Greyhawk Lamborghini Countach

Greyhawk Lamborghini Countach

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Greyhawk Lamborghini Countach

Postby greyhawk » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:13 pm

Not so much a build report as a built report.



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Not pictured: the sound of the motor starting up and running

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All lights and the horn are controlled by using the control arm on the steering wheel column

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Sleeper eyes can be raised and lowered by a button on the underbody

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Clad in a full metal body this model weighs over 10 kg

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A look into the engine compartment show a lot more detail than the Pocher cousin

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Showing off movable parts alongside his younger cousin Aventador
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Re: Greyhawk Lamborghini Countach

Postby 27flight » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:32 pm

Really great,

Here are mine :

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Re: Greyhawk Lamborghini Countach

Postby chill » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:52 pm

Fantastic builds,

Like the comparison between the different manufacturers. Pleasantly surprised at the detailling. Always thought the Porcher was the 'rolls-royce' of kits.

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Re: Greyhawk Lamborghini Countach

Postby baby_astons » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:07 pm

you're absolutely right, chill, they "were" the RR in their early days, before all the old dies were lost in a fire -
the new pocher lineup (starting with the porsche and ferrari) and the new lambos, is merely a name marketing of the good old days...
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Re: Greyhawk Lamborghini Countach

Postby greyhawk » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:24 pm

For me there are three eras for Pocher.

Classic Pocher: The lineup out the 60s. The actual Rolls Royces, and old-timey Mercedes Benzes. I have a Phantom II I am working on from time to time and the amount of detail in there is absolutely incredible. So is the skill level required to put this thing together. Lots and lots of reshaping, refitting and planning required to get the almost 2000 parts together. The instructions are wrong in a lot of places, the build order is messed up and some parts need to be cut up and redone altogether, but still the sheer level of attention/detail has never been attained by anyone since then. Maybe Model Factory Hiro. But they're still not all there.

Then there's Mainstream Pocher: Shortly before the fire. 80s Porsches and Ferraris. The emergence of "You don't need to paint this". Mostly Cheap ill-fitting plastic with bad finish these look more like something clipped together in a Hong Kong Chop Shop. Only really tolerable with trans kits. I saw the Testarossa on ebay once and went "Look at this guy trying to sell this cheap plastic heap of misery and uglyness as a Pocher". Turned out it was a Pocher.

Hornby Pocher: Everything burns to the ground. Hornby snaps up the name and not really anything else. Out of Spain they launch a new line marketing Lamborghini models. Marketing only though, the actual cars are produced in China likely by Ixos (or something like that, I don't remember the correct name). Eschewing even the pretense of representing the actual car, things are now built out of big blocky plastic devoid of any attempt to make it look like the real thing. Those blocks are then covered with details only in the places that will end up visible. Very nice paint job on the mostly metal body work though.

EDIT: Four eras.

Post Hornby Pocher: Pocher announces a Mercedes SL300 model, then quickly and quietly removes any mention of it when people find out its the exact same thing Eaglemoss was selling as a partwork. Pocher goes bankrupt. Deagostini snap up the remaining Ducati kits in storage and resell them through their website. A Dutch import export reseller claims to have bought up the rights to the brand. Stagnation ensues. For a thousand years chaos reigns, wars are waged and the way to the stars is paved. Pocher is revived and publishes a model of the Valkyrie 37 starship. It turns out to be a snap kit.
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