videos it doesn't seem possible that it's real.

I hope it ends up in a museum somewhere when it's finished. It's like one of the man(ila)-made wonders of the worlds.
 

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It's like one of the man(ila)-made wonders of the worlds.
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It is. Unbelievable. Incomprehensible. Trying to fathom building that is like trying to understand how big the universe is.
 

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Probably easier to build the real thing.
I’ve seen this before as well, and was amazed. As far as building the real thing, that is what I do, (well, parts of it anyhow) and I will confirm that building the real one is easier. I would not attempt to replicate his process.
 

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This guy has patience that I cannot even imagine. And talent!
 

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I used the tail of the 777 as a model for the fins on my first rocket, and I thought that was a challenge.
I wouldn't have thought this was possible. I have no words.
 

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The patience and craftsmanship skills of this guy are mind boggling.
 
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The work of Pierre Scerri comes to mind whenever I think of impressive feats of modeling. He spent 12 years building a working 1/3 scale Ferrari—including machining the engine, creating all the electrical systems himself, and precisely tuning the exhaust system to get the right sound.

Good write-up:

His site:

I feel accomplished when I finish gluing some cardboard and plywood together into something rocket shaped 😄
 

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I wonder how much he could insure it for. Maybe this is start:
That's right. It's Saturday morning so I can think about whatever the heck I want!
🍳🔥🧯🛸🤖🤺💼🐒:computer:
 
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I've seen this before. I am amazed at how complex this mechanical music maker is and how much thought and craftsmanship went into it. :headspinning:
 

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This reminds me of a guy who built a scale-down replica of a working Ferrari 312, including a fully functional flat-12 engine with 24 properly functional valves!!!
Only took ~20,000 hours over 15 years!

 

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