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Bronco A13 Mk II Cruiser

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Stefan followed up his Caunter Scheme Matilda with another early war tank. This time he turned his attention to the Bronco A13 Mk II Cruiser Tank Mk IVA (Early/Late) Production.

Stefan found that this build was a little trickier owing to the PE and some very small parts. He did find that the tracks proved to be a feat of endurance and used a home-made jig to aid assembly.

Once again Stefan tackled the Caunter scheme using Tamiya acrylics over a black primer basecoat. It was finally weathered using MIG Productions pigments.
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About the Author

About Stefan Halter (Dangeroo)
FROM: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

I'll build just about anything military related that gets my interest, though most of it is 1/35 scale WWII Allied.


Comments

I really like this. Just the right amount of weathering--very realistic!
NOV 25, 2014 - 04:58 AM
Looks awesome. A less-than-obvious choice in WWII armor for sure.
NOV 25, 2014 - 10:15 AM
Nice!
NOV 25, 2014 - 11:57 AM
Thanks for the kind comments guys and to Brian for geting it up! This one was actually built in parallel to the Matilda. Cheers! Stefan
NOV 25, 2014 - 11:59 AM
Stefan, wonderful model. Of all the tank camo of the war, RTR's Caunter Scheme is my favorite. Great dust effect, too!
NOV 26, 2014 - 04:54 AM
Neatly executed and realistic dust effect. Just loved it. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing. Warm regards.
NOV 26, 2014 - 06:38 PM
Thanks for your kind comments guys. Personally I liked the Matilda better (better Caunter scheme and weathering) but I think the storage (and possibly the figure which doesn't really belong there) take it down somewhat... Cheers! Stefan
NOV 27, 2014 - 01:40 PM
Hi Stefan, Excellent work, the A13 looks great. Thanks for sharing. Al
DEC 05, 2014 - 06:23 PM
Hi Stefan, I really enjoy your Matilda & the Cruiser with the Caunter scheme! Beautifully executed. I am looking forward to giving this a try, What Tamiya colors did you use? Thanks in Advance! Best Regards! Bill
DEC 07, 2014 - 05:41 AM
Alan, thanks for your kind words. Bill, I first put on a primer coat / pre shading of XF-1 flat black. Then I sprayed on the dark green. According to Tamiya it is a 1:5 mix of XF-1 and XF-26 dark green. I didn't have XF-26 so I used XF-27 black green straight out of the bottle. Then I used the XF-23 light blue but put in some grey to tone it down. Some sources (in particular Zaloga) indicate that it was rather a grey tone than a blue. I decided to go in between and simply tone down the blue to make it more grey. Last color was the sand, for which I used my own mixture of XF-60 dark yellow and XF-59 desert Yellow (it's really a bottle of desert color that I mix into whatever hue I think is needed for the relevant project...). That's it! With weathering and washes it will change the tones anyway so I don't really try to get the exact hue. Generally I go lighter so it won't get too dark after washes. Cheers! Stefan
DEC 10, 2014 - 12:16 PM