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DEEP RED: VOLVO F12 INTERCOOLER 1:13 SCALE LEGOŽ MODEL
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This "red giant" is the famous VOLVO F12 Turbo Intercooler, model year '83. I built it in 1/13 scale. It happily joins my other 1/13 truck models.
About this creation


At the end of 2010, after the first failed attempt of few months before, I started building the VOLVO F12 Turbo Intercooler, the “model year ‘83”, in 1/13 scale.
I’ve always liked the F12, it was revolutionary when the Swedish manufacturer launched it at the end on the seventies. Matchless style an design!
The cover photo is a personal experiment in graphic design that I made using the style of seventies LEGO box. I love "seventies look"!



The cab can be opened and beneath it is positioned the powerful in line 6 cylinders engine coupled with the gearbox. The front grille can be opened too discovering the radiator.



Above the cutaway view of the F12 with the engine unit in plain sight.



Below a back view of the red giant with the vertical exhaust pipe made of brick round 2x2.



To realize this tractor truck I’ve used the magnificent 1/8 scale model released in 1987 by Pocher (historic Italian brand of static model making, failed few years ago and now bought by the english Hornby). I’ve bought a very good F12 Pocher on ebay in 2010 (I’ve looked for it for a long, long time!)
First of all I’ve designed and built the chassis, estimating the ratio with the 1/8 model and the technical drawing (on the top right of the photo below).
Then I built the cab and all the details (fuel tank, air tanks, tool box, fifth wheel, exhaust pipe, etc…). Last but not least I realized the 6 cylinder inline engine.
I finished the work on april 2011 and I think the “red giant” looks very fine!



Inevitable on the roof the mirror mascots: Bibendum (MICHELIN man) and Flipje.







The red VOLVO is going up on the yellow NOOTEBOOM semi low-loaders.



Comments

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  October 17, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
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  September 29, 2013
Thanks again guys!
  September 27, 2013
AWSOME! 1000% realife looking.
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  September 26, 2013
Great build!
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  September 26, 2013
Thanx fellows!
Andrea Lattanzio
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Dr. Monster
  September 25, 2013
Fantastic truck! Great functionality, and excellent pics.
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  September 25, 2013
Absolutely stunning; great details and perfect shape....well done :) 5/5
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  September 25, 2013
you are one of the greatest truck builder evah.
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  September 25, 2013
WOW! This is stunning! The shape is perfect and all the details are fantastic! I love the Volvo mudflaps, they are a great little touch. Brilliant work and congrats on the blog!
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  September 25, 2013
thanks again mates :)
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  September 25, 2013
Just perfect! The best volvo truck which I have ever seen. Very detailed and looks like a real. Excellent work!
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  September 25, 2013
Awesome!
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  September 25, 2013
Like Nick, the old school box art caught my eye. I like the details, such as the flap on top of the exhaust pipe.
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  September 25, 2013
Love the old-school excellence of this; especially the '70s box art photo!
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  September 25, 2013
Really incredible good! Even the non-lego parts are modest and extremely good combined. Only 2 years before I can buy the set :-) :-)
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  September 25, 2013
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 the truck is flawless as usual, it s a feat, but, you had me laughing hard with the box written; 39 and older! lol. awesome!!!
...LEGO toys are for...big boys :)
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  September 25, 2013
the truck is flawless as usual, it s a feat, but, you had me laughing hard with the box written; 39 and older! lol. awesome!!!
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  September 25, 2013
Awesome job.
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  September 25, 2013
Woah!! That is eye-catching and absolutely flawless!
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  September 25, 2013
Excellent work very detailed
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  September 25, 2013
spot on build.super 5/5
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  September 25, 2013
thank you guys!
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  September 25, 2013
Very cool truck, and nice work on the workings behind the cabin.
 
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