Proudly I present my "total black" VOLVO F16 GLOBETROTTER. My LEGO model is the "MY" '87. This truck series was a tremendous success for Volvo, over 200.000 units were manufactured between 1977 and 1993. Enjoy!
About this creation
As for the first SCANIA I built, for the VOLVO F12 too I could’t resist to give it a “brother”. So copying the chassis, the engine and the whole ratio of the F12, I started building the VOLVO F16 Globetrotter. The F16 is the second upgrade of F10/F12 series that comes in 1987.
To distinguish more the two models I chosen the Globetrotter version, the one with the upturned roof that represented a revolution at the beginning of the eighties.
Above: the back of the "black" with the details such as the pneumatic air cables, the vertical exhaust pipe and the auxiliary headlight. Below: the cab can be tilted up and beneath it is positioned the powerful in line 6 cylinders engine coupled with the gearbox.
The doors can be fully opened such as my other 1/13 scale models.
Below a composition which shows the numerous details of the truck.
IKEA style for my classic VOLVO: two icons of Nordic design.
A nice surprise, my black VOLVO on The Lego Car Blog, one of the more known and popular Lego blogs around. Thanks TLCB!
Great build with loads of great details. I agree with Tommy S. -- I like the way you built the rear wheel guards out of angled plates, rather than using curved pieces, which might not have matched the tires as well. I also really like the way you did the exhaust stack and the front grille.