Jonathan Brand Is Building a Papercraft 1969 Ford Mustang to Scale

The art of papercraft has generally been relegated to the domain of geek culture. You see lots of superheroes and anime character and other cool oddities all the time. Rarely do you see someone attempt a papercrafting project quite like artist Jonathan Brand’s. Since 2010, he’s been working his way through a 1:1 model of a 1969 Mustang coupe, beginning with the tires, then the engine, and eventually, he hopes, the entire car. “When finished every part of the 1969 Mustang coupe that I restored and sold to purchase a diamond engagement ring will be recreated,” Brand says.

The engine is fabulous all in one piece, but given that he is recreating every car part used to assemble the classic car in obsessive detail — yes, there are papercraft lug nuts — it becomes considerably more impressive. Check out our photo gallery of Brand’s progress after the jump and let us know what you think.

Photo credit: Jonathan Brand