Another Jeep from Bronco

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Another Jeep from Bronco

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 6:44 am

August 13th, 2012, 7:15 am #1

see Terry's PMMS site.

Described as a GPW "Model 42" which is strange as there was no such thing, so perhaps it's a Ford script body with no jerrycan holder, although the Ford script bodies were replaced by early July 42. Includes a Bantam T3/ Willys MBT trailer and figures, one of which looks suspiciously like the John Wayne character from The Longest Day.

Also Humber Mk II A/c and Korean War Chaffee announced

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 11:27 am

August 13th, 2012, 7:47 am #2

...it will be interesting to see how the Bronco kit will compare with the fine Tamiya offering.
I suspect that the parts count for the Jeep will be "slightly" higher in the Bronco kit...

Cheers,
Anders
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August 13th, 2012, 7:51 am #3

yeah, but the finess is excellent. Built 3 of their quarterscale Staghounds - true jems of modelling.

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August 13th, 2012, 9:44 am #4

...does produce excellent kits.
I recently built their M24, a rather complex kit but still very enjoyable from start to finish.

Cheers,
Anders
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Joined: September 27th, 2004, 11:44 am

August 13th, 2012, 10:24 am #5

see Terry's PMMS site.

Described as a GPW "Model 42" which is strange as there was no such thing, so perhaps it's a Ford script body with no jerrycan holder, although the Ford script bodies were replaced by early July 42. Includes a Bantam T3/ Willys MBT trailer and figures, one of which looks suspiciously like the John Wayne character from The Longest Day.

Also Humber Mk II A/c and Korean War Chaffee announced

sk
Nice follow up to the Mk IV.
I'm even impressed by the Marder and the Sd.Kfz 233. And you get the trailer with the Jeep too.
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Joined: February 22nd, 2001, 4:07 am

August 13th, 2012, 10:28 am #6

see Terry's PMMS site.

Described as a GPW "Model 42" which is strange as there was no such thing, so perhaps it's a Ford script body with no jerrycan holder, although the Ford script bodies were replaced by early July 42. Includes a Bantam T3/ Willys MBT trailer and figures, one of which looks suspiciously like the John Wayne character from The Longest Day.

Also Humber Mk II A/c and Korean War Chaffee announced

sk
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I love the artwork!!!

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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 5:18 pm

August 13th, 2012, 12:44 pm #7

see Terry's PMMS site.

Described as a GPW "Model 42" which is strange as there was no such thing, so perhaps it's a Ford script body with no jerrycan holder, although the Ford script bodies were replaced by early July 42. Includes a Bantam T3/ Willys MBT trailer and figures, one of which looks suspiciously like the John Wayne character from The Longest Day.

Also Humber Mk II A/c and Korean War Chaffee announced

sk
OK, so far I've put off buying the M24 because I want to see what the AFV Club kit, if it ever materializes, will look like. But this, a new Jeep with trailer and crew to boot? They just know I won't be able to resist!

Like Anders, I'm anxious to see how Bronco's Jeep will compare with Tamiya's. Though the Tamiya kit is a great little model, it does miss a few rather important and quite noticeable details like the hood latches and the large windshield securing latches.

It's definitely a great time to be an Allied modeler.

Cheers!

Hervé "Charby" Charbonneau
Chicoutimi QC
Canada

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Joined: August 5th, 2005, 9:47 am

August 13th, 2012, 12:59 pm #8

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August 13th, 2012, 2:34 pm #9

Its funny, we have John Wayne in the Jeep and John Lennon as a fallschirmjäger riding on the back of a Dragon Tiger II. Wonder why Ron Volstad didn't save John Lennon for the face of one of the Brits he did?

It would be nice to see actual historic personages rather than actors. What if the Peiper figures all had Robert Shaw's face? But this would be a problem with Audie Murphy. Or at least it would solve both issues, putting an actor on the kit box as well as the soldier he portrayed.
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Joined: February 22nd, 2001, 4:07 am

August 13th, 2012, 3:34 pm #10

Excellent point!

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