This is Trumpeter's new SA-2 Guideline Surface to Air Missile
with launcher in 1/35 scale.
Chris has always liked this subject,
way back to the days of the Airfix 1/72 scale kit. He has been on
the lookout for one of these old kits for quite a while, but could
never lay his hands on one. When he saw Trumpeter's newly released
kit in a local hobby shop, he decided not only to buy the model, but
also to build it straight away.
The model is
nicely detailed and does not display any ejector pin marks or sink
marks when finished.
Chris only needed around 8 hours to build
and paint his SA-2. The multitude of decals was a reasonably big
proportion of this time!
The model was
painted with the Testor Aztek A470 airbrush. The missile was sprayed
a mix of white and light grey; while the launcher was painted dark
green. The blast deflector was "burnished" with Testor Metalizer
Weathering was by way of pastel chalk, sealed under a
The finished model is quite striking, and large at
over 12" long.