Gems of the 30s & 40s

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Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby David MG » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:10 am

For Julio and BB

Bugatti type 50 by ixo Altaya
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Bugatti 57T Limited Edition Brumm
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Bugatti 57 SC Atalante by ixo Altaya
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Keko has many more.
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby JSB33 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:04 am

Very attractive trio, David.
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby RaceOddity » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:19 am

Always thought the Atalante Bugatti was way ahead of it's time. Very very nice! :D
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:44 pm

JSB33 wrote:Very attractive trio, David.


I agree! ;)

I believe that all three were designed by Jean Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti's very gifted son! It was Jean who designed these two beauties:

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And, thanks for the dedication, David! I've enjoyed looking at these models! ;)
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby GarageOnAWall » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:07 pm

Oh my, now David is 'enabling' my soft spot for these Bugattis! Very tempting photos, really liking the Atalante Coupe! I can remember this being modeled in super detail by Pocher when I received my first 1:43s about 30 years ago. As a 10 year old kid, that model and it's price were from another planet! I suppose the car still is?

Maybe I can have some pre-war cars if I have super tight restraints? Maybe just one brand? Or maybe one year? One color? Oh I am in deep :P

Seriously though, the Ixo Museum pieces appear to be far better than their list price would suggest! In fact, I think Replicarz in the US had a bunch of these on sale a few months back, can anyone confirm? If so, I'm kicking myself about now! The Brumm versions look nice too! I only have 2 Brumms right now, a Charles De Gaulle Citroen DS and a Mercedes-Benz Pope Limousine (don't know which on at the moment?)

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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:53 pm

Yes BB, those Bugattis are all quite tempting! And, speaking of temptation, a couple of days ago I read that CMC will soon offer a 1:18 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic coupe. Unfortunately it will cost about $350.00 dollars! :(

I've bought a few of the Ixo Museum series of models, and I've loved them all! They might not be 100% perfect, but they certainly are way better than my old Solidos, Brumms and Rios! Replicarz has offered many of those models, I've bought a few from them, but apparently they usually sell quite fast. One other option is to look for them on eBay.

BTW, if you like the 57 SC coupe shown above, be careful not to look for it as an "Atalante" coupe, that one is an "Atlantic" coupe. ;)
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby David MG » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:47 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Yes BB, those Bugattis are all quite tempting! And, speaking of temptation, a couple of days ago I read that CMC will soon offer a 1:18 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic coupe. Unfortunately it will cost about $350.00 dollars! :(

I've bought a few of the Ixo Museum series of models, and I've loved them all! They might not be 100% perfect, but they certainly are way better than my old Solidos, Brumms and Rios! Replicarz has offered many of those models, I've bought a few from them, but apparently they usually sell quite fast. One other option is to look for them on eBay.

BTW, if you like the 57 SC coupe shown above, be careful not to look for it as an "Atalante" coupe, that one is an "Atlantic" coupe. ;)


Julio is correct it's Atlantic not Atalante must have been having a senior moment :roll:
This is the 57 Atalante. Avoid the Solido model it is dire.

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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby scalainj » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:08 am

These cars don't float my boat at all but nonetheless it is nice looking at them. However the Atlantic is growing on mw, especially in that colour

Regarding 1/18 models my understanding is that Minichamps, Neo and CMC are allgoing for a release of this car this year - like buses, none for ages, then you get 3

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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:43 pm

mg-monster wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Yes BB, those Bugattis are all quite tempting! And, speaking of temptation, a couple of days ago I read that CMC will soon offer a 1:18 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic coupe. Unfortunately it will cost about $350.00 dollars! :(

I've bought a few of the Ixo Museum series of models, and I've loved them all! They might not be 100% perfect, but they certainly are way better than my old Solidos, Brumms and Rios! Replicarz has offered many of those models, I've bought a few from them, but apparently they usually sell quite fast. One other option is to look for them on eBay.

BTW, if you like the 57 SC coupe shown above, be careful not to look for it as an "Atalante" coupe, that one is an "Atlantic" coupe. ;)


Julio is correct it's Atlantic not Atalante must have been having a senior moment :roll:
This is the 57 Atalante. Avoid the Solido model it is dire.

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David's quite right about the Solido model! Here's a photo of my old Atalante (in a very un-Bugatti-like colour):

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It might just be the kind of model worth modifying... :roll:
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby David MG » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:37 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:
mg-monster wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Yes BB, those Bugattis are all quite tempting! And, speaking of temptation, a couple of days ago I read that CMC will soon offer a 1:18 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic coupe. Unfortunately it will cost about $350.00 dollars! :(



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David's quite right about the Solido model! Here's a photo of my old Atalante (in a very un-Bugatti-like colour):

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It might just be the kind of model worth modifying... :roll:


The only modification that can be made to this model is a swift strong smack with a 5lb. hammmer :evil:
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:56 am

mg-monster wrote:The only modification that can be made to this model is a swift strong smack with a 5lb. hammmer :evil:


OMG :shock: :cry:

I guess that I am far more benevolent! :mrgreen:
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby David MG » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:26 am

Here are 3 that won't go under Maxwell's silver hammer.....................

Delage D8SS by ixo Altaya
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Alfa 2500S by ixo altaya
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Alfa 8C by ixo Altaya
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BB you could do worse than collect 30s/40s Alfa Romeo.
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby JSB33 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:21 am

The black one is gorgeous!
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:02 pm

Fabulous models, David! :) I didn't know (or had forgotten) that you also have this one:


Delage D8SS by ixo Altaya
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I love it! It's such a nice model! ;)
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby David MG » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:15 am

The silver and black thread................................................
Lancia Astura by Solido (yes Solido).
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Mercedes 540K by ixo
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Hispano Suiza J12 by ixo
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Delahaye 135 M by Solido
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:22 am

Gorgeous models, David! ;) I've never seen that Astura before. It looks very tempting! :roll:
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby David MG » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:54 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Gorgeous models, David! ;) I've never seen that Astura before. It looks very tempting! :roll:


One of Solido's better efforts and therefore quite reasonably priced. Will sit well with the ixo cabrio 8-)
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:59 am

David MG wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Gorgeous models, David! ;) I've never seen that Astura before. It looks very tempting! :roll:


One of Solido's better efforts and therefore quite reasonably priced. Will sit well with the ixo cabrio 8-)


I'm sure that it will! :)
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby BertOne » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:18 am

David MG wrote:BB you could do worse than collect 30s/40s Alfa Romeo.


A couple of 30's/40's Alfas - the first ABC, the second BBR.

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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby RaceOddity » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:28 pm

:D :D :D
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:14 am

Very nice models, BertOne! ;)
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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Rat » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:33 pm

Looking at these pics is costing me money. I just bought the Ixo Bugatti 57 and Alfa 8C. Very nice stuff here.

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Re: Styling Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby BertOne » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:09 am

Here's the rest of my 30s/40s Alfas:
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Rear shot of the BBR Spyder Sperimentale & ABC Alfa Farina

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BBR Alfa 2900 LWB Touring & Freccia D'oro

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BBR 2900B

The Freccia D'oro was the model that really got me hooked in 1990. I'd dabbled with handbuilts (some Westerns and Brooklins) but with my Christmas bonus burning a hole in my pocket I took a stroll down to St. Martin's Models to see what was available.
This was before the days of Spark, Minichamps, Neo et al and the quality was unbelievable, there was no way I could resist! I still don't think these BBRs have been bettered to this day.

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Postby JSB33 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:18 am

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Always a favorite of mine.
Could be wrong but was one of these in the Godfather 2?
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