Thursday, 1 February 2018
Rapid Fire! Russian Contemporary Wars in 20mm - Georgian Didgori 2
For a long time I've been looking for non-russian based vehicles to equip my Georgians. I already placed a few BMP-1 with them and some BTR-70 are on the cue but something different would really be ... different. Georgia used Turkish Otokar Cobras on its invasion of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in 2008. I looked for 20mm minis of these things and nothing. Then I looked for the Georgian made Didgori series and I found them! Well, not exactly as you can see in the photo of the real vehicle but close. Didgoris were not still made when the 2008 war happened so this is a compromise.
The Didgori 2 APC looks to be quite impressed having won a number of orders and faring very well in international trade events. Besides the new Georgian camouflage is just great.
There are obvious differences between the Didgori 2 and my fake Didgoris but my cheap solution catches somehow the main lines of the real vehicle.
The truth disclosed: I found them in a Chinese shop and had to scratchbuilt the firing area in Evergreen and place an ESCI torso to man the Minigun. The Die-cast Humvee that joined the group can be seen in its awful colours trying to flee the picture.
Next: British aircraft in the Gulf 1991