Some amazing craftmanship

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by nicko, May 13, 2005.

  1. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    You will probably find this hard to believe but Pierre Scerri of Avignon, France built a working (yes working) 1/3 scale Ferrari 312PB model car. The model actually has and operating 12-cylinder engine, exact scale operating Ferrari gauges which are calibrated precisely to indicate rpm, oil pressure, water temperature and oil temperature. It took this guy 15 years and more than 20,000 hours to build this car. The site says that He learned to make glass so he could make the exact pattern lens for the operating headlights and he even learned to make rubber so he could mold his own tires.

    There is actually a movie about the making of the car you can download:
    http://fine-art-models.com/e/gallery/scerri/index.htm
     
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    That is truly amazing. The guy is a true artist, BUT.... I gotta say, if he was that good at making it in 1/3 scale, perhaps he should have gone the extra 2/3 and just built one he could actually drive! :D
     
  3. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    I just can't figure out where the passion comes from to put 15 years into a car that you can pretty much just start up? There is another model someone did of the Titanic on that site that is also quite mind blowing.