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Italeri IVECO-Magirus DLK 23-12 Ladder Truck
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:25 AM GMT+7
I've been working on this one (on & off) for a while now, and I figured it was time to upload some WIP pics. So far the kit has been quite nice. This is my first Italeri kit, and it really has gone together quite well. Still not a big fan of the multi-piece cab, though.

Here is the look I'm going for:


Apparently, the kit is an earlier version of the IVECO 190 26, but since the kit is Italian (Italeri), IVECO is Italian, and I'm part Italian; I figured that Vigili del Fuoco was an obvious choice.

Here are a couple of shots of the frame & the (I think) Deutz F6L engine:






I didn't have any good references for the interior of Vigili del Fuoco vehicles from the 1980s, so I went with what Italeri suggested:




And a couple of shots of the body in primer. It will eventually be Testors Model Masters Italian Red (seems logical):




Well, there you have it. Any suggestions are, of course, welcome; and I'll keep you up to date as I progress.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 03:02 PM GMT+7
Hi Jim.

Are you going to weather the truck at all, or are you going for the new look (that I normally do).

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 03:04 PM GMT+7
Warren,

I'm going to go for the "new" look.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 05:47 PM GMT+7
Good luck James...
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:02 PM GMT+7
Thanks.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:13 PM GMT+7
I've been trying to paint the cab over the last few days, but that ridiculous red plastic keeps turning the white stripe a slight pink!! The cab is in the purple pond, and we'll try again this weekend.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 06:20 PM GMT+7
Even after a solid coat of gray or white primer? Then maybe another base coat of white

Progress otherwise looks good




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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 08:22 PM GMT+7
Yes, even after the white primer. It's very discouraging! Haven't had a chance to work on it recently. but a friend of mine sent me some white decal paper, so I think I might make the stripes from that.

I've heard that a silver under coat works, too; so I might try that first. Wonder how many times I can run it through the Purple Pond before the plastic degrades.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 09:33 PM GMT+7
oh yeah, silver base. Yes this can help




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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 01:31 PM GMT+7
Well, it sure couldn't hurt!

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 06:32 AM GMT+7
So, this one has been sitting on the Shelf of Shame for a good long time now. Figured it was a good time to get it finished up.



I've since discovered that it's an IVECO 140 25, not a 190 26. I really don't know what those designations mean.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 06:17 PM GMT+7
Quite a lot of work done there. Looks great James.
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:56 PM GMT+7
Thanks, Jesper.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 06:31 AM GMT+7
Almost done! Well, maybe.



Jim