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Volvo F16 Globetrotter

Post by tiking on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 9:55 pm

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 or Very Mad 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. Sad 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. Wink 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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Re: Volvo F16 Globetrotter

Post by baZOOKa on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 10:08 pm

Yet again another brilliant build mate. I just love how you go the extra mile and get all the little details so accurate. The 'realism' of your models just blows me away too. The weathering, detail and extras are all top notch.

Excellent work.
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Re: Volvo F16 Globetrotter

Post by dv8v8 on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 11:56 pm

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Re: Volvo F16 Globetrotter

Post by tiking on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 5:57 am

Thanks.
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Re: Volvo F16 Globetrotter

Post by allan on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 8:51 am

That's one very cool Volvo,great weathering on it too. bigthumbsup
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Re: Volvo F16 Globetrotter

Post by tiking on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 9:24 am

Thanks Alan. Glad you like it.
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Re: Volvo F16 Globetrotter

Post by ProBee on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 9:43 am

wowwee What can I say. I spend more time looking at the photos of your builds than I do looking at the rest of the forum. Absolutely awesome work. How did you get that real truck to sit on that table in your garden?!! Can't wait for your next masterpiece. greatwork greatwork greatwork Magnifico
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Re: Volvo F16 Globetrotter

Post by tiking on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 10:34 am

Thanks for the kind comments Mick.
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