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There's a lot more to scale modeling than most people think. Building these rides is way more than just a hobby. It's a craft, one that takes time, a ton of dedication, and immense attention to detail. For many, it's the physical embodiment of a dream or an aspiration.

Meet James Ravelo II, Richard Natividad, Hanzel Conchas, Raymund Aguilar, Paul Ong and Simon Peter Palma. These dudes are some of the best scale modelers in the business. We'd say more, but we think their work speaks for itself. One look at their rides and you won't need any more convincing.

Man, just look at these replicas. With the right backdrop, you'd mistake these models for the real thing. Want to know more about what it takes to be a hardcore scale modeler? Just press play on the video above.



Drei Laurel
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Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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