Damian Z (aka Thietmaier) may have appeared here just last week with a superb Ursus tractor, but when his builds are this good we don’t mind featuring another on the bounce.
This beautiful Ursus 255 complete with a drawbar trailer and a seasonally-appropriate pumpkin field continues Damian’s run of brilliantly thought-out Town-scale tractors, with a wealth of clever parts usage and techniques used to add stunning realism to mini-figure builds.
Damian’s latest model includes a mini-figure hand/flex pipe rear hitch, a visible engine, posable steering, ingenious wheel/tyre designs, and some kind of spiky axle arrangement on the rear of the trailer whose function we don’t know but which looks marvellous nonetheless.
There’s more to see of Damian’s lovely Ursus 255 tractor on Flickr and you can do just that by clicking here.
This is a Ukrainian KrAz 255 6×6 off-road truck, launched in the late 1960s by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The KrAZ factory actually started out making bridges, then combine harvesters, before moving on to military trucks. Communism meant you built what you were told to…
KrAZ were good at trucks though, and in 1971 they were awarded the Order of Lenin (the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union) for their successes, and their products were exported to several countries around the world.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union KrAZ are no longer under the control of the state, and – a little weirdly – are supplying vehicles to the Ukrainian army to defend Ukraine from invasion by their old masters Russia.
This superb Model Team style recreation of the Soviet-era KrAZ 255 is the work of xxtruck of Brickshelf, making his TLCB debut. Underneath the realistic exterior is a remotely controlled 6×6 drivetrain, working suspension on all wheels, a detailed engine and interior, and functioning head and tail lights.
There’s lots more of the KrAZ 255 to see via xxtruck’s Brickshelf Gallery – take a look via the link above.