Thursday, 31 December 2015

Christmas presents

Just before the end of 2015 I got a couple of small presents in scale 1:87.
This beautiful Soviet hydrofoil Volga:

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The lowest step in the logistics chain

Last week I had the opportunity to visit a ship of a major German logistic company. It has a lot of ships travelling all around Europe and sometimes abroad it. Many ships deliver their goods in ports like Rotterdam, Bremerhaven or the Ruhrgebiet.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

NAMI 076 Ermak - Styleful giant

Another very styleful prototype from the USSR – a giant truck called NAMI 076 Ermak. Built in 1963 it had a gross weight of 21 tones and a payload of 25 tones. However it still could reach a top speed of 65km/h, because of the 12 cylinder engine. It could also drive through a 1,5 meter tall wall of snow. Sadly there was no production space available to build it, all thanks to the plan economy:

Thursday, 24 December 2015

RAF 982-2

Just on Christmas another Soviet prototype - a Minibus for 12 people based on the GAZ 21. It was created in 1965. For that time it had quite a futuristic and revolutionary design:

Sunday, 20 December 2015

LAZ Ukraina-67 - Tribute to jet age

One of the most beautiful busses of all time - The LAZ Ukraina-67, from, you may guess - 1967. Based on the serial produced LAZ 699A it had 37 passenger seats. The bus participated at the  XVIII International bus week and won 3 different prices especially for it's avantgarde design: