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    1. Kit: Pocher, by (Yearly Subscriber) Fresno is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 0
      Started: 04-04-21 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I got this kit second hand. Someone had started it and quit after basic assembly (and generous amounts of glue). Itís the Boyd version. The plan is to build it with just a few mods, nothing crazy. This thread will serve as a diary of sorts to show the challenges as I encounter them. Iím far from a master builder, Iím just making this model to display in my office, Iím not making it as an exact copy of an actual car, rather an amalgamation of what I like.

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  1. MODEL A MODEL's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Welcome! and amalgamate away! -have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    Welcome! and amalgamate away! -have fun!
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    I purchased a couple of books for reference - Ultimate Collector Cars is amazing, it’s 11 kg of stunning images. Highly recommended.
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    I’ve experimented with completely new colors this time - I usually prime all parts with Chaos Black Primer Another Pocher Alfa Romeo Monza 1:8 Spray, but it was sold out, so I went for The Army Painter Chaotic Red. It’s not as easy to work with as Chaos Black, but a nice base color for my purposes. I would recommend Chaos Black Primer Another Pocher Alfa Romeo Monza 1:8 over Army Painter.

    Here’s a close up to give you an idea of the Chaotic Red primer Another Pocher Alfa Romeo Monza 1:8 color.
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    Miraculously the kit seems mostly complete. I’m only missing the steering axle so far. I don’t plan on doing much steering anyway. Might just fit a brass rod in its place. Also missing is one of the eyelets for the spring shackles. Not missing but faulty is one of the long metal damper plates - the hole on one is completely off. Nothing a little drilling can’t fix. The kit came with a lot of duplicates, I’m thinking maybe this was two kits at some point, I have extras of a few parts, an extra horn, extra cylinder sleeves, and a few more rods.

    All wheel hub plastic rings where broken, maybe the previous owner just twisted them off the sprue Another Pocher Alfa Romeo Monza 1:8 . I fixed them with a bit of plasticard. They don’t have to be strong, just guide the spokes.
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    One thing building the Rolls Royce taught me was to get the Paul Koo DVD. I also got the Tremonia photo etch kit from eBay - it was a pleasant surprise, very well made and the fit is great. It didn’t come with any instructions however. The rivets are absolutely tiny, a needle is a great way to fit them.

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    So, first things first, engine work:
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    And now the seats! I used an old piece of leatherette and contact cement. I found this image of the back of a Pur Sang Bugatti seat on Bring a Trailer. I might do something similar.

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    Exhaust pipe met the disc grinder - I need to thin it down a bit - reference image is from Jay Leno’s Pur Sang Replica.

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    Looks very nice.

    Before you install the motor, maybe you might want to create the attachments for the steering block? It was an oversight of the Pocher company, but it really shouldn't be floating at the end of the steering shaft?

    Just a thought, box stock Another Pocher Alfa Romeo Monza 1:8 is box stock Another Pocher Alfa Romeo Monza 1:8 , but this is an embarrassing and easily seen "oops!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    Looks very nice.

    Before you install the motor, maybe you might want to create the attachments for the steering block?
    You’re absolutely right! It needs to be done. I’ve turned a blind eye on some issues - but this is so prominent, especially since I want the model to be displayed with an opened hood.

    The hood was glued by the previous owner, so I had the saw them apart - to me the folding parts of the hood are too beautiful not to go for. I found some hinges from Knupfer, but they look like they’re out of a dolls house. Maybe a bit of paint will suffice unless I find better hinges.

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    Small piano hinge is available (7mm wide) but seems to be a bit rare at the moment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo NZ View Post
    Small piano hinge is available (7mm wide) but seems to be a bit rare at the moment...
    I got my hinges from Knupfer, the widest they had was 40 mm. Knupfer has all sorts of bolts and tools, a great resource.


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