Update 1 | 05.10.2022
I would like to present my next project - Volvo 740 Turbo.

I will use the Italeri Volvo 760 GLE kit to build a miniature of the Swedish limousine.

















A few important things about the Italeri model.


I will not say that my first impression when I opened the box was very negative. Instead, I will say diplomatically - that the model requires a lot of work. When you buy an old Volvo model, you are pretty sure that the body will be beautifully ''brick-shaped'', but in the case of the Italeri the whole body is wavy and uneven. The quantity and quality of the parts in this kit is not adequate to the price. Luckily for me, I didn't buy this model. Unfortunately, my son gave it to me as a Father's Day gift, and that's probably the main reason Volvo didn't end up in the trash can :)


I'm going to change a few details that will make my Volvo 740 Turbo concept different from the original from the era. However, the car will still be elegant. The first modification will be to change the wheels to scalecars.online - OZ type V.2 rims (SCO-R031) and Michelin type tires (SCO-R010). In addition, I will change the brake discs and calipers - front from Subaru Impreza 555, rear from Subaru Impreza S7.


Another add-ons are door locks (SCO-R007) and belts with buckles for civil cars (SCO-R021).





First touch and try-ons. The door handles are not made correctly, so I removed them. Side door strips have been reworked to change the specification of the car from Volvo 760 GLE to 740.







Rims and bumpers fitting.








First work on rims and its color choice.





Try on seat belts on the rear seat (SCO-R021).






Upholstery color test.


The color is Revell's Blue Gloss 34155 coated with Humbrol Varnish Matt 49. Color painted directly on the seats without a primer.
The final version of the seats will be covered with black mat first and then with other paints in order to obtain a darker shade of blue.







Work on the dashboard. The colors are Black Matt 33 and Midnight Blue 15 coated with Humbrol Varnish Matt 49.




Update 2 | 03.11.2022

The first effects of a painted interior and rear seatbelts.






Seatbelt buckles in the front seats.





Front seats in place. From black technical paper, I made car mats in the appropriate shape and dimensions.






Work on the door upholstery. It was necessary to add an internal B-pillar to install seat belts.







To avoid boredom inside the Volvo, I decided to add some details.
The first is a cardboard box from the most recognizable Scandinavian store.





This is the Volvo 740 catalog that appears in various photos from the model's build report. I got it from my Dad and it is the main source for reference photos. So I decided that it must not be missing inside the model! The idea for the mini-catalog came from Adam Łokuciejewski, while the printing was done by my wife. Thank you for contributing to this project!









Next workbench | Chevrolet Monte Carlo




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Author | Krzysztof Szpakowski

03 November 2022

Volvo 740 Turbo | Italeri 1:24