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This one has been a real challenge!

Until recently I've been working through a lot of Volvo's and earlier trucks from the late 70's to early 90's as quite simply, for me they lend themselves better to models in this, my chosen scale of building. But I have been playing with the DAF XG on and off, for the past year trying to get those 'angles' right. The availability of new panels, and new technic beams has afforded me the ability to angle the cab and add the details I wanted.....

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Here above it is pictured in combo with the most excellent 'Reisch' Tipper trailer by 'Niklas Kaemer'. Colourway is in Lime green, no affiliation to the Sian, but literally one of only three combos currently possible with these parts, the others being Black or DBG. But this colour works really well as the launch colour in 2021 was Tuscan Yellow. Part count is 1288 with 237 unique parts. Nothing too rare and features basic HOG steering, opening doors etc.

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As you can see, the lines aren't 100% perfect,  but I think it really captures the truck well! The response has been huge, with DAF UK featuring it on their various social media's. Instruction download have been positive on rebrickable.com also. Only two additions, DAF water transfer from a model kit and wheels sprayed satin chrome, otherwise all original Lego.

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These below are images are taken from my Rebrickable listing and better show the truck final detail:

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The only difference between this and the Rebrickable model is I changed rear arches to something more stable and conventionally available!

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Hope you like? It makes a good addition to my DAF line up with other designs I have built/modified based on 'Technicprojects' and 'GRS_Bricks'

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Thanks for looking! 

Mike aka Mcd_technic

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Really nice work, I like how smooth the lines / surfaces are, good usage of larger panels where possible. Even all those stacked beams look nice as they result in little clutter.

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Very impressive! Your model looks better than the real thing in my opinion. Masterfully done!

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On 4/9/2024 at 4:46 PM, Milan said:

Frontpaged.

Thankyou 🙏

On 4/9/2024 at 7:37 PM, MAP Tec said:

Good job!

Thankyou

On 4/9/2024 at 8:41 PM, gyenesvi said:

Really nice work, I like how smooth the lines / surfaces are, good usage of larger panels where possible. Even all those stacked beams look nice as they result in little clutter.

Thanks, yes i like to stack the beams as they are all 'L' beams so gives a clean round corner to rear angle. I try to avoid flat technic panels as personally i think they look messy.

On 4/9/2024 at 11:41 PM, zoo said:

Very impressive! Your model looks better than the real thing in my opinion. Masterfully done!

Thanks.. love the comment 'masterfully' I do only do Lego trucks, its a real passion and I spend a long time developing the designs.

22 hours ago, notnegotiable said:

I love your model! What suspension did you use?

Thankyou... no real suspension as these are in 1.21 (Mack Anthem) Scale...that said, with the front axle mounts 7 stud wide, it has a nice cab rock like the real thing.

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37 minutes ago, MCD said:

Thanks.. love the comment 'masterfully' I do only do Lego trucks, its a real passion and I spend a long time developing the designs.

It definitely shows that you put a lot of thought, effort and time into your models. Keep it up! :)

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