Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Postlerferguson Paper Weapon Model Kits

Design duo Postlerferguson's new paper grenade, Uzi, M4A8 and MP5 join their first paper gun model kit, an AK-47, making for a full arsenal of DIY weapons. Investigating "the history, the aesthetics and the lethal seductiveness" of these war machines, the London-based multidisciplinary studio includes fascinating background on the objects, such as how the Uzi first captured the popular imagination when a secret service agent pulled it from his pocket to defend U.S. President Ronald Regan.

Their research also looks at the design, noting for example that the MP5's modular design represents the "possibilities of industrial production and evolution of the computer era" and that the machine pistol now stands along with walkie-talkies and handcuffs as technical gadget staples.

The kits themselves, recommended for those with experience crafting, produce exquisitely-detailed models. They will be available from Gestalten and Amazon.

via: coolhunting.

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