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
Pocher kits are sought after and revered as they represent the ultimate building experience, yet without proper tools they can be quite challenging at times!
Our 35+year experience building the entire line many times over has given us the expertise to put together a Tool Kit that will take your builds to a higher level and, most importantly, increase your joy as a Pocher builder.
Our Kit offers a wide array of tools that have become staples in our benches, and best of all come at a 20% discount vs buying all tools separately!
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Shipments of new orders may experience temporary delays. You may continue to browse and place orders on our site, but please be advised that it may take longer than usual to ship your order. We sincerely appreciate your patience. Thank you for continuing to support our small business in these challenging times!
The Pocher K-82 Roadster, cousin to their venerable K-74 Cabriolet A/AK, is one of those kits that requires more explanation than most model builders care to hear. Pocher builders, being generally a tolerant tribe, are used to long stories, but even they tend to resort to eye-rolling and heavy sighs when it comes to Pocher's hodge-podge Mercedes roadster kits. Suffice to say the kit uses the fundamental structure of the cabriolet kit and adds a rumble seat and some foil strips to represent the lavish details of what Mercedes-Benz called their Spezial Roadster. For open-minded builders who want an entre into the world of Pocher large-scale classics, the Rumble seat Roadster and its brothers (K-85, -90) will do nicely. As proof of this assertion, we offer the following: Walter Skowronski's Mercedes-Benz.
Whatever purists say about the origins of the Pocher Mercedes, Skowronski's model stands as a testament to his dedication to careful assembly and artful design. For most of us, merely assembling the components presents a worthy goal, but Skowronski has gone the extra distance to assure that his model extends beyond just an assemblage of parts. His meticulous assembly leaves no hint of the struggle between builder and ornery, ill-fitting components, or the frustrations of cryptic instructions and baffling mechanisms. Instead of a triptych of wrestling matches, the model displays a smooth and attractive celebration of color and design. It is as if the model announces to the world, "this is the essence of a prewar Mercedes supercar". The selection of the traditional two-tone Mercedes color scheme redirects the viewer's attention from the details of the design to the overall attractiveness of the finished model. The seats look inviting, the painted panels are perfect, and the chrome details evoke an earlier age. Leather cases behind the seats, contrasting piping on the seats, and elegant wood trim invite the viewer to climb in and take a ride. What more can one ask of a miniature?
This is not, some might say, a Spezial Roadster. The cockpit is too wide, the hoods too short, and the doors too long. No surprise there. What is a surprise is that so much has been accomplished despite those shortcomings, and it has been accomplished not by the application of complex equipment nor arcane techniques. It has been accomplished by meticulous workmanship, sensitive design, and patience. Bravo.
Shel Urlik's1/8" Scale 1933 Bugatti 50T Engine in Aluminum
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