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SimonL

Bronco 1:48 Staghound Mk 1 Armoured Car

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SimonL    2,319

My next armour project arrived in the mail today. 

 

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Tamiya 1:48 quick build this ain't!

 

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Looking forward to getting started, this will take longer I think than some of the recent kits I have built. Anyone know what the British markings are? 

 

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clive_t    454

Simon, not sure if this helps with the markings question, but:

 

www.fireandfury.com/britinfo/divmarkings.pdf

 

Following with interest, of course! :)

 

 

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SimonL    2,319
1 hour ago, Bullbasket said:

.....................so, it won't be finished by the weekend then?:nah:

 

John.

 

No, not likely a all 😆

 

11 minutes ago, clive_t said:

Simon, not sure if this helps with the markings question, but:

 

www.fireandfury.com/britinfo/divmarkings.pdf

 

Following with interest, of course! :)

 

 

 

Thanks, I'll take a look at that.

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Silver Fox    1,544

I built the version with the crusader turret a couple of years ago and didn't enjoy the experience as much as any of the Tamiya and Italeri 1/48th armour I've built. That said, if you take your time and are prepared to put 11 small parts together to make what would be one part on a Tamiya kit then the finished result is well worth it. I'm looking forward to your build

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SimonL    2,319
Posted (edited)

@clive_t A quick look through that link you sent me, and it would appear the British markings are of a vehicle from HQ Squadron of an Armoured Car Regt in XII Corps.  From this link here http://www.warwheels.net/BritACsInEurope44_45BROWN.html it would appear that it would be likely to be the Royal Dragoons. Thank you!

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SimonL    2,319
17 hours ago, Silver Fox said:

I built the version with the crusader turret a couple of years ago and didn't enjoy the experience as much as any of the Tamiya and Italeri 1/48th armour I've built. That said, if you take your time and are prepared to put 11 small parts together to make what would be one part on a Tamiya kit then the finished result is well worth it. I'm looking forward to your build

Thanks for the advance warning. I will be taking this nice and slowly! (Honest @Bullbasket and @PlaStix :P)

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SimonL    2,319
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While waiting for paint to dry on some of the detail parts left to put on my Tilly, I started cutting and glueing. The plastic is hard, with crisp detail, and also very thin. Tamiya thin cement works very well with it. These first few parts fit very well together as well. Can't help but think that Tamiya may have molded this as a single piece though......

 

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PlaStix    11,971

Wow! I'm here four days after you have started the thread Simon and you haven't almost finished! ;)

I haven't got any Bronco kits so I will be interested to follow your progress. They always look well produced and detailed. :popcorn:

Kind regards,

Stix

 

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SimonL    2,319

Oh my, now I know what you were getting at @Silver Fox

 

Started on step 2. Why oh why did they make this so complicated? I employed the cocktail stick with blu-tak trick again.

 

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it didn't take too long, but oh so fiddly. I'll do the other side tomorrow.

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SimonL    2,319

And it continues. More glueing of teeny-tiny pieces. This is going to take awhile. Still, it all fits well so far.

 

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There is 10 separate parts here that needed to be put together.

 

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But it does all fit well on the main frame of the vehicle.

 

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SimonL    2,319

Progress today. Yes, very fiddly and the small parts are a pain to clean up. But I have to admit the level of details looks great.

 

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A dry fits of the wheels. It's quite a big beast relative to the other 1:48 tanks I have made.

 

https://flic.kr/p/XEeXjZ

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Ozzy    2,129

Nice start Simon, the suspension looks fantastic.

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Gremlin56    5,820

Certainly is coming along nicely. Interesting to see how it looks with the rockets fitted.

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SimonL    2,319
On 13/08/2017 at 6:17 PM, Ozzy said:

Nice start Simon, the suspension looks fantastic.

 

Thanks, I THINK it was worth the hassle :-)

17 hours ago, Gremlin56 said:

Certainly is coming along nicely. Interesting to see how it looks with the rockets fitted.

 

Thanks. Actually not intending to add the rockets as I want to do the British vehicle.

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