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Bronco Only Campaign
thewrongguy
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Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 07:34 AM UTC
Hi.

First Bronco kit, pretty nice kit from the looks of the sprues.





Nice, albeit a little on the small size



Hopefully I can do it justice.

Cheers

Jeff

panzerbob01
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Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 04:37 PM UTC
Right dinky tank that is, Jeff! I have the USA version kit - same size, of course! VERY cool-looking in the box. I'm waiting to see it built up!

But if you really want DINKY Bronco vehicle kits... try a Topolino! Like the DAK Topo I'm doing HERE. Them is seriously TINY vehicles and kits!

Bob
Giovanni1508
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Napoli, Italy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 11:03 PM UTC
OK dear friends, definitely I enlisted today !

No any idea which kit I'll do, but for sure it will be 1:35 german or italian WW2 afv !

I have sometime to decide...

Regards
Giovanni
Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 06:23 AM UTC
Update,



Still need to work on the other side suspension.
easyco69
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:20 AM UTC
I almost forgot, heres my stuff so far.



easyco69
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Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:06 AM UTC
Update:
So I got some more of the tiny , tiny PE put on ...primed in black.
Next is to paint interior- then paint outside.
easyco69
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 06:30 AM UTC
update:
I got some paint on it!
thewrongguy
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 02:47 PM UTC
@Bob - That Topolino is tempting...




Looking a little rough, but hopefully the primer will tie it all together nicely. Used a little Mr. Surfacer 500 on the turret to add some texture, but other wise OOB. It's in 3 pieces right now to facilitate weathering and painting down the line because I see that side skirt causing me problems access wise. I also need to add the exhaust, but seeing how the hull is in two pieces that can't be completed until they are fused together.
It's a fun, but fiddly build.

Cheers

Jeff
panzerbob01
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 04:44 AM UTC
Looking GOOD, Jeff!

"... a fun, but fiddly build..."

Hey! It's a BRONCO! "Bronco" is, I think, actually a cleverly-different way to spell "fiddly"! Or a kind of goofy-but-intriguing substitution-based code!

To be sure, that Topo is also a "fiddly" (but lots of FUN!) kit... You do need to have your patience on tap for these B kits!

Speaking of my Topo... I better get some progress posted!

Bob
thewrongguy
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:19 PM UTC
Slowly making progress.

Tried some new paint techniques. Instead of priming grey and preshading lines, I went with a black primer.




Then promptly went way too heavy on the base coat and obliterated the black pre shade. Not my best paint job ever, but I should be able to salvage it. There is a little bit of lightened paint in most of the panels, but it's not showing up well on camera. I also just noticed I didn't set my white balance correctly for the lighting because it has a much more brown tint then in reality. Baby steps, I'll get some better photos eventually.



For a size reference here's a photo of it next to a M4A2.



She's still in 3 pieces for paint/weathering so any gaps should disappear.

Thanks again for the encouragement

Jeff
Tiger1944
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:35 AM UTC
Lots of awesome work happening guys!
Been away for a while, and my second build (GAZ-69) is on the shelf of shame at the moment. The instructions are very vague in areas and things aren't fitting together as they should

But it's great to see everyone's progress.
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:58 AM UTC
Hi guy,
I haven't even started my kit yet for this build and I just had surgery on my shoulder. I have to keep it in mobilized for a while so I am on the disabled list now. So I have no idea when I will be able to get back to the bench
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 05:59 PM UTC
Jeff, Thanks for the size comparison between the Sherman & the Locust. WOW ! that little thing must of been one cramped vehicle !
thewrongguy
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2014 - 03:41 AM UTC
Hi again, made a little progress.

Glossed it with Alcad aqua gloss (love it) and used the kit decals. I decided to keep the gun cleaning rod and headlight brush guards off since the photos I've seen from Varsity shows them missing on the 1:1 version. The one thing kind of driving me nuts is the asymmetrical turret numbers. I think it looks a little bit like an eye sore to have one near the front mid turret and one on the rear situated higher. You'd think that the 6thAAR could have thought of future modellers when they were designing markings.





It's still in 3 pieces to help facilitate weathering so that front gap should disappear.

Take care,


Jeff
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2014 - 04:02 AM UTC
Ok guys Im a little late to this party but here is my entry
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and here is my progress as of this morning
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hopefully more today
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 01:54 PM UTC
Ok never thought a Bronco kit would be a speed build especially this kit which i can see why the discontinued
But here is my progress
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Used all the PE that was offered and now with some color
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Hope to have this little guy finished in a week and Im looking for a figure and some gear to add to the inside if thats allowed
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 - 07:18 AM UTC
Ok well There was some gear included with the kit so I added that in but no figure and as predicted finished this up over the weekend
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had some trouble getting the rear wheels to stay on as I said I can see why this kit has been discontinued
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kept the weathering light cause little guy is very fragile
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comments are always welcome
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 02:31 AM UTC
Quick build, Sal. Looks good.

I decided to join this campaign as well. I do not what to build, but I rummage through the stash and see what Bronco kits I find.
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 04:23 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Quick build, Sal. Looks good.

I decided to join this campaign as well. I do not what to build, but I rummage through the stash and see what Bronco kits I find.



Thanks Jasper and welcome back you have been MIA for a while
easyco69
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 05:15 AM UTC
Update: I've completed the model, but here's some pix of interior while working on it. Interior 80% painted in this pic.


Completed model.

Different lighting.
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 02:41 PM UTC
Just started to build my entry, Chinese PLA ZTZ-99G.

Nito74
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 07:17 AM UTC
I have to drop this one..
I won't make it in time.
I still have a lot of work on my Pz II



I'll end it on the next Unfinished Campaigns for sure.

justsendit
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 08:06 AM UTC

Quoted Text

"had some trouble getting the rear wheels to stay on as I said I can see why this kit has been discontinued" ... "little guy is very fragile"



Hi Sal,

Looks great! I recently purchased this kit after seeing your WIP photos — completely ignored all of your warnings! We'll see how it goes!

—mike
casualmodeler
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Hame, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:32 PM UTC
This is where I'm right now: kit painted, some dry brushing and chipping done. Bad news is, that I'm suffering nasty tennis elbow and it makes using paintbrush quite impossible or very painfull at the moment, so I can't promise this will finish in time...


One question: does anyone know, which colour I should use for that round light(?)on both fenders? (The one inside red circle)
FJHueso
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 04:23 AM UTC
A due update: I must hurry now! (But I'm a little more advanced than these pics would suggest!)

Nice works up there!

Javier