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Italeri 1/24 Scania 142M flatbed crane truck and trailer


JeroenS
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Hi all, it's been a while since I actually finished a kit, this house moving malarkey sure takes a big bite out of modelling time! I'd like to show you my build for the Nordic II GB which I very recently finished. 

 

I started out with this, one of the classic Italeri kits. This is the 2017 reboxing I believe so it does have the rubber tyres and generic Italeri rims as opposed to the plastic tyres of early releases. 

 

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I used KFS rims and hubs though, they look so much nicer. 

 

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As the title says, this should be a crane truck and the crane itself also comes from KFS. 

 

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This is such a lovely little kit which contains resin, white metal, PE, aluminium and styrene. 

 

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As you can see these come in standard lengths and you have to cut these down to the correct sizes which makes this kit a little more interesting to build. When done it gives a realistic result!

 

So the truck and trailer are originally dropsides, but I scratch built a flat bed for both truck and trailer, not using any of the kit parts. Also, I built storage boxes for the truck to fit under the rear overhang. I had PE Scania badges from Czech Truck Model. 

 

The build thread is here: 

 

 

This was quite the project! 

 

I started out with building the trailer in last summer's Blitz Build. The crane was the first bit to tackle in Nordic GB. It really deserves a special mention, it's a seperate kit anyway. It's completely movable and it works. Unless you glue it down like I did 🙂 ... I wasn't planning on playing with it and didn't want to take the risk of breaking something. 

 

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The yellow is a mix of Tamiya's Flat Yellow and Clear Orange, it gives this nice utility look. The decals are my first attempt at home printing, with mixed results. A bit of touching up and weathering took care of the worst. It looks better than without any decals so I'm still happy. There are (were) decals for the kit by the way, but I didn't buy them with the kit (I don't know why, they're seperate items so I probably didn't realize). Hence the home printing. This was a really fun build. 

 

Here's the trailer, fully wired (in a Blitz Build, I must be mad) and with scratch built wooden coffee stirrer flat bed. 

 

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The rear end is also scratch built. 

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Now for the truck itself. Photographing this thing was a bit of a challenge, it's huge! The truck measures 37 centimeters and the trailer adds another 34. I have a couple of "barn" backdrops but they're too small to be able to photograph the whole truck in front of it. But I was still able to get some decent shots. Right now it's sitting safely in my cabinet where it's taking up a whole shelf. 

 

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I hope I haven't bored you all to death there.... 

 

There's more 😄... full album here.

 

Anyway, hope you like it and Merry Christmas to all! Thanks for watching. 

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3 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

That really is a beast!! Cracking build Jeroen, really like the paintjob and that subtle weathering, excellent work all round!

 

Merry Christmas to you and yours

 

Keith 

Thanks Keith, same to you!

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You have a particular ability to create very true-to-life replicas of the ordinary and familiar trucks which we see working on our roads every day.

 

A very impressive model and thank you for letting us follow an enjoyable build.

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16 minutes ago, Windy37 said:

Very realistic , the Hiab is a work of art ! Love those old Scania V8 s  , they look so small compared to current trucks though . 
 Gary . 

I agree, I love them too, especially that boxy look. The modern trucks seem to grow bigger each year, but they almost all look the same to me. I always like the odd one out. 

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1 hour ago, Richard E said:

You have a particular ability to create very true-to-life replicas of the ordinary and familiar trucks which we see working on our roads every day.

 

A very impressive model and thank you for letting us follow an enjoyable build.

Thanks Richard, I enjoyed this build as well. I'll restart the other Scania build in the new year. 

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1 hour ago, Natter said:

The Scania truck is very realistic, but that HIAB (which is superb) takes it all to a different level. Magnificent.

Thanks! I agree, the HIAB is an eyecatcher, the truck just a luxury display base 🙂 

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Very nicley built, and I'm pleased to see that the weathering is subtly done too - looks like the sort of state it would be after a day's driving at this time of year. And from the dimensions you've given us, I'd have to agree that it's huge. It might take up a full shelf in your cabinet, but it wouldn#t even fit in mine I think.

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Excellent build and nicely complimented by the additions of the crane and trailer. I can sympathasie about the size of these once built as I had a phase as a truck modeller. That reminds me I have something part built in a box, what a surprise! You do have eclectic tastes in your build, keep it up.

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