Well..... not exactly, but close.
It is made of paper, and it has a design printed on it, is it a model, not exactly.
It is a jigsaw puzzle, not one but two.
To me jigsaw puzzles are another form of escape, just like making models.
Mom asked me last year, what did I want for Christmas, so I went looking for something Dakar related.
I stumbled onto two puzzles, one with 500 pieces and the other with 1500.
The 500 piece puzzle I bought myself, couldn't wait, the 1500 piece monster, I asked for that one.
The 1500 piece puzzle was drawn by Blauchon, a European artist, who does alot of comedic drawings, lots going on, all in one picture, and is published by Heye, a French puzzle company.
The 500 piece puzzle, published by Nathan, another French puzzle company, depicts a temple of some kind, in Africa.
The photo was taken by the official Dakar photographer, Maindru, it's their Toyota in the image.
These are the only two jigsaw puzzles which are Dakar themed, which I am aware of, so if you find one, let me know.