PIERRE LAUGIER AND LP CREATION
I have been making motorsport models since childhood. Like most boys I started with plastic kits but soon moved on to build kits in resin and white metal. With experience, I added my own modifications, changing or making new parts to ensure that the finished work was as close as possible to the real thing. Creating such models has become my passion.
LP Creation was set-up in 1993 when I began building my all-opening, super-detailed models, completely transforming AMR, Tameo and Meri kits. I was fortunate to gain recognition with my Formula One models at the UK’s Modelex exhibitions during the 1990’s. My commitment to accuracy has enabled LP Creation to earn an international reputation in the world of hand-built, 1:43 scale, motorsport models and my work is sought after by collectors around the world in Japan, Europe and the USA.
Since constructing a Lancia D50, my first scratch-built model featuring opening and closing bodywork, I have continued to refine my techniques from my workhop, firstly in Aix-en-Provence, and then since 2015 in Marseille, and I no longer rely only on kit components for my models, preferring instead to make my own parts, usually in brass. One of my best-known models, a Maserati Tipo 63, was a complete labour of love and took me almost two years to make. A more recent creation from scratch was an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Coupe, Le Mans 1938. I have also been making various pre-war racing cars such as a number of different versions of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, and the Alfa Romeo P2 and P3.
In 2020 I presented my first 1:12-scale model, a Ferrari 156 Sharknose, which was built from a Model Factory Hiro kit. In 2021 I began to make my first 1:8-scale scratch-built model, a Lotus Climax 18.
All my recent models can be found in the Models section of the site, including all my creations from scratch, as well as my 'bodybuck' models and my models built from kits.
My current projects ('works-in-progess') include two new creations from scratch, a Talbot-Lago T26 GS and a Delage 15-S-8. I am also working on a new 1:12-scale, scratch-built model of a Ferrari Dino 206 S Spyder.
Please visit the Archive Gallery to see examples of some of my older projects.
I regularly show my models at the Salon Retromobile in Paris and if you are interested in meeting me and seeing my models at any future events, details can be found in the Shows News page of this site.
In 2008 I was awarded the title of "Artisan d’Art" by the French Republic.
If you have any questions about my work, or would like to know more about any of the models featured on this site, please don’t hesitate to contact me. It is also possible to visit me at my boutique, Kit Miniatures, in Marseille in the South of France, where examples of my models and my current projects are available to view either in the boutique or in my atelier. Details of the boutique’s location and opening hours can be found on the Contact page of this site.
Various magazine articles featuring my work have been published during the past few years. If you would like to read these articles, please visit the Press section.