Dmitry Balandin

Wooden model Cylon is posed holding a newspaper in the flat of its maker Balandin in Zaporizhzhya...Wooden model Cylon is posed holding a newspaper in the flat of its maker, Ukrainian Dmitry Balandin, in Zaporizhzhya August 6, 2013. It took Balandin, who works as a crane operator, six months to build the model from 500 parts. Balandin says he does not use blueprints and designs the parts as he works on them. He says he would love to build metal models but that is impossible to do so in his small apartment. He plays with Cylon as a child would play with a doll or Lego toy, and is now making a girlfriend for his model. He hopes to eventually build an entire model family and have them displayed at exhibitions and galleries. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  (UKRAINE - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A wooden model, Cylon, is posed holding a newspaper in the flat of its maker, Dmitry Balandin, in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine. It took Mr Balandin, who works as a crane operator, six months to build the model, designing its 500 parts as he went. He says he would love to build metal models but this is impossible in his small apartment. He plays with Cylon as a child would play with a doll or Lego toy, and is now making a girlfriend for it. He hopes to create an entire model family and exhibit it. Read more