Recently i have done a lot of work on WIP's i had standing around. This particular build i have been working on for longer time. I wanted it to be something special. I am a big Scania lover, and the old 80's V8 142 series are among my big favorites. Before starting i got a lot of inspiration on the web, and this truck is basically a mix of existing trucks from the past.
Being an 1:13 scale build the truck is very big. I guess it clocks around 6 kilo's and about 7000 bricks. It features the following working parts.
- Steering on first and second axle.
- working doors on cabin and wrecker body.
- Effer crane, turnable and foldable.
- Bro main arm, and three stage stinger.
- two wrinches
- Tiltable cabin
In order to get all the detail i used some new building techniques, like tiling the contour of the cabin. I have put many hours in getting the chassis and the engine right, and the interior of the wrecker body.
Absolutely beautiful! even the red-blue contrast is in the propre time-scale as the 142 series. :-). I think my point is proven with the engine. Not so much shiny shiny as the show-truck shows the incredible detail on the engine. Is the crane full functional, I saw the technic jack-screw?
Thanks a lot all. Scania is building their own engines for sure. The V8's have been build for more than 30 years now, and have a cult status amongst truckers, especially for their superb sound. The latest Scania V8, has a maximum output of 730 bhp, the most powerful truck engine at the moment.
I am amazed - again. Everytime you build something its better than the last! I loved the Peterbilt dumper, then the "show trucks" and now this. I am truly blown away - you are an inspiration! Keep it up.
This is simply incredible. No other words for it. The amount of detail and functions, let alone the sheer number of bricks is mind-boggling! The steering must have been tricky to make, and the double-hinged doors are nifty. Wonderous work! :D