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Pocher 1/4 ducati Panigale

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  • Member since
    March, 2014
Pocher 1/4 ducati Panigale
Posted by kpnuts on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 2:18 PM
Hi all well it's arrived man it's huge here is a pic of the box
And just for size comparison here it is along side a calor gas fire
The instruction manual
It's really well packaged
And here is the Paul Koo upgrade kit
I'm not allowed to start it till my birthday on the 26th of next month though (although I wasn't allowed to open it then);)
  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:40 PM

W O W ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 

I know how many parts you are about to do battle with. The Porcher kits are detailed right down to the crankshaft, valve covers, gaskets, springs, ect.

So apperently you just have to add gas?

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 7:34 PM

That looks way too cool! I think the only thing better would be a 1:1 Panigale!

  • Member since
    March, 2014
Posted by kpnuts on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:08 AM

This is one of the new pocher kits after they were taken over by Airfix/Hornby so no internal engine parts (I think to try and make them more profitable) 

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    January, 2011
Posted by Bugatti Fan on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 3:01 AM

The old Pocher classic car kits had full engine internal detail. Unless you were going to cut a large section from the engine all the crank, con rods, piston detail etc was lost from sight when built. A complete waste of time and effort let alone adding unnecessary cost to the kits.

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    January, 2011
Posted by Bugatti Fan on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 3:08 AM

The old Pocher classic car kits had full engine internal detail. Unless you were going to cut a large section from the engine all the crank, con rods, piston detail etc was lost from sight when built. A complete waste of time and effort let alone adding unnecessary cost to the kits. I feel that Hornby Airfix have made the right decision with regard to internal engine detail by leaving it out. In real life you only see cutaways at major car and bike exhibitions.

Sorry about almost repeating last thread. Went into a wrong edit function.

  • Member since
    August, 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:23 AM

Well this should keep you busy in the coming days. Doubt the missing internals will be noticed, as you “motor on”  with this build.

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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    March, 2014
Posted by kpnuts on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:02 PM
Hi all well I've not actually started building it yet but I couldn't resist comparing it to the biggest scale I've built so far (1/6 bikes) these bikes are huge but putting the ducati crank case and gearbox along side it this is going to be enormous (baring in mind there are no cylinder heads or fuel intake on it) by the time I add those the engine will probably be twice this size.
I will probably being upsetting the purists among you as it won't be the box colours it will be a custom job.
I'm not at all bothered by the missing internals. The only bad part I've read about is the exhaust I will probably tackle that first.

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