Hand-made models by Raymond Daffaure carved from wood. Works of art rather than scale models but they deserve a place here as they are the true
beginning to this story.
Several years before the first white metal models and three decades before resin, Raymond Daffaure made these models in 1/43 scale (approx) totally by hand. Hand carved, had painted and hand finished. RD his initials, Marmande the village where he lived in south west France.
Manou was a model shop at Le Mans that he made many, many models for, but this wasn’t his only retail outlet.
Listed here are the ones he sold at retailers but he also made one off’s which we will never know what subject, how many or for who they were made.
Hand caved wood