Bilstein Büssing

Just for the holiday, just to build something "out of the box". And than there are 3 other friends in the group that are building it even in 2 scales!

October 27 2022


The struts to stabelize the truck while hoisting are the current challenge. The Bilstein body is ready for internal paint. The jib is complete.


October 1 2022


Finally! The crane is on the way. Also all the towing equipment get together. The Gaz AAA is showing how the towing gear works. One kind of wonders how many people get this beast build. An amazing detail, but many many fragile parts.


April 24 2022


All the large parts are now attached to each other. Just forgot some details in the construction. So they are yellow instead of gray....


February 10 2022


A nice shade of panzer grey makes it comming together in one tone. The outside of the cab needs sanding afdter the filling of the seam on the front rim. The inside is ready What a lot of parts!.


July 20 2021


All assembled parts sofar. Some hours on the camping site some at a special group build evening. The amount of time and details is breathtaking and tantalizing.


June 20 2021


And another camping weekend and a build evening got the better part of 5 hours building this enginering marvel. A lot of little corrections in putty and sanding little things to fit. As the cab has extruder pins in a hard to reach area, the cargo bay and the crane base got the time available.


June 12 2021


All chassis ready for the first layor of paint. many details are very fragile. I keep the bluetack under the exhaust for now. I've reconnected it 3 times now.


May 23 2021


Finnaly some progress. Fixed the steering problem, it's all turning now. Engine construction started.


October 27 2020


It has it's advantages, so many details and a construction drawing. But it are many many small parts. I cut of the pins of the universal joints that are to revolve in the front axle. Ok done for today.


August 8 2020


Finnaly a magnificent model of an awesome truck and it is to be build straight from the box.



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