We are often contacted by model builders who are determined to start a Pocher project and to incorporate all sorts of good ideas and inspired improvements to a stock Pocher kit. Occassionally such a model is completed. This is one of those occasions.
When a warped door threatened to compromise the build, Charlie taught himself
to scratch-build in styrene. The color sweep and the coachline are easily over-looked
at this stage. The change in profile is nearly undetectable. The cut lines are wonderful.
Working with brass gives most of us the heebee-jeebees. Charlie just buckled down
and learned what he needed to know.
When we first met Charlie, he had completed this subtlely weathered version of
the famous seven-liter Rolls-Royce straight-six. He wanted to capture a lovingly
maintained car that had been partially restored. In short, he had a plan.
Like everything else, the dashboard and interior wood were worked on until
they looked right. The windshield frame was trimmed until it looked right.
This is a progress shot; most of us can be happy if the finished model looks this
good. This photo was taken months before the model was finished.
The completed Barker-bodied sedanca captures the sleek lines of the prototype and
adds the flare that is so common to restorations done in the nineties-- exposed and painted
wheels, color sweep, and matching fabric top. Bravo from the Elves.
When it all comes together, the result is stunning. Only the background gives
this model away , and, no, Charlie, you cannot have this photo back so that you can eliminate the
background clutter! The missing radiator mascot must have him squirming with embarrassment.
Not bad for a beginner. The Elves are swollen like puffy toads with pride that
they can take credit for encouraging this project.
Looks like you could climb in and drive away . . . .
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