Iveco Turbo Star II

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Iveco Turbo Star II

  • This is my current project. This is Italeri's Iveco Turbo Star II European truck. It is really a pretty neat rig and i am enjoying this project. I actually started this truck years ago and have now gotten the bug to get it finished. I still have ALOT of work to do on it, but it is coming along slowly.




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  • QUOTE: Originally posted by 90RedSC

    This is my current project. This is Italeri's Iveco Turbo Star II European truck. It is really a pretty neat rig and i am enjoying this project. I actually started this truck years ago and have now gotten the bug to get it finished. I still have ALOT of work to do on it, but it is coming along slowly.







    Looks cool! I like European trucks, and this actually looks like a decent kit - are those fluid level check resevoirs underneath the front cab panel that I see? If so - sweet! Keep up the good work.

  • lookin good are you building it to look stock? it would look awsome as a custom truck or even a race truck haha anyway you build it will be cool
    http://photobucket.com/albums/b142/kykustoms/ If its finished its probably not one of mine LOL
  • If it is anything like other Italeri kits, it should be pretty good. Keep us updated.
  • I will most likely build this one stock but weathered to replicate a truck that makes alot of trips to the port cities along the European coast. I wish it was right hand drive so I could replicate a British Iveco that frequented the ports at Ipswich.
    I have the Italeri P&O Storage container trailer that would look awesome behind the cab of this truck. We'll see how things progress.
  • sounds like a plan keep us updated
    http://photobucket.com/albums/b142/kykustoms/ If its finished its probably not one of mine LOL
  • Good job on a very good old kit. It is not that difficult to convert it to a RHD, you need to cut and rebuild the dashboard, reposition the steering box on the chassis, and convert wipers to the RHD format and it's done. The dashboard is the most difficult part, but if you look closely at it you'll notice that the cut are pretty obvious. and rebuilding is easy too.
  • Hey Mopar_beppe, great minds think alike. I was thinking the same thing. If you want a right hand drive vehicle, then make it one. LOL.
  • Well, if I hadn't already built the chassis and hooked everything up for the lhd version i would tackle the project. I will just have to get another rig like this and build it into a RHD truck.
  • well... what I wanted to say in my previous message is that the conversion is not too difficult, compared to the amount of work needed to do the same on other european model trucks.
  • I can see exactly what you're talking about now mopar...I wish I had used my head before I went ahead and completed the chassis and suspension. I will get another one eventually though and build a British version of this truck. These trucks were all over the roads in Britain. Between these and Leyland Dafs, these were pretty much the two makes you saw most frequently...
  • I've never done a semi truck. Sounds like you know what you're going to do w/ this. Looks great so far!
  • I painted the Iveco last night. It's going to be silver and black with a black and red interior and a red chassis. I like the color contrasts so far and am looking forward to seeing this truck take shape. I've misplaced my decals though so I'll be searching for those today for the stripes and so forth that will be needed to accurately finish this truck.
    I have to polish out the metalizer on the fuel tank, air tanks and wheels also in order to start on the final assembly. More pics to follow. Any and all constructive input is greatly appreciated and welcome!



  • Lookin' really good, actually! I know I keep obsessing about this, but does that front sail panel hinge up? If not, that'd be kinda cool to do.

    I think I used to have an old Matchbox King Size of an Iveco dumper; same model as this. I used to love it as a kid; especially as seeing Iveco trucks in the US is a rare feat....

    This is inspiring me to get going on my Heller Renault G-series/Mack Midliner.....

    Keep it up!
  • Unfortunatley the front sail panel does not hinge up on this truck. It is vented though so you do see behind it. I haven't really thought about hinging it to be honest...