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1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:25 pm

I finally managed to get a Pocher Testarossa, I know there's been build diaries already done on this so just seeing if it's of interest to other to do another.

I managed to get the model of £120, but it has some damage to the paint work and missing pieces, so I'll be stripping and repainting the whole kit, plus it all needs a real good clean as it was sitting in a garage for who now how long so all the plastic parts will be cleaned and primered and painted.

So after stripping it all down into bits, I made a list of all the missing or damaged bits.

Decals all damaged
Wing mirrors have damage to there base areas where they join the door. (Hoping to repair)
S12 Head light lens
E1 rear number plate holder
R19 exhaust tip
T3 & T9 front side lenses
I7 seat clip
I6 seat headrest back section
Seat belts
Gear stick knob (I'll just make one)
J2 & J3 door hinge parts
G4 door trim
I2 door trim

I managed to get most of the missing pieces and other extras from the USA,
New set of clear Perspex pieces from Germany.

But I need to find the two small side coloured Perspex bits for the front and possible new wing mirrors if I can't repair the ones I have.

I've also managed to get
Transkit for the engine which has over 400 bits.
Cockpit transkit.
Small transkit for some more of the cockpit.
New declas.

All that for less the £260.

I'm looking at doing some minor mod's like opening up the engine cover and adding a better grill and the rear and front grill areas and possible the side air in takes, and carpets.
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mark » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:48 pm

Nice project Mustang. I built the kit oob when it was available retail in the 80s. It's an impressive model, but the engine is a bit basic. The transit will add a lot too it, as will a good paint job. Looking forward to seeing your progress as I'm sure you will turn it into a real masterpiece.
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa Mirrors

Postby MODENAMAN » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:51 pm

If you search Pocher Ferrari Testarossa Wing Mirror on ebay there are quite a few on offer
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby R2D2 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:59 am

Hi there. Nice to get a pocher Ferrari for a good price! I've built a Pocher Testa Rosa and although well detailed and metal bodied it was quite a nice build. Its now at the Dover Transport Museum with the rest of my 1/8th scale models which brings me to a point. They also had a Testa Rosa but the open version. The only problem was it was damaged with missing parts so I got the bits I needed from ebay and the Museum payed. Now its finished I have parts left over. If you would like any or all of the parts I'm sure we can come to some arangment. Perhaps a small contribution for the Dover Transport Museum. These are all genuine Pocher parts for the Testa Rosa.

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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:15 pm

Thanks R2D2 for the offer of the bits, but I've either managed to get replacements or repaired the parts I had.
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:21 pm

So I've finally had sometime and managed to do some, it taken a while but this will be a long journey.

So this is what I got for my £120

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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:24 pm

So I've opened up the front and rear.

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And I've also stopped all the paint off, ready for a new coat of red.
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:28 pm

Damaged wing mirrors
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Repired.
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:32 pm

Didn't like the rear grill, so that had to be redone.
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As I had removed most of the strength from the piece I add some re-enforment to it
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:34 pm

So front suspension unit.

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After.
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Not a lot of work here, a good wash and just a couple of highlights as most of this won't be seen when finished
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:40 pm

Next area was the interior section this has taken most of the time so far.

This is the kit as it comes.
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So I've redone it all.

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Covered in leather.
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Dashboard also covered, this was done in sections.
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:45 pm

The main Section.

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Centre console.
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:49 pm

Then the seats.

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And the finished section.
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The floor mats are made from leather with a piece added for the foot pads and a logo added to that.
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby R2D2 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:48 pm

That's not a problem Mustang. You seem to be doing pretty well at the repairs so far. Good luck on the rest of the build.
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Wipillily » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:05 pm

Yes, just an excellent job. All these improvements greatly detail the model.
Tell me, what kind of material do you use for the salon (floor and seat cover) ???
I would also recommend replacing the stock wheels with new wheels.

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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby casper » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:53 pm

Those wheels look fantastic Mustang, great work :clap: :)
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:09 pm

Wipillily wrote:Tell me, what kind of material do you use for the salon (floor and seat cover) ???


The floor is just covered with dolls house carpet from eBay, the floor mats are just leather and the beige leather is Italian naper 0.55mm
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby steve131 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:05 pm

As always classy work :clap: .
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Mustang » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:14 pm

Cheers Steve.

Add a couple of bits to the engine bay.
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And opened up the air intake.
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Re: 1/8 Pocher Ferrari Testarossa

Postby Morris » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:06 pm

oh this is getting good... :clap:
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