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 will also have a Scale Hardware International Museum.
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.
This remarkable model is proof of two points: Good design is timeless, and a perfect paint job is always a pleasure to see.
The first time modelers had a chance to see this model was back in the nineties when Scale Automobile Magazine published pictures of the model, then freshly finished. This is easy to remember because the model was so inspirational to any of us who were interested in the possibilities presented by the Pocher ‘torpedo’. In those days, Model Motorcars was all about distinguishing itself from stock Pocher models. If the kit came in red, we would do ours in blue; if a model was of a Maharajah’s car, we did one that looked like it belonged to a banker. Nothing was sacred, nothing from Pocher was safe.
As these photographs attest, the model is meticulously finished. The flawless , glassy smooth black paint is enough to make the rest of us swoon with envy. The design--as swoopy as any Figoni et Falaschi, as elegant as any Saoutchik, and miles away from most of the English coachbuilders—is made possible by the use of the rear roof section of a Citroen Traction Avante. Herein lies a great lesson: when compound curves thwart a project, learn to look around with an open mind.
The model is in the spirit of ‘styling models’ done by manufacturers to study design themes. It would be entirely understandable if the panels were fixed and the chassis details omitted, but Bob Plut went the extra mile and included a handsome Rolls-Royce engine, chassis and interior.
This view best demonstrates the marvelous integration of the body lines. This is the essence of elegance and grace.
The front of the Pocher torpedo is intact but nearly unrecognizable because of the striking black paint next to those polished wire wheels. It takes a diehard Pocher fan to see the roots of this model.
Few things are so daunting to model builders as a collection of compound curves. One might think that completing such a conversion would be enough for one project, but Bob Plut went the entra mile by adding wonderful wheel skirts which highlight the streamlined effect.
And just to add a bit more bling, the model features a wonderful version of the heavily detailed Pocher RR engine. The effect of ‘studio’ lighting on such a reflective subject has to be pointed out. The combination of fabulous lines, flawless paint, and professional lighting results in stunning portraits. If you are not inspired to take on a Pocher after seeing these photos, you may need more fiber in your diet.
As if to silence the critics, the doors open onto a handsome interior. Thanks, Bob, you have given us an inspirational model.
This thing even looks swoopy from underneath. In 1:1 this car would have been three tons and worthy of the potentates of the day.
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