Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com

Historical photo of the day #5

I talked about the history of technicals in the introduction to my Toyota Land Cruiser project. But I still have some more interesting photos of these vehicles used around the world.

Modelling-wise a technical is a project with lots of potential. Consider it if you want to do some scratch-building or extreme weathering. After all, technicals were often heavily modified and rarely serviced with care. Take a look at the photos below, maybe they’ll inspire you to some epic builds!

 

Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
ZU-23-2 mounted on a truck in Syria. Interesting two-tone camouflage and some scratch-building potential.
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Destroyed Toyota Land Cruiser with a Browning M2 on a improvised mount, Aleppo- Syria
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
What the hell is this gun??? Mazda Titan with a super heavy mortar or possibly an intergalactic death-ray...
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Toyota Land Cruiser with a sophisticated camouflage -mud smeared around!
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Possibly the same Toyota with a ZU-23-2. Take a look at an interesting mud pattern on the window
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Technically not a technical (got it...?). But a great diorama material. Toyota Hilux during the Desert Storm operation.
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Mazda Titan with a rusty ZPU-2 in Somalia
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Toyota Land Cruiser in Syria. Rare three-tone camouflage
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Another Toyota camouflaged with mud or a civilian paint
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Nice diorama material. Imagine explaining to the contest judges that this actually happened
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Toyota with some improvised armour covers
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Toyota Land Cruiser again - interesting examples of dirt and damage
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Land Cruiser in Libya. I dare you to try to paint this camouflage!
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
ZPU-2 in firing position.
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Let's move on to Ukraine. Here's a Kamaz 5320 with an interesting improvised armour and a multicolour camouflage
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Another heavily modified truck belonging to the pro-Russian troops in Ukraine
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
Another Kamaz. This front armour looks pretty cool!
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
The same vehicle from different angle.
Technicals at war, ScaleDracula.com
ZU-57-2 mounted on a GAZ 66
Recoiless gun mounted on a pickup. Check out the distressed camouflage and multiple bullet holes

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