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  1. Its not the Revell Renault Magnum AE "ice truck" you are thinking of?
  2. Dont know if this even belongs here, if not please move it to the right section I have had this Emek Ponsse Elephant for a while now and always thougt that i should make it look less like a toy then it does. I thougt it looked way to big for its scale in 1/25 but after looking up the dimensions on a real one it is a 1/25. This is what i have planed as a load for the trailer that is going to be pulled by my K100 triaxle. My plans are just to paint, fill out details make the grapple hook look like a real one to make it look less like a toy and add hydraulic lines to the crane and if i can get in to the cab without destroying it to add some details in there to. Here it is out of the box without its load of logs that comes with it
  3. I noticed that to when i built my K100 triaxle That kit is 1/25 and the W900 kit i used as a doner was also 1/25 but the frame and axles were smaller on the W900 compared to the K100.
  4. Thanks. Yes it does and right now i dont know where to place it. When and if it gets a trailer it will take up more space. Thanks. Thanks, yes it is a lot of truck. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. Yes it turned out good, better then i had planed. Thanks, yes and not everything shows up good in the pic's. Hydraulic lines on the crane dont show that good even with the red paint on it. Thanks, glad you like it. Thanks.
  5. It is finally done after a few months. There are many Auslowe parts on it, parts from nordic truckdetails and a few AMT and Italeri parts on it to. The crane is from KFS and is fully movable. Fifth wheel is a ballrace fifthwheel from Auslowe. Wheels, tires, mudflaps, bullbar, rockguard, aircleaner setup, susiecoil, lights on the bullbar and rear fenders are from Auslowe. Decals are from the K100 kit exept the decal on the bullbar that i dont remember where i found it, i think it was included in the AMT IH transtar 4300 eagle kit. CAT 3408 engine is from a Revell W900 kit, the frame was extended with parts from the same kit, the extra front axle and rear driveaxle is also from that kit. Interior is kept box stock as it is not seen that much anyways. Most of the workllights are also from nordic truckdetails exept the lightbar on the top of the sleeper that is from one of the Italeri's accessorie kit's The toolboxes between the rear tires are from nordic truckdetails are borth working and full of tools. The tools in them and on the fenders comes from one of the Italeri accessorie kits.
  6. Thanks. Thanks. There are going to be a few more small things added to it before i call it complete. I think it is going to have a 5 or 6 axle flatbed behind it or a lowboy trailer but have not decided yet. If i go with the lowboy trailer i already have a load planned for it but i have to see if it looks good on it or it will be to big for it. There might be a pic of the planned lowboy load in the next update. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.
  7. Finally had time to do something on this build now. The parts i ordered from Auslowe arrived and i could move forward. Added mudflaps, led worklights on the truck and crane put on a different pogostick with suziecoils to it, modified the kits rear lightbar to fit the over the VBG coupling. Also fitted the tires i ordered for this so now it does not have the italeri tires on the front axles. The led worklights are from nordic truck details and the chain on the bullbar i bought from a local craft and hobby store. It is getting close to be done now.
  8. Yes it is their new kit. I did not know anything extra was included when i bought it so it was a complete surprise for me.
  9. Thanks. The raindrops were accidental because it started to rain when i took the pictures of it. The Michelin mens are something that many trucks in the 80's and 90's had on them here.
  10. Bought these So i can build one of this, it is a Scania T Longline. I have only seen one of them out on the roads here and that was many years ago.
  11. I already have 30 tires left over from other 1/25 truck kits that i can use. They are from revells w900 and K100 kits and fit perfectly on the wheels in the volvo kit. Also got this kit just because i have never built a mercedes truck. Lets see if i can keep it stock or i end up modifying this to.
  12. I bought a new revell volvo F12 kit, this one does not have any shortshots. Only problem with this kit is that the tires have started to rot. Decals are bad in both kits. My plans for both of these kits are to build one box stock and modify the other to an Australian version with a flat roof instead of the globetrotter roof. It is going to look something like revells australian volvo F12. Have also ordered a few parts for that build from auslowe. The top pic is the new kit with bad tires,the bortom has good tires but a bad frame. Also got a gmc astro to go with my chevy titan. I think i am going to buy one more astro kit and put in the turbine engine in that.
  13. Thank you. Did as much as i can do to it now untill i get the parts i need from Auslowe so from here on the build will be at a stand still. Only parts i still need to use from the kit is the indicators on each side of the cab. They should have been put on a earlier but i noticed that i had forgotten to paint them. The wheels are not glued on to the axles yet because i am going to use other tires and need to have the wheels of the truck when i fix that. I have been thinking of adding a trailer to it but i cant decide between a lowboy or a flatbed. If i go with the lowboy i have both Revell's and AMT's lowboy kits, if i go with flatbed i have to make something myself that looks like Revell's 6axle trailers they had a long time ago. Here is what the truck looks like now.
  14. Thanks. Did some work on the crane tonight and think i can call it done. Painted a few spots i missed and added all of the hydrualic lines to it.
  15. Small things done today. Put in the engine in the frame and added the stacks to the cab. Made a exhaustpipe from the turbo down to the rest of the exhaust system, just need to paint it. Also chromed the lights on the bullbar and added 2 decals to it. What do everyone here use to glue vinyl/rubber lines to resin and diecast parts? Superglue dont seem to work for me on the crane...
  16. Finally back at this again. Got it painted and put on the decals its just missing the exhaust stacks, after they are put on the cab will be done. The engine is being painted to so that will also soon be mounted and then the driveline will be complete. Found some spare catwalks (not sure about what they are called) in my parts box that i added to the frame. The crane needs some more painting and then adding the hydrualic lines after that the crane will be done and mounted to the truck. I decided that i wanted the wheels red and black. The bullbar is drying from painting right now and that will be white. Its not long now untill it is completed but due to work,vacation and other stuff the next 4 weeks i dont think i will have any time to build for a while.
  17. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks. I think i am going to go with a black frame, red crane and might do the cab green as the boxart is. I decided to add a coupler for normal trailers to the truck for when one of them needs moving and most heavy haulers have them anyways. This one i think is a Swedish VBG model that i got from the Volvo f12 low roof kit and not a Rockinger. The crossmember i mounted it on is a unused crossmember from the AMT ford snowplow kit. Also did the bullbar for the front and decided the location for the fueltanks so they dont interfere with the outriggers on the crane. The crane is going to be mounted on the chassie this way or else the outriggers will not be able to be retracted because they will hit the fueltanks. I have ordered the tires and a few other things i need for it from auslowe today, even without them the build can go forward and i just need to use the tires from the kit and the extra ones i have bought for it untill they are here.
  18. Got the rear fenders mounted and got the wheels on it just to test everything out. The tires are italeris trailer tires that i used to get the height of the fenders right and the tires will be replaced later with better ones. It is going to look something like this when it is done, only things missing on the exterior is the bullbar, fueltanks,rear lights and stoneguard for the windshield. Just have to decide what colors the frame, crane and cab will have.
  19. Got the crane assembled and testfitted to the truck, its big.. maybe to big for this one? Still need to paint and run the hydraulic lines for it.
  20. Got the mast for the crane done, it just need the rams in the cylinders mounted. Started on the main jib and got about halfways with it before i felt like taking a break from it.
  21. Did some work on it today and got the base done and started on the mast for the crane. I had forgot how to work with photoetch but i figured it out in the end, still alot more to go. Also just realized that i put it on backwards when i took the photos of it....
  22. It is to save wear on the kingpin on the trailer and fifthwheel. They are mostly used with heavy haul trailers that rarely gets disconnected from the truck. They have a locking mechanism that locks on to the kingpin so that it can not turn in the fifthwheel like they do in a normal fifthwheel. Instead the fifthwheel and kingpin will stay in the same position and when the truck takes a turn the ballrace turns around instead. When they turn the fifthwheel will stay in the same position as if the truck is drivning in a straight line and the ballrace is doing the turning. Edit: I just remembered that it is not the fifthwheel that locks the trailer so it can not turn. It is the trailers, they have a welded wedge behind the kingpin that fits between the toungs on the fifthwheel locking it in place so the trailer can not turn inside like they usually do. That wedge forces the ballrace to turn when the truck is turning on the road. Some of those trailers have linkages going from that point to each axle if they are steerable and that way the axles can steer in the direction the truck goes.
  23. Made som small adjustments for the aircleaner set up and made the exhaststacks ready to be mounted when it is time for them. Have to wait to do the exhaust from the engine untill the stacks are mounted to the cab as they will decide were the pipe from the engine will be placed, other then that the aircleaners and exhaust is done. The last part to do on the frame is to figure out where the fendermounts should go over the rear axles then it is ready for paint. Started to build the KFS crane for it today, but did not get very far with it. The base for it is done and roughly where it is going to sit on the truck.
  24. Started to make the aircleaner pipes, there are a few small adjustments i have to make before they look good. Pipe from the aircleaners to the engine is done. I had to modify the kit part to make it fit on the cat v8. Instead of the round airintake that was supplied with the aircleaner set up, i think i am going to use this type of ram tube instead. The fifthwheel is done and works like they should with being able to turn around.
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