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#21 Pocherphile

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:53 AM

Is not up to the amount of the Ducey........but looks like 3 individuals are shooting for it. And still have 4 days left.
I would like to aquire, but you know Harry is tha Big Guy and we want him happy. I will admit, I have a limit I will go........good luck Harry $

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:55 AM

Is not up to the amount of the Ducey........but looks like 3 individuals are shooting for it. And still have 4 days left.
I would like to aquire, but you know Harry is tha Big Guy and we want him happy. I will admit, I have a limit I will go........good luck Harry $

 

I don't exactly have unlimited resources either...   ^_^



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

I guess I've gotta thank Dr. Archive -Skip- for brainstorming this idea and giving Harry the impetus to put on another show.

Among the things I love about all these early cars is the sheer 'mechanical-ness' of them. They really look like industrial revolution machines. They suggest that you needed big bullets to drive them at speed with effectiveness.

They're all big spoked wheels, gears, levers, ratchets, chains and a bare minimum of controls and no comforts.

Always dusty (then-not now in museums) and used hard. A kid's dream about going fast.

These recent threads by you guys are a breath of fresh air about where we came from automotively. The Stutz, Locomobile, Mercer and Fiat are just wonderful examples and I'd love to have any of them on my bench. Keep 'em coming. Maybe a section for 'early machines' Harry?? Or too many sections already? :unsure:

Also in this vein but later are Campbell's Bluebird (not that hosed-down movie car), any of the early LSR monsters with aero engines, and the AutoUnion and Benz Autobahn record holders. Love to see large scale kits of those.

...that Fiat is getting tempting. :wub:



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:08 AM

I have a Curved Dash Olds and a 1909 Stanley Steamer also under construction.



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:57 AM

I have a Curved Dash Olds and a 1909 Stanley Steamer also under construction.

You are officially a 'junkie'... :o



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:15 PM

You are officially a 'junkie'... :o

 

I have been for a long time.  ^_^



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 06:38 AM

Casadio-Revival made a series of extremely nice 1/20 antique racers, like this smaller version of the Pocher Fiat -- another superb piece of work from Jurgen.

 

http://www.britmodel...prix-racer-120/

 

This rare 1/12 Fiat Mefistofele kit by Protar looks like a real winner...

 

http://www.bigscalem...istopheles.html



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 06:47 AM

I have a Curved Dash Olds and a 1909 Stanley Steamer also under construction.

 

Which one has all the inaccuracies? Grin.gif



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:56 AM

Casadio-Revival made a series of extremely nice 1/20 antique racers, like this smaller version of the Pocher Fiat -- another superb piece of work from Jurgen.

 

http://www.britmodel...prix-racer-120/

 

This rare 1/12 Fiat Mefistofele kit by Protar looks like a real winner...

 

http://www.bigscalem...istopheles.html

 

Italeri has started releasing kits from the Protar line-up...........I have already ordered the 1/6th Moto Guzzi 850 California, 770 pieces!

And another future release.........you guessed it.........1/12 Fiat Mefistofele.......will order this the moment I see available.

Its funny in a way, I know a dealer/collector who asked very high prices for out of production kits.......he is selling all his ( 2 kits) of the Fiat off @ 3 times what the new repop will cost......who in their right mind would pay that........another collector I sappose????  And whats funny, he is aware of this and yet is trying to get as much for one of these as one would pay for a Pocher kit.......... :angry:

You know the ole saying.........a fool and his money

Rick B)



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:58 AM

I guess I've gotta thank Dr. Archive -Skip- for brainstorming this idea and giving Harry the impetus to put on another show.

Among the things I love about all these early cars is the sheer 'mechanical-ness' of them. They really look like industrial revolution machines. They suggest that you needed big bullets to drive them at speed with effectiveness.

They're all big spoked wheels, gears, levers, ratchets, chains and a bare minimum of controls and no comforts.

Always dusty (then-not now in museums) and used hard. A kid's dream about going fast.

These recent threads by you guys are a breath of fresh air about where we came from automotively. The Stutz, Locomobile, Mercer and Fiat are just wonderful examples and I'd love to have any of them on my bench. Keep 'em coming. Maybe a section for 'early machines' Harry?? Or too many sections already? :unsure:

Also in this vein but later are Campbell's Bluebird (not that hosed-down movie car), any of the early LSR monsters with aero engines, and the AutoUnion and Benz Autobahn record holders. Love to see large scale kits of those.

...that Fiat is getting tempting. :wub:

 

Double dog dare ya.............!

Rick



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:20 PM

I know I talk more than I build, but I have just got to say..........without a doubt, I am a member of many Forums that cover differant subjects, but I believe this one to be my favorite of them all........really like this place and the people that make it fun.

Now everyone can gag..........I know, too mushy!

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:18 PM

I know I talk more than I build, but I have just got to say..........without a doubt, I am a member of many Forums that cover differant subjects, but I believe this one to be my favorite of them all........really like this place and the people that make it fun.

Now everyone can gag..........I know, too mushy!

Rick B)

 

I'm happy to hear that you like this place.  B)



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

 

I.......really like this place and the people that make it fun.

You Frank, Skip and Harry make it fun.

-and stop goading me into trouble, I'm over my head now!! :blink:



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 04:51 AM

Do what I do, jump in deeper, hold your breath!
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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:54 AM

I think Skip should clear the kitchen table and do the FIAT... :)



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:32 PM

I think Skip should clear the kitchen table and do the FIAT... :)

I 2nd that motion........all in favor say, I. :)

Rick



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:15 PM

I too.  ^_^



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:48 PM

SKIP..................I need ya to post a Fiat dude, mine is on a back burner @ the moment and many here are wanting one built.

Rick ;)



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:46 PM

I too would love to see a 1/8 Fiat-specially with big white tires.  agreed with everyone else that I finally found a great site with mutually great people!



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:04 PM

agreed with everyone else that I finally found a great site with mutually great people!

You guys have (for me), made this the best category on the forum.

Great contributions of history and methods, big talent, no controversy and cool cars that have been largely forgotten.

Not any more.