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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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1/35 Krupp Protze
Mortifa
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: December 02, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 02:41 PM UTC
Who makes the best model of the truck?

Tamiya or Bronco?

Is there another version I have not seen?
TerancekW
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: November 13, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 02:45 PM UTC
Bronco is better. The early type and late type is correctly shown. Tamiya one is a hybird.
smorko
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Serbia & Montenegro
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
Tamiya is from the 70's, Bronco is very recent. It is a no brainer. Plus Bronco gives a whole engine, while tamiya does an engine bottom only, plus the tamiya wheels, suspension, pinout marks leave a lot to be desired. The equipment and crew from tamiya are very blobby, and feel out of scale. Plus the price for bronco is very reasonable.
guni-kid
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:31 AM UTC
It is as always: It depends on what "best" means. Of course Tamiya's offer is from way ago and has its flaws, but it can basically be built on a rainy sunday afternoon. And if you go the distance with the weathering it can be transformed into a fairly good model of the Krupp Protze.
The Bronco offering is - as mentioned - very recent, with a ton of finely detailed parts, newest molding-technology, and runs by a 30% higher price tag (which in absolute numbers is still quite reasonable).

So if you are looking for a nice and easy built with a considerably lower price tag and chances for a fair result go with Tamiya.

If you want to have an up-to-date detailed, more fiddly, time-consuming, and pricier Krupp Protze that builds into a finely detailed show stopper (if tackled correctly and with patience) go with Bronco.

Go ahead and decide for yourself which one is the best.
Mortifa
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 02:26 AM UTC
Thanks for the responses.

Was thinking of throwing a stove on one.