Having built countless small-scale AFV kits over the years, this latest creation is as far away as I could possibly get from my usual subjects. Here we have the Fiat 806/406 1500cc racing car, the original driven by the Pietro Bordoni (winner of the 1927 Italian Grand Prix at Monza).
I have just completed this 1/24-scale model as a commission piece. The multi-media kit dates back to 1975 (produced by Protar) has since been re-released by the same company in the 1990s, and later as an injection-moulded plastic kit by Italeri. The version I have been tackling is the original (approaching 50 years old now), and it certainly shows its age. I would say that this has been the most troublesome kit I have ever built, but the effort has been worthwhile.