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.
These are the most common Nuts and Bolts used to enhance your Pocher Kit. There are 20 pieces of each type. If bought separately, the total would be $187.00...Our new Hardware Kit is only $149.00 (including the very nice reusable box!)
It is not a well-kept secret that the Pocher version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca is a challenging project for most model builders. Everyone knows about the jillions of unmarked pieces, and most builders have heard the rumors of miss-aligned panels and toy-like appearance. Almost as if such negative judgments are endorsements, there appears to be an endless supply of intrepid, courageous would-be builders. For some folk, it is the subject itself, the idea of having a model of the 'best car in the world', and for some it may be a desire to fill out a Rolls-Royce model collection. Still others may be irresistibly drawn to the Mt. Everest of model car kits. Peter Turner, of the United Kingdom, is silent on his motivation, preferring, it seems, to let his finished model do the talking.
Peter Turner's Rolls-Royce model tells an interesting tale. One of the most disappointing elements of the kit is the plastic and vinyl interior which is realized in a dated technology involving lots of troublesome and complex plastic panels, all seemingly organized around the determination to make the windows wind up and down by means of plastic gears. While it is true that this original design can provide hours and hours of quiet fun, it is also true that the end result leaves something to be desired in terms of aesthetics. Peter Turner has wrestled these elements into not only a handsome interior, but also an interior, which captures the inviting elegance of the prototype. Stitched leather seating surfaces and careful work result in a handsome interior, and probably one that smells pretty good.
Acres of black plastic beg for some use of paint, and most of us are familiar with how easily the selection of colors can diminish an otherwise presentable result. Peter Turner pays homage to his American cousins with a color scheme right out of the Packard play book, leaving the somber tones for his fellow country- men. The handsome cream wire wheels are a wonderful match for the leather roof and interior, and bring the model forward nearly thirty years.
A troublesome trait of the stock Pocher Rolls-Royce is its irritating tendency to drag its pretty Barker-inspired 'gull-wing' fenders on the tops of its front wheels. Peter Turner attacked this shortcoming with a pair of struts that stabilize the front suspension and assure plenty of clearance between the pretty whitewall tires and the bottoms of those dramatic 'wings'.
No one builds a Pocher Rolls-Royce without overcoming numerous challenges, and builders all have tales to tell. Look carefully, and Peter Turner's model is quite a storyteller.
No shirking here, the crankshaft has been built and installed.
This sort of construction makes some of us giggle with glee; others, not so much. The main thing is that if it is accomplished, it must be photographed.
After-market details are heavily represented as replacements for kit-supplied pieces. Here the dashboard details are shown.
Yikes! A working crankshaft-not just a turning crankshaft, but also one that turns all by itself! What will they think of next?
Hours of effort went into this handsome instrument fascia and dashboard.
Lighted instruments! Good heavens.
Lighted instruments and warning lights are enough to make any of us giggle with glee.
Not only is the Rolls-Royce engine a pleasure to build, but also it is a magnificent display that can be enjoyed Until the rest of the model is finished.
The danger of such a handsome display-a rotating display-is that the builder may lose interest in finishing the rest of the model!
Fabulous details have to be photographed before they are installed and hidden. Note levers; John Haddock gave us drawings that made this possible for most of us. The bale on the relay box (lower right) is a work of pure genius. The base for this photo is wonderful, too.
This rear seat, with its sewn seams and wonderful puffiness, captures the pure opulence of the prototype.
What a brilliant idea! The classic front-three-quarter shot is always a hit, but it is improved when the simple use of a background gives a context for the model. Dandy.
Once again, the background brings this photo alive, and the use of accessories-mirrors, badges, number plate-helps to individualize the model.
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