Created more than 40 years ago with amazing detail, Pocher Classic models have become coveted collectibles for modelers and automobile lovers all over the world. At Model Motorcars, we understand your drive to improve your Pocher experience, bringing you the best catalog of proprietary parts and materials for over 25 years. From all imaginable parts to books, CDs and tools to help you build and customize the car of your dreams, we have you covered. We pride ourselves in providing the best researched, manufactured and finished parts the world over.
As of March 1st we are no longer carrying the K&S Line. We regret having to make this decision.
For those who still need K&S products, please resort to the numerous resellers of K&S products online, including Amazon.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
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Due to the Coronavirus, some of our overseas suppliers are closed.
We will continue selling those imported parts until they’re gone.
Hopefully, this crisis will be over soon, and we will be able to re-stock.
Marvin, Jorge and Frank
At first glance, major components of a model appear to be the discerning factors that separate great models from average. However, it is the smallest details that catch the trained eye and clearly portray outstanding work.
And, while many of these details fall inside the engine compartment and are often deemed unnecessary or obsessive, we truly believe they are some of the most enjoyable tasks to tackle and, over time, display and brag about!
An example of such a detail is hose clamps. Sure, a model can be completed without them and almost no one will miss them. However, incorporating them is a fun project and a detail that will stand out and provide many hours of enjoyable model talk!
Our prototypical Hose Clamps (Jubilee Clips to the British) can be used in any 1:8 scale model. They are photo-etched in stainless steel, with a thickness of .0025" (.06 mm), and are sold in sheets of 12. They are very easy to install and will take any model to a higher level instantly!
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From the Builder:
I've also been fascinated with the SCCA racecars. So, as I contemplated the necessary rebuild of my 1/8 scale 1965 Corvette model it became obvious to me what the theme should be. But, with minimal aftermarket running gear available, I knew that I had my work cut out to transform the platform-style frame and half-relief suspension of the original model into something that represented a real C2 racecar. Not shown are the steps taken to produce some realism into a the race theme: radio and heater deletes, filling in the rear-fascia exhaust body passthroughs, removal of the molded-in right seat. One of the biggest tasks was to remove, from the original platform frame unit, everything that does not exist in a C2 frame. My previous 1:1 experience, and several reference materials helped determine that path. Once completed, what I had left of the original platform required much fabrication to bring into being the basic frame foundation. Then on to the suspension fabrications and modifications, fuel tank fabrication (carved from a foam block and sealed), fuel and brake lines, battery and hold-down, engine detailing and radiator support. Detailing the cab into race trim proved to be tedious, but successful, with roll cage and racing harness, filling in the area of the removed seat with sheet plastic, and adding the removed lower cab details from the platform frame unit and grafting them onto the cab bucket, and then reshaping the drive tunnel. And, I purchased a very-rough set of scale American Torque-Thrust wheels, and converted them to true knockoff attachment to the hubs (I now observe that I did not remove the simulated lug-bolts in that conversion, which bothers me enough that I'll remedy that soon. Lots of work prepping those wheels since they were terrible resin-casts. MUCH work went into stripping the original body paint, then prepping, repainting, and polishing. I reached out to a custom decal maker for the race numbers and manufacturers race equipment decals (I tried to make them myself with decal paper and my ink-jet printer, only to create some real junk!).
Shel Urlik's1/8" Scale 1933 Bugatti 50T Engine in Aluminum
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