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Iveco Turbo Star II

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Iveco Turbo Star II
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 25, 2005 7:48 AM
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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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 25, 2005 10:40 AM
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.

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Posted by jakefogle on Monday, July 25, 2005 12:56 PM
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
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 25, 2005 6:20 PM
If it is anything like other Italeri kits, it should be pretty good. Keep us updated.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 25, 2005 8:48 PM
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.
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Posted by jakefogle on Monday, July 25, 2005 8:56 PM
sounds like a plan keep us updated
http://photobucket.com/albums/b142/kykustoms/ If its finished its probably not one of mine LOL
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Posted by mopar_beppe on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:57 AM
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.
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Posted by gratch73a on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 12:14 PM
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.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 12:19 PM
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.
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Posted by mopar_beppe on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 4:23 AM
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.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:25 AM
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...
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:34 AM
I've never done a semi truck. Sounds like you know what you're going to do w/ this. Looks great so far!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 28, 2005 8:33 AM
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!



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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:35 AM
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!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:59 AM
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...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 28, 2005 12:53 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by 90RedSC

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...


You wouldn't have to - I just thought since Italeri gave you the fluid resevoirs molded into it, it'd add to the detail and realism of the truck.

But no matter how you do it, it'll look good.
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Posted by mopar_beppe on Friday, July 29, 2005 2:57 AM
Don't worry about the stripes given in the decal sheet, as they were used almost only on the demonstrators used by IVECO factory or big dealers. customers vehicles were given in plain colours such as white, french blue, red, black and silver, with unpainted gray plastic parts. Of course many of them were "customized" by the owners.
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Posted by mopar_beppe on Friday, July 29, 2005 3:49 AM
another word concerning the decal sheet. it is glossy, well printed, in register and so on.... but the registration plates are WRONG. Italeri missed even the Italian ones.......
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 29, 2005 6:24 AM
I appreciate the info on the decal sheet people! I actually found a neat decal I might add to this rig. I'm not going to tell just yet though, but it may be the new fictitious name of the company this truck hauls for...should be pretty cool if I can find enough of them! Hehehehehehehehe
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Posted by bugace on Friday, July 29, 2005 6:40 AM
I'll be watching this project. I love those old Fiat /Magirus/Iveco trucks. I built a Cowboy a couple years ago, and have a apair of Magiruses I'm planning to build. I'm using my Turbostar II as a donor thou.
http://public.fotki.com/bugace/real_trucks/magirus1.html
http://public.fotki.com/bugace/plastic-modelbuilding/ Hmmmm, where is the glue, know I it got here some where.......hi,hi,hi,hi..........hmmmm Gues my wife has hidden it........................hi,hi,hi,hi................................
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 29, 2005 8:44 PM
Wow, the effort in that work so far is very evident. Thanks for sharing the pics!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 29, 2005 10:55 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys. I would also really love to find a Scania truck to model. If anyone knows where I might be able to find one, please let me know! I will tackle more of the Turbo Star this weekend most likely. I still have some work to do to the chassis and I have to flock the interior and so forth as well. Alot of detail painting yet to go also...I'll keep y'all posted.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 6:30 AM
I made some more progress yesterday on my Iveco. the chassis and drivetrain are almost complete and weathered quite a bit. I wanted to achieve a well used and heavily driven look and I think I made a step or two in that direction.
Check out the link and let me know what y'all think. Today i will start on the interior of the truck as well as the cab...it shouldn't be long now before i can add another big rig to my shelves. Big Smile

Here is the direct link to the images so I don't take up a bunch of bandwidth in my post with big pics:

http://90redsc.proboards36.com/index.cgi?board=Truckstop&action=display&thread=1117800781

Later,

Bri

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 10:55 PM
Looks great! I'm going to try a lowrider semi some day LOL
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More Progress
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:01 PM
I got some more work done on the truck tonight. Most of my efforts tonight were aimed at interior work such as flocking, making pillows and sheets and such.
Taking the hint from James Tremblett, I downloaded some images of magazines and was fortunate enough to find a trucker's atlas from AA, the British equivelant to AAA here in the States. I photo reduced the image and printed it out to have a road atlas on the center console.
I made sheets and a pillow from kleenex dipped in white glue and water. I used actual cotton for the stuffing of the pillow and glued tissue around it to make the pillow.
All of these things are new techniques I tried for the first time on this kit. Hope y'all enjoy the pics!!!




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