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SWAGON
12-04-14, 02:26 PM
Hello all! My name is Brandon. I am now 35 but have been building models since I was a kid. It was my favorite hobby as a kid. I got back into to it a bit in my 20's but my dream was always to build the Pocher F40 as the F40 is my alltime favorite car. I want to try and recreate something close to the Liberty Walk LM F40 in white. My current hobby is building real cars. In 2013, an LM F40 restoration was featured as the #1 our of a list of 10 projects for the year. I was lucky enough that my 500hp LS powered BMW wagon was featured as #10 on that same list :)

On to the Pocher. I found a mis titled built kit on ebay for $400 but talked him down to $300. The photos were terrible so I hoped I got a decent kit. To my delight, there was no glue used at all and most of the kit was still intact. I started dismantling it and have so far purchased the all metal engine with upper bits, the photoetched kits for heat shields, couplers, clamps etc, interior transkit and the carbon fiber/kevlar/fabric traskits. Progress will be slow and my skills will probably be nowhere near some of the other builds I have seen on here but I thought I would share anyway.

So far I have only wrinkle coated the intakes and started working on what seems to be either a balance tube or blow off valve recirc for the intakes.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/1.jpg

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SWAGON
12-04-14, 02:31 PM
And here are some photos of some of the past stuff I still have.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/14.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/15.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/16.jpg

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BrassBuilder
12-05-14, 10:18 PM
IT appears that you could run with the best of them here. Looking forward to the build!
Mike

Eagle
12-06-14, 09:22 AM
Welcome and thanks for posting your nice photos. i also am 'late to the party' and have begum working on a Pocher F40: unfortunately there are no Autograph models transkits around anymore and there is no substitute, the only current transkits available are poor quality. I am looking for 1/8 scale carbon fiber decals for the interior and bodywork as offered by Autograph, but so far have not found any equal in quality

3.Star
12-06-14, 06:59 PM
Hello Eagle,

have a look at www.bestbalsakits.com. They offer various carbon fiber decals. The largest ones are intended to suit 1/12th scale, but I've used them on 1/8th and I am very pleased with the result, because the pattern looks very subtile. Tried different decals on Pocher Aventadors and F 40 and recommend the Studio 27 brand.

Cheers
Michael

SWAGON
12-07-14, 10:17 AM
Yes, I wish I could find the full autograph transkit. I did find the carbon fiber/kevlar portion of the autograph kit though. Just got lucky in my searching.

Thanks for the compliments!

I am having a lot of fun with this. I cut off the plastic molded nuts on the wastegate flange and drilled them out with a 1/32 bit. Replaced with studs and nuts. Same with the wastegate itself (stud, washer and nut). I also added the 4 brackets to each air intake cover and then painted them again. I decided to do the cross bar in black since all the ones I see online are black but I added the brackets and nuts/studs where they bolt to the subframe.


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SWAGON
12-07-14, 02:53 PM
Here are the top mounts for the suspension.

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SWAGON
12-14-14, 09:25 AM
Started prepping the plastic engine for detailing. Also started stripping paint from the body. I used aircraft stripper which made it pretty easy.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/43.jpg

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Guiddy
12-14-14, 03:58 PM
Please tell us how you get aircraft stripper as normally Pocher paint won't come off!

SWAGON
12-14-14, 10:00 PM
You can get it at just about any auto parts store. I use it on my 1:1 projects :) I just scraped all the paint off the main body and doors very easily with a plastic putty knife after I let it sit for about 30 minutes. I use a small screw driver for the tight areas. I have already sprayed the hood with etching primer to prevent and corrosion I will do the same with the body and doors tomorrow. I am trying to decide if I want to have the pop up head lights welded up and then do some body filler like the LM version. I was thinking I could use small flashlights for the light housings (twin circular lights). I also drilled the holes for the turbo fasteners.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/51.jpg

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SWAGON
12-15-14, 01:39 PM
Sprayed the main body one last time and this time, I used a hose on full stream to blast the residue away. Much easier. Etch primed the hood and one door as well.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/54.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/55.jpg

SWAGON
12-18-14, 09:07 PM
Just painted and buffed the output shaft cover and the first/main part of the transmission. Also added the bolts.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/56.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/57.jpg

LittleCobra
12-19-14, 05:21 PM
Great work!

SWAGON
12-19-14, 06:27 PM
Thanks!!

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SWAGON
12-20-14, 08:42 PM
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SWAGON
12-24-14, 09:48 AM
Painted the valve covers with VHT wrinkle red. Added washers and fasteners. I cut off the plastic breathers for the crankcase ventilation and will add tiny brass rod or tubing and hoses. The wires/coil packs are from the stock kit. I will just clean up the plug covers and coil packs, cut off the black plug wires and replace them with the correct red ones and add brass wire looms.

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SWAGON
12-27-14, 12:40 PM
Base engine/trans all mocked up with intake runners. I have clamps for those and will paint them first before it's finished.

I did a lot of body work to the main body. Smoothing out all the edges etc. I was blown away by how many imperfections were in the casting. This is probably after 1-2 hours of total work. Then etch primed, base primed, wet sanded with 1200 and then I filled the two small holes in the door jams that had Ferrari emblems covering them. Hope to get the white base and clear on by the end of the weekend. Also started on the engine cover. Sanded out the casting lines so far.


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/12/78.jpg

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SWAGON
01-04-15, 05:00 PM
Added some more detail and took some better photos. This is just a base mock up to show some paint and detail progress.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/01/1.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/01/2.jpg

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SWAGON
01-13-15, 09:14 AM
Started messing with the wheels

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/01/11.jpg

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SWAGON
01-18-15, 10:57 AM
Main body is done with paint. I will start masking off the areas that will be sprayed black. I ended up using all U-Pol automotive spray cans because they spray out just like a gun. 3 coats of primer then wetsanded with 800, 3 coats of white then wetsand with 800 followed with a final dust coat and then 2 heavy coats of clear followed by wetsanding with 2000 and lastly, hand polish with 3M rubbing compound, swirl mark remover and final glaze. Looks outstanding. The color is more of a classic white which I thought would look better than stark white.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/01/16.jpg

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ScaleMotorcars
01-18-15, 11:24 AM
Outstanding work and great photos. Keep them coming. gringrin

Twokidsnosleep
01-22-15, 01:52 PM
Following along as well
This is a super build of a rare kit....would love to get my mitts on one
You are doing a superb job!

jquest64
01-22-15, 03:28 PM
I am absolutely blown away by your progress. Beautiful detail, I cannot wait to see the build progress. Great job.

SWAGON
01-30-15, 02:25 PM
I have hit a wall on this project. I got the carbon/kevlar decal kit from scale details but the more complicated pieces (like the area under the master cylinder in the spare well) keep having the pattern delaminate. I thought it was just that sheet so I ordered another and even copied the pattern over on a 3rd sheet but the same thing keeps happening. I still have all the patterns but am looking for better quality decals for the spare well, cockpit and body. I would greatly appreciate anyone who could point me in the right direction so I can proceed.

shurick
02-15-15, 10:17 AM
Can I ask where did you get all the engine metal pieces from? Is that scaledetails or Tremonia transkit?

Thanks!

Twokidsnosleep
02-27-15, 07:45 PM
I think your Pocher detail has my Fujimi 1/16 F40 beat

Twokidsnosleep
03-07-15, 05:12 PM
I just got a completed Pocher F40 off E Bay today to go along with the
Pocher Testarossa last week
will be doing some tearing down and restoration, using your photos as inspiration
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/03/36.jpg (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/twokidsnosleep/media/Fujimi%20F40%20Build%20one%20sixteenth%20scale/image.jpg1_16.jpg.html)


Now that I have her, just going to clean it up and display it. Will tear it down and rebuild when I can find the Transkit I want (Autograf)

SWAGON
04-07-15, 11:27 AM
Thanks!!

I got some stuff from Scale details and some from Tremonia. I felt like the all metal engine kit would be far too much work and the fitment was not ideal. I used Testors buffing metalizers to make the engine parts look as real as possible. But I did use the Scale details transkit for everything else and it's a great buy for the money IMO.

I just cleaned up my garage and installed a 4 post lift. Now I have a dedicated space to work on the Pocher. I still need to find a solution for the CF and kevlar decals.

Mockup with the engine and body. Helped me to get re-inspired.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/04/9.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/04/10.jpg

sky
04-07-15, 05:33 PM
Have you thought about airbrushing or spraying through a patterned cloth? Use a black basecoat and then spray some gray through a fabric, gauze or whatever with the pattern you want to have. Basically similar to this 1:1 application. Just make sure you get a close math scale wise to your carbon decals already in place.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofMl02TOf-g


Btw, great build so far even if the engine is tad too clean for me. I love the worn out race look. Actually it inspired me to have a look at my own Pocher F40 (assembled as a kit 20+ years ago)...

Twokidsnosleep
04-07-15, 06:17 PM
You beat me to it, Sky
There are a ton of videos on making the carbon fibre effect with paint
That seems like the smart way to go IMHO as better looking and more reliable than those kevlar decals

Swagon , good to see you back to this build.
The F 40 threads seem like the Bermuda Triangle of model building...people start out and then just dissapear1wthe1

SWAGON
04-08-15, 10:08 AM
Thanks! I will have a look and will give it a shot. I have zero experience with airbrush but I have done plenty of 1:1 automotive painting as I am a true car enthusiast and build my 1:1 cars myself :)

Twokidsnosleep
04-08-15, 12:42 PM
You can do it easily with rattle cans....just do a u tube search and watch a few videos
Then find the right size/shape mesh...that is the key

sky
04-08-15, 01:59 PM
Yup, if you have a gf/wife try nicking one of her pantyhoses. They usually have a tight weave and might be in a scale to match.

Wet Sellery
05-01-15, 05:28 AM
Very nice progress ! My Pocher F40 projects are still on hold because I'm doing some 1/18 scale F40 LM commission builds. If you're looking for Autograph parts, try contacting Uli from Autograph. He might have spare parts of the transkit.

Twokidsnosleep
07-09-15, 03:06 AM
Any progress on your F40 Brandon???

SWAGON
07-24-15, 01:03 PM
Nothing new yet. I have been working on my latest 1:1 scale car :) 2001 BMW 740 M sport in estoril blue that will become an M7.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/07/3.jpg

Twokidsnosleep
07-25-15, 12:05 PM
Awesome car man, loving that color
Driving my first BMW last two years now

Tourpretendent
07-30-15, 12:04 PM
Welcome and thanks for posting your nice photos. i also am 'late to the party' and have begum working on a Pocher F40: unfortunately there are no Autograph models transkits around anymore and there is no substitute, the only current transkits available are poor quality. I am looking for 1/8 scale carbon fiber decals for the interior and bodywork as offered by Autograph, but so far have not found any equal in quality

Oh yes they are still available quite a price but amazing details, see the link underneath.

Swagon I really like your build well done so far!

http://shop.autographmodel.com/Autograph-1/8-Transkit-Ferrari-F40-version-SSO-Pocher-based (http://shop.autographmodel.com/Autograph-1/8-Transkit-Ferrari-F40-version-SSO-Pocher-based).
(http://shop.autographmodel.com/Autograph-1/8-Transkit-Ferrari-F40-version-SSO-Pocher-based)
(http://shop.autographmodel.com/Autograph-1/8-Transkit-Ferrari-F40-version-SSO-Pocher-based)

SWAGON
09-08-15, 09:42 AM
I am actually considering selling my Pocher stuff. I just don't have the time for it like I had hoped. So much stuff always going on. I have been thinking I would rather just buy/collect some nice 1:18 diecast cars and build a scale parking garage to display them like this one below a guy in Greece built.

If anyone is interested in all my Pocher stuff, let me know. I have the complete kit itself, an extra engine kit still in the box, tons and tons of transkit and detail pieces etc. I would entertain realistic and reasonable offers. I probably have $1500 in it so far and have done most of the engine detail work already. I may still hang on to it and re-visit in the future but it's just collecting dust in a dedicated rolling tool chest for now.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/09/1.jpg

SWAGON
09-09-15, 09:24 AM
Btw, I will sell the whole lot for $800 shipped.

Twokidsnosleep
09-09-15, 04:48 PM
Sad news man...you should hang on to it if you can, get back to it in future as things change and you will NEVER get one again with all the aftermarket stuff
I am up to my eyeballs in 4 Pocher kits or would help out as $800 is a smoking deal...and it is very tempting!!!
Good luck

SWAGON
09-21-15, 11:57 AM
I have decided to keep it. I just bought a set of the alum billet OZ wheels with rubber slick tires.

SWAGON
09-26-15, 09:04 PM
Made a major cut in the hood for this :)


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/09/84.jpg


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rwmoulton
09-28-15, 01:57 PM
Glad you made the decision to keep at it. I'm looking forward to this one!

Twokidsnosleep
10-01-15, 12:50 PM
Awesome, keep plugging away at it when you can
Happy to hear you kept her

SWAGON
10-01-15, 09:06 PM
Nice having custom wheel choices. Either set will look good with the slicks. I think they need writing on the sidewalls though. I could always flip them if I didn't like them.






http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/19.jpg

SWAGON
10-03-15, 11:41 PM
Better photos of the new wheels. They really are works of art. The tires are a little narrower than the wheels unfortunately. It's not so bad up front but I think I will take the rears to a friend and machine them down a bit. Then I plan to paint them satin silver. I also plan to use my friends lathe to make adapters for knockoffs.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/94.jpg

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SWAGON
10-04-15, 06:17 PM
Started cutting out all the vents in the rear main body. I imagine this will take a lot of time carefully filing and sanding to get all the openings just right. I am very happy with how straight I got all the base cuts using the dremel.


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/118.jpg


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/119.jpg

SWAGON
10-07-15, 10:59 AM
Woohoo!! Just scored the Competizione rear wing. I missed out on the last one and wasn't really looking forward to making my own honestly (although I know it wouldn't have been terribly difficult).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171959853942?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT#ht_2719wt_1289

I also decided to flock the dash, console and rear panel of the cockpit. I have yet to see any fabric used on the Pocher that actually looks like the real fabric and I feel confident that flocking will be the best option. Waiting for my gray detail masters flocking to show up this week and will give it a shot.

SWAGON
10-07-15, 10:04 PM
I am really happy with how the vents are coming along. I am spending a lot of time on each one to try and keep the gaps just right using a thin file. I will switch to sandpaper when all the vents are done to really smooth it out before primer and paint.


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/212.jpg


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SWAGON
10-09-15, 02:15 PM
Almost done. I will switch to sandpaper next to really smooth all the lines down.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/249.jpg

SWAGON
10-10-15, 11:43 AM
Used flocking to simulate the fabric on the rear engine panel. I will do the same to the dash and console. I will attempt carbon fiber decals for the rest of the interior next. Also took a few better photos of the rear engine cover. I upholstered the seat and am reasonably happy with it.





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SWAGON
10-17-15, 09:49 PM
Started the interior decals


http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/606.jpg

Twokidsnosleep
10-20-15, 01:14 PM
Oh cool, I like that interior decal.....Kevlar was used I think, ya??

SWAGON
10-20-15, 02:46 PM
Yes indeed. These decals are far from ideal though :( If water stays on them too long, it starts to deteriorate. Which is hard to avoid when doing the decals in stages. I got them from scaledetails and there are no instructions. Which is unfortunate because you have to layer some pieces over others to look correct. And some are so abstract that I have no idea where they go. Slowly but surely trying to make it work though. I will have to order another set of the carbon kevlar decals to replaced some of the damaged pieces.

SVtrackhead
10-21-15, 12:22 PM
nice work on the body vents, the one part I enjoy the least.

SWAGON
10-21-15, 01:12 PM
Thanks! It's very nerve racking doing it as if you take out too much material, you can't go back. I nicked the body a few times but bondo will work for that. I just got my Competizione rear spoiler and I hope to mock it up this weekend.

SVtrackhead
10-21-15, 01:41 PM
Thanks! It's very nerve racking doing it as if you take out too much material, you can't go back. I nicked the body a few times but bondo will work for that. I just got my Competizione rear spoiler and I hope to mock it up this weekend.I did all my Dremel work from the inside out so slips and nicks weren't disastrous, and finished by hand with small flat files. Also drilled some pilot holes when needed from the outside to locate starting points on the inside of the body.

SWAGON
10-26-15, 09:31 AM
I will probably try that for the rest of the vents.

Started mocking up the spoiler.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/838.jpg

SWAGON
10-28-15, 11:18 AM
Thought yall might like to see my 1:1 project :)

1999 BMW 528 wagon with a GM LSx 427 crate motor with Tremec Magnum T56 6 speed trans. 7 liters, 427 cubic inch and it last made 500hp/500 ft lbs of torque at the tires. I also swapped in a caramel napa heritage leather interior from a 50k mile BMW M5.

Before photos

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/892.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/893.jpg


During and After

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2015/10/894.jpg

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Egon
10-28-15, 02:43 PM
Nice ride you got there, you can always get a pair of heavy turbos if the power ain't enough. 1cop1

SWAGON
10-28-15, 02:49 PM
Thanks! One of my best friends has the same car (only sedan and not a touring). His is a turbo LS1 making 850 at the tires. After seeing how much trouble he went through to fit a single, I think I would just opt for a supercharger instead.

Twokidsnosleep
10-29-15, 03:57 PM
Love that wagon...bit of a hot box for sure. I bet you surprise a few people with it
It certainly has the HP, did you do suspension mods as well??

You are playing around with the real thing.....modifying real cars to super car levels
Man if I had the money, time and talent would be doing the same not tinkering around with 'scale toys' as my wife calls them

SWAGON
10-29-15, 05:17 PM
Haha, my wife gives me a hard time about my Pocher as well.

It certainly does surprise people which is a lot of fun. It's not too much of a sleeper though because it sounds like NASCAR with the exhaust. I did do the suspension as well. I am friends with the owner of Fortune Auto. They used my car to prototype the kit for the wagon. Adjustable coilovers. I also installed a stock car front sway bar that's 1.25" thick. It handles great for being a big heavy wagon. I just got M5 brakes for it that I have yet to install.

To make things even more interesting, I am also currently working on building a BMW M7. I have a 2001 740 and recently purchased a 59k mile 2002 S62 V8 from an M5. Will start that swap this winter :)

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SWAGON
12-11-15, 02:27 PM
I finally got my Autograph Speedline kit!!! I have watched these sell for $1500-2k for years and finally timing worked out for me. This will also make the progress drag out even longer as I will have to learn how to solder to put it all together.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272073603401?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?campid=5335897907&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F27207360340 1%3F_trksid%3Dp2060353.m2749.l2649%26amp%3BssPageN ame%3DSTRK%253AMEBIDX%253AIT)

Egon
12-11-15, 07:30 PM
Practice your skills before you start so you don't ruin the kit.

SWAGON
12-17-15, 07:24 PM
Serious business


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Twokidsnosleep
12-18-15, 12:17 PM
Drool drool
Wow man, that is going to be a serious scale replica. Good for you 1thumbup1

Just for fun I have been reading a thread about living with a real F40 on ferrarilife
http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/supercars-288-f40-f50/11446-life-ferrari-f40-5.html

SWAGON
01-03-16, 01:52 PM
Past the point of no return. Started the autograph kit. I decided to begin with the control arms and cut off all the plastic bolts and stock mounting tabs. Adding real bolts with washers and nuts. Slow but steady. I will sand the arm smooth and paint it before I do the final install.


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Removed the old stock tie rod and added the extremely detailed autograph version with the nut so you can actually adjust the toe.


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rjfk2002
01-04-16, 11:32 PM
This looks great! I have an autograph transkit in my stash and am eagerly following your build for inspiration Keep up the great work

SWAGON
01-23-16, 05:36 PM
Finished all 4 control arms. Cut off the stock control arm mounting tabs and sanded it down. Also drilled holes. Small screws are included to reinforce the new real control arm mounts to the chassis. Too cold for me to sit out in the garage and solder though. I will solder the control arm mounts (along with the shock mounts that I haven't started) onto the brass plate and then solder that to the silver plate. Lastly, I will glue the silver plate to the chassis and then add the screws for final reinforcement.


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Twokidsnosleep
01-29-16, 01:25 PM
Pretty cool stuff

SWAGON
01-30-16, 02:15 PM
I just dived right in. Very much enjoying soldering.

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SWAGON
02-01-16, 11:17 AM
Started on the rotors

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Twokidsnosleep
02-01-16, 04:03 PM
Those rotors/wheels are FANTASTIC

VintageModMan
02-01-16, 04:26 PM
very nice parts :)

Gary

SWAGON
05-26-16, 02:59 PM
Some updates since the site was down. Haven't done much lately because I have been working on my 1:1 car a lot. I finished one rotor assembly, built the rear grill, finished all the vents in the rear body, dry fit the complete LM spoiler and re stripped the main body as I wasn't happy with the finish. Also including some photos of my 1:1 project now that's it's finished. Re-built LSx 427 and added a Brembo GT BBK from an M5.


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Twokidsnosleep
05-26-16, 06:32 PM
F40 is great, the Brembos look cool
Loving what you have done to the BMW wagon, that is an awesome machine1thumbup1

Mike C
07-11-16, 07:37 AM
I have one of those kits. I've had it since about '94. I didn't know all that PE was available for it.

SWAGON
07-13-16, 10:56 PM
Rough cut all the final body vents and started filing. I will do final sand after a thin layer of filler to fill any nicks in the body from the dremel.


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Pouln
07-14-16, 05:14 PM
fantastic work. Both on the 1/8 and 1/1s. keep it coming.

SWAGON
07-17-16, 03:00 PM
Thanks!!

Mostly finished with all the vents now. Such tedious work. The hardest part is trying to keep the openings gapped correctly. Few body nicks will need some filler but nothing major.


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shawry13
08-03-16, 08:03 PM
Hello, what paints did you use for the engine and other parts?

SWAGON
08-04-16, 01:19 PM
I used Testors metal masters aluminum plate for the engine and trans. I used real wrinkle red valve cover paint from Advanced Auto for the valve covers. For the rest, I generally use Tamiya rattle cans. I try to etch prime all the metal parts first too.

SWAGON
08-24-16, 02:43 PM
I am going to put my entire lot on ebay with a $3k reserve but if anyone is interested prior, I will sell it for the reserve. There has never been a Pocher lot like this for sale.

Full base kit, complete extra unbuilt engine kit, OZ billet wheels with tires, LM transkits with wing, front spoiler, extra ducts and headlight fillers, Autograph Speedline transkit with multi piece wheels and knock offs. Many spares included. I have already built one engine with the scale details transkit and bought the unopened kit to use with the Autograph kit.

Egon
08-24-16, 07:05 PM
New hobby ?? BABY ? 1thumbup1

SWAGON
08-25-16, 11:06 AM
I just don't have the time for it. I am 37 and it's unlikely I can dedicate the time needed to really get it going before I am in my 50's. I build 1:1 cars and think the money would be better suited for my newest vehicle.

Twokidsnosleep
08-25-16, 11:54 AM
Bad news for me, I am 10 years older and have hundreds of model projects to finish!!
Would love to take her off your hands, but bad timing with our house build going on..... my wife would KILL me
Good luck with selling it. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching you progress on the project

Egon
08-25-16, 05:36 PM
Only 37 is no age your still a young man compared to me, I wish I had 3K $ but only have 3K danish. 1sad1

SWAGON
08-29-16, 04:23 PM
It's not about the age as the timing in life. Between my 3.5 yr old son, wife and 16 yr old step-daughter, the 300 gallon reef tank and my 1:1 car projects, I just don't really have the time nor do I see myself having the time in the next 5-10 years at minimum. Then I have to decide whether it's worth holding onto it and risking damaging components etc. I haven't listed it yet. Trying to think long and hard as it took me years to compile all this stuff that rarely comes up for sale. But at the same time, I could see a bidding war driving the price way up. If I could get something silly like $4-5k, it would be a no brainer. At $3k or less, I am on the fence..

Egon
08-29-16, 07:19 PM
I understand, keep or sell, family and 1:1 projekts, so spend time with your kids while they are young and need you and save the model to later when your my age (65) then you have time to do modeling. Ebay and paypal is rather expencive now when selling and do you get the price there. 1confused1
300 G reff tank WOW, thats large, show and tell.

Twokidsnosleep
08-29-16, 07:27 PM
I am gonna agree with Egon: Hang on to it!!
Box it up really well, seal everything up with protective wraps and such. Then write yourself a note about where you are in the project, what has been done and what the overall plan is and put it all away in a safe place.
Like a little time capsule for you to open later when you are not able to do the 1:1 grease monkey stuff anymore, kids are gone, mojo for it returns
Worse case, you sell it then for a fortune later

Egon
08-29-16, 07:34 PM
Yes make a note (Do Not Open Before 60 Years Old) he1he

SWAGON
08-30-16, 10:24 AM
I like that idea, actually. I don't "need" the money..

Here is the reef tank. 270 gallon with 120 gallon filter underneath. All living coral etc.

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Twokidsnosleep
08-30-16, 06:35 PM
That is a cool aquarium . Nice house, family and kids you got a good thing going1thumbup1
Tuck that F40 away, it will wait for the spare time to open up. You will never get another one like it with all those add ons

Egon
08-30-16, 07:49 PM
Very nice widescreen in 3d-HD, looks like the fish are hiding somewhere.

SWAGON
09-18-16, 04:33 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/112140868215?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Egon
09-18-16, 07:19 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/112140868215?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?campid=5335897907&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F11214086821 5%3FssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMESELX%3AIT%26amp%3B_trksi d%3Dp3984.m1555.l2649)
Yes it's to sad that prices are very low when we sell, 1sad1 where is the money gone, but we can buy cheap ? perhaps. gringrin

SWAGON
09-18-16, 07:50 PM
I am not selling cheap he1he

Egon
09-19-16, 11:25 AM
I thought you was saving it. ?
I see you use ebay shipping program, do you know they don't care if the packet disappears, no help from ebay, it's your own problem and many buyers don't buy with shipping program, me included, I don't want to pay ebay for nothing.
My gues is 1250 top bid you reach.

SWAGON
09-19-16, 11:31 AM
I doubt that since the cheapest Autograph transkit ever sold on ebay went for $1500. But if it doesn't get to my reserve, I don't care as I will keep it. I also ship with insurance so ebay policy doesn't matter.

Twokidsnosleep
09-20-16, 07:39 PM
If it doesn't sell for what you want, let's talk and maybe I can take the Autograph to a good home...minegringrin

SWAGON
09-23-16, 04:39 PM
My 1:1 project is up for auction on Bringatrailer.com so I will most likely keep the Pocher stuff if the eBay reserve isn't met. Up to $1325 with 699 views, 53 watchers and 44 bids. 2 days left until the end. I also would not want to sell the Autograph kit separate as then I would have to sell the rest in pieces which would take a long time.

SWAGON
10-21-16, 01:53 PM
I bought myself a 1971 Datsun 510 with 17k original miles so the Pocher stuff is going on ebay. I already sold the wheels and the transkit is listed here. I will part the rest out over the next 1-2 weeks.

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Egon
10-21-16, 02:17 PM
A Datsun, why 1confused1 what's special with them, kitz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwhwwrkYMpc

SWAGON
10-21-16, 02:23 PM
What's not special about a 510? :) Pete Brock/BRE and Jon Morton turned them into Japanese icons in the 70's with the Trans AM cars that dominated the circuit. They are amazing little cars that average a 20% return per year. I bought the lowest mileage one I have ever seen for sale. A restored 2 door recently sold for $32k and a retromod sold for $45k. I have loved the 510's since I could talk as my parents both had them. My dad restored an amazing one in 87 and I fixed up and sold an amazing one in 2010.

This car is all original other than the front 2 fenders which were painted in the 80's. The car has been parked since 1985. I just had a pro polish it. It's really like a time capsule.

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Egon
10-21-16, 02:42 PM
Congratulation on your new toy, it look very fine with that tape on gringrin so I guess we don't hear from you a while now with a new hobby.

SWAGON
10-21-16, 03:13 PM
Nah, probably not. I pre-ordered the 1/18 scale BBR F40 LM in white and the Kyosho 1/12 Competizione. I only ever wanted to display one on my desk and it looks like I will be able to display 2 once they finally arrive :) I enjoy working on full scale cars the most..

SWAGON
11-01-16, 03:27 PM
All the Pocher stuff is gone. Got $2100 for everything so not too bad.

Twokidsnosleep
11-01-16, 03:38 PM
Good for you man
Best of luck on your 1:1 projects, been a pleasure looking in on all your talents and projects
Cheers,
Scott