This airline commercial features the intricate work of Luca Iaconi-Stewart, an American designer who has been making 1:60-scale Boeing 777 jet airliners from manila folders and glue for the last five years.
With the help of tweezers and an X-Acto knife, he cuts out and assembles the printed pieces with care and patience, creating true-to-life functionality throughout the plane. You can see the highly-detailed results in this stunning main landing gear swing test:
…as well as in his masking and gloss-finish painting of a 777-300ER model, for another airline. Though it’s subtle in the time lapse itself, he shows off the gloss effect with dramatic lighting at the end of the vid:Watch these next: Making a Paper Bi-ped Robot, Irving Harper: Works in Paper, Kelli Anderson’s Paper to Plants, and The Ships That Sail Through The Clouds.