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Humber Mk.IV A/C from Bronco
jimbrae
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Provincia de Lugo, Spain / España
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Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 09:17 PM UTC
Bronco Model have just sent us images of a Seasonal surprise which should get the Allied modeler turning cartwheels. The News Item can be seen:

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

vonHengest
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Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 09:24 PM UTC
Wow, I'll say that's a suprise! I'm not a fan of the clear components, but this kit sounds like it's going to be really nice. I wonder if this will arrive in time for Christmas?....
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Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 11:53 PM UTC
Finally! Iknew someone had to release this sooner or later.... glad its sooner . Im not a big fan of the clear pcs either........

Chris
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 12:46 AM UTC
Wow, great release. Glad to see that British armour is becoming more and more popular.

I wonder what marking options will be included - I would like to do one in multi colour desert camouflage or "mickey mouse ear" camouflage.

Thanks for the update
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 01:25 AM UTC
ALRIGHT!!!!! Way to go Bronco. Now, let's see a Damiler AC...
Rockfall
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 01:33 AM UTC
I havn't bought a new kit in ages as I have promised SWMBO and myself I need to build some from my stash.

But.....its going to be really hard to not pick this one up. So good to see one in plastic.

Way to go Bronco!
DT61
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 01:53 AM UTC
Oh ya baby!!! Bring it on!!! I just found my birthday present

Darryl
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 01:57 AM UTC
Great times for British Armour (who said it doesn't sell then?)

Bad times for my wallet
mopnglo
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 03:06 AM UTC
Oh sweet goodness, that's what I call an awesome news report!
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 03:44 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

Excellent News. Does the convertional kit have the full interior etc? The clear plastic doesn't do much for me but I get the idea.

Great news indeed.

Al
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 04:11 AM UTC
I love these British ACs! I do not like the clear parts either but to make the interior visible - well, the difference on the price tags will decide.
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 05:13 AM UTC
Wow!! This is not who I was expecting to do this kit. Oh well...time to dust off the Humber Mk IV Armored Car Photo Detail CD that I was working on earlier this year.

Chris "toadman" Hughes
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Martinez
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 07:41 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I wonder what marking options will be included - I would like to do one in multi colour desert camouflage or "mickey mouse ear" camouflage.


You'll need to wait for another kit.
The Humber Mk IV was not used in the desert.

Great news though!
MartinD
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 08:43 AM UTC
Wow, I am so stoked by this!

The Bronco juggernaut continues its unrelenting assault on the allied armoured car market!
ALBOWIE
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 06:37 PM UTC
Brilliant Bronco - nice to see a (another) releasethat is outside of the usually genres fed up to us. A great choice and the first of a family I hope.
As I am working on a Daimler Mk 1 AC at present I suppose one of those wont be far away
Great Days
Al
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 07:57 PM UTC
Great news! I've always kind of liked this little vehicle.

Is the limited number of kits only for the transparent body version? I'd rather wait and get a regular one.. if that will be in "regular" production later on.

Hisham
jimbrae
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 08:14 PM UTC
Some clarification. This version is strictly a LIMITED edition of 4000 examples. Next year, the 'conventional' model will be released.

Regarding the research for this one. A friend of mine, George Moore (who does much of the research for Resicast) was responsible for a great part of the work on this. Knowing the meticulous way that George approaches any project - the confidence threshold should be sky-high!

Additional details were provided by U.S. collectors Jim Burrill and Ryan Gill who gave close-up detail photos of their preserved Humber AC Mk.IV interior and equipment.
Canjuaan
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Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 02:31 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Jim,

Excellent News. Does the convertional kit have the full interior etc? The clear plastic doesn't do much for me but I get the idea.

Great news indeed.

Al



This is what I was going to ask, too. Jim, could you please enlighten us?

Thanks!

Johannes

P.s.: Great announcement!
CReading
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Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 03:06 AM UTC
Congratulations Bronco for a long awaited release.
Congratulations Jim for being the first news editor to pop this story.

C.
jimbrae
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Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 03:24 AM UTC

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Does the convertional kit have the full interior etc?



Now, how much of the interior will be present in the 'Opaque' version I don't know. I'd imagine a LARGE part (if not all of it). I'll be getting more images from Bronco shortly, so i'll keep you posted.


Quoted Text

Congratulations Jim for being the first news editor to pop this story.



Thanks, but completely undeserved, Bronco have a mailing list which goes out to everyone at the same time. Now, for me that usually means i'm last to post because of the Time Zone - it would normally arrive at 2/3 in the morning.
Canjuaan
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Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 04:56 AM UTC

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I'll be getting more images from Bronco shortly, so i'll keep you posted.




Thanks!
CReading
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Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:15 AM UTC


Quoted Text

Congratulations Jim for being the first news editor to pop this story.




Quoted Text

Thanks, but completely undeserved, Bronco have a mailing list which goes out to everyone at the same time. Now, for me that usually means i'm last to post because of the Time Zone - it would normally arrive at 2/3 in the morning.



Ah yes, Bronco may have a mailing list that goes out to all involved but you had your news item posted at Armorama and posted a link on ML before any of the other acclaimed 'news' sites. Time zones or not, you beat them all! (and possibly frustrated them also) So, kudos to you.
C.
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 10:29 AM UTC
Thanks Jim.

Al
vonHengest
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Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 02:34 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Some clarification. This version is strictly a LIMITED edition of 4000 examples. Next year, the 'conventional' model will be released.

Regarding the research for this one. A friend of mine, George Moore (who does much of the research for Resicast) was responsible for a great part of the work on this. Knowing the meticulous way that George approaches any project - the confidence threshold should be sky-high!

Additional details were provided by U.S. collectors Jim Burrill and Ryan Gill who gave close-up detail photos of their preserved Humber AC Mk.IV interior and equipment.



Well that may change things for me. I'll definitely pick up one of the regular versions, but taking into consideration what you have said makes me wonder if I should pick up one of these and go for the clear build....