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.
'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...
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.
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.
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.
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.