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Pocher 1/4 ducati panigale
kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 07:38 AM GMT+7
Hi all I've always wanted a pocher kit and my missus said I could have one for my 60th so here it is (can't start it till my birthday (26th of next month)anyway the box is huge I've photographed it next to a calor gas heater just for reference






I couldn't resist Trying the engine up against a 1/6 bike this thing is huge I mean this is just the crank case and gearbox no cylinders or anything else.
ernietheviking
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 07:58 AM GMT+7
I shall be keeping an eye on this build as I have this baby in the stash, shame it looks like it will only be a one off - can you imagine a 1/4 Brough Superior ?
kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 08:32 AM GMT+7
I can imagine loads of 1/4 scale bikes I would LOVE
Mfh do a borough supirior it's only 1/9 I think though.
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 04:58 AM GMT+7
Hi all well after an update on my samsung tab s2 it has made it totally useless for posting on forums so I'm now stuck with this incredibly slow and clumsy laptop so here is the next installment. i was following silver911 build of this and decided to emulate his enhancement of the exhaust joins and copied his use of aluminium foil on them.

also I've added the thickening where the oxygen sensors go

(its made from the phillips screw covers from a bedroom unit)
made a start on the engine too. Added some weathering as well. Put a rule in the last pic to give an idea of the size of this beast.






kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 10:20 AM GMT+7
Hi all well here is the first disappointment with the upgrade kit he supplies the steel beads to make the banjo connectors for various connections but then tells you to use poacher 2 millimetre bolts for the head of the banjo connector (there are none supplied in the kit only cross head screws) I realise Paul has built loads of poacher kits, this is my first so I don't have any poacher 2 mill bolts, what I do have though is these.

So onwards and upwards

I've made the springs for the exhaust too.


kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 06:35 AM GMT+7
Hi all well (despite the gorgeous paint job on the kit parts) I've primed it ready for the new colour (I intend to leave this for at least a week to cure before adding the first coat of the two pack paint I have)

Done some more to the engine


kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 08:39 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next instalment.
I got fed up with taking longer to find a part on the many sprues in this kit by looking for the small tab on each sprue with the letter I needed (I'm surprised I didn't think of this the 2 times I built the Traction Avant kit) I've written a large letter on each bag for which sprue is in it.

I've made the starter motor terminal from a piece of whittled down sprue

Added the oil cooler with the added layers and the banjo connector using Paul Coos detail adding info

And the finished starter motor.

Bit more weathering on the engine.

All in all I'm quite pleased with the progress (even if it's glacially slooooow)
kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 08:09 AM GMT+7

HI ALL I made this connector with some sprue, Paul Coos CD really is a mine of information (loads of reference pics of the actual parts, that's where I got the seams on the exhaust from)

This part is like a little kit in its own right



kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 08:28 AM GMT+7
Hi all i wanted to try and show you all just how big this is so, this is a 1/24 lorry engine.

Now put it on the engine and you get an idea of just how huge this is.

I just couldn't wait here is base colour (No clear lacquer yet)



KoSprueOne
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:47 AM GMT+7
Following.





kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 04:45 AM GMT+7
Thanks glad to have you along.
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 08:07 AM GMT+7
Well we've been away for the weekend at our friends caravan and I came back to a bit of a disaster

All the plastic parts are fine I couldn't work out what had gone wrong but now I have

No primer, I assume the plastic parts were primed hence they are ok.
I've removed the paint

(Another chance to see how big this is its nearly as long as my thigh)
Now I just have to 're prime it, I'm just wondering if I have enough of the blue left this thing is so big it took nearly a whole can to paint it(admittedly I did both sides of all the parts as I was not sure if the back of any parts could be seen) hopefully no more problems will occur.
kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 08:08 AM GMT+7
Hi all repaired the tank. I have to say I really, really, really love this colour


Made the water pump too.



Did I mention how much I really, really, really love this colour.
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 08:32 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I've finished the tank and sprayed the clear coat on the rest of the paintwork.




Such a gorgeous colour (even if I do say so myself)
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 08:22 AM GMT+7
Hi all started adding detail to the starter relay.


kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 08:13 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I've detailed up the battery and added the upgrade kit decal (the smaller decal is the one that came with the kit.

I must say I am surprised with a kit of this size and price of the huge amount of missing detail, mostly seems to be wiring which surely wouldn't be that expensive to add to the kit.


kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 06:44 AM GMT+7
Hi all started on the fuel system added the butterfly valves made from aluminium foil onto which I put brass leaf.


Then I cut it to fit

Then cut a piece of sprue then halved it.

Covered it with the brass leaf then drilled two holes and added a couple of screws


kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 08:35 AM GMT+7
Hi all bit more added here (this is just the supplied detail loads of wiring and connectors still to add) ( I really don't know why they don't supply varying thicknesses of wire surly it wouldn't add more than a tenner to the cost of the kit)


As I said loads more detail to add but couldn't resist trying it on the engine.



Also got the tyres on the wheels (Man they are heavy, but great quality)

kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 07:19 AM GMT+7
Hi all well here's the wiring added to the intake system and said system added to the engine (this thing is getting heavey)





RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:25 AM GMT+7
I can't believe the size of this thing!

The level of detail is incredible-you're essentially building the real thing!
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:26 AM GMT+7
Thanks mate here is the next bit the exhaust, let me tell you what a horrendous fit, had to use copious amounts of filler first really disappointing bit of the kit, Paul Koo suggests leaving the screws loose then adjusting the gaps by gradually tightening them whilst adjusting the gaps, well the best I managed to reduce it to was 2 mill for a kit of this price I think that is really bad.
Anyway here it is with all the gaps filled.





Not happy with the silver shields they look very plasticky (I know they actually are) will have to try and change that, I'm thinking of trying foil over them)
kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:31 AM GMT+7
Hi all I've detailed up the airbox.


My first attempt at the paper filter

My fourth



kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 08:16 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I couldn't resist putting together what I have so far.




This thing is huge. This is a 1/6 bike with a similar size engine.


And it's heavy.



RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:40 PM GMT+7
Wow Ken! I reckon you could crank this one over & it'd start for you!
kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 09:00 AM GMT+7
Hi all I've started on the wheels I've made up the disks

I've started weathering it


I've ordered some proper button head sockets for the disks instead of the screws that come with the kit (Another thing missing from the upgrade kit)