3D Printing Helps Rekindle Old Love With An Uncommon Truck 

People may know many name and brands of cars and trucks, and there’s tons of scale models available for the average popular ones. What happens if your favorite truck is a 1960 Bucegi? You could do what [Arin] did and 3D print your own custom model.

[Arin] used to drive these machine back in his youth and it made an impression on him. In the few years of production, the 140HP V8 truck was adapted to all sorts of uses from farm trucks to military vehicles and even cranes.  The base truck and the desired configuration is modeled up in quite a bit of detail, then it’s 3D printed.

Once the printing is done the models are smoothed out using body filling primer paint, (and we imagine some fine sanding) , painted with acrylic paint, and assembled into an accurate model complete with working steering systems.

Below is a video showing assembly and painting and a second video showing off the steering system.


4 thoughts on “3D Printing Helps Rekindle Old Love With An Uncommon Truck 

  1. At first blush I thought this was about replacing the broken or missing parts on those metal trucks of yesteryear. Really great ideas re0lacing those missing or broken parts without metal working.

    This is still useful for creating models where no kit exists, adds a whole new dimension to the scale model cottage industry. But the layering evident in every one of the photos. Looks like Zimmerit. I would do whatever is possible to smooth those parts out.

  2. Interesting, not the only person trying to revive the brand. I had to google as Ive always had a passing fascination with near eastern bloc hardware and their rugged trucks and its apparently a romainian truck company who brands their trucks built in Bucegi tagged such. The company being SR or Steagul Rosu , eg113 Bucegi.

    Someone did a gta model :-

    And someone’s doing a ks for the models (hopefully not the same persion, gven HaD has just given them a bunch of time in the spotlight)

  3. Truck is (likely) a Soviet era Bucegi 113 or the heavier 114 model from the Romanian truck manufacturer Roman. Named for the Bucegi mountains. Yeah OK, more than you wanted to know…

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