Watch the World's Most Patient Model Maker Build Flawless Airplane Replicas

When it comes to a steady hand and an impeccable attention to detail, David Damek’s model making skills rival brain surgeons when it comes to the precision of his work. His YouTube channel is full of lengthy videos detailing his wonderfully detailed builds, but be forewarned if you’re racing towards a deadline at work, you don’t want to get sucked down this rabbit hole.

His ability to realistically weather a WWII-era fighter like the Fw-190 Focke-Wulf A-8/R2 Eduard will make you wonder if the tiny replica has actually spent hundreds of hours prowling the skies over 1940s Europe.

But then Damek turns around and puts a clean, glossy finish on a 1:48-scale replica of a Rokaf-50B used by the Black Eagles, a South Korean aerobatics team.

The airbrush work perfectly recreating the engine exhaust stains on this Boeing B-17's wings is a work of art. You could stick this 1:72-scale model in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and tourists would still snap photos of it, despite it being less than two feet long.

If you’re feeling embarrassed about the poorly painted and sloppily glued models you built as a kid—you should be.

[Plasmo via Likecool]

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I’d like to know which additional kits he’s using that are so incredibly detailed... or does he build those extra finishes by himself? I know Tamiya kits are the bomb, but these details are just beyond amazing.

unreal work... makes my old airfix models look like, well, models!