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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 03:37 AM UTC
Mike Freeman shares some pictures of his GPW 1/4t 4x4 Utility Vehicle (Jeep) from Bronco in 1/35.



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m4sherman
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 10:22 AM UTC
Looking good. Don't forget the front bracket that holds the canvas top bow when it's stowed. You can see it in the picture of the Jeep with Mark Clark, just above the front grab handle. The lower bolt also holds on the side protective strap.
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 12:59 PM UTC
Thankís for pointing that out, Randall! ... Oh well, itís off to the kit box to scrounge for those missing parts.🔎

Cheers🍺
ómike
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 03:03 PM UTC
Wow detail detail, looks the real deal even if sans weathering. Good to see the chinstrap too, itís a thang Ďo mine. Great job Mike! (p.s. baby, baby, where did our Supremes go?)
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 05:20 PM UTC

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Thanks for pointing that out, randall! ... Oh well, itís off to the kit box to scrounge for those missing parts.🔎

Cheers🍺
ómike


Glad top be of help. Jeeps are the one thing I have a lot of knowledge about. I have a 1/1 scale 1944 Willys that I have been neglecting, and will be getting back on shortly.
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:12 PM UTC
Beautiful job Mike !! Bronco jeeps have got a lot to offer over the Tamiya , Italeri offerings .

Cool build man !!
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 07:59 AM UTC
Tim and Cheyanne,
Thankís for having a look and for the nice comments! Wish I could move along as quickly as you guys ó always fantastic reads. 🚃🌴

Cheers!🍺
ómike
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 09:47 AM UTC
Hey Randall, the Jeep-master!
I meant to get back to you earlier about the missing front bow brackets. As it turns out, Bronco omitted these brackets entirely in the top deployed version. Their instructions and even the box art show empty holes where the brackets should be. I was considering a little scratch-building, but I managed to find them as a molded-on part of the stowed bows.... clip and clip. ✂️

Thankís again,
ómike
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:26 AM UTC
Strange they would leave them off! Maybe they thought the bracket stayed with the bows? Looking forward to seeing your finished Jeep.