Impossibly fragile paper cuts by Japanese artist Kiri Ken (‘Cutting Sword’).
In the second clip, he demonstrates the compressed air driven throttle, effectively revving the engine with a tiny accelerator pedal.
If you’re into miniature modelling at all, you may need to sit down.
The device is a follow up to an equally painstaking V6 engine Zholner created last year.
By Maciek Janicki who sez:
The streets are paved with paper. This delicate animation follows the charming rise and fold of a fragile metropolis. Captured by an unseen helicopter, the narrative unfolds through winding roads, erupting forests and emerging mountains. Paper City grows in one fluid take, with skyscrapers rising from the page – only to crumble, wrinkle and gently crease back into the ground.
Incredibly lifelike paper birds created by Dutch artist Johan Scherft, who creates the paper templates on computer, prints them, paints them by hand and assembles the model. The process can take up to a month per bird.