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#41 Harry P.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

I know they're big but you gonna display them on the dining room table??  :lol:

 

It's the only flat surface I have that's big enough to shoot them on!



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

Seriously Harry-how will you display them? A cabinet with doors? Surely you want them dust free. And I forgot-you also have the Benz done and Sedanca in process! Great if you have big rooms but...how will you group them?

 

For my RR, I'm intending to do another of my glass cases for both display and storage.

I know it will be a heavy sucker (and large) but I dread exposure to dust and humidity. All that unplated metal will turn in room humidity. And I just can't like plexi for the rag-scratching.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

Shelving units (cabinets) with glass doors. 

 

Something like this:

 

http://www.ikea.com/...ucts/S89895185/

 

I have a bunch of them, side by side, covering the walls.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

Cool-so you have big wALLS... :lol:



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

Cool-so you have big wALLS... :lol:

 

Not really. It's a spare bedroom, maybe 12x12.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Harry, what a master piece. It will be a center of the display any place. I have the same kit but I don't know if its first issue or what, but the box art has one white and one red (I think) car on it. I will have to see what year it was made. Anyway, I'm interested to read more about all those inaccuracies you talked about. Did you build it online here or some other site that I can read?? TIA.

 

Mike



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

 Did you build it online here or some other site that I can read?? TIA.

 

Mike

 

I didn't do a work in progress on this one, just posted the finished product. And only here, no place else.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

beautiful work on this Harry, Doesn't get any better!!



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

Thank you, Bill!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Geez, this is gorgeous, and I can believe the level of detail.  I guess these kits are expensive for that reason, they really allow you to go all out.

 

These belong in a museum, Harry.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

To build a Pocher that nice....you must have the patience of Job and be a glutton for punishment. Very nice work!

 

BTW, have you ever built one of their Bugattis? I have one on the shelf but haven't had the guts to do it.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

To build a Pocher that nice....you must have the patience of Job and be a glutton for punishment. Very nice work!

 

BTW, have you ever built one of their Bugattis? I have one on the shelf but haven't had the guts to do it.

 

I would love to get my hands on a Bugatti. I've built the 1907 Fiat Grand Prix car, a couple of Alfas, a couple of Mercedes, and a couple of Rolls Royces... but I've never found a Bugatti for sale for a price I'm willing to pay. I've been looking for an affordable Bugatti for years now, but so far no luck.



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

Harry,

Outstanding work sir!  I'm currently working on A PAIR of these old Pocher Alfa 8c's.  Have been for 25 years, on and off.  I've looked at yours and will unashamedly steal some of your scratch-building ideas.  I've also seen the brass one done by a guy named Doug-something in Model Motorcars Gallery.  I've incorporated some of his ideas as well.  And there was also another guy somewhere who showed how he sectioned the body shell to get it to sit down flush with the frame rails...used that one too.  Anyway, if you have pix of the fuel lines on the underside of the car, I'd be interested in understanding their routing, once they enter the rear panel near the louvers.  Any help/guidance you could provide would be greatly appreciated.  I plan to post my WIP pix when I get them reduced to a size that can be uploaded.  

Cheers,

Gordon



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 07:42 PM

Sorry, Gordon, I don't have any underside photos.

 

This model was built a few years ago, so I don't remember specifics, but I do remember that I routed the fuel lines per the instruction book. And I also remember that I had to buy more brass rod, because I messed up on my first attempt using the kit-supplied brass rod, which breaks if you try and re-bend it. I had to buy some K&S brass rod and re-make one of the lines.



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:02 AM

Harry,

Thanks for the reply.  I'll keep digging for reference pix.  

Cheers,

Gordon



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:07 AM

 I plan to post my WIP pix when I get them reduced to a size that can be uploaded.  

Cheers,

Gordon

Please do so and join my Rolls WIP here. Great to see more Pocher building and share the info.



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:27 AM

Please do so and join my Rolls WIP here. Great to see more Pocher building and share the info.

I have been watching Jay Leno's garage videos getting myself all revved up for my Pocher builds

I really wish they had done some old Bugatti's...these are such cool cars. I am not into the modern Lambo's that Pocher is making

 

 

 

I love the comment on the video below where some doofus says he could "eat this" car with his Opel



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:40 AM

Check out bugattibuilder.com

The forum can be a hoot when these wealthy snobs start taking potshots at each other.

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:50 AM

Check out bugattibuilder.com

The forum can be a hoot when these wealthy snobs start taking potshots at each other.

 

I was reading that last night...they were arguing over a lost/stolen type 35 that has resurfaced for auction

They sounded very snooty and condescending to each other like a bunch of Inspector Clouseaus 

Do any of those guys actually own a Bugatti??



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 08:19 AM

I was reading that last night...they were arguing over a lost/stolen type 35 that has resurfaced for auction
They sounded very snooty and condescending to each other like a bunch of Inspector Clouseaus 
Do any of those guys actually own a Bugatti??


Yes, some do, some restore them, some are rivet-counting dilettantes and some are research geeks like me.
Be sure to visit the historic archive by the Bugatti Trust, plus the Models section with a discussion on building the Bburago T59 kit.