Volvo F16 Globetrotter, 1/24 Italeri (available in English)

Autor: Rade Marjanović

June 30th, 2017

Foto: Predrag Stamenković

Tekst: Rade Marjanović

 

Vodeća kompanija za proizvodnju kamiona u svetu, Volvo je proizvela F seriju kamiona koji su bili najpopularniji i dominirali su evropskim putevima tokom 80-tih i 90-ih.

Otprilike 10 godina nakon nastanka F-12 i usled njegovog uspeha na tržištu, Volvo izbacuje novi kamion 1988. godine. To je bio F-16 sa najnaprednijim osobinama za to vreme i veoma čvrstom šasijom. Usled toga je mogao da vuče duže i jače, što mu je zajedno sa smanjenom potrošnjom, velikom udobnošću i pouzdanim i snažnim motorom obezbedilo primat na tržištu. Karakteristično za njegov 6-cilindrični interkuler motor od 16000 cc je oslobađanje 465 konjskih snaga na 1299 obrtaja. Stoga je F-16 dobro opremljen za duža putovanja. Italeri nam nudi dvoosovinski tegljač (od brojnih verzija koje postoje), sa visokom globetroter kabinom.

O maketi:

Unutar ne tako male kutije, sa brojem 3923, spakovano je osam ramova sa nešto preko 240 delova. Ovo je starija Italerijeva maketa koja je prepakovana u novu kutiju i malo poboljšana. U kutiji je takođe i jedan gumeni ram sa gumama. Na gumama su primetni odlični detalji sa oznakama na spoljnoj strani gume. Ostali ramovi su crni, sivi, srebrni i prozirni. Delovi za unutrašnjost kabine su od sive plastike, dok su delovi za motor, šasiju i spoljašnjost kabine dati u crnoj plastici. Delovi za izduvni sistem i felne su od srebrne plastike. Transparentni ram sadrži delove za prozore, vetrobran i farove. Delovi su veoma čisti sa minimalnom količinom ostataka livenja (ukoliko ih uopšte ima). List sa dekalima ima oznake (registarske tablice i oznake nacionalne pripadnosti) za trinaest različitih zemalja, kao i uobičajene nalepnice i oznake za telo kabine, te merne instrumente za komandnu tablu. Sastavnica je jasna sa koracima koje je lako pratiti. Nakon završetka maketa je dugačka 24 cm, što odgovara dužini od 5,76 metara u realnosti. Boje u sastavnici su iz Italerijeve palete akrilnih boja, ali ih nije nužno slediti. Usled veličine makete i same skale ostavljeno je dosta prostora za dodatno unapređivanje i doterivanje makete sa aftermarket dodacima (npr. set dela druma od Italerija…).

Sve u svemu, preporučio bih ovu maketu svim fanovima kamiona i vozačima istih. Može poslužiti kao odličan poklon nekom vozaču kamiona. Zahvaljujem se Italeriju na ustupljenoj maketi.

Photo: Predrag Stamenković

Text: Rade Marjanović

Leading truck producing company in the world, Volvo produced F series trucks which were most popular trucks in Europe during 1980-ies and 1990-ies. About ten years after release of the F-12, and due to the success of that truck, Volvo launched the new truck in 1988. It was the F-16 with state-of-the-art features for that time and with heavy duty chassis. That made it capable for extensive hauling and coupled with low fuel consumption, high travel comfort and reliable and powerful engine which resulted in truck securing a leading position in its category for years to come. Characteristical for its 6-cylinder turbo-compressed 16000cc intercooler engine was the output of 465 HP at 1299 rpm. The F-16 is thus well equipped for long distance heavy haulage. Italeri offered us with 2-axle tractor variant (from a number of versions out there) with the high Globetrotter cabin.

About the model:

Within a not so small box, numbered 3923, there are 8 trees with 240+ parts. This is an older kit from Italeri which is reboxed and slightly improved. There is one rubber tree with tires. Tires show superb detailing with the markings on the outer side of it. Other trees are in black, grey, silver and transparent plastic. The interior of the cab is moulded in grey plastic, engine parts, chassis and the body of the cab are moulded in black plastic, while the exhaust parts and rims for the wheels are given in silver plastic. Transparent tree contains parts for glazing and the lights.

Parts are very clearly casted with minimal amount of flash if any. Decal sheet has markings (license plates and national markings) for thirteen different countries as well as the usual stripes and stickers for cab body as well as some gauges and meters for the dashboard. Instruction sheet is clear and understandable with easy to follow steps. Upon finishing the model measures 24 cm, which would correspond to 5.76 meters in real size. Paints are given in Italeri acrylic range of paints but it doesn’t need to be followed. Since the kit is large in size and scale it leaves a lot of room to further upgrade the final model with some additional aftermarket products (i.e. the road set from Italeri…).

Anyhow I would recommend the kit to all fans of trucks and truck drivers. It can make an excellent gift to a truck driver. I would like to thank Italeri for providing the model for this review.