More than a year ago I did a first attempt on a Truck that would radiate the look of some of the 25 meter long Scandinavian road trains. This model was inspired by Finnish company Ristimaa, who runs a small fleet of beautiful Scania’s and Volvo’s. I was not completely happy with it, and a few months ago started work on a new one.
The R560 V8 unit is including 2 Lego Power functions engines for steering and drive, and is remotely steerable, operated through IR. The scale is roughly 1:16. The cabin and bulbar are tiltable, and all is fully detailed, including V8 engine. When watching a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie the idea rose to make the artwork on this theme together with the ambition to set the overall detail level to yet another level upwards.
Now airbrushing Lego is not easy, it might be even impossible, at least for me it is. I took the Photoshop path to work around my lack of talent with the airbrush pistol. I think there is as many hours in the photo editing work, as in building the truck and trailer itself, with the trailer stickers moving up to working with 36 layers before merging. A friend of mine printed them industrially, and my wife applied them, as she has much more patience with that type of job then me.
A few hundred bricks were chromed by the ‘plating on plastics’ industrial technology.
Here are some stats:
Scania R560 V8 1:16
Total brickamount: approx. 8000, all genuine Lego bricks, some retro-chromed
Weight: approx. 8 kg
Total length: 1.53 meters
Total width: 16 cm
Building time: 3 – 4 months
And a 'ghostview'