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#1 Plastheniker

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:05 PM

Hi, whoever in Germany has any interest in trucks knows the Krupp Titan - even more than six decades after its introduction in 1950. The few Titans that still exist are the highlight of every vintage truck meeting. Some features made the Titan unique in those early post-war years:

  • Because Krupp had no big engine they coupled two 3-cylinder two-stroke diesel engines. Krupp was the only German manufacturer that ever used  two-stroke diesels. The idling sound was so odd that the Titan was known as the only truck that was able to say its name ("kruppkruppkruppkruppkrupp...")
  • Its power of 210 PS was incredible, most other German heavy trucks had only 130 to 160 PS ( 1 PS = appr. 1hp net). Additionally there was a high-speed version available that was capable of 94 kph, faster than many of the small passenger cars in those days.
  • Its appearance - obviously inspired by the Cord 812  and the 1937 Opel Kapitän - was spectacular. I still remember that I saw one as a boy of about five years. I was so fascinated that I urged my father for days until he bought me a Titan as a toy model.

There is not much to say about the Revell kits: They are outstanding, probably the best kits ever made by Revell of Germany. Except a minor fit problem between fenders and cab they are a pleasure to build. Unfortunately Revell recommends really unattractive colour combinations. Therefore I finished my models 10 or 15 years ago in those colours I saw as a little boy. 

 

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A similar topic of mine:

 

1937 Mercedes-Benz L 10000 Scratchbuilt 1/24
http://www.modelcars...showtopic=75830
 



#2 Mopar - D

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:15 PM

Very nice build and thanks for the interesting history on the Krupp's.

#3 Harry P.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

Jürgen... that is amazing! Beautiful! Just fantastic work.



#4 Bennyg

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

Nice. Great work.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

Great looking model. Amazing work...



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:10 PM

I gotta say, this is the best paint scheme on a Titan that I can remember.....I really pops out at you.....And thanks for the history lesson.....Great work....Very well executed....



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

Fantastic model, and a very nice history lesson.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:20 PM

Very nice!



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:19 AM

Superb model and great colour scheme, I've got this in the stash to build one day, I just hope it turns out as good as yours did ....



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:26 PM

nice rig...



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:20 AM

Beautiful truck and build,your brite work is just flawless!!!



#12 codie27

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:08 PM

Very nicely built truck. Great work. I also followed the link for your Merc build...also a great model. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

Very nice build of a unique looking Truck. I have seen pictures of these, but can't remember seeing any of these in person. You did fantastic job with this one. If photographed in outside without a background, it would make a great Real or Model.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:08 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!  :D 



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:23 AM

Spectacular!  

 

And thanks also for the background information.  Very interesting.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:14 AM

Thanks for all comments so far.

 

Perhaps I should have mentioned Revell's second classic truck. The kit of the Büssing 8000 S is as outstanding as the Krupp. Carefully built it makes an equally attractive model. I would really recommend both to everyone inclined to build them. You would be delighted!


Edited by Plastheniker, 01 October 2013 - 11:27 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

Very nice, outstanding modeling.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:22 PM

I  like the older trucks  yours   looks  great



#19 Agent G

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

Fantastic.

 

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

Very interesting history and a beautiful model. Nice-looking rig, too. Those look like that can do a day's work, that's for sure.

 

Charlie Larkin