What do you do with a background in fine arts, an empty factory, and used car parts? Make realistic models of Transformers, of course! At least, that’s what this father-son duo in Hunan Province, China decided to do, and they’re making a very lucrative living do so.
With the exploding popularity of the Transformers films in China, this farmer saw an excellent business opportunity and ran with it. While we have seen the ingenuity of Chinese farmers before, this man’s work definitely takes the cake. These guys are literally turning one man’s trash into another man’s treasure.
The farmer’s endeavor was not without difficulty – the first model he worked on took him three years to finish, but with the help of his son he was able to complete it. The duo’s work has rightfully garnered a lot of attention, and the initial hardships were undoubtedly worth it, as they’re now raking in over one million yuan (over US$160,000) per year selling their models.
If these two ever get tired of farming, I’m sure they’ll get along just fine with their “side job”.