Detailed Model Cars

A stunning Barker-bodied Rolls-Royce PII Sedanca by Charles Amodeo

 

 

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.

 

A detailed look at the engine reveals what is rare on Pochers, an engine that

shows signs of being used.

 

 

Which ever side you examine, the effect is the same:  it is hard to tell from the

'real thing.'

 

 

This model deserves a handsome display case.

 

Looks like you could climb in and drive away . . . .

 

. . . .in comfort and style.

 

 

 

A prototype photo of Charlie's Roller in its new dealership.

 

Ready to hop in and drive away. but look at that jazzy backdrop!

 

Experimenting with different angles is half the fun of taking photographs.

 

Photographic trickery of the first order.

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The digital photos on this site are unaltered.  Well, 'unaltered' may be a bit of an exaggeration, but for the most part they bear

some semblance to the models depicted.  If you see dust, the image is dead nuts on.  If there is no dust, it is something of a crapshoot, but

captures the essence of the model without the distractions of  background clutter and pet hair and  the odd insect wing or bird dropping.