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One-off, 1:12-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Bugatti Type 35B, 1929 Monaco Grand Prix by Pierre Laugier

One-off, 1:12-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Bugatti Type 35B, 1929 Monaco Grand Prix

This 1:12-scale model was the second model that I built in this scale using a Model Factory Hiro kit. 


This is the winning car from the 1929 Monaco Grand Prix, which was the first Grand Prix to be held in the Principality.  The car was driven to this historic victory by the French-born, British driver William Grover-Williams, who later became an undercover British agent in France during the Second World War, and was executed by the Nazis. 

These photos are of the work-in-progress and the finished model on its presentation base. 

I wanted to produce a model with the patina and paintwork of a car that has been driven, not one straight out of the factory with a brand-new, highly polished body.  


As with the 1/12-scale Alfa Romeo Monza, much time has been spent working on the paint finish of the various metal parts to re-create as closely as possible the different shades of steel, aluminium, polished aluminium etc., with their subtle traces of oil and grease.  Time was also spent researching the original colours of the various parts in rubber and leather (hose, straps, seats etc.), as well as the tyres, the wires holding the bodywork in place, and the engine, all of which are specific to this particular version of the T35B.


As with my other 1/12-scale models, only one model of this particular version of the T35B is available, so that the client will have a unique, one-off piece, complete with a personalised book of photos covering the building of the model.

The model was finished in 2021 and it was on display at Retromobile 2022.  The price of the model is 4,500.00 Euros (incl. French sales tax) and it is currently available to purchase from my online store Kit Miniatures.  Please click here to be taken to the store, or please Contact Me directly.​

If you are interested in this, or would like a quote for a similar model, please do not hesitate to Contact Me for more information.

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