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My collection of 1/24 Trucks, Vans & dioramas

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My collection of 1/24 Trucks, Vans & dioramas
Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:36 AM

First up is the Scania 143H Flatbed by Italeri. I modified the bay just a little by adding a backboard behind the cab. 

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:39 AM

A boat haul. The tractor is a DAF tractor from Italeri. THe trailer is 99% scratch built.


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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:42 AM

This is the Scania 144L Flatbed. This was a heavily modified truck. The base was extended using a 2X4 scania unit to convert it to a flatbed.


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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:48 AM

An overturned container trailer combo:









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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:57 AM





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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:00 AM

The volvo F16 Globetrotter.

I've been looking for this model for a while and finally got it. The fittings were 'ok', but the worst part was the grill which did not fit together ver well. I've seen the real vehicle and they do have a reasonable amount of space between the front cab and the grill but not that much. Although I have seen pic with the space slightly large, it was still hard to get it to fit snugly against the cab front. That pisst me off. :evil: If I have flushmounted the grill it would have shorten the area where the Volvo insignia were suppose to go. So I mounted the gril with as is and glued two pieces of strips, to play the part as extra add-on accessories, just to hide the non-flush mounted grill against the cab. ;( I usually dismantle a model if I am not 100% satified with it, as I have done in the past; but since this was a hard-to-find kit, I decided to live with the imperfetion this particular kit had. 

Another grip is the dashboard on the driver side. Have to ask. In the instructions it is stated to be so but there is a gap between the side of the dashboard and the door( you can see the gap I am referring to in the WIP interior photos). So you do see the inside of the outter cab. Is it really so on the real F16 models? Again, it just bothers me and again, it is something I have to live with but although I am not too confortable about it. The decals for the dashboard was also bad. I had to use dry transfer that I had bought eons ago for my 1/35 scale military modeling to use instead. To my surprise it worked out pretty well.

Another issue was with the windshield. It was near impossible to get it to fit the cab frames. The frame was actually wrapped. Just my luck.   In short, it was smaller than the cab frame. So I came up with the idea to add tape on the passenger side to give the effect that it needed some maintainence. 

Anyway, the build went together nicely dispite these two issues. I had to replace the fuel tank due to a mishap with the original. That is why it is shorter. We'll just assume there was a slight accident and the crew had it replaced with another tank until a new one could be delivered.   I wanted to add a reasonable of details on this model and that's why you see many addictional parts. I used a lot of parts from my misc. box for various areas. Added another storage box on the passager side as well. I scratch built the upward ram( do not know what it is called) tothe fifth wheel. I always though these look better. I decided to also do a well detailed interior( hard to take pics ofthe finished interior while mounted. I should have taken it before mounting it( stupid me) Anyways, I took a cuple of it before mounting it but only in the WIP phase. I scratch built things like the seat arm rest, seat adjustments control on the driver side.

I do hope you like the final build dispite these few issues.





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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:03 AM

This particular model won Gold medal in the 'Diorama' catagory at the IPMS 08 Open in Stockholm, and several other events in 2011.



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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:08 AM

I have been slowly working on another heavy haulage transport vehicle. My inspirations comes from various tractor units I have passed by while in the car and from looking at pics I got from off the net. The weathering is as usual, a well used unit with many years of experience on the road.

The tractor unit is mostly heavily modified from two kits and some minor scratch building. I also added a scratch built trailer based on two different trailers from pics of the net and from one in my area. So I hope you enjoy the photos.
















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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:11 AM

I have been working on a military design Scania R620 for some time, as my interest has always been 1/35 scale military vehicles. I decided I wanted to try and build one in 1/24 scale. I took the Italeri Scania R620 kit and made the conversion with scratch built parts.

I must say that this particular Italeri kit is very good. The chassi of this particular model is beautiful. It looks almost like it came out of a Batman film. You'll see what I mean when you look at my pics. The constructions went well but the fittings could have been better. Regardless, the build went smoothly. Some irretations here and there but nothing too major. I had looked at some of the Dutch Scania trucks and got most of the ideas from their military Scania tractors. 

I have been inspired by the Dutch and Danish military soft-skins but have not seen any Dutch military with Topline/High Line cab versions. I have been looking for one on the net but have not come across any. So, although this particular version of my build does not represent any real version out there today(that I know of) it is purely speculative that they ever used a Topline versions. Who knows, they are probably working on one as I write this.









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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:31 AM

This was an old man F90 Commander Kit from Italeri which I bought on eBay for about 1.5 years ago. Some parts were missing, especially the instructions but got help from a member of the 1/24th forum, who kindly scanned another version of the F90, which have similar building form.

I decided to deviate from the kit's original finish kit, as usual, and do something different. This building, I called the "Wrecker". This is a private owner's modification that resulted in what you see now. A one man's mod to adapt a truck to suit his day-to-day's chores to be able to to let the truck work for him. As this truck as gone through some real hardship and still has a lot more to give. At least that is the story behind this build. 





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Posted by JayF on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:13 AM

Bow Down  Bow Down  Bow Down

I'm totally speechless !

Those are beautiful trucks. The weathering looks fantastic !

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Posted by rommelkiste on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:23 PM

You have your skills honed to a fine edge!  That is the best collection of heavy hitters I have seen yet, with the right background, you could pass them off as 1:1 photos in many cases.  You have my vote for best of show anywhere you wish to display them.  Wonderful work, thanks for posting these.  

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:40 PM

Thanks for dropping in guys.

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:17 PM

Beautiful models, especially the overturned tractor-trailer rig! They would be too big for my little apartment, though!

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Posted by elass0wyp0 on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:52 PM

Wow, those are some amazing displays.  Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Gordy

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 3:46 PM

Thanks for looking in guys. Much appreciated.

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:04 PM

Yeah, those trucks are something special! I also think it's the best collection of 1:24 I've seen on the 'net. Congratulations and keep 'em babies comin'! Have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:55 PM

Wow! Tremendous builds! How do you get the paint to peel off like that?

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Posted by Seabe on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:03 PM

Wow Charles, those are absolutely marvelous! Incredible attention to detail, the weathering is spot-on... it just looks brilliant.

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Posted by minimagneto on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:56 PM

Wow this collection is just overwhelmingly amazing.  Awesome, thanks for posting this stuff!

And yes, HOW do you get that paint peeled like that, that's just the best I've ever seen...

-Blake

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:22 PM

The peel paint effect is simply done by peeling off the top paint before it start to dry or harden. A tip is not to use acrylic or water-based paint for the final layer.

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:26 PM

Thanks for looking guys. Most of these truck have been retired.

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Posted by pordoi on Friday, March 21, 2014 6:49 PM

Well, all I can do is echo the previous posts....    YesYesYes, and a few... Bow DownBow DownBow Down

Don

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Posted by Tiking on Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:56 AM
Thank you Don. Glad you approve. :)
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Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:16 PM

Wow.  Just wow.  Very impressive.

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:40 AM
Thank you for dropping in. I started building 1/24 trucks back in 2010. My first truck was that DAF tractor in the diorama. It turned out ok for my first truck.
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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:08 AM

Nice work!!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:11 AM

Thanks for the comment John.

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Posted by kpnuts on Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:58 PM

That is a master at work incredible what else can I say just incredible

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, March 27, 2014 5:29 PM

Thanks a lot.

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