Look what I found … 3D printed vehicles for the Portuguese Colonial War. Berliet, Unimogs (x4), Bravia Chamite V200, Panhard AML60, and Panhard EBR75. Wow. So lucky. Except they are in 1/144th scale or 1/200th scale and, of course, I only play 1/100th scale (15mm).
The models are on ShapeWays and produced by SpectreVisuals of Australia. The “Australia” bit does mean that postage is expensive. I’m also not sure SpectreVisuals are active, as they did not reply when I contacted them about 1/100th scale versions.
My favourite is the 1:144 Berliet Gazelle GBC 8. The Portuguese used a lot of Berliet trucks and many convoys would have had a Berliet mine truck at the head. Nobody does a Berliet is the smaller scales so it is fantastic to find one.
SpectreVisuals do four versions of the Mercedes Unimog:
- 1:144 Unimog 404S Flatbed
- 1:144 MERCEDES BENZ UNIMOG 404S troop carrier V2
- 1:144 MERCEDES BENZ UNIMOG 404S troop carrier
- 1:144 UNIMOG 404S Recoilless Rifle Carrier
All four have the roof of the cab removed. Something the Portuguese seemed keen on.
Two of unimogs also have the sides of the truck tray removed. The Portuguese did this to enable rapid dismounting.