MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Vintage Dutch FTF truckLarge scale vehicles
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
Vintage Dutch FTF truck
A vintage Dutch FTF brick truck from 1978 built on scale 1:13. Something which I always wanted to do since the mid 80s but it took till spring 2012 before I completed the model.
About this creation
Something which I always wanted to build is a vintage Dutch truck, the FTF. Many of you never heard about it but FTF built more ore less one of a kind vehicles from the 60s till 1995. They had to stop production because it was too expensive to design a new vehicle and all big European manufacturers had their own heavy duty vehicles in their standard delivery program.



The basis for this 1:13 scale model is another LEGO FTF built by 'Legotrucker'. He's also a truck builder and I thought his model is great. I used his cab but started to modify it. Most important design change is the front panel which is wedged on my cab instead of straight. I had to use many SNOT to get the right shape of the cab which is, of course, the most striking part of such a model. Underneath the tilted cab there's a Detroit Diesel 8V71 engine with exhaust pipes, gear lever, radiator etc. Bot front axles are steered and the tandem is driven.



It took a couple of year to collect al facts and figures of this particular rig. It isn't in service anymore for a long time and when the current owner made an advertisement of selling the drawbar trailer in a magazine I immediately got in touch with him. I took my camera with me an took some pictures and measured everything. The guy also showed me the history of this FTF so I was able to build it. However, it took till October 2011 before I actually started with it. Within four months it was there so pretty fast compared to some of my previous models. I was really fun building and I got lots of respond within the Dutch truck communities.





I put some studio pictures here. If you would like to see and read more please simply click here.

Dennis Bosman



Comments

 I like it 
  October 22, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
 I like it 
  April 13, 2012
Epic Excellence >>
 I like it 
  April 13, 2012
Masterpiece!:)
Dennis Bosman
 I like it 
kenneth rattledge
  April 12, 2012
first class, excellently detailed 5/5.
 I like it 
  April 12, 2012
another beauty! I think this one s my fav of your great fleet! it looks a bit like a rally truck does nt it?
 I like it 
  April 12, 2012
love this truck and all your other mocs very impressive. you must have more bricks than lego lol
 I like it 
  April 12, 2012
in een woord, geweldig. 5/5
 I like it 
  April 12, 2012
What a brilliantly done truck! The level of detail is just superb. One of my favorite trucks on MOCpages. 5/5 of course! :-)
 I like it 
  April 11, 2012
Nice to see this on MOCpages. The detail and build quality are the best of any trucks on the net. An incredible creation, like all your trucks, a 10/10 : ) Amazing work
 I like it 
  April 11, 2012
Wow. When I actually read all the background of this huge project.. wow - this is totally impressive
 I like it 
  April 10, 2012
Superb truck! I like the paint scheme, and all the great details. The roof rack is nice, although a bit hard to reach, no? All in all a very nice MOC with all the right stuff, excellent work!
 
By Dennis Bosman
Add to my favorite builders

21
people like this. See who.

2,539 visitors
11 comments
Added April 10, 2012
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Vintage Dutch FTF truckLarge scale vehicles


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use