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Charles King
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Volvo F6 Beavertail Transport

March 2, 2022 · in Automotive · · 20 · 1.2K

This build came about by converting and scratch building, the old Italeri Volvo F6 Fire ladder kit. I had bought this a couple of years ago at an exhibition together with other second hand kits for little or nothing. I did not know what to do with the kit, until recent. So, it is no more a fire truck but an old beavertail machine transport carrier. I see many most enthusiast convert old and sometimes new into other types of themes to suit their intensions. This might carry a lot of load but ,we'll consider this a private farmer or truck company wanting to have easy access to transport small and medium size machinery to their destination without renting. I was thinking of adding a Volvo F16 but not too sure.

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  1. Another fantastic result, Charles!
    Cannot get more real.

  2. Always a pleasure to see your amazing results, Charles. Well done!

  3. Awesome, you can’t get much more realistic than this

  4. All too real looking Charles !
    I like that you depict real working vehicles. Elbow grease is what keeps the show on the Road.

  5. So real, that when i look at the upright loading ramps, I plainly anticipate the heft of easing it to the ground. Love the weathering... moreover, your builds have the near unique ability to make a singular object into a self-standing diorama. A good model depicts well what the object is, while a good diamora speaks to when/where/why & how... this truck has such a presence. Great work!

  6. Amazing realism as always!

  7. Another amazing Charles King project.

  8. Excellent work, Charles @tiking
    It is almost scary to see this kind of realism.
    It looks even better than the real ones.
    Well done.

  9. This looks great as it is, Charles, without a load, definitely liked. Nice to see a non-military model in these troubled times as well.

  10. Given the current news climate, it's a relief to see a model that is constructive and useful to society as a whole.
    Love the attention to detail Charles. Your a great student and practitioner of dust and grime on trucks and construction equipment.

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