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March 20, 2007 1:25 PM   Subscribe

Let's build...Blarney Castle, a model building to test on an earthquake simulator, Thoreau's cabin, a stirling engine, the NYC transit system, a model bridge, Galileo spacecraft, the Mars Polar Lander, a flying Martin XB-51, Aliens universe papercraft, a train layout under your bed, a stereoscope, a flying saucer. Or we could let The Swell Maps do it: Let's Build a Car. And don't forget, "Your country needs scale model planes for the emergency."
posted by OmieWise (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sweet christ, someone else in the world has heard of the Swell Maps! Thank you, oh thank you.
posted by freebird at 2:39 PM on March 20, 2007


Good work, O-Wise!
I absolutely love this stuff. Still have my original USS Enterprise from 1972, in all its yellowed and dusty glory.
Fantastic-Plastic.com is also an invaluable source for SF craft of every stripe.
(If only I had bought the Moonbus from "2001" from my local drugstore when I was 9-- I could retire on the E-Bay profit...
Bought a boatload of Archie comics instead...)
posted by Dizzy at 2:42 PM on March 20, 2007


Heh. Love the inclusion of the Swell Maps in there...

Yeah models...Airplane glue (snnnnf) and strange parts that somehow built a whole. Sometimes I get the urge to build a model battleship.
posted by Skygazer at 2:47 PM on March 20, 2007


Whoa, I've actually started two of these projects.
posted by DU at 4:36 PM on March 20, 2007


I'm sure this has been linked to before on mefi but Yamaha has some pretty impressive paper craft projects including a few motorcycles and some animals.
posted by asterisk at 12:28 AM on March 21, 2007


youy may have just added 20 years to my fathers life.

thank you
posted by altman at 2:41 AM on March 21, 2007


props to any thread that includes the swell maps
posted by psychoticreaction at 10:41 PM on March 21, 2007


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