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Man Makes Metal Chameleon From Cogs & Gears, Looks Real Enough To Scare Bugs Away

Man makes realistic chameleon model from metal pieces

We often associate cogs and gears with oily, lifeless machines. But every now and then, we get to see remarkable projects where talented individuals breathe life into drab objects with their passion and creativity.

Recently, a man has wowed netizens with his incredibly realistic model of a chameleon made entirely of metal parts. Some of his intricate pieces are actually for sale as well, so here’s a quick rundown of what else this talented artist has to offer.

The realistic metal chameleon is for sale at VND8,000,000

Image credit: Nguyễn Tuấn

Yesterday, Facebook user Nguyễn Tuấn took to OFFB – a Facebook group of car and machine enthusiasts – to share an impressive model of a metal chameleon he’d created.

Indeed, the chameleon looks almost life-like, even though its entire body only consists of cogs, metal plates, and screws.

Image credit: Nguyễn Tuấn

Across a series of pictures shared by Nguyễn Tuấn, we can get a glimpse into how the model was made. It seems the man has soldered metal wires together to create its frame.

Image credit: Nguyễn Tuấn

A motorbike chain is then added to serve as the chameleon’s backbone.

The creator has placed the chameleon on sale for VND8,000,000 (~USD346.69) on his online shop.

The creator has a shop to sell his works in Saigon

As it turns out, Nguyễn Tuấn runs a shop in Saigon selling a broad selection of steampunk-inspired structures made in collaboration with his team.

Image credit: Nguyễn Tuấn

Another creation that has captured netizens’ attention is a bust of the character Bumblebee from the Transformers movie franchise. The Bumblebee piece comes fully equipped with glowing eyes and a functioning clockface melded onto a gear. He touts the design as the only one of its kind in existence.

Image credit: Nguyễn Tuấn

Another piece worth mentioning is a structure that looks like a giant Knight chess piece, albeit with metal chains for a mane, reminiscent of steampunk influences.

Steampunk centrepieces to grace our living rooms

Those interested in having one-of-a-kind centerpieces to grace their living rooms can drop by Nguyễn Tuấn’s shop in Saigon to view these models in person.

Alternatively, head over to their website to browse for metal animals, intricately assembled clocks, table lamps, and more.

Address: 73 Đặng Thuỳ Trâm Street, Bình Thạnh District, Saigon
Telephone: 0366144449

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Cover image adapted from Nguyễn Tuấn (left) & Nguyễn Tuấn (right)

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