Thursday, October 27

Italeri's new Bugatti Type 35B in 1/12th scale.

Italeri has released some very nice race cars from early last century in 1/12th scale. The latest release, due just in time for Xmas, is the Bugatti Type 35B in two famous colour schemes & an interesting package. Colours, sprue layout & some history in our preview...

Italeri's new Bugatti Type 35B in 1/12th scale.

Bugatti Type 35B
From Italeri
1/12th Scale
Kit. #4710
Two colour choices included in the box
ETA: The kit will be released in the first weeks of December.
Italeri has release images and graphic of their completely new mould 1/12th scale Bugatti Type35B. The kit will follow in the footsteps of their other large scale cars in that it will have a high level of details, some colourful markings, and that it will be easy to build and super detail. 

The Subject: The Bugatti Type 35 
The Bugatti Type 35 is one of the most iconic and revered racing cars in motor racing history, both technically and competitively. Ettore Bugatti's masterpiece was a unique mix of engineering skill, design, elegance, speed and its relatively lightweight. Produced during the 1920s, it won an incredible number of races in both “road” and “on track” competitions. The Bugatti was in fact specifically designed for the world of racing, which included the introduction of technical and mechanical solutions for the car that made it ideal for the racing circuits of the period. 
Aesthetically, it was universally known and recognisable by the unmistakable shape of the horseshoe-shaped radiator which was a key design feature of Bugatti as a car manufacturer. Due to its 2,263 cm3 8-cylinder engine with a four-speed mechanical gearbox and equipped with a volumetric compressor, the Bugatti Type35B was able to attain a top speed of 210 km / h. It was produced in limited numbers until 1930.

The new kit from Italeri:
In our preview, we have the interesting details of the car shown in CAD form. It looks like every bump, lump and wart of this car has been captured. The designers have had practice with their large scale Italian cars of late...
The front on view of the kit shows the car looking almost as nice as the real thing...
Here some key features of the new Bugatti 35B: 
Steerable wheels
● Realistic suspension
● Highly detailed engine
● Rubber tires
● Photo-etched parts
● Opening cowling
● Screws, tubes and artificial leather

The sprues of the kit
There are two marking choices supplied in this kit. We have the colour profiles of the two versions, both in striking colours.

The box art version is the French colours version of Louis Chinon from the race at Monaco GP in 1930.
The second, the very British racing green Bugatti of William Grower-Williams in the preceding year at the Monaco GP in 1929.
 The kit will be released in the first weeks of December.

You can get Italeri's kits from Italeri directly from their website or from their distributors worldwide.