When I was a teenager, I used to build model airplanes. I spent all my pocket money on kits full of unpainted, unassembled plastic. I wasn’t very good at that hobby, but at least I can appreciate the work of those who’ve really mastered the art of scale modeling.
We've really come a long, long way when it comes to special effects in movies. It makes sense that today's movies look great because of all our computer whiz processing power animation software. Back in the old days though? We had to rely on the magic of the movies. Seriously. Turning scale models that look like toys…
This RC helicopter is a scale model of a Russian Mi-24 chopper, a monstrous beast that's 55 feet long. The scale version looks about 1/8th the size, and still scares the crap out of us. Check out the video below.