I always wanted to have a SA-9 Gaskin or two - principally an ACE Models one if possible. But alas, to-date, that seems likely to never happen. I did however snag an ACE SA-13 Gopher (which for some reason it doesn't appear that I've ever taken a photo of it and posted it here). At one point I decided to use a spare Britannia BRDM-2 hull and marry it with the Gopher SAM launcher turret, You can see the entried about that here and here.
I was never completely satisfied with that - mainly because you could only have one or the other.
So a while back a friend of mine was putting in an order with Butler's Printed Models and asked if I wanted anything. I'm not a dive in feet first kind of person, so decided to order 3 turrets - which handily enough BPM allow you to order separately. I got an SA-9 SAM turret and two M901 ITV TOW Hammerhead turrets. I'll deal with the later in another post, but once arrived I cleaned up the turret quite quickly and tried it out on the BRDM-2 hull. I was very satisfied with the result.
I then painted it very quickly and took just 1 photo for some reason. Here's the completed model:
Very happy with the purchase. It looks like BPM does some great prints and others that are not so great based on what my mate ended up buying. Glad I put my toe in the water, but also glad I didn't spend up big.