Diecast Models- Micro International Truck

 

 

 

This Micro Models International Truck has been factory produced as a tow truck, a drinks truck and a cargo truck.  It is a smaller scale (close to 1:76) than the rest of the Micro range.  This however does not detract from the model and the truck and chassis lend themselves to a variety of Code 3 models that I have produced.  Often the rear of the factory models were missing or had broken parts.  When complete but in need of a repaint they can also be "altered" into some interesting variations.

International Cargo trucks
International Cargo trucks

Neither livery were produced for sale by the Company. They were prototypes that never reached production prior to the company shutting down. The decals are very close copies of the prototypes.

International Tipper trucks
International Tipper trucks

Micro Models never produced an International tipper truck. I have added a Corgi tipper rear which I have modified to suit. The colours and livery are aimed at being the same as the Micro Models Ford V8 tipper produced with Micro Quarries livery. The decals on these two have been copied to closely resemble the original livery. These have been done differently to the Blue tipper on this page.

International Ampol tanker
International Ampol tanker

This is the mating of an International truck and the rear of a Brentoy tanker. The scale and fit works out perfectly and it looks like a factory model.

International Ampol tanker
International Ampol tanker

Rear view of the tanker.

International Timber Tray
International Timber Tray

Repainted and a real laminated timber tray top has been affixed. In this instance dual axles have been added but it is likely future versions will have single axles which look just as good.

International Timber Tray
International Timber Tray

Rear view

International tipper
International tipper

This Cab and Chassis has had a Tipper rear which came from a Corgi model.. The rear has been adapted to fit the chassis and to tip.

International tipper
International tipper

The photo shows the rear in the tip position. The tipper handle part has been built and adapted to suit the functionality but is a simple deisgn. The second set of rear wheels which are meant to act as the spares for the truck in fact also hold the rear tipping pin in place. To my knowledge Micro Models never did an International tip truck.

Micro International drinks truck
Micro International drinks truck

This is a factory original in Coca Cola livery

Micro International Billboard truck
Micro International Billboard truck

A code 3 model with a "billboard" rear added to the chassis. The empty palate can house many household name products. They can also use each side with different images of the same brand or can display a different product.

Micro International Billboard truck
Micro International Billboard truck

Another version of the billboard truck. This one advertises Vegemite on the other face.

Micro International tanker-Shell
Micro International tanker-Shell

This model required the chassis to be cut so the length could be extended to house the "tanker". A recycled product and some improvising on the top to give a realistic tanker appearance. A smart unique model.

International Shell duo
International Shell duo

The Tanker and trailer together. Trailer wheels altered to match the tanker.

Micro International Tanker- Plume
Micro International Tanker- Plume

Another version of this very believable Code 3

Micro International Tanker - BP
Micro International Tanker - BP

A third version showing the rear display which is applied on all models. In total I have done a fleet of six like models all for one collector.

Micro International Billboard truck
Micro International Billboard truck

The other side of the VB billboard.

International NSW Rural fire service
International NSW Rural fire service

Originally a tow truck with a broken rear this has been converted to a fire truck. A white metal tank added with a hose reel, ladder,siren and beacon light. NSW Rural Fire service badge applied with the usual fire truck stripes.

International NSW Rural fire service
International NSW Rural fire service

Rear view highlighting the hose reel and tank.