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Volvo FH12.500
About this creation
After catching dust in my room for a really long time, I decided finally post this Volvo truck.I'm not very happy with it and it is very different from the MOC I had originally in mind when starting this build.
My original plan was to recreate the VDT Ecocombi, a Volvo FH truck, with 2 trailers, used by Van Duijvenbode to transport flowers. I decided to include a gearbox, suspension, steering, inline 6 and to try to include brakes as well. I was also going to try to let the wheels of the trailer steer.
However, I failed quite miserably on the brakes and I had trouble with the gearbox, as there is a lot of friction. Because of this technical flaws and because it would cost me to much, I decided not to build the trailers anymore, but to finish just the truck. But the stickers gave me so much trouble that I eventually refrained from doing those too, which gives me this as final result.

Of course it isn't completely lacking any functions. It still has steering on the front and rear wheels, working suspension, inline six, ramp, opening doors, liftable rear axle and a bad working gearbox. The exterior looks rather nice on the other hand, so I can't say that I'm completely dissatisfied. Won't keep me from destroying it as soon as possible , though. :)

Volvo FH12.500
Volvo FH12.500
Volvo FH12.500
Volvo FH12.500
Volvo FH12.500
Volvo FH12.500
Volvo FH12.500



Comments

 I like it 
  January 3, 2014
ravishingly beautiful!
 I made it 
  November 1, 2013
Quoting 2LegoOrNot2Lego Ingmar Spijkhoven Very nice and impressive build. Even though this shows why I don't build models in Black. It is hard to see… :-) Again, I am impressed!!!
Black models are indeed very hard to photograph... I spent a lot of time getting the truck to look nice on the pictures and in the end, I think it doesn't look that bad. In this case however, there was no way to pick other colors as these are the real ones. However, dumb as I am, my next creation will also be black. :)
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
Very nice and impressive build. Even though this shows why I don't build models in Black. It is hard to see… :-) Again, I am impressed!!!
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
It might have some problem behind the walls, but it's huge and have a style! Great truck! :)
 I like it 
  October 26, 2013
Nice! Reminds me a lot of the Volvo I used to drive in the game "Hard Truck." It may not have been what you intended, but it is still a very good truck. But I know the feeling, my Black and White Police Special was a nice car, but I didn't like it because it wasn't what I had intended ether. I still think this looks very cool, maybe someday you can rebuild it into what you actually wanted! Good luck to you man.
 I like it 
  October 25, 2013
Wow Thomas, this is a absolute fantastic model of the real Truck. Love it :)
 I like it 
  October 24, 2013
Excellent work maybe not what you where aiming for but i like it alot...
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
Awesome stuff! Wonderful level of detail, and features.
Thomas Graafland
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Federico .
  October 22, 2013
What an insane step up,awesome job you really impressed me this time ! I'm speechless,it's hands down your best creation yet,and i'm really happy to see such nice shots,great job with the truck of course but with the photo setup as well !
Thomas Graafland
 I like it 
Dr. Monster
  October 22, 2013
Great MOC! It looks really good to me and it has plenty of cool functions too.
 I like it 
  October 22, 2013
That is amazing!
 I like it 
  October 22, 2013
it s still looks good and impressive! with those kinds of creations, seeing them in action is when the magic shows, knowing you, it must be pretty amazing!
 I like it 
  October 22, 2013
Wow! that is amazing!
 I made it 
  October 22, 2013
Thanks for the comments, guys!
 I made it 
  October 22, 2013
Quoting Federico . What an insane step up,awesome job you really impressed me this time ! I'm speechless,it's hands down your best creation yet,and i'm really happy to see such nice shots,great job with the truck of course but with the photo setup as well !
Thanks! I wouldn't go as far as to call it my best one yet, but I'm happy that you find it. It's also very nice to hear that you like the photos. It was one of the things I've experimented with this time and I'm happy to hear that you like it!
 I like it 
  October 22, 2013
great build Thomas agree with Nick
 I like it 
  October 22, 2013
It looks great, especially the cab. Still works well enough, too. I think you should be happy with this.
 I like it 
  October 22, 2013
Very nice.
 I like it 
  October 22, 2013
This looks great! The shaping of the cabin is spot on.
 I like it 
  October 22, 2013
Fantastic work!
 I like it 
  October 22, 2013
Fantastic truck! Very detailed and functional. Great work!
 I like it 
  October 22, 2013
Oh don't worry. I'll take looks over functions anytime. If you can compile both it's perfect but if it's just the looks I'm pleased and this is a fine specipen of a beautifully crafted Volvo truck!
 
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