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    1. Kit: Pocher, by (Active Member) kon_gee is offline
      Builder Last Online: Nov 2022 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 2
      Started: 04-17-22 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Hi, It has been quite some time since I posted my two Lamborghini Aventador builds. After a few years away from modeling I am getting back into it. For this build I am converting the Pocher LP-610 Huracan coupe into a LP-580 Spyder. I have had the kit safely stored away for a few years now and I have finally gotten underway with my original plan to cut the top off and make it into a spyder. Back when the Huracan kits were first available there were a few parted out kits listed on Ebay and I purchase an extra body from one of those Ebay sellers just in case I ran into issues too big to overcome. Having the extra body made cutting a perfectly good body a lot easier to dig into!
      In addition to making a Coupe into a Spyder the LP-580 (rear wheel drive) differs from the LP610 (AWD) in other areas too. First up the front and rear fascia’s are both quite a bit different as is the Rear bumper. Also the LP-610 has carbon brake discs where as the LP-580 has steel discs that look very different from the model. Overall I am finding this conversion to be much more involved than what I first thought and the body lines are many with most being sharp making it challenging to keep them on point.
      Another big difference between coups and spyders is the engine is 100% covered on a spyder. The soft top folds up over the engine so the engine cover serves to keep the top clean & cool from the engine bay. Also on the real car the space where the top stows under the bonnet is super tight with winglets that automatically stow away when the top is up but deploy when the top goes down so from the exterior it completely hides the fact that there is even a top! With this in mind making a top functional in 1/8 scale would be next to impossible. For this reason I decided to build the model with the top down only. I made the Bonnet and small trunk fixed as well because I felt it was more important to maintain smooth exterior lines between all of these elements than to risk poor fitting functioning joints with no (engine) reward when you open it!
      So all of these changes bring about a level of detail dilemma. RWD Drive vs. AWD Drive, you cannot even see the engine and there are fewer functioning details than the original model. What I decided to do is to build the car with no drivetrain! I plan to build engine out of the car as a separate display and I may include the basic AWD driveline with that. Fortunately the entire underside of the Huracan is covered with panels so even if the goodies were there they would all be hidden anyway. I am installing the muffler and air intake ducts in the car as these components can be seen normally from the exterior but I’ll save the manifolds for the engine build.
      Ok I think that is about it for now. As you will see I have already been at it for a while……Time to cut!

      Cheers,
      Gary


      Pocher 1/8 Lamborghini Huracan LP-610 conversion LP-580 Spyder

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  1. MODEL A MODEL's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    don
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    Very nice model! Beautifully finished and photographed! (Using the bottom of a tile, is a cute trick)

    And yes! Building a model can definitely give some insight to the actual vehicle.

    I'm looking forward to your engine work, Thanks for sharing!
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
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  2. kon_gee's Avatar Active Member
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    Thank you! Funny story......The tile in the picture is part of my summer project as it has just been sitting there stacked on pallets waiting for the Huracan to be finished!
    Lamborghini designers used many variations of hexagons throughout the design on the Huracan. I was aware of that but during the build of this model I learned how in depth they actually used them. The hex shapes can be found everywhere when you dig into it and they really bring the whole design together.

    Gary


    Pocher 1/8 Lamborghini Huracan LP-610 conversion LP-580 Spyder
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    Hi Gary,Amazing ! Wonderful ! Incroyable as we say here in France!You are truly one of the best modelers that i have ever seen! Your project was a real challenge. Very few modelers are able to modify a model like that. I know only another guy in Germany, very skilled like you.You should send your pictures to Pocher Hornby! Maybe it will make them to think about creating a roadster version of the Huracan !Congratulations ! Absolutely brilliant !All the best.Olivier
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    Oliver,
    Thank you for your kind words and compliments! I did post pictures of my Aventador Roadster on Hornby's site a few years back. I may take you up on your suggestion with the Huracan too. I suspect that unlike the Aventador Roadster Hornby skipped making a model of the Spyder because the engine cannot not be seen with the top up or down. The real car has an additional engine cover that bolts in place so other than when someone is servicing the engine it is always hidden. This cover serves to separate the top from the heat and dirt of the engine bay. When I initially purchased the kit I intended to make the rear bonnet open to show the engine but I did not realize at the time that it cannot be seen anyway. For that reason I will build the engine as its own display at some point later this year.
    Cheers,
    Gary


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