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“OLD. BUT RUNS!” – Scania LB 141

This is the model kit I got from Martin, the editor of Imodeler. It’s been mix feelings with this Heller kit. But seeing that it was a very old kit and compromises were taken into account, I now learn my way around such discrepancies in this kit. All-in-all, it was an ‘OK’ build, despite my frustrations. Barlas Pehlivan, was also kind to help answer some of my annoying questions, concerning this kit. So kudos to him.
My apologies for the pics. I will take better ones later. It was very windy outside today and I could not get the right photos I wanted. Oh well, you can’t win every time. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the photos regardless.

I also added some wip photos o the interior, as it was difficult to get good shots of the interior after the roof and doors were install.

38 additional images. Click to enlarge.


40 responses to “OLD. BUT RUNS!” – Scania LB 141

  1. ‘King of The Road’…indeed.

  2. Just Awesome! Your attention to detail is simply incredible. Well done Charles, well done!

  3. Just wow 😮 I remember seeing a lot of this truck on the roads, back in the 80s/90s and some had this precise worn out look…that trailer hook is so amazingly realistic that I almost smelled the scent of grease

  4. Though I am a newbie, I can recognize that your model building is really at the very highest level. I enjoyed looking around at all the details of this build. This truck has so much character!

  5. Charles. Great to see a Charles King creation again. Artwork as always. Two thumbs up.

  6. This is another one of those examples that “I knew it when I saw it” headline photos. This has GOT to be from Charles King….stunning work, my friend.

  7. Outstanding, Charles! Absolutely beautiful!

  8. You have such an eye for placement of weathering, shipping, etc. that it just comes off so realistic. I’m an “airplane-only” builder, but I always look forward to your builds. In fact, I saw an old truck stationed in front of some oil tanks yesterday taking my son to school, and I thought – “man, that would be the perfect Charles King project!” One of these days I’m going to stop and take a pic of it to taunt you into doing it!

    • Glad and appreciate you thought of me. Yes. Please take some pics, so I can look over them. Thank you kindly.

      • Charles – snapped some pics yesterday. What do you think?

        3 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  9. Charles,

    It works…the Red,White and Blue are worn,torn and used.

    The tractor reminds of my club…the Saggy,Baggy,White and Pasty Club. Only the seats that I am used to seeing are thinning and frayed from someones large behind. Not to mention they look like bowling balls that have been pressed into them from repeated use and abuse.

    Ironic that a old kit is made to look old and yet it looks very contemporary. Of course if the 80’s and 90’s it seems like yesterday according to this friend I know. 😉

    Two thumbs

  10. fabulous work indeed

  11. Fantastic work Charles. You have captured the well worn Scania in every corner and still going strong. Great details and love the oranges and magazines in the cab.

  12. Charles, I wish that you could come here to Oklahoma and show my club a thing or two about weathering and dios. Awesome stuff.

  13. Looks great here too, Charles !!

    Ian.

  14. Charles, I can’t believe you put some magazines and oranges into the cockpit…awesome details, I can only repeat myself, I love your builds! When I was younger I hitchhike a lot and usually had a ride with way similar trucks on our eastern-european roads…nice memories, thanks!

  15. Looks great! ‘Old but runs’ that fits almost every car I ever owned.

  16. Hahaha, Robert. Good laugh. Thank you.

  17. Charles: a “good story” is an accumulation of small but telling details. This model is a very good story indeed. It’s so thoroughly “lived in” that I am sure one can smell the residue of a lifetime of cigar smoke inside the cab. If you photographed it with anything like a realistic background it would be hard to say it isn’t “real.” Beautiful work. Inspirational.

  18. I’m really happy to see this one completed! Thanks for sharing

  19. Hi Charles @tiking

    Another master piece wonderfully done!

    You really master this technique for rendering all these trucks, and all your dios, as realistic as they could possibly be!

    Congratulations!

    Cheers!

    Dolf

  20. Thank you kindly Dolf. I try to do the best I can. That’s all modeler can wish for to achieve the ultimate goal of perfection. But it is always a hard road to achieve. Getting closer at times suffice for some.

  21. Hi Charles,
    Studying this model, I can only say, this is a real Scania and it can drive away any moment.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

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