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Post by Beno on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 5:52 pm

Hi all, just last week started the Italeri FH16 kit, and I should've finished a few sitting on the bench before I started this truck but anyway I got pretty keen. Even though there is no rush on this project. I'm trying to make it look pretty close to the one I drive at work. But to do that I have to change the roof from a Globetrotter cab to standard, put in a RHD dash, change the drive train from single to bogey drive, different fuel tanks, cut out the window on the back of the sleeper, scratch the exhaust stack, install AdBlue, scratch the battery box, try and find a Viesa unit, and scratch build the bullbar. To make it a bit easier I've purchasd a few conversions from Kit Form Services, A&N Model trucks & Auslowe Model Accessories. Here's where I'm up to.

The real deal




The Kit








Slightly different set up to my truck, but close enough
PS I don't like white metal








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Re: Beno's FH16 Volvo in 1:24 scale

Post by Deaf as on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 7:09 pm

Nice work so far Beno. How'd you get the photo to scale?
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Post by Beno on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 7:26 pm

Well, that was actually just a fluke, found a good square on shot of the truck and hit the print button. I checked the pic by placing the side of the cab over it and bugger me, it was within 1mm in all directions. Close enough for me, because I was sure I was going to have to waste a few prints by adjusting the % on the print preview page. Also the fuel tanks were spot on too, which surprised me, as they are a Kenworth set from Auslowe.
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Post by Deaf as on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 7:32 pm

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?! Very Happy
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Post by allan on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 7:41 pm

Cool Volvo in the making. popcorn
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Post by zenrat on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 8:08 pm

Deaf as wrote:Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?! Very Happy

No.  It makes me suspicious.

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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 9:42 pm

Heyyy I'm not so much into building trucks... but I gotta say,
this is lookin' good so far!... A job and a half ahead if you yet
I reckon?.... Very Happy
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Re: Beno's FH16 Volvo in 1:24 scale

Post by Beno on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 10:13 pm

Yeah well I'm not into building trucks either, I just drive them. Normally a military builder. This is only my second one, and the 1st didn't end up so good. AMT piece of crap! Ended up standing on it, & I still can't believe they call these "model kits"!



Usually build stuff like this-

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Post by allan on Mon 10 Nov 2014, 8:19 am

WOW Beno really like your military vehicle, Shocked you sound post more of them. A+
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Post by Beno on Mon 10 Nov 2014, 10:16 am

Thanks Allan, but I did it once a few years back as a bit of a joke and got the message that is a Auto builders forum, so you can check some stuff on the Aussie Modeller Iternational Forum if you like.
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Post by allan on Mon 10 Nov 2014, 11:49 am

Ok Beno will have a look.
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Post by Deaf as on Mon 10 Nov 2014, 5:09 pm

Any dramas getting stuff from KFS and A&N? I hear KFS doesn't take paypal , credit cards etc?
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Post by Beno on Mon 10 Nov 2014, 8:51 pm

Nah no dramas with either of them. But yes, KFS doesn't take paypal. But I just used my Credit card. Sent my details over a couple of emails. Break your card's details up, the card number in one email, & then expiry date in another one. I've been using that method to pay for convervions for aussie miltary stuff from Mouse House for many years and never had any dramas. A&N was trouble free also.
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Re: Beno's FH16 Volvo in 1:24 scale

Post by Shoey on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 12:11 am

Looking good dude, you've been busy since I last seen it! You are lucky to have a cool work vehicle to build. I'm not buildin mine, a daggy old Ford Ranger!
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Post by dufasdave on Tue 11 Nov 2014, 9:04 am

Shoey wrote:Looking good dude, you've been busy since I last seen it! You are lucky to have a cool work vehicle to build. I'm not buildin mine, a daggy old Ford Ranger!

"A car reflects the true personality of the person driving it" Shoey your a dag, you know you want to build it.


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Re: Beno's FH16 Volvo in 1:24 scale

Post by Beno on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 5:21 pm

Stayed up and did a bit of scratch building last night. Got most of the bullbar done and got the mounts onto the poly mudguards.













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Post by allan on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 6:41 pm

Looking good popcorn
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Post by mouse on Tue 25 Nov 2014, 6:48 pm

nice bull bar , did you scratch build it your self realcool

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Re: Beno's FH16 Volvo in 1:24 scale

Post by Beno on Sun 30 Nov 2014, 4:14 pm

Yep, it's all scratch built, the yellowish parts are resin that I've purchased, but any of the white evergreen is stuff I've made. I've done a bit more in the last few days too.











Wheels & tanks just mocked up to see how it looks with the AdBlue tank fitted




Test fit, test fit, and then test fit some more
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Post by mouse on Sun 30 Nov 2014, 5:28 pm

sweet bigthumbsup

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Post by Deaf as on Sun 30 Nov 2014, 5:43 pm

Looking good Beno!
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Post by Beno on Thu 25 Dec 2014, 11:39 pm

Here's a big update, I've been a slack with posting on the Volvo, but I've still been hooking in on it. I've done 2 turn tables, one for when its bobtail & one for when it's got a trailer on. The second one I had to make a plate for it so it sat higher off the chassis because the trailer was almost sitting on the mudguards. Cab is painted, but no windows yet. And I've scratch built the exhaust stack and mounts for the muffler box, and the battery box. Also ended getting the KFS sleeper aircon set, not Veisa but almost the same, just made a cover for the bottle that goes onto the cab.













Just a mock up with the trailer, bullbar is just stuck on with blutac, and cab still has no windows yet.


Mud flaps added


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Post by Deaf as on Fri 26 Dec 2014, 7:21 am

Nice work Beno. Bet the bottle of Bundy becomes a little distracting at times judging by the level in it Very Happy
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Post by allan on Fri 26 Dec 2014, 7:29 pm

Looking good A+
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Post by Deaf as on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 6:52 am

In your earlier photos, what's the go with the gearshift beside the back of the seat? Just a 'typo' or is that where it really is ? I'm surprised the company truck isn't an auto!
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