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Posted by jarel design | Apr 28, 2008 @ 10:44 AM | 19,565 Views
This was a project I created a while back (not on my website). This is an exact model of an existing home in the Hollywood hills... lost of glass, concrete and steel...

The object of the shot was to implode (not explode) the house... the entire model was built then cut into hundreds of pieces... jagged edges, shrapnel, etc...

EACH piece was equipped with a small wire and then grouped together and special mechanical pulls... the house was then reassembled, spackled with special ingredients... some walls were built (molded) using a special foaming concrete that breaks at the slightest touch...

3 months of development and trials, 4 months of building and detailing and two high speed camera shots lasting 6 seconds to destroy it all... in one take! no second chances!

Wonder why I have grey hair???

I'll keep adding more photos of some of the projects I work on... mostly though I will start adding more about the RC kits I plan on creating...

take care!

Richard
Posted by jarel design | Apr 28, 2008 @ 10:37 AM | 19,848 Views
In the late 80's and early 90's, I created and sold three kits (I'll post photos later):

Telos:
Fiberglass, carbong fiber/kevlar epoxy Canard slope glider with blue foam cores... tons of press in most of the magazines of the time.

Shogun:
Vacuum formed flying wing styled slope ship (Seems to have been the inspiration for many of todays Stryker type planes...)

Impulse:
Vacuum formed pod & boom multi-task and electric glider... sold thousands of them...

Then I was introduced to special effects film work and got totally lost in the fun of creating the most unusual objects, models, robotic creatures and for price tags that were just too incredible to turn down...

A lot of people thought my model airplane business (Jarel Aircraft Design & Engineering went "under"... In reality, "JADE" simply became Jarel Design (www.jareldesign.com) in fact going "over"...

I left Los Angeles in 1999, moving up to Oregon and the Rogue Valley... Instead of freeways, police helicopters and sirens, I now live by a private pond (with fish), two streams, waterfalls and tons of trees...

Still doing special effects work, toy design/prototype development and most recently, have gotten into fine art in the form of kinetic sculptures (visit the website for more info)...

Something was missing though...

RC FLYING!!!!!

I pulled out some old planes but wanted something fast like a hotliner... I bought a hobby lobby Free Bird and realized it...Continue Reading