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  1. Pocher Volvo F12 Build

    Painting is slow as I am not getting the results I want. The parts I previewed in earlier posts have been stripped and repainted a few times as I get my technique down.
  2. Congratulations! That's a great reason to keep us waiting for your return to the lathe ha!
  3. Pocher Volvo F12 Build

    Dashboard Details After a bit of a summer hiatus I'm back on the beast and ready to add some details to the dash. A google search turns up many different button configurations for the F12 so I just picked one. I used Testors enamels and the smallest brush I could find for the buttons. The chrome came from a Molotow 2mm pen. The Molotow paint is amazing - very easy to use and doesn't drip. Those marks are from an unsteady hand... The decals are from the Paul Koo set. I used some archival tape to create the lens effect on the dials. They were cut off the sheet with the backing still on to prevent rippling. The Pocher plastic is "bumpy" to give it a vinyl texture I guess. The buttons are all waterslide decals. The buttons were quite fiddly, thankfully the set includes two copies in case of slip up.
  4. Pocher Volvo F12 Build

    Thanks for the tip on Flickr. I switched over from PB and relinked everything. It is much better than PB! I will circle back to my Bugatti thread too and fix eventually.
  5. A BIG Rolls Royce

    A fitting home for such a masterpiece!
  6. Welcome aboard Kerry! Your work is great looking. How did you apply the CF decals? Are they waterslide or need to be pasted. The instructions reference wall paper paste but the decals look like waterslide... Rich
  7. I would recommend a few tools that I really wished I had when I built this: Taps - There are several different metric screw holes (a few particularly small) that are intended to be self tapped with kit screws. It's a real pain and in the case of the small ones usually ends up stripping the head of the screw making it useless. Gets the taps from Scale Auto Works and/or Paul Koo, some mineral oil (help lubricate the treads), a tap holder or pin vice and save your self the headache. I think I ended up damaging enough of the small screws trying to tap parts that I had to order extras from Hornby Screw Starter - MMC sells one, it is a screw blade with retractable jaws to hold the screw. It is great for hard to reach/blind screws as well as just normal screws. It's a really handy tool Small Nut driver - The headlamps have these little clear LED bulbs that need to be glue in place. They are tiny and really hard to hold in place. I tried to use tweezers with tape and it didn't work so well. I lost a few to the carpet monster and had to order extras from Hornby. Looking back I think you can pop the part in a nut driver and use that to securely hold it until the glue dries. You'll want to lose clear canopy glue and not CA. The CA fumes will damage the part and cause ghosting. You can also use the glue to help hold down the windshield - the kit supplied double sided tape isn't strong enough I don't recall if you have the Paul Koo DVD but I highly recommend it. It's very helpful in pointing out potential problem areas (for example wheel wells are too long in some kits causing problems with the floor plan)
  8. Off to a great start in this one. Are you going to leave the interior sand color? I build the orange coupe a few years back and it's a great looking kit. Rich
  9. Looking good Wayne. I like the look of the front spoiler. Much more aggressive looking than the road version!
  10. A BIG Rolls Royce

    You made my week seeing an update on this thread Mr C! The backdrop is a really cool idea
  11. I am surprised by the size difference l. I figured it would be an exact match to the Pocher parts. Glad to hear that the fit is better across some of the bits at least
  12. Pocher Ducati

    I can't wait to see the 1/4 helmet and proof it isn't a 1:1! Your bike is so realistic I wonder if you are tricking us with ref pics sometimes jk
  13. Pocher Volvo F12 Build

    This will likely be my last pic heavy post until I figure out a replacement for Photobucket. I want to find a new platform that won't change the T&C midway through my subscription. After that I will go back and relink my photos on this thread and my hibernating Bugatti build Rich
  14. Pocher Volvo F12 Build

    Fitting Doors and the Red, White & Blue This past weekend I circled back to the body to get the doors fitted. As I mentioned in my prior post, Dry Fit, the door inserts hit the edges of the dash and cause the doors to not latch. I needed to bevel the bottom edges of the dash board to avoid striking the door. This solved the passenger door side. The driver side needed some additional work. The pic below shows the final result. The dash kept hitting the door in the circled area and required me to remove material from that section. That raised area is about 3 mm taller than the flat section to the left and had to be entirely removed. Unfortunately the plastic isn't solid so after milling the material I ended up with a hole. I used some plastic card to create a backing. Next up is a patriotic preview of the color scheme. First up is what I started with - bright red plastic body panel (well actually the roof vent). I am using white Krylon primer based on the recommendation of Mr C. I will be following his painting advice from his brilliant Rolls build. Here is a front panel in white, waiting for a 600 grit wet sand. Last you can see some blue bumper panels. The full body will be done in this blue. These two panels are also waiting for a color sand session. After that (and potentially a third color layer) it will get clear coated. And no the bag in the background is not a new bath mat, it is the Volvo carefully covered to avoid dust build up...
  15. BUGATTI T46 "Surprofilée" 1:8

    Really impressive work! The hood looks incredible. Getting the aluminum to follow the curves of the hood is really tricky work. You and Thierry are creating some of the finest Pocher Bugatti's ever made! Rich