Whoa . . . hold on there. Before you get too excited I must let you know that the instructions are in Japanese and I haven’t been able to find templates to print out that are bigger than postage stamps.
Now that I’ve got the bad news out of the way I can tell you that this is a model of the scooter Audrey Hepburn rode in “Roman Holiday.” And this is possibly the most detailed paper scooter model I’ve ever come across. The 150 cc engine is even represented – just lift up the right cowl!
In the meantime I’ll be keeping an eye out for higher res templates and instructions in English for you papier fiends.
Thanks to Daniel S. for this find!
Description of project
Project instructions (in Japanese)
Watch the famous scooter scene in Roman Holiday
This sculpture is entitled “Roman Holiday.” Let’s start off with the price. This has to be the single most expensive ScooterSwag item we’ve ever posted. This limited edition figurine is $1,980.00. And it’s on sale from $2,200. But this is definitely a pedigreed collectors piece from artist Giuseppe Armani. She measures an impressive 17″ tall and is handmade of porcelain and hand painted in Florence. And she is part of a limited edition run of 3000 pieces and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Thanks to Julie G. for this unusual find!