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Bugatti Royale Napoleon Coupe Chassis #41100 1930 in 1:75 scale


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#1 caapa

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

The damaged Weimann coupe was dismantled and only the chassis was saved. It was shortened 30 cm and Weimann built the wonderfull Napoleon Coupe body on it based on the design of Jean Bugatti. The Bugatti family used the car till 1963.
I made the upholstery by self made decals. I could reproduce the pattern based on photos made by my son in the Musée National de l'Automobile in Mulhouse.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

Very nice, but why the unusual scale?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

I've done a couple models in 1/87 scale, believe me I know what a challenge they can be. You did a very nice job with this one.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

impressive!



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

Hi Lee,
this scale goes back nearly a half century. I was an auto fan but that time was no Matchbox or similar available in Hungary. So I began to curve my auto models from wood. Later I was a draughtsman and there was used scale-rouler with more scales. As I used pins for the axels the 25 mm lenght of tham was perfect for the 1:75 models.