Amazing Innovations: 'Avengers' Fan Builds Working Model Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier [VIDEO]

By Jacob Kleinman August 29, 2012 3:47 PM EDT

A Russia model-maker has created a working miniature of the Helicarrier commanded by Nick Fury in "The Avengers."

The 40-something designer and RC (remote control) aficionado from Arkhangelsk, Russia is well known in the world of Russian online RC forums by his alias, Native18. It was on one of these forums that a fellow RCer challenged "Nate" to replicate the flying airship carrier.

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To design his model, Nate used just a few shots from the film which offered the clearest depictions of the ship. With the help of his fellow forum users, he completed the piece in under a month, including the addition of orange lights to imitate the thrusters at the back of the Helicarrier.

The final product is pretty impressive, and way cooler than the non-flying plasticky toy Hasbro is pushing.

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