BIG MERCEDES 5


After about 6 weeks of hobby time, this Italeri 1:24 scale Mercedes Benz 2238 is now complete. As explained in previous posts, there have been a few challenges along the way, in terms of the kit and my improvised working arrangements of the past two months. Without access to most of my usual tools, paints and materials, things probably took a little longer, but I'm very happy with the results, especially in terms of the finish (achieved almost entirely without an airbrush) and all the extra scratch-built details.

I'd have liked to created a more relevant identity for the truck, with logos and markings, rather than using a variety of spare decals from other kits. But, to be honest, I was getting impatient to finish the truck and the whole project had been undertaken with a spirit of fun rather than slavishly recreating a specific prototype.

Aside from 'day job' projects currently on the go, I'm also trying to finish another 1:24 truck - a DAF 95, featuring a scratch-built flat bed conversion. More of that anon...


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  1. Very nice! I just wish someone would produce a decent kit of a Volvo F88, preferably a chrome grill 240 sleeper cab. My father used to drive one.

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    1. Thanks Paul. If you fancy a conversion project, Kit Form Services do a range of resin conversion/detail kits, designed to adapt Italeri/Revell etc kits to other truck types. I'm sure the Volvo F88 is amongst them.
      See: https://www.kitformservices.com/tq.html
      I quite fancy doing one of the Leyland conversions myself.
      Cheers,
      George.

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    2. Thanks for the link, they do indeed make an F88 cab, with an etched grill, so that will be a possible future project.

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  2. Mmmm... But that's just the one in the car park. when are you starting the model? ;-)

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    1. Ha Ha! Wish I did have a real one in the car park! Thanks for the comment.
      All the best,
      George.

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  3. That is one fine model. The overall build and weathering is just so holistic in nature - nothing is out of place. Brilliant!

    Woody

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    1. Hi Woody, Thanks for the kind comments! George.

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