My Spanish Marines for the forthcoming Cold War Commanders big game at Broughton need some Mistral SAMs and while I hopefully have some coming from some of the guys taking part, I thought I'd have a go a scratch building a couple.
Mistral is a French-built pedestal-launched system. The stats are comparable with the American shoulder-launched Stinger and that's how I'm going to point it in CWC.
When launched it has a distinctive signature, kicking up dust from the initial launching charge before the white rocket plume starts to form.
Having previously built a rocket battery for my Ottoman Turks, I had an idea of how I could do a 1/300th scale Mistral. A little Green Stuff, some wire, and some hamster bedding gave me this:
I think it'll do until something better comes along.