British artist and musician Jimmy Cauty built this miniature model of a post-apocalyptic London torn down by violence and riots. Built in the style of a miniature train set, the model shows a city with decaying infrastructure that has fallen into chaos.
Before we admire the work of Bulgarian artist Plamen Ignatov, we have to appreciate his perseverance. It takes a lot of patience, hard work and perseverance to build detailed models. Even more so, when you’re working with millions of matchsticks. Ignatov spent 16 years working on his masterpiece replica of the Rila Monastery.
As much as these look like photographs of actual scenes and places, they are not quite real. Not real as in, they do physically exist, but no one lives in the house, the building and no train is ever going to run those tracks.
We’d consider something as beautifully sculpted as the Lamborghini Aventador as a work of art itself, but then this Lamborghini Aventador 1:8 scale model would probably fall into some different, otherworldy category. The work of German model maker Robert Gülpen has been made out of carbon, platinum, gold, and studded with precious gems and stones.
Re-creating and re-living the beauty of Hong Kong, a number of artists got together to create miniature models. The miniatures show the stores, streets and life of Hong Kong, and each of these pieces can claim to be environmentally friendly; owing their origin to found materials.
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We stand in awe of these mini paper replicas of musical instruments. The impressively detailed models have been created using the craft of Pepakura.
Inspired by Space Exploration, artist Tom Sachs has created his very own Space Program. Modules in the artist’s programs won’t go to infinity and beyond, or even into orbit, but these handmade models are an interesting take on the space program. The artist has created various models of historic importance in the space program, you can see beauties like Apollo lunar module, a mission control unit, space suits, NASA Hasselblad camera, and other objects in the artist’s Space Program project. The well detailed life-size models are imposing and awe-inspiring.
Made out of 600,000 matchsticks, this is quite a stunning model of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and wizardry. The model has been made by Patrick Acton, whose matchstick wizardry we’ve seen earlier withe stunning model of Minas Tirith.
Via: Geeks are Sexy
This 1:50 scale model of the Cutty Sark has been created by Henrik Hoexbroe. As is visible from the image, the model ship is well detailed, and faithfully follows the line of the original. Incidentally, Cutty Sark happens to be the last surviving tea clipper in the world, and efforts are being made to preserve it.
Created by artist Daniel Del Nero, After Effects is a set of architectural scale models, abandoned and left to fend for themselves. Daniel made these models with black paper, which was later covered with flour and small samples of mold. Passage of time gave these models the eerie, spooky look we see here.
Via: Today and Tomorrow, TheDailyWhat