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Ton
07-26-08, 07:32 PM
Here are some pictures of the Pocher F40 (with Autograph transkit). The engine took 155 hours to finish into this stage. Next step is mounting the engine into subframe and add intercoolers and airfilters

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/07/95.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/07/96.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/07/97.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/07/98.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/07/99.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/07/100.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/07/101.jpg

hot ford coupe
07-26-08, 08:47 PM
DANG!!! Those Pochers may be tougher to build but they make a great model. Nice work, Ton.

Don Garrett
07-26-08, 11:11 PM
Superb!1thumbup1 ;';;';

Tage
07-27-08, 12:27 AM
Very nice, I hope you are entering the engine contest...

plane_mc
07-27-08, 07:22 PM
WOW! That looks great.

Herman
07-29-08, 04:51 PM
Nice 1:1 reference pics. Where are the pictures of your Pocher engine?

Just kidding. Looks great! I really like the way you imitated the different finishes of the engine block.

Ton
08-07-08, 05:56 PM
Thanks guys...these comments give new energy gringrin

Rick
08-07-08, 11:30 PM
Keep those photos comming Ton, we can all learn a thing or two from you, especially if you turn this build into a tutorial.

To start, how about telling us how you detailed that engine.

Daytonatim
08-08-08, 08:31 AM
WOW!!

Incredible!!!

hot ford coupe
08-08-08, 10:58 AM
Keep those photos comming Ton, we can all learn a thing or two from you, especially if you turn this build into a tutorial.

To start, how about telling us how you detailed that engine.

I ditto Rick's sentiment on this. Inquiring minds want to know1yeah1

Ton
08-08-08, 01:45 PM
I will put some of the building pictures with a little explanation on the forum this weekend ;';;';

Ton
08-08-08, 04:05 PM
I will put some of the building pictures with a little explanation on the forum this weekend ;';;';

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/101.jpg

The first step to build this engine was soldering a jig/fixture tool. Basically it was to hone my soldering techniques but afterwards I can say it is an valuable tool to work on such a detailled engine.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/102.jpg

Here is the gearbox painted with Tamiya acrylic paint (flat aluminium) and weathered/drybrushed with probably metal grey and dark grey. It is ealed with a matt coating of enamel paint. I always have this rule of thumb: always use a brush except for the materials which are sprayed in real life also. The nuts and bolts are copper and replace the plastic casted ones.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/103.jpg

The photo-etching parts of Autograph are superior. Everything is very detailed and made with great care...unfortenately the rest of the transkit is made with much less care. The manual describes very little of the building process. A lot of studying and trial and error is needed.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/104.jpg

The screws have a 1 mm head and are 3 mm long so a pair of good eyes or a magnifier are indispensable gringrin

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/105.jpg

The engine and gearbox are joined together and the covers are painted red. I gave the engine block a different shade of aluminium and another weathering so it shows some more diversity in colors and shades. Reference pics also show different metal alloys.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/106.jpg

An example of the superb PE and the extra detail of the transkit. With the transkit the real parts catalog plus pictures is provided

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/107.jpg

Some of the detailing ( white metal and PE) of the "plumbing" The nuts of the cover are watchmaker screws provided with the transkit

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/108.jpg

Some detailling on the front: the effects of the drybush are clearely seen now

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/109.jpg

The color of the real exhaust ( see inset) was difficult to find but by mixing several colors ( donīt ask the recipe he1he ) I achieved a satisfying result

The rest of the pictures I leave with comment until I have something to say gringrin

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/110.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/111.jpg

The fanbelts are a bit to rough but since they completely disappear I leave it!

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/112.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/113.jpg

The braided hoses to the turboīs are the inside of antenna cables. Only the cables are supplied. You have to dismantle them by yourself. I expect more from a $2000 transkit 1bigmoney1 1no1

End of part 1

Ton
08-08-08, 04:23 PM
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/114.jpg

Here the turbos are installed and connected to the exhaust

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/115.jpg

The wiring was a very difficult task. At leat I bought myself a workshop manual to see how the wiring is correctly connected. Also I improved the transkit by adding some extra connections.
here you see an original wiring scheme plus the wiring for the kit.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/116.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/117.jpg

Some more wiring schemes

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/118.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/07/101.jpg

I am busy now with preparing the sub frame for the engine. So that will be my next contribution to this forum. After reaching this result I feel confident that I am able to finish one of the few kits of the hundreds that have been sold but never finished.

hot ford coupe
08-08-08, 05:01 PM
Great set of pics, Ton. That shows me exactly what I need for my own engines particularly the drybrushing. I tend to be a little heavy handed with the washes and the drybrushing I hope to see this one in the engine contest.

Ton
08-08-08, 05:15 PM
I hope to see this one in the engine contest.

I like to participate but I cannot find a thread where I can show some pictures ???

edit: found the thread!

Ton
08-08-08, 06:28 PM
I tend to be a little heavy handed with the washes and the drybrushing

Another tecnique is adding several color layers (e.g black, metal grey, darkgrey) and let them dry for 90% and than brush them gently with a scotch brite pad. You get some nice results on exhausts, engine blocks etc.

Rick
08-08-08, 08:45 PM
Thats the type of tutorial and photos we love to see Ton. Give us more as you continue that incredible build.

Thanks!

hot ford coupe
08-08-08, 10:33 PM
Ahaaaaaaaaa!! The old Scotchbright trick. I'll give that one a try.

harrypri
08-08-08, 10:45 PM
Beautiful work!

You have to love Pochers...they are the perfect starting point to create an unbelievably detailed model. Sure wish they were still around and releasing new kits!

Imagine...a Pocher 1/8 Superbird! I'd pay some serious cash for that! 1bigmoney1

Ton
08-19-08, 04:27 PM
Sure wish they were still around and releasing new kits!

Maybe one day from China......but never from Europe anymore.

And here is another update

the subframe for the engine is modified for the use of PE and white metal. The pictures show the parts that need to be removed and added and the finished subframe

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/283.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/284.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/285.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/08/286.jpg

next step will be painting the frame or build on on the intercoolers and airfilters

Ton
09-04-08, 03:30 PM
Another update

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/35.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/36.jpg

Before spraying the engine subframe everything has to be dry fitted

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/37.jpg

Subframe is ready

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/38.jpg

Intercoolers fixed

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/39.jpg

Aircoolers done

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/40.jpg

thse parts donīt fit very well (connection turbo/air filter) so I have to make another set

total is now 218.25 hours :D

hot ford coupe
09-04-08, 10:24 PM
Great update. It's coming along very well.

Ton
09-16-08, 05:42 PM
An update on the rear suspension and brakes

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/140.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/141.jpg


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/142.jpg


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/143.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/144.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/145.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/146.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/147.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/148.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2008/09/149.jpg

Ton
02-28-09, 09:31 AM
Today it is exactly a year ago I started with this project...here are some pics of the birtday boy/girl??? gringrin

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/02/132.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/02/133.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/02/134.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/02/135.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/02/136.jpg

ScaleMotorcars
02-28-09, 09:35 AM
Looks great, Good work Ton. 1thumbup1

hot ford coupe
02-28-09, 03:13 PM
Now that's what I call well detailed. Great work.

Ton
03-17-09, 12:00 PM
Honey they shrunk the keys!

Herman
03-17-09, 04:12 PM
I manage to lose the 1:1 keys of my car, so keep an eye on those, Ton...

Ton
03-17-09, 04:40 PM
It has its own little box already gringrin Forgot to mention that the keyfob is not a decal but colored with a brush

Don Garrett
03-17-09, 10:12 PM
Where did you find a one hair brush?gringrin

hot ford coupe
03-18-09, 01:01 AM
Where did you find a one hair brush?gringrin


In a one hair brush store. he1hehe1hehe1he.
I love those keys. Don't leave them in the car, someone might steal it.

Ton
03-18-09, 05:22 AM
I use mammoth hair brushes...I even have to sharpen this one hair he1he

Ton
03-18-09, 02:53 PM
Some more pictures of the (finished) dashboard

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/03/188.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/03/189.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/03/190.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/03/191.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/03/192.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/03/193.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/03/194.jpg

hot ford coupe
03-18-09, 05:58 PM
Great job on that interior. I can't wait to see the finish.

Ton
04-11-09, 01:59 PM
Seats and belts are ready now

these parts are from the beltlock

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/04/57.jpg

these are the attachments of the seatbelt

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/04/58.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/04/59.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/04/60.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/04/61.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/04/62.jpg

Tage
04-12-09, 12:56 AM
I love it when every section or area is like a separate model kit.

Great work!

Ton
04-12-09, 07:23 AM
Thanks Tage,

This transkit has indeed a good value for money: about 30 kits in one he1he

leemitcheltree
04-15-09, 07:52 AM
Wow...with your patience and skill, you've turned that pile of rubbish of a kit (I've built one before - a contract build - gah!!) into a really nice job - I'm impressed - that Transkit sure makes a difference, too.

Very nicely done, mate.

Ton
04-15-09, 12:49 PM
Very nicely done, mate.

Thanks Lee. The "first pile of rubbish" :) I build in 36 hours now I am far past the 500 hours.

leemitcheltree
04-17-09, 04:54 AM
Ton,

You're very welcome...you've done a lovely job so far...keep up the good work.

When my client delivered his Pocher F-40 kit to my place, I was very interested...and the more I inspected it, the more disappointed, and then disgusted I became...what a pig of a kit...just awful...the guy couldn't afford the $500 bucks for the Transkit...so I was stuck with OOB...nasty. It DID turn out extremely nice, though - I put a lot of work into it...even had the local auto paint shop custom mix the correct Ferrari F-40 red in two-pack, stripped and re-sprayed all the panels...OOB they were bloody terrible - flash and scratches...just awful.

You've done a really nice job with the transkit - and on improving the OOB stuff...you're going to end up with a very fine display piece when you're done. Thanks for sharing all you've done so far.

hot ford coupe
04-17-09, 03:08 PM
I love it when every section or area is like a separate model kit.

Great work!


You just said a mouthful Tage. That's the best approach to a build and really produces the best result.

This build is what you call modeling at it's best. With a pig of a kit you had, you're really turning it into a silk purse. You da master.

Ton
04-17-09, 04:32 PM
Thanks guys for your kind words :)

Ton
04-23-09, 08:44 AM
Some small bits and pieces

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/04/140.jpg

46SuperDeluxe
04-23-09, 01:05 PM
Ton, I've been following this build with great interest. You have given some great insights into your modeling techniques. I like your drybrushing technique on the engine block, etc. You do great work, keep it coming! Your photography is nice and clear also. I watched a documentary on the Ferrari factory, and your work looks like the 1:1 Ferraris being assembled!... As an aside, I just wanted to mention that on a completely unrelated site I have been following the development of open source 3D software, also from the Netherlands, also developed by someone called Ton! A strange coincidence! I'm looking forward to more great work from you.1clap1 -Gary

Ton
04-24-09, 10:36 AM
Thanks Gary for your kind words! I will go on with showing pictures until it is ready!

Ton is a rather common dutch name and a short of Antony

Ton
05-07-09, 12:10 PM
I had some problems with the assembly of the model: Pocher screws are rather long with a very thin point. Screw through the metal and the paint

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/39.jpg

But after drilling a hole, filling it with 2 component lacquer, sanding and polishing this is the result

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/40.jpg

After that repair I could go on with building the body

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/41.jpg

....and the fuel tanks

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/42.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/43.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/44.jpg

hot ford coupe
05-07-09, 01:37 PM
Great repair job. You did it like on the real thing. Looks like Pocher was into Origami fuel tanks. Nice solder work also. I'm really looking forward to how this beauty will come out.

Herman
05-07-09, 02:07 PM
please do realise that it is not Pocher that made those fuel tanks, but autograph, the manufacturer of the transkit!

Ton
05-07-09, 02:19 PM
please do realise that it is not Pocher that made those fuel tanks, but autograph, the manufacturer of the transkit!

And they donīt look like the real ones eitherhe1he

modelmaker
05-08-09, 06:06 AM
This is great work Ton taking an oversized burago and turning it into a work of art....... Beautiful stuff !!

Sean

Ton
05-08-09, 09:33 AM
Thanks Sean!

Ton
05-18-09, 03:12 PM
Here are some more pictures of the progress of this project

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/146.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/147.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/148.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/149.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/150.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/151.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/152.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/153.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/154.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/155.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/156.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/157.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/05/158.jpg

hot ford coupe
05-18-09, 10:13 PM
Things are getting teeny tiny. I love what you've done so far.

Ton
06-14-09, 06:33 AM
I had hoped that I could make a smooth ending to this project..all the hurdles seem to be taken...but unfortunately

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/06/37.jpg

The transkit required that the original door lock should be removed but after that the doors would not close any more. But after a lot of experimenting it looks like this now: they close perfectly.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/06/38.jpg

And the solution are Neodynium Magnets, very small, very strong

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/06/39.jpg

hot ford coupe
06-14-09, 01:01 PM
Talk about an out of the box solution. Gret thinking Ton. Where do you get those magnets? 1clap11clap11clap1

Ton
06-14-09, 02:36 PM
I ordered them here: supermagnete.de - Die stärksten Magnete der Welt (http://www.supermagnete.de/)

Funny they have a website with about different languages but none in English 1what1
but ik is quite simple to choose with a lot of tables

hot ford coupe
06-14-09, 04:01 PM
Thanks for the info. Looks like either I have to get out my German dictionaries or solve the problem in a different way. It sure is a great solution though. We were using magnets for dental implants a while ago but they're too big and way too expensive.

Ton
06-14-09, 05:13 PM
Thanks for the info. Looks like either I have to get out my German dictionaries or solve the problem in a different way. It sure is a great solution though. We were using magnets for dental implants a while ago but they're too big and way too expensive.

I bet you can order in English. Indeed it is a great solution e.g. the magnets I used have 300 grams (metric) holdingpower each, And these small miracles supermagnete.nl - S-02-01-N: Schijf D 2*mm H 1*mm (http://www.supermagnete.nl/S-02-01-N) have 130grammes metric each ...and the prize: 20 magnets for $5 ! I think it is the solution for all the ill fitting Pocher boots, doors etc. 1yeah1

strevo
06-14-09, 06:14 PM
Jeff,
I have seen those neodymium magnets on eBay too. I can't remember the prices though.
-Steve

Ton
06-14-09, 07:09 PM
Here is an american seller

Emovendo[color=red]*[/color]Magnets[color=red]*[/color]&... (http://www.emovendo.net/?gclid=CL3fzfniipsCFYMw3godz0gKpA)

hot ford coupe
06-14-09, 10:50 PM
Thanks Steve and Ton. 20 magnets for $5 bucks!! Now you're talking my language. That's way wy way better than implant magnets. If it'll hold the doors closed, I'm all for these. 1thumbup11thumbup11thumbup1

87fierogt
06-15-09, 01:21 PM
all i can say is wow!! know i know why these models are so expensive ive been wanting to build this exact model but there are a few reasons why i cannot the first is the $$ the second is i dont have the experince to assemble(well more like i dont trust myself) and the third is i would be too affraid to mess something up. I really love how you are building this and am going to follow this very closely. How many hours do you have into this and how long does it useally take to finish it completly?

Ton
06-15-09, 03:02 PM
all i can say is wow!! know i know why these models are so expensive ive been wanting to build this exact model but there are a few reasons why i cannot the first is the $$ the second is i dont have the experince to assemble(well more like i dont trust myself) and the third is i would be too affraid to mess something up. I really love how you are building this and am going to follow this very closely. How many hours do you have into this and how long does it useally take to finish it completly?

The $$ is a reality you canīt deny gringrin but the other reasons are "virtual" This is my first kit after 16 years of doing nothing. And before that I build Pochers but not in this complexity. But the only serious thing you have to cope with are the hours involved (around 600 now). That is IMO the reason why you see so little transkits finished: people start enthusiastic and after a while you see or hear nothing anymore. I think I have spent 50 or less hours and than it is finished.

Ton
06-24-09, 02:57 PM
Probably my last update before finishing this projekt

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/06/63.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/06/64.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/06/65.jpg

Here are the last stages to be done

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/06/66.jpg

hot ford coupe
06-24-09, 08:09 PM
That front suspension is a masterpiece. Honestly, I thought it was the research pic at first.

Don Garrett
06-24-09, 09:11 PM
Sterling job Ton...I've shy-ed away from these latter Pocher kits because of quality etc. but after seeing what you've done to tweak yours I may just reconsider. Until now I probably never would have purchased another Pocher.

Buildlarge
06-28-09, 06:34 PM
This has too be the nicest Pocher F40 I have seen. I have often looked at on Ebay when they show up and have seen the trans kits. I must admit I now know I do want one of these w/trans kit. I once had a Pocher Ferrari, but traded because I though it looked too toy like1confused1? Boy did I mess up. And to top it off, the guy I traded with acted like I got over on him, I got a few dress-up parts f/a RR and $200.00. Seen same kit on ebay f/$2000.001what1

Ton
06-29-09, 03:27 AM
Thanks guys... the combination default model and transkit makes it surely a small gem.

mouppe
06-29-09, 10:11 AM
Ingenious! I am considering retro-fitting them to my Pocher doors and bonnets. May I ask if you attached them to the doors with CA?

Mouppe.

Ton
06-29-09, 12:33 PM
Ingenious! I am considering retro-fitting them to my Pocher doors and bonnets. May I ask if you attached them to the doors with CA?

Mouppe.

I drilled 2 2mm holes ( door and treshold) and I used double sided adhesive. The adhesive makes the suspension flexible,so they always touch each other.

Ton
07-08-09, 04:09 PM
She is almost ready but she wants to be cleaned and polished before I am allowed to show her to yoy. Just these snapshot are allowed :)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/07/16.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/07/17.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/07/18.jpg

hot ford coupe
07-08-09, 07:38 PM
That last shot looks real. That's great work so far. 1thumbup1

Herman
07-09-09, 05:03 AM
Was the car cover included in the kit? Or did you make one yourself?

Ton
07-09-09, 05:58 AM
Was the car cover included in the kit? Or did you make one yourself?

Thanks guys for the nice words. Herman I ordered it with Stephane of Scaledetails

leemitcheltree
07-11-09, 07:19 AM
Wow...I'm impressed...well and truly...you've turned that disgusting pig of a kit into something special...that transkit sure helped...

I built one of these many years ago, and it was awful - you've put a huge effort into this - and you've made a silk purse from a sow's ear.

Well done - and thanks for sharing the journey, mate.

Ton
07-11-09, 11:28 AM
Wow...I'm impressed...well and truly...you've turned that disgusting pig of a kit into something special...that transkit sure helped...

I built one of these many years ago, and it was awful - you've put a huge effort into this - and you've made a silk purse from a sow's ear.

Well done - and thanks for sharing the journey, mate.

he1he I like your description of the default F40 ...but the transkit puts the kit in another league..that is for sure. Watch Ebay OZ...relatively a lot of transkits are for auction in OZ

Ton
07-21-09, 04:58 PM
Here are the last pictures of the ready model

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/07/41.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/07/42.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/07/43.jpg

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sydeem
07-21-09, 06:30 PM
Now that is ultimate detailing. Just WOW!

hot ford coupe
07-21-09, 07:23 PM
No offense to any other builder but that model has to be the most realistic one I've ever seen. If I didn't know that was from a Pocher kit, I would swear that it was a real car, no questions asked. It's absolutely first rate bar none. 1clap11clap11clap1

Ton
07-23-09, 01:04 PM
No offense to any other builder but that model has to be the most realistic one I've ever seen. If I didn't know that was from a Pocher kit, I would swear that it was a real car, no questions asked. It's absolutely first rate bar none. 1clap11clap11clap1

Thank you very much for this BIG compliment gringrin

strevo
07-23-09, 01:31 PM
Very very nice Ton!!1clap11clap11thumbup1 This makes me want to go out and buy one of these kits. If only I had the $$$$.1what1

hot ford coupe
07-23-09, 02:20 PM
Look for this one in the next Model of the Month section. It's definitely got my vote.

Herman
07-23-09, 02:36 PM
mine as well.

This is a truly fantastic build. I have worked on the real deal, but this is as close as it gets. amazing.

Dougritt
06-06-12, 01:05 PM
I'm about three years late to this thread, but this is absolutely beautiful work Ton!

AirB
06-06-12, 01:47 PM
Great job Ton, take my congratulations for this amazing F401nworthy1

Ton
06-06-12, 02:35 PM
Thanks guys! That was many moons ago! I enjoyed this project and it is still on display in my room! gringrin

Don Garrett
06-06-12, 03:12 PM
Hey there Ton, you may have seen in my Wildwood thread that I'm hot rodding one of these F-40 engines now.
You did a fantastic job detailing yours........it's a bit of a shame that all that micro detail is for the most part hidden from view by the body. Oh well, such is life I guess.
We know all the fiddly details are included and there is a full measure of enjoyment & satisfaction gained. 1thumbup1

Ton
06-06-12, 03:53 PM
Hi Don,

I did not notice this "profanation" of the F40 engine yet he1he But it looks very good. I have some wiring schemes if you need them. Looking forward to see this engine build in a great design.

Don Garrett
06-06-12, 10:30 PM
Hi Don,

I did not notice this "profanation" of the F40 engine yet he1he But it looks very good. I have some wiring schemes if you need them. Looking forward to see this engine build in a great design.

Appreciate it Ton, I may need to take you up on your generous offer when I get to that point. Right now I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to hang a power steering pump.

Dougritt
06-14-12, 06:30 PM
Beautiful work Ton! I love the special details...the door interior, petrol tank filler, and the engine hoses/electrics. I just don't want this thread to end. I'll switch over to watch the progess on your Bugatti Atlantic!

Ton
06-15-12, 01:01 PM
Thanks Doug! Autograph made the building instructions available

http://www.autographmodel.com/Englisch/Englisch.htm

The Bugatti is in the paint shop, so it will take some time before I continue

Dougritt
07-31-12, 06:16 PM
Ton! Fantastic detail...okay, we need more info!

Decameur
07-21-13, 02:07 AM
Ton, first of all, congratulations for such exceptional work. I've been looking for this kit since I was very young, and now I will be receiving my F40 at the end of the month, and definitely your work is an inspiration for me.Where did you get, the wirering diagrams?. That will be a great help.Congrats again for this marvellous job.