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Apr 3 2020

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Custom model cars


Pocher models aren’t toys, they’re a lifestyle

We supply aftermarket Pocher parts of unsurpassed quality, so you can
pursue your passion at a larger scale

Welcome to Model Motorcars

The world’s premier aftermarket Pocher online store

Created more than 40 years ago with amazing detail, Pocher Classic models have become coveted collectibles for modelers and automobile lovers all over the world. At Model Motorcars, we understand your drive to improve your Pocher experience, bringing you the best catalog of proprietary parts and materials for over 25 years. From all imaginable parts to books, CDs and tools to help you build and customize the car of your dreams, we have you covered. We pride ourselves in providing the best researched, manufactured and finished parts the world over.

Need parts, tools, tires or reference materials?

Click on the icons below to begin your journey.

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new Shop!

The Metal Shop will feature the complete line of metal products offered by the well known K & S Precision Metals. We will carry both the Imperial and Metric sizes!

Most of our US hobbyist have seen this display rack in their local hobby shop…usually, missing items! We will stock the complete inventory at all times.

New 1/8 Scale Model Kits

New 1:8 scale Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR “Uhlenhaut Coupé”

pre-painted metal kit by LeGrand (future release Fall 2020)

Daimler-Benz developed this hardtop version of the 300 SLR endurance race car for the 1956 season. It was never raced because the company ceased motorsport activities at the end of the 1955 season. Instead the 300 SLR coupe served the head of the Test Department, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, as a company car.

8 cylinders inline | 2982 cc | 302 hp | top speed 180 mph | only 2 produced

The upcoming metal kit by LeGrand will feature:

  • over 600 parts
  • a pre-painted metal body
  • accurate tube frame chassis
  • fully detailed engine, interior, and exterior
  • functional steering, suspension
  • opening gull wing doors, hood, and trunk
  • assembly primarily with screws
  • model weight: more than 15 lbs
  • dimensions: 21″long x 8″ wide x 6″ high

Email to reserve your kit (no deposit required)
expected retail price is approx. $1200.00

New 1:8 scale 1976 VW Beetle Cabriolet pre-painted metal kit by LeGrand LE100 sunny yellow (May 2019) | LE101 viper green metallic (October 2019) each color limited to 500 kits worldwide
Email to reserve your kit (no deposit required)
expected retail price is approx. $800.00

Always useful. our Simulated Nuts

00.90 Simulated Nuts

0.80 Simulated Nuts

Bronze castings, plated in nickel, just like our hex-head bolts. (Sold by the tree)

April’s Feature Exhibit

Joaquin Ruiz’s

Alfa 8c2300 Sp >

Any time that a Pocher 8c2300 Alfa Romeo gets completed there should be universal celebration. We ought to have fireworks and strong drink and something special to eat. Most of all, the builder should be congratulated and slapped heartily on the back. Hugs may be optional within the bounds of traditional cultural standards, but hugs can in no way be seen as unwarranted when it comes to celebrating the completion of a Pocher Alfa. The standard for such models should be that if all the components of the kit are hanging together and supported by wheels, then celebration is warranted. Even hugs.

Joaquin Ruiz of Chile is one of those builders that has met our standard for celebration and who has gone on to exceed our standard. From reworked wire wheels to pedal-activated brake lights, his model is a testament to his determination and resourcefulness. His scratch-built pedals are a testament to his artistry. His scratch-built copper hood panels are a testament to his stamina. His glass-smooth paint job is an inspiration to us all.

One can only try to imagine the comments Sr. Ruiz must have made as he wrestled with mal-formed plastic components and whimsical engineering. Surely a builder who includes a video demonstrating the operation of his model is a builder who notices the short-comings of the Pocher Alfa, but his accomplishment is in ignoring where the kit falters and in pressing on to create a beautiful homage to one of history’s great automobiles. For this we celebrate Sr. Ruiz; we celebrate him for proving once again that it is not what we start with that matters, it is what we end up with at the end.

The finishes and details on this engine are excellent. Not only is Sr. Ruiz a careful and skilled builder, but he is a careful researcher who puts MMLtd. parts to good use.

This photo is a celebration of model making and photography. The engine itself could easily fool the viewer into thinking it was the real thing, but the scale is demonstrated by the hand holding it. Yikes, Pocher builders can create metaphors, too!

Talk about hidden details. . . There are many hidden details in any Pocher model, but rarely do they rise to this level of artistry. Mr. Ruiz is no stranger to the innerds of the Alfa Romeo.

A portrait of a Pocher in a domestic setting rarely fails to flatter the model, and this is no exception. There is something about the natural light, the wood grain of the surface and the world behind the glass that makes such an image magical. The Pocher folk should be proud.

Here is a profound lesson for all of us: Sometimes doing something over is the difference between a great model and a good model.

What we all strive for, an image that can fool the viewer into thinking the model is the ‘real’ thing.


SOURCE: http://www.modelmotorcars.com/

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