Yes, you read that right! This giant (6.5 feet long to be precise) 1:6 scale model of T-90 Bhishma Tank is made completely using PAPER & GLUE!!
This project is the best example of being at the right place at the right time. Let me share a small story! in the year 2016, I convinced 'The Timeliners' (a subsidiary of TVF Qtiyapa) to create a time lapse video dedicated to the Indian Army of me making the 1:30 paper model of T-90 tank. That video (refer: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
... ) came out brilliantly well and got viral on Facebook.
That video was obviously also seen my many serving in the Indian
Army and that's how this mighty project (#PaperMajestic1) was born. The Indian Army wanted me to permanently install a 1:6 scale paper model of the T-90 tank at the entrance of one of their Armored Brigade's Head Quarters. The project sounded overwhelming big and challenging but that is what turns me on and keeps me on my toes.
The challenge was accepted and after 3 months of effort and sleepless nights, this paper model got built bit by bit. I shared daily progress (pictures and videos) of the build log on my Facebook and Instargam handles and received amazing response from everyone.
It was always a dream to do something that had never been attempted earlier and this project really was what I was looking forward to since a long long time.
Here are a few statistics:
Man Hours: 455+
A3 Paper Sheet: 223
Masking Tape: 360 mts.
Glue: 700 ml
Knife Used: X-Acto Craft Knife
Paper Thickness: 280 GSM
Paper Quality: Natural Evolution Ivory (Sona Fine Papers)
Printing: HP Indigo (Mehul Prints, New Delhi)
If I have ONE message for YOU, that would be - DARE TO DREAM BIG!
Dreams, DO COME TRUE. Keep telling this universe what you want and the entire universe shall conspire in helping you to achieve it (a life changing sentence from The Alchemist). Leave your "God damned comfort zone" and start drafting that email to pitch for your idea, there will NEVER be a "perfect" time than right now! Call that person and ask him/her for a meeting. Ping, Whatsapp, message them and tell them your "Distant Dream" and let me assure you, you'll see magic and before you'll know it, your "Distant" dream will start moving towards you and everything will fall in its place. Universe really conspires!
Refer this Facebook Album for all the pictures that document the making of this beautiful Paper Model.https://www.facebook.com/me...
In case you want to try making YOUR OWN T90 Tank, you can download the PDF template from my Etsy Shop and immediately start:https://www.etsy.com/in-en/...
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Special Thanks to:
www.Paper-Replika.com (Julius Perdana) for designing this model!
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Mehul Prints (Naraina)