Close

Page 11 of 11 FirstFirst ... 6 7 8 9 10 11
Results 151 to 159 of 159
    1. Kit: Pocher, by (Yearly Subscriber) Jo NZ is offline
      Builder Last Online: Sep 2020 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  (3 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 8
      Started: 05-07-14 Build Revisions: Never  
      Supported Includes Transkit Attribution Scratch Built
      Translations Build in Progress

      I used to work with some nice people who owned a model shop (Grand Prix Models) that sold Pocher kits. In the 1980s I built the Rolls Torpedo Cabriolet and the first Bugatti T50 as display models (where are they now?) and an Alfa Muletto for a customer. The Alfa was far and away the worst of the three - not surprisingly, as the kit was probably 20 years older than the Bugatti. I alway wanted to build a Pocher for myself, but have only recently got around to it, so I bought - you guessed it - The Alfa! I love the shape, and it's far enough away now to forget trying to wrestle the firewall into the chassis using all three hands.
      I discovered this forum while I was looking for an Alfa kit, and have taken on board the trials, tribulations and modifications made by all on the forum - with particular thanks to Dougritt, his thread really got me moving on the Alfa.

      Basic starting point - I wanted to build one in Burgundy red with swept front wings but the Monza tail. This was (still is?) the target:

      Pocher 1/8 Alfa Monza revisited-ref-337-jpg

      Of course it will probably change through the build....

      PS When selling the Pocher kits, we [I]always[/I] got asked what tools were needed to build it. The stock answer was - a small screwdriver - and a good Psychiatrist....


      Pocher 1/8 Alfa Monza revisited
      Show Complete First Post

      Show Your Support

      • This build may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
        Please note: The first post will be displayed at the top of every page.
    JOIN THE SMC ALLIANCE NOW

  1. Jo NZ's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
    Name
    Jo
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    440
    Re the rivets. I'm tempted to say that they must be red anodised aluminium. Copper and aluminium together are most definitely not the best of friends.


    Pocher 1/8 Alfa Monza revisited
    QUOTE QUOTE #152

  2. MODEL A MODEL's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
    Name
    don
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    1,599
    "Respectfully?"

    No, I think those are Copper, and the bracket is Steel. The panel looks to be Steel? -though I know the remainder of the body panels are Aluminium.

    My thinking is that anodizing would have scrapped off in the cleaning? -and a bracket with such a hard 90', that needs to be structural, -(a full fuel tank does weigh a bit), must be made of Steel.

    Respectfully.



    edit, -the more I look at your picture, the more I think that I must be wrong? Copper, yes, but the rest sure does look like Aluminium to me. (I wonder if those brackets are prone to fatigue?)
    Last edited by MODEL A MODEL; 09-08-20 at 09:35 AM.
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
    QUOTE QUOTE #153

  3. Nortley's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Buck
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    372
    Those red circles look like the heads of harness rivets. All copper, a thin, flat head made to sit flush on leather horse rigging so as to not irritate the horse with a lumpy rivet head. The other side has a washer over the shank and a head formed on it by the worker.They were common hardware items back then.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
    QUOTE QUOTE #154

  4. apexdc's Avatar Member
    Name
    David
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Posts
    2
    I am new to this forum, and for that matter, to modeling of this type. But, it was a very pleasant surprise to see such a wonderful build in progress and not completed ten years ago. I am a retired architect and Covid caught me between motorcycle restorations. So, I did the only logical thing and bought a Monza kit on eBay. While I have machining skills, I have been "cheating" and making parts by 3D printing, which has been an education in itself.

    I am building a Monza modeled on Nuvolari's 1933 Monte Carlo car, which was the first time the Scuderia Ferrari Prancing Horse was at Monaco.

    I have great admiration for your respect for scale.

    In looking at many other builds, actual scale seemed to slip more and more as more metal fabrications were introduced. But, you are doing a masterful job of controlling that. The louvers, by the way, are stunning. But, that is just one element of so much more.

    It will be wonderful to come along on this ride with you. Thanks so much for sharing your skills with us.
    Last edited by apexdc; 09-08-20 at 05:53 PM. Reason: typo
    QUOTE QUOTE #155

  5. Jo NZ's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
    Name
    Jo
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    440
    It hasn't been sitting around for 10 years - only 3 years! I now have a new airbrush Pocher 1/8 Alfa Monza revisited (H&S) so hopefully I can do the bodywork justice. It's scheduled to complete after I've moved house and put the finishing touches to the single seater Bentley...


    Pocher 1/8 Alfa Monza revisited
    QUOTE QUOTE #156

  6. Pouln's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
    Name
    Poul
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    Yes, yes, yes, citizens of the Commonwealth Nations, and America, have so much in common. (Except the language!)



    (And more Copper rivets? is that a Steel or Aluminium fuel tank?)
    how was it again? Divided by a common language.....
    Greetings,

    Poul
    QUOTE QUOTE #157

  7. apexdc's Avatar Member
    Name
    David
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Posts
    2
    All an American needs to know about "British English" can be found in a fifties British auto owner's manual....

    You might need more if you get out a bit, but Lucas electrics will take care of your free time.
    QUOTE QUOTE #158

  8. MODEL A MODEL's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
    Name
    don
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    1,599
    Did you know Paul McCartney's father wanted Paul to change the words from "she loves you! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! -to yes, yes yes!

    He didn't like the "Americanisms!"
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
    QUOTE QUOTE #159

  9. MODEL A MODEL's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
    Name
    don
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    1,599
    Beautiful model Jo!
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
    QUOTE QUOTE #160

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Quick Scale Calculator

 
Scale Calculator   Scale Factor   Real Size:     + Deluxe Scale Calculator
  1: th   Which equals Convert measurement: Reset or clear:  
  Any Scale   Scale Size:     + Deluxe Metric Calculator
 
Top