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Gilles Villeneuve 1981 scala 1:12


Gilles Villeneuve 1981

Gilles Villeneuve 1981

The model that I present today is Gilles Villeneuve, wearing overalls in 1981, driving the ferrari 126ck of formula 1, the scales of the model is 1:12, including base height of the sculpture is 16 cm, about 6.3 inches , made of resin and hand painted, the decals are self-produced, which designed and produced by myself.
The statue is made ​​from two pieces, one of the Driver and the second piece of the board.
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The story of the pilot in brief:

Villeneuve was born in Richelieu, a small town in the largely French-speaking province of Quebec in Canada and grew up in Berthierville.In 1970, he married Joann Barthe, with whom he had two children, Jacques and Mélanie.During his early career Villeneuve took his family on the road with him in a motorhome during the racing season, a habit which he continued to some extent during his Formula One career. He often claimed to have been born in 1952. By the time he got his break in Formula One, he was already 27 years old and took two years off his age to avoid being considered too old to make it at the highest level of motorsports.
Niki Lauda said of him, “He was the craziest devil I ever came across in Formula 1… The fact that, for all this, he was a sensitive and lovable character rather than an out-and-out hell-raiser made him such a unique human being”.
His younger brother Jacques also had a successful racing career in Formula Atlantic, Can Am and CART. Gilles’ son, also named Jacques, won the Indianapolis 500 and CART championships in 1995 and became Formula One World Champion in 1997.

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Gilles Villeneuve 1981

Gilles Villeneuve 1981

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