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Bronco's M1114: First ACTUAL Images
jimbrae
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Provincia de Lugo, Spain / España
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 01:20 AM UTC
Bronco Model have been kind enough to supply us with a series of (Actual) images of their M1114 in 1/35th scale. The Photo-Report can be seen:

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

sauceman
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 28, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 02:51 AM UTC
I've never had the desire to build a Hummer before, but this kit looks really well done, especially the louvers and weapons. If this is on the shelf the next time I visit my LHS I think i'll pick it up.


cheers
wildbill426
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: December 08, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 03:11 AM UTC
Wow. I want this one, but first I want to have the biggest, baddest resin stowage kit to go along with it.
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 03:23 AM UTC
Looks awesome. I can't wait to get one.
afv_rob
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 04:21 AM UTC
Wow, looks incredible! Absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this.
gcdavidson
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 04:26 AM UTC
Huzzah for styrene wheels & tires.

Detail looks amazing.
Belt_Fed
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 05:02 AM UTC
oh this is gonna be sooooo nice
GSPatton
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California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 05:41 AM UTC
Saving my pennies right now - looks like a winner - Thanks Bronco
Petition2God
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 06, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 09:35 AM UTC
Looks amazing and it's SICK!
jakes357
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Indiana, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 09:50 AM UTC
Very nice, interesting way to make the wheels & tires. I'll be getter a bunch of these. Thanks,Bronco!
Jake
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 11:59 AM UTC
looks great! Can't wait...actually I guess I can. I've waited so long for an up-to-date Humvee in plastic I can wait another few weeks/months. Have they given any hint at a release date?
vonHengest
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:56 PM UTC
Agrees with all comments
jimbrae
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Provincia de Lugo, Spain / España
Joined: April 23, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 07:38 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Have they given any hint at a release date?



Oh, difficult one, let me think...

@:) Since the first line of the original story was: September will be, once again, a busy month for New Releases from Bronco Model and in THIS story, the fifth line read: Is scheduled for release in September 2010.

Drawing conclusions from this, could it (possibly) be September 2010?
101yann
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 08:25 PM UTC


...yes September ...which means it's safe not to expect the kit to hit the streets before early/mid October



PS : very nice to see Bronco do the tires in plastic. I guess that's the trademark of a smart and competent company (Trumpeter and Hobby Boss take note !).

Cookie
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: September 21, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 09:02 PM UTC
Are the doors made up of 2no pieces for internal and external detail or is there an option for 2No types of doors.

Cooke
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 09:27 PM UTC
For those that know need I say that I will be getting a few of them.



Herky
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 10:37 PM UTC

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Are the doors made up of 2no pieces for internal and external detail or is there an option for 2No types of doors.

Cooke



Doors seem to be two parts-the internal and external parts appear to stick together.
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 11:02 PM UTC
All parts look great

But I've got some "buts":
- are there parts for rear winch?
- is there a BFT antenna?
- are there writings on tires?

These are only minor things, and of course maybe I couldn't see them on test-shots. Generally - the best model I've ever seen
grunt26
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 12:00 AM UTC
Sure looks to be an amazing kit, but I'm concerned about the price, given Bronco's past track record of very pricey kits. I KNOW that you sure seem to get a great Humvee kit, chock full of goodies and great detail, but is this going to be a $90 kit, or more on par with a Tamiya Humvee, at between 40-50 dollars? THAT is going to be the determining factor for me.
The tires look to be VERY interesting on this one, but I've never seen anything like them, and wonder about needing aftermarket resin tires right off the bat.

Rod
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 12:22 AM UTC

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- is there a BFT antenna?
- are there writings on tires?



The CAD drawings show writings on the tires, but no BFT antenna...

Frenchy
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jwest21
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 03:44 AM UTC
not being familiar with Humvees- what is a BFT antenna? Is it something that could be easily scratch built?
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 04:10 AM UTC

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not being familiar with Humvees- what is a BFT antenna? Is it something that could be easily scratch built?



Here's the Blue Force Tracker antenna (from Primeportal) :



It can also be seen fitted above the windshield.

HTH

Frenchy
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 04:11 AM UTC

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not being familiar with Humvees- what is a BFT antenna? Is it something that could be easily scratch built?



BFT = Blue Force Tracker. It is a satellite tracking device like those used on commercial trucks so their position can be tracked in a HQ graphically on a computer screen. You can also send messages and updates on the system. The antenna is a simple box with a domed top. It would be easy to scratch or it is available in the Pro Art US Modern Radio and Satellite Communications set (the sand colored box on the rear section of the HMMWV in the below pic).



The Bronco kit sprues do show the screen, terminal, and radios for the BFT on the inside though.
jwest21
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 04:28 AM UTC
Ah, cool! Thanks guys