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      It doesn't seem possible that I completed her 5 years ago. The Satin Doll - a 1:8 scale replica of a 1931 Rolls-Royce Continental Coupe - was started on November 12, 2002 and completed on November 3, 2004.

      She started out as Pocher K-72 - The Sedanca. I rebuilt the body turning it into a Coupe and redesigned the engine to reflect the configuration of the Continental.

      Overall - the entire build required about 1700 hours. The interior follows the prototype with leather seats, hand-rubbed walnut dash and door crowns and wool carpets. The body features a chopped roof that has been converted from Sedanca to Coupe. The scuttle, doors and bonnet, and boot all had to be refabricated and the wings and running boards were also redesigned.

      As I look back on her today, I see hundreds of things that I should have done differently and could have done better. But she was my first IPMS The Satin Doll Best of Show winner and the project that encouraged me to take on bigger and more complicated scratch-built projects.

      To this day, she holds a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

      Andy.

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  1. keramh's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Hello,

    I somewhere pursued the building report in the Internet and translated him diligence work into German.
    I am absolutely enthusiastic of the steps shown.
    Unfortunately the report ended on 07. October 2004.
    All the more I make again pictures happy to be now here.
    Greatly.
    Your report has me inspired also a Rolls-Royce to build, for some time collect I now already plentifully reference material.

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    Keramh -

    Then entire build journal from project commencement on November 12, 2002 through completion on November 3, 2004 is being prepared for publication here at the Scale Motorcars web site (all 222 pages and 400+ photos).

    It should be ready some time next week so keep checking back.

    Andy.


    The Satin Doll
    When I was young I used to say "[I]When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"
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    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Hello Andy,

    That really completely particularly makes me happy, your past report was simply great.
    The many background informations to prototypes.
    I am pleased really much all again to along-pursue to be able, your report certainly already four to five times read.
    Above all I look forward then to the last pictures up to the completion.

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    Ahhh, there she is. I remember her. She looks great, Andy.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    HFC - for the first time since I finished her, I just went back and re-read the build journal. I honestly can't believe I did that! Things were pretty "normal" (if there is such a thing when building Pochers) until I decided to do the whole body mod.

    To tell you the truth, that project changed my entire outlook on model building. Now I can't leave [I]anything [/I]alone without tweaking it, twisting it or just plain scrapping it and starting over. I'm not sure that's good or bad. But it sure it fun.


    The Satin Doll
    When I was young I used to say "[I]When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"
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    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andym View Post
    ...I'm not sure that's good or bad. But it sure it fun.
    since there is no original vehicle of the Pocher Sedanca in principle, nearly everything is permitted with this model.

    I can say one however about your model: IT IS GOOD! ;';;';

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    Thanks Keramh.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andym View Post
    To tell you the truth, that project changed my entire outlook on model building. Now I can't leave [I]anything [/I]alone without tweaking it, twisting it or just plain scrapping it and starting over. I'm not sure that's good or bad. But it sure it fun.
    That's exactly my problem also. I was doing a box stock The Satin Doll tutorial on the deuce but in a short while, it turned into mild mod and then I decided to scratchbuild the suspension. Then I'm gonna do this and then I'm gonna do that. This is what keeps me going. It also caused me a mess of burnout but hopefully I'm past that.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andym View Post
    Keramh -

    Then entire build journal from project commencement on November 12, 2002 through completion on November 3, 2004 is being prepared for publication here at the Scale Motorcars web site (all 222 pages and 400+ photos).

    It should be ready some time next week so keep checking back.

    Andy.
    Andy:
    There will be a lot of happy chaps if you publish this build here....me among them...

    Thanks much....

    Mario
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    Me too Andy! Thanks for shareing your work with us.
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    According to our revered Webmaster, it should be up in the next few days.

    In the meantime, here's a few more shots I dug up.

    Andy.


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    When I was young I used to say "[I]When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"
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    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    That is a stunning model Andy.
    I never build anything stock!
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    Thanks Whodaky. It's easy to forget about projects that you finished and put on the shelf years ago. But you never forget your first. And The Satin Doll was my first journey into scratch building.

    Glad you like her.

    Andy.


    The Satin Doll
    When I was young I used to say "[I]When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"
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    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    After a marathon of code Ive sent the page link to Andy for approval.

    As soon as I hear back from him and get the ok Ill post the link here for everyone to enjoy.

    Thanks Andy.
    Last edited by ScaleMotorcars; 05-15-09 at 07:08 PM.
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