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    1. Kit: Protar, by (Active Member) Pocherphile is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/6 Rating:  Thanks: 0
      Started: 03-26-18 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Many, many moons ago! A young Pvt stationed in Germany, discovered Protar models. It was love at 1st sight. Needless to say on a Pvt’s pay I could only
      buy a kit ever so off! But I recall standing in the Hobby Shop that carried them, and high up on a shelf was the 1/6 scale Guzzi California. Now around 2004
      I purchased a copy off of eBay from Japan. Let’s just say I paid a premium for that kit. Now a friend just drooled for this kit and offered a stupid amount to buy, enough to purchase a Pocher kit! I thought, one will turn up again.....2017, one did. Now for some reason I did not like the copy compared to the original. So I started watching eBay for another of the Protar kits, found one and purchased.
      So about 2 weeks ago, I said to heck with it and started building or actually parts clean up and prep. I scoured the web and decided on a retro Eldrado/California version of the Big Bad Guzzi.

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  1. Pocherphile's Avatar Active Member
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    Protar Moto Guzzi V-850 California 1/6
    Oh....here is what I am looking at for the color scheme.Protar Moto Guzzi V-850 California 1/6-de60d7f6-af30-4c58-ad23-3bae7e9c5c2b-jpg



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    I have one of those original kits that I bought back in the mid '80s. I still haven't built it yet. Have fun building yours!
    Too many models to build and life isn't long enough to build them.
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    How do Mr Mike....have got the engine completely glued up. Ready to start painting. Have not done much more though, been working on a eBay find Pocher Alfa! Will post a photo soon on the engine after painting. By the way, when will we see yours started .
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    I really don't know. Italeri is now making the kit and selling it at a substantially higher price than I originally bought mine for. They have a nice video of the kit on their website if you haven't seen it yet.
    Too many models to build and life isn't long enough to build them.
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    Cycle World magazine used to sell Protar kits under their CW label, $5.99 or $6.99 for the sidecar, all 1/9 scale. I bought and built (stuck together) a couple in the mid 60s as a teen. Have built a few since, they are fun kits of unusual subjects. That big Guzzi looks like it's off to a good start.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C View Post
    I really don't know. Italeri is now making the kit and selling it at a substantially higher price than I originally bought mine for. They have a nice video of the kit on their website if you haven't seen it yet.
    Have had and sold the Italeri version, I know popped from same molds, but I just did not feel the kit nor what they were charging. Sold it and pretty much started watching the web for the Protar version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nortley View Post
    Cycle World magazine used to sell Protar kits under their CW label, $5.99 or $6.99 for the sidecar, all 1/9 scale. I bought and built (stuck together) a couple in the mid 60s as a teen. Have built a few since, they are fun kits of unusual subjects. That big Guzzi looks like it's off to a good start.
    Oh the good ole days of having a death grip on your allowance you have safed to buy that $6.00 kit! I bought and built my 1st Protar while stationed in Germany. The prices were around $20.00 bucks then for a 1/9 scale motorrad. At one time I started buying every version that was produced to bring back to the States. Figured you would never find here in the World! No web then, was thumbing through a Model rag, and what did I spy, POLKS NY, Protar kits
    By then I was into F1 as well!
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