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Bronco US Light Tank M24 Chaffee
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 01:35 PM UTC
Russ Amott provides an in-depth built review of the US Light Tank M24 Chaffee (Early Production) from Bronco, with crew figures and extras.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 02:21 PM UTC
That was an excellent build review. It is always so nice when someone else goes through the trouble of identifying pitfalls and trouble spots so i don't have to!

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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 02:35 PM UTC
Yup, excellent review Russ (once again ) Thanks for sharing that one with us!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 04:46 PM UTC
Great job Russ! Can't wait to see this one painted and finished.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 06:10 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments, and thanks James for getting this up. The kit includes 8 return rollers, so the M19 and M41 may not be too far off. I don't know if I mentioned, but there is a lens for the spotlight, which was another nice detail. I wonder now if AFV Club will release theirs, and if so, how it will go together. Correction on the reivew. What I called the turret traversing mechanism is the turret hydraulic pump and handle. It's the big cylinder. That was from a walkaround photo at Toadman's.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 06:54 PM UTC

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Correction on the reivew. What I called the turret traversing mechanism is the turret hydraulic pump and handle. It's the big cylinder. That was from a walkaround photo at Toadman's.



Corrected...I think
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 07:36 PM UTC
Thank you Russ, most excellent!

Always looking forward to your reviews, they are amongst the best reviews online IMVHO.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:24 AM UTC
Fantastic review! I'm looking forward to building this one! And I will heed your advice...


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I recommend building with relaxing music in a peaceful location, and avoid the use of stimulants as some of the assembly could be aggravating.





Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 02:04 AM UTC
I read the whole thing last night and followed along with my directions. There's only 1 typo I saw, but it basically referred to a part installed in a previous step that was numbered wrong. No big deal and easy to understand the intent. Course, I forget what it is now.

There's a few little accuracy issues that Russ didn't catch since he didn't have a lot of reference available. For instance, the rear 'brackets' for the flotation devices should not be added for an "early" M24. They didn't show up until after the front brackets (not included in the kit) were being added to M24's.
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 05:49 AM UTC
James, thanks again for the fixes. Jesse, thanks for the reference correction. Stephan and Christophe, thanks for the comments. I'm glad the review was helpful.
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 09:34 AM UTC
GREAT review Russ I've always loved the Chaffee, even though i'm an Axis Dude. Thanks Geraint
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 02:53 AM UTC
Russ, thanks for the review. I just got back in the hobby after years of lay off. I got too eager and bought the Italeri kit instead of waiting for the Bronco release but I decided to upadte it with the Verlinden M24 Chaffee detail set.I wish I would have waited a bit longer for the new Bronco kit. I ended up spending about the same amount of money in the end with the Italeri kit and update kit.
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 04:17 PM UTC
Geraint and Mike, thank you.

Late news, but worth attaching to the review as Bronco have now fixed the turret issue, and it is available either as a replacement part if you have an initial production boxing, or an included part starting in their February production.