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.
We are very excited to inform you that Model Motorcars has purchased the brand name and inventory of Scale Hardware, a company specialized in miniature nuts, bolts, rivets, fasteners, etc., which serviced hobbyists and miniature machinists globally for over 20 years. We believe this will be a great addition to our already vast line-up, as the Pocher community continues to evolve into super-detailing our beloved Pochers to new heights!
A new web site has been constructed which features all the fantastic Scale Hardware products,
as well as photos of many great models built using them. As is our tradition, we now have a Scale Hardware Model Museum.
The Metal Shop will feature the complete line of metal products offered by the well known K & S Precision Metals. We will carry both the Imperial and Metric sizes!
Most of our US hobbyist have seen this display rack in their local hobby shop…usually, missing items! We will stock the complete inventory at all times.
We bring you instruction manuals, thousands of model and prototype pictures, build logbooks, hard to find essential tools and materials to achieve the level of quality and satisfaction you are striving for. We are no further from your shop than an email away, and we are always happy to share what we have learned.
Several years ago, we began putting a packet of mints in each of our shipments. Some very funny comments like "are these aspirin for the headaches you get from building Pochers!" We hope you have been enjoying them.
The choice of dark green paint invites a narrative involving British races and a British driver, and one easily can picture the car pounding around Brooklands or skimming the walls at the Isle of Man. The ubiquitous black wire wheels are just the right touch to add familiarity and realism, and the model calls out for a 1:8 scale Blower Bentley to offer proof of its compact dimensions. It is as if Gianolio knows what makes this car such an icon.
Details-the metal extension of the hood strap, the bug screen, doodads on the engine---are as subtle and effective as the real stitches on the leather seats. The reworked steering wheel and the cowl hoop supporting the dashboard are almost invisible because they look so natural. The same goes for the very impressive Brooklands windscreen and its supports.
It has to be said that the star of the show is the selection of such wonderful finishes-flawless and shiny green on the body, perfectly done black enamel on the wheels, and the finishes on the engine and under the hoods-all contribute to a formidable expression of what a Pocher Corsa can be. Perhaps there is something special in the Italian air that so effectively transfers the spirit of Alfa Romeo. All in all, seeing this model is a charming holiday gift for all of us.
Safety wires, a bug screen over the radiator, and the wonderful hand-crank support on the front crossmember are so neatly done that they look inevitable. Of course the MMLtd. radiator cap is a key to the drama of this shot.
Fine finishes on the engine and firewall provide a dandy background for neatly done details like the wonderful distributor, the loom for the spark plug wires and the copper line to the intake manifold.
The dashboard is supported by a proper cowl hoop and sports meticulously finished details; the steering wheel is proof of hours of careful work and is as subtle as the stitches in the leather.
Ready to climb in and drive away-but those tires suggest that the car will spend some time on public roads!
The Brooklands screen adds just the right touch to this view of the cockpit. Neither cluttered nor too bare, this view captures the economy and utility of the prototype.
Only the background gives this away as a photograph of a model. For builders looking for a quick and easy background for a portrait of a newly finished model, the diningroom table can be a good place to start.
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