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
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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