1/10 1929 Bugatti Type 46 . 1/10 1929 Bugatti Type 46 Streamline Coupe .
Yes, a double dose today !
Don't expect this all the time, I doubt it'll happen again :)
After a little bricklink messing around, I managed to finally get round to ordering the few parts I needed to finish 2 out of 3 of my big cars. I ordered the parts for the TVR Speed 12 too... yet stupidly forgot one type of part that I need a few of... which is a big shame as now it's looking more awesome than ever, so near to completion - much better than the Bentley and Bugatti put together ! ... there's not a lot left I need, but it's very noticeable... imagine a person without a jaw. Not a lot missing, yet it just looks horribly wrong. Same kind of difference here. I'll tell you what's missing : 2x3 wedge bricks, in red; 12 left side and 12 right side. If anybody's feeling generous enough to donate them, or even some of what I need to finish it, let me know and I'll make sure you get recognised for your kindness :)
Anyway, back to the Bugatti. The Bentley I just- posted is a really cool car; yet in my eyes this one's much nicer.
Forget the Veyron. The only Bugatti kids now nowadays is the Veyron. Some teens might know the EB110, too. Maybe only cuz Firas Abu-Jaber just made a really cool one (yes, I did see some people comment on it saying they'd never heard of that Bugatti before...)
Well, wake up. The Veyron is a volkswagen, not a Bugatti. Bugatti was around before 2004, in fact. Just a little. The Type 41 "Royale", one of the biggest, most expensive and impressive cars ever made (photos don't do it justice... I've seen some of the real ones and in person, it's SO much more impressive). But it's known. If You know anything about Bugatti and old cars, that is.
The Type 56 is also very well known, and as much as I like the rear... I dunno, I'm just not that keen on the front somehow.
I personally love this one. The Type 46, or "baby Royale" was made both in a saloon resembling the 'coupe Napoleon' Royale, and this Streamline Coupe form - which I like much better, with the curved, sweeping back.
The Type 50 looks just like it, I'm not sure where the difference lays. Possibly in the engine, I haven't done any research into that.
Anyway, here's a *real* Bugatti. A real car, a gold old hand-made vintage car - built back in the time when looks and quality were actually things that mattered.
Don't be fooled by today's cars. A good looking car by today's standards looks as boring as a bowl of grey porridge next to a 1930's sports coupe. And 'quality' today just means it's going to last long enough for the new model to come out so you can buy that one. My dad's vintage Bentley... well, you just look at the engine and think "no way in a million years is that ever going to break down". It's all about maximising profit, now. Such a shame. Some of the older people among us who have lived through world war 2 have managed to get over it and forgive the germans. Some of them still relive the horrible memories from time to time; and as sorry as I feel for them, I can't help thinking that what suffered the most - and is too far gone to ever recover to its former state - is the entire automotive industry. We'll never see cars built like these again...
Sorry, I just needed to rant about that and get the point across. I know, I sound like an old man, "in my day" etc, bit I'm only 19 and having been around many cars like this, new ones just don't compare...
Anyway if anybody's up for helping finish the TVR - which trust me, is going to be a killer MOC - let me know. I've got to go back to university and part with my lego soon, which means it'll be just under a year before I can do anything else on bricklink; but if anybody has some of those wedge bricks spare it could get done much sooner...
Anyway, hope you like the model - I sure am happy with how it turned out; Some of the lines were quite hard to follow, yet I've somehow managed to capure the shape - especially the roof and two-tone paintwork quite well, in my opinion. Hope you like it, too :)
P.S. Thanks ever so much to Stacey, who owns the Bricklink store "about town, castle and train" for getting me the last few bits I needed to finish this - it means a lot to me :)