Cut price Katys 2: Sourcing Zvezda’s 1/100th Katyushas
As some of you might recall, I’ve been trying to source all of the materials for a Guards Rocket Mortar Battalion in the most cost effective way. As my local model shop is now about a 42 mile round-trip away, ebay’s range of suppliers looked promising even if I had to resign myself paying postage and packing. After a review of my options, I went for MrModels (click here for main website) who was retailing each kit for £2.50 and had everything in stock that I required (including a Pz. IV and T34 for the boy!).
So, thats 8 Katys and 1 Zis-5 truck for £22.50 plus £3.45 postage and packing. £25.95, not too bad.
How do the kits look, well check out the review below:
I’ve had less joy sourcing the ‘5 or more crew’ necessary to double the number of weapons firing and = with this number 16 – qualify for a 12″ square “Devastating Bombardment’. . There’s nothnig out there that’s really suitable in either Peter Pig’s, Skytrex or Quick Reaction Force‘s ranges respectively. Looks like I’m going to have to park these for the minute unless anyone has any other helpful suggestions? :).
I could always cobble something together by buying a pack of Soviet Artillery Crews (SSO103 Artillery Crew) with some SSO183 Soviet Ammunition or just leave them un-represented (I’m sure Chris won’t mind!). Alternatively, I could use the older SO18 Seated Soviet figures I managed to pick up last year:
2 down, only another 7 to go!