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Actually, Gerald DID see this model! We corresponded several years ago and I shared photos of this project and he shared his amazing Alfa builds with me. His skills were far beyond mine, but thank you for including my name in the same sentence with his! Gerald Wingrove was a once-in-a-generation talent and I feel honored to have had contact with him! 

Have any of you subscribed to the channel? I would love to have you onboard! Thanks so much for your support!

Doug

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On 6/22/2018 at 7:07 PM, Dougritt said:

The Project So Far...

This project started as a Pocher Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Kit in 2011, but has grown into a mostly scratch build in brass. I thought I’d post a few images of the build for the fine Modelers on this forum. Very few of the Pocher parts remain; the engine block halves are the original Pocher parts, but most other engine assemblies have been cast in white metal or built from scratch. The terrific Pocher wire wheels are being used as well as many metal fasteners. This car is an amalgam of my favorite features from several of the surviving examples.

The cockpit panel is aluminum with machine turning details from a Dremel and small brush.

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The firewall is brass featuring a vintage Autovac unit, cast extra spark plugs, and wiring busses.

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The scratch built brass radiator with plumbing.

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Most engine parts are cast or scratch built.

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A brass alternator with wiring.

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The manifolds are cast from white metal.

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Supercharger details...

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The start of a brass chassis...

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Suspension assemblies are mostly scratch builds...

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The brass cockpit floor with scale hardware.

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Leaf spring assembly...

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The Pocher body is used as a body buck for fitting components.

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Brass steering wheel...

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The chassis is assembled. I will next add wiring assemblies a construct a metal body.

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I can't open any of these photo files.🤔

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