Pocher 1/4 ducati panigale s

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Hi all well it's arrived man it's huge here is a pic of the box

And just for size comparison here it is along side a calor gas fire



The instruction manual

It's really well packaged



And here is the Paul Koo upgrade kit





I'm not allowed to start it till my birthday on the 26th of next month though (although I wasn't allowed to open it then);)
 

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Very nice Ken. Not often you find a kit that arrives in its outer dedicated outer packing.
 

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Wow!! Superb!!! :eek:

What a pearl you will build!!! Enjoy it ;)
 

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Hi all well I've not actually started building it yet but I couldn't resist comparing it to the biggest scale I've built so far (1/6 bikes) these bikes are huge but putting the ducati crank case and gearbox along side it this is going to be enormous (baring in mind there are no cylinder heads or fuel intake on it) by the time I add those the engine will probably be twice this size.
I will probably being upsetting the purists among you as it won't be the box colours it will be a custom job.

 

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Ken. even tho your my brother I'm jelous, as I can not find them sized bikes. When I do they are all ready made and with case or twice as small or only 1:12 scale where do you get them sized models from. But very nice tho. :mad::D:p
 

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Jim it's a pocher kit normally 650 quids worth of kit plus the upgrade kit I managed to find it at jadlam racing for 480. Pam bought it for my 60th.
 

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ok i'll have a look. good present, but your naughty for having it early you should wait to open it on your birthday
 

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Going to keep you busy Ken, do like the Panigale.

Have fun, John
 

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Looking forward to seeing you start this monster kit Ken.
 

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Incredible!!:eek::confused::cool:
 

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Hi all well I won't be here on my birthday so I got permission to start it today.
I decided to start on the exhaust as it has been noted as the worst fitting part of the whole kit, this thing is huge the bit of the exhaust I've started is the length of a 1/24 car and that's basically just the down pipe. So here is the start of this massive kit, I must say I'm buzzing with excitement.

I've plugged some of the screw holes

Then decided to add the first missing detail, the welding seam on the curved outside and inside section of the exhaust (i will add the weld seam round the other side when its finally attached to the rest of it)


I've not glued the two sections together yet to make drilling of the holes for the oxygen sensors easier.


There's loads of detail you could add just to this part and I'm going to try and add it all, I did say TRY.
 

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great work so far ken, does pam know that you nicked the exhaust from the car lol.:D:D:D:p:D
 

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Oh!!! We are moving.......great!!!

Perfect start! Good addition ;)
 

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Thanks polux, It's not quite that big jim.
 

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no seriously, that is a great start. Are you going to make it look old or just leave as is. ho happy birthday for saturday enjoy your birthday.
 

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Now this is going to be worth watching. Great start Ken and Happy Birthday.
 

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Thanks for the birthday wishes (Jim it's actually today Jim not Saturday)
 

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Sorry. I thought it was saturday, I always get you and dad mixed up as you's 2 are only 2 days apart, but born in different years. So what's it like getting old lost any more brain cells yet or have you got smarter in your old, soon be for the zimmer frame or wheelchair lol.:D:D:D:D:D:p
 

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Jim I lose Bain cell evry dey cam burly spel worms thes dyes wot tul yo gut thus ag.
 

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this is going to be worth watching ken , by the way where do you get a missus who doesn't you spending 600 quid on your hobby :rolleyes: , just thinking out loud .
 
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