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Topic: Plush Bugatti Veyron! (Top Gear inspired...and pic heavy!)  (Read 1923 times)
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« on: March 22, 2009 11:05:30 AM »

Oh Bugatti Veyron, what a sexy car you are.




It's only one of the most expensive production cars in the world, but now I can say I own a Veyron.





I've been wanting to make this for months now. I kept trying to talk myself out of it, because making cars is a really demanding project. But.

It's a Veyron. How could I resist?

Given its sleek, smooth shape, I figured it would be hard but still quite do-able.

How hard could it be?

It was crazy difficult.




The geometry looks deceptively simple. Thing is, it's really hard to reproduce those shapes, especially without making a lumpy or seam-covered car. And the silhouette is so iconic, it's immediately obvious if you've miscalculated even just a bit. I found out the hard way.

Several times.

I thought at least it'd be simpler than my plush car from Supernatural, so I was stunned when I counted the pieces afterward and found out they were almost exactly the same number (about 53).

Don't even get me started on the engine.





Top Gear introduced me to this beautiful car by way of the truffles race, so I've sort of color-matched it to the one Jeremy drove (as much as the changing lighting of the original film will allow, anyway)!



In progress, just before the last two wheels go in. The rear wheels are slightly wider than the front ones.



Have I mentioned the headlights glow in the dark? No Cessna is beating this car! (Sorry James.)



I looove my new baby.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009 11:21:32 AM »

This car is AWESOME! Shocked And totally baby friendly.. I wish I had one for my son..*sigh* Great crafting!
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009 11:25:19 AM »

oh my gosh, is about all I can say
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009 12:52:38 PM »

Awesome!  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009 01:08:55 PM »

Awesome job on this, I love how the headlights glow in the dark!
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009 06:48:17 PM »

That looks great!  Good to see you are still making your cars!  Grin
You are one amazing artist!
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009 08:28:21 PM »

I am in awe! You are incredibly talented!
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009 07:53:45 AM »

The Stig would approve. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009 12:46:04 PM »

Thanks everyone!

The Veyron is the first car I can truly say I've ever coveted, but with a price tag of several mil this is the only way I'll ever own one!
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009 08:29:24 PM »

This is really cool!!!

My boyfriend used to have a Grand National, his dream car.. until it got stolen and parted out.  I've been thinking of possibly knitting him one for a while and this totally inspires me to do it.. Do you have any tips on making the wheels and such?
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