Cato

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  1. Cato added a post in a topic 1/8th scale Pocher F40 with Autograph transkit   

    This belongs in Big Boyz so we can follow along. All 1/8 WIP's there. Great subject, great start.
  2. Cato added a post in a topic CSX2196 Anyone?   

    Jesse, as far as recreating an original, that is the best Cobra model I've ever seen in any scale. Period.
    More pictures wouldn't hurt.
  3. Cato added a post in a topic Bugatti Type 35 Revival 1/20...small steps to a Pocher   

    Good choice; K & S makes quality stuff.
    Very valuable for your Pochers too -----hint, hint.
  4. Cato added a post in a topic Bugatti Type 35 Revival 1/20...small steps to a Pocher   

    You're doing it right - no cutting corners. Like building a P'car.
    Good - people will still need teeth 960 years from now. Still 'no sleep'?? - he's FOURTEEN.
  5. Cato added a post in a topic Bugatti Type 35 Revival 1/20...small steps to a Pocher   

    Great little joint you're putting up there pal. Building room is cool. Ask the builders to put some AC ducting in and through the wall (with a closure flap) for your spray booth exhaust. Better now than when closed up.
  6. Cato added a post in a topic Paint booth question   

    Thanks for the responses to my question guys.
  7. Cato added a post in a topic Paint booth question   

    Art, does that vent blow overspray all over the outer window and building? Or do the filters catch all the color?
  8. Cato added a post in a topic Bugatti Type 35 Revival 1/20...small steps to a Pocher   

    'Pocherous'. I love it.  A term by which all mechanical things wacky are described. You're in The Club.
    Great to see you back on the WIP page Scott. And you're right; this is closer to Pocher than I remembered (did the F-2, decades ago). Pick up the good techniques from this that will apply to that huge stash of P's you've got.
    And get one on the bench...
     
  9. Cato added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    The bottom of the body between the wheels in sideview, is called the rocker panel. The bottom line between the front and rear is straight on this model. The 1:1's tapers upward at the front wheel slightly from a point about under the door front shut line.
    If you remember, when I reshaped the fenders on my 1/16 Italari you sent me excellent photos which led me to correct that too.
    Sadly the side view in the link I send shows that clearly.
  10. Cato added a post in a topic Anything Good at Harbor Freight?   

    I took a chance and bought their bench-top bandsaw. Got a wacky sale and paid $112 for it. ($169) The key is to set it up carefully, make adjustments as needed and true the table-to-blade. Tossed the stock junk blade and bought a quality 1/4" 'Wood' blade. Perfect for model plastic, thin-walled brass and hobby wood.
    Sectioned parts of my Rolls with it and cut the brass window frames and wood sub forms. Very happy when used in the model-building way.
  11. Cato added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    It's all over the European sites. This is definitely the Eaglemoss kit. Hence, the fast release time.
    It is very well done with the above-mentioned roof seam excepted. Another strange thing missed by both companies is the kick up in the rocker panel aft of the front wheel. Suspect it was cheaper to mold the body without one.
    http://cachastyle.blogspot.com/2011/07/picasa-web-albums-sofiaec10-59-fairlane_06.html
    EDIT: scroll down the stupid site page to the side view and click on it to enlarge.
  12. Cato added a post in a topic Another GT40 build   

    Those are actually brake scoops Mike.
  13. Cato added a post in a topic Another Pocher Mercedes building. Cabrio Special.   

    Excellent creative engineering Bo!
  14. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    My references showed some P II's with and without welting. Many of the Gurney cars had it or were restored with it. Can't be sure how many unrestored cars all had it. I have pictures of both.
    But since I'm way off originality (to prototypes) I prefer the look of near perfect as I can get it coachwork. Don't want to add a distraction to the color sweep.
  15. Cato added a post in a topic Pocher Mercedes 300SL Gullwing   

    OK Skip; no more excuses. Sell some of your 'little car' collection of unbuilts and you can buy it easily. And you've got a year to do it.