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  1. 1 hour ago, Mr mopar said:

    I have one with the sleeper ,you will be very happy when you get it, the casting is super clean and crisp.

    I think i will. I Belive it will be as good as my T610 and K200 from them. I was looking at the sleeper version but this will fit my plans better then that would have done. Right now i am thinking of adding the italeri crane and kfs hooklift to make it in to something i would want to have irl. 

    The next i am going to buy from them is the Mack Titan they are working on right now.

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  2. Every time i use superglue for photoetch or vinylhoses to simulate air or hydrualichoses i always end up with to much and then somehow i glue myself to the bench...

    Last time with photoetch i somehow lost a part and spent an hour looking for it. After i gave up and walked by a mirror i found the part i was looking for glued to my beard...

    Also accidently swallowed a vinylhose that was cut to the correct lenght when i was holding it with my mouth as i was holding the part it was going to in one hand and looking for the tweezer i needed to use for puttning the hose in the correct position...

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  3. On 10/30/2022 at 2:17 PM, Raoul Ross said:

    Congratulations! 👍 Your life has now totally changed... for the better! Enjoy every minute!

    Thank you, i will 

    On 10/30/2022 at 2:18 PM, TonyK said:

    Congratulations! Glad to hear everything is fine and hope you get to bring him home soon.

    Thank you, we hope that to.

    It is a little boring at the hospital with nothing to do, but it is for his health right now so nothing else matters.

    On 10/30/2022 at 2:19 PM, crazyjim said:


    Thank you 

    On 10/30/2022 at 2:26 PM, Snake45 said:

    Congratulations and good luck with everything. B)

    Thank you 

    On 10/30/2022 at 3:07 PM, Tom Geiger said:

    Congratulations!  Cheers to the little guy!  

    Thank you 

    On 10/30/2022 at 5:31 PM, Dave Ambrose said:

    Congratulations to all three of you. Parenthood is challenging, but ultimately, it's the best thing you'll ever do. 

    Thank you 

    On 10/30/2022 at 6:46 PM, espo said:

    Your prospective of life will forever be changed. Congratulations, and now you get to hand out cigars unless that is no longer traditional.   

    Thank you 

    I dont know if that ever was a tradition here, but there is no smoking allowed on the hospital grounds anyways.

    On 10/31/2022 at 2:18 PM, slusher said:

    Congratulations 🎈 on your new addition!!

    Thank you 

  4. Not today but yesterday my son was born so I became a dad for the first time in my life.

    He was a little to early since he was due on the 18th december, everything is fine with him but we have to stay at the hospital for a few weeks now to make sure everything goes as planned with him.

    Because he was so early neither me or my girlfriend was prepared for this now, but we will figure it out somehow.

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  5. A small update on this truck 4 years after is was done.
    It got damaged in the move i did last year and while i was repairing the things that broke i decided to add a  trux front protection ( commonly called moose bumper in sweden).
    Also added 4 modern LED lights to it.
    Fun fact: Just a moose bumper mounted to a truck is not allowed here by those that performs the yearly inspections on every vehicle, but if you add lights to it then it is considered a light mount and completley okay by them.

    First i was thinking of building hinges for it so it could flip down allowing the hood to open but when i looked for something else in my box of parts i found a roll of magnetic tape.
    I cut 4 small pices of it to use on the bumper and truck and then put them on the bumper first to adjust the height and to find the location for them on the truck, then i just used superglue to get them where i wanted.
    The 2 black things on the truck bumper is the magnets that the moose bumper attaches to, also added som support behind the magnets on the truck to prevent them from folding down by the weight of the bumper over time.

    The Trux front protection and LED lights are from nordictruckdetails.

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  6. 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 




  7. On 8/22/2022 at 1:21 AM, Doug 1061 said:

    Now that's different.   Looks great.  That is gonna take up some major shelf space.


    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.

    On 8/22/2022 at 1:56 AM, Mopar - D said:

    Awesome build Pierre! I enjoyed following your WIP on this build. 


    On 8/22/2022 at 2:55 AM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

    Now that is a lot of truck!! Very nice work!!

    Thanks, yes it is a lot of truck.

    On 8/22/2022 at 3:45 AM, Dutzie said:

    Beautiful work!


    On 8/22/2022 at 6:19 AM, yh70 said:

    looks good


    On 8/22/2022 at 5:58 PM, Mike C said:

    Great build! That's a beast of a machine.


    Yes it turned out good, better then i had planed.

    On 8/24/2022 at 7:36 PM, happy grumpy said:

    Excellent work. There is a lot to look at on this one. 

    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.

    On 8/25/2022 at 1:33 AM, gatorincebu said:



                That is really cool. I like heavyduty twin syeer etc. And this on fits the bill ! Nice work .


       Be Well


    Thanks,  glad you like it.

    On 8/29/2022 at 7:28 PM, Plastheniker said:

    Very impressive build with great details!


  8. 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.


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  9. 23 hours ago, Bronzekeg said:

    very nice modeling project that looks the part!



    17 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

    Cool project. I like all the unique features you have combined. I am curious as to what trailer and load you have in mind. Likely something warranting heavy haul  capabilities that works with the limited reach of the crane. Maybe something you could fabricate like a tower crane section or wrecking balls.

    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.

    9 hours ago, bigred63 said:

    Awesome looking Kenny! 


    7 hours ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

    That looks Awesome!!


    7 hours ago, David G. said:

    Awesome work on this, everything looks perfect!

    David G.


  10. 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.









  11. On 8/5/2022 at 2:52 AM, stavanzer said:

    Izzat the new Italeri Kit with the Bonus Rack and other parts?

    It sure looks Whizzer from here! Nice bit of luck on the raindrops! The Black Paint is smooth and perfect!

    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.

  12. On 7/30/2022 at 6:02 PM, Chuck Mols said:

    Very nice build, great pictures. I even like the raindrops on the truck, and the little Michelin men are a good touch.


    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.

  13. On 7/27/2022 at 3:32 PM, stavanzer said:

    Neat Kits, Pierre!

    I hope you can replace the rotting tires with resin replacements.

    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.


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  14. 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.


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  15. 3 hours ago, DrKerry said:

    Now that is awesome!!!!!

    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.

  16. 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...

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  17. 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.

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  18. On 6/19/2022 at 2:18 PM, bigred63 said:

    WOW, what an impressive Beast! I like it! 


    On 6/19/2022 at 2:25 PM, David G. said:

    Impressive work!

    David G.


    On 6/19/2022 at 3:08 PM, Mopar - D said:

    Coming along nicely Pierre can’t wait to see what colors you decide to use. 

    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.

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