Monday, October 29, 2007

Fire from the Sky

Here is the newest member of the DEI GRECI familiy, the Hephaistos, Multiple Rocket Launcher System.
As most DEI GRECI vehicles it is based on the very small Kairos chassis.

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Role Model for the DEI GRECI

The original idea for the Dei Greci was actually based on the Russian BMP and BMD series, together with the ASU-85.
However when it came down to scratch building the first hull, I realized that all the different angles and shapes were very impractical for a (scratch build) vehicle family.
So I went back to the drawing board and looked for a new shape, based on more practical aspects. In a back-corner of my mind I remembered the funny looking APC that the US Special Forces used.
A quick search in the internet revealed the name "Hägglunds BV206".
As you can see, this funny little bugger is very versatile, highly mobile, and most important, transportable via helicopeter, aircraft and ships.
Just what I wanted!
And so I created the DEI GRECI, based on the Hägglunds BV206 :)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Schau, Schau... der Kommissar geht um ...

This is the Atropos, the personal vehicle of the regiments chief political officer, Kommissar Wernher von Eisenstein.