Bronco M-24 Chaffee

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Bronco M-24 Chaffee

Joined: March 19th, 2009, 12:48 am

February 25th, 2012, 6:56 pm #1

It's been a while since I made any models.
But I re-started. We all do whether it's a week or a year in between.

I bought a few new kits (not that I don't have enough on the stash... coff coff) because I always like a fresh start.
The Bronco Chaffee is now on the bench and progressing fast.
Here are the first pictures of the build.

I have to say that I find this kit a beauty. Bronco is producing some of the best models I've ever built.



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Joined: May 16th, 2008, 10:31 pm

February 25th, 2012, 7:20 pm #2

but you are making it look easy. I'm itching to see Bronco release a set of T-80 tracks for the Sherman, they've been producing some unbelievably detailed kits lately. I would love to see them give the IDF M50 and M51 this type of treatment.

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Joined: March 19th, 2009, 12:48 am

February 25th, 2012, 7:30 pm #3

There are lots and lots of very small parts. The suspension ends up a little on fragile side. The pins that hold the shocks are .5 to .7 mm in diameter. No major resistance there.

The up side is that this translates into amazing detail.
Parts fit very well. The kit is superb.

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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 1:55 pm

February 25th, 2012, 7:54 pm #4

It's been a while since I made any models.
But I re-started. We all do whether it's a week or a year in between.

I bought a few new kits (not that I don't have enough on the stash... coff coff) because I always like a fresh start.
The Bronco Chaffee is now on the bench and progressing fast.
Here are the first pictures of the build.

I have to say that I find this kit a beauty. Bronco is producing some of the best models I've ever built.



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Yes sir, it has been a long time!!! I hope that this means that work is taking it's rightful place BEHIND modeling in your priority list!!!

We need to catch up on lots of things. I will be talking to you soon.

Take care,
Rick

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Joined: March 19th, 2009, 12:48 am

February 25th, 2012, 8:21 pm #5

It's not only work... It's the mood.
However the work it's challenging to say the least. New assignment, new problems, new solutions and completely new tools.
It was total immersion for months trying to figure out how to do what the client is paying for. Now that I know how to do it I can relax and glue some plastic.

I'm full of will. Let's hope I didn't lose the ability.

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 1:17 pm

February 25th, 2012, 9:27 pm #6

but you are making it look easy. I'm itching to see Bronco release a set of T-80 tracks for the Sherman, they've been producing some unbelievably detailed kits lately. I would love to see them give the IDF M50 and M51 this type of treatment.

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But what's wrong with the AFV Club T80 tracks? Inquiring minds want to know, Joel Smith.
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Joined: August 14th, 2002, 2:02 pm

February 26th, 2012, 9:31 pm #7

It's been a while since I made any models.
But I re-started. We all do whether it's a week or a year in between.

I bought a few new kits (not that I don't have enough on the stash... coff coff) because I always like a fresh start.
The Bronco Chaffee is now on the bench and progressing fast.
Here are the first pictures of the build.

I have to say that I find this kit a beauty. Bronco is producing some of the best models I've ever built.



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Hey António,
great to see you glueing plastic again! I´ve been missing your work!
What a great choice for a comeback. I´d fancy building one of these as well in the near future. The kit looks marvelous and is hard to resist.
Keep us posted please!

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

February 28th, 2012, 5:34 pm #8

It's been a while since I made any models.
But I re-started. We all do whether it's a week or a year in between.

I bought a few new kits (not that I don't have enough on the stash... coff coff) because I always like a fresh start.
The Bronco Chaffee is now on the bench and progressing fast.
Here are the first pictures of the build.

I have to say that I find this kit a beauty. Bronco is producing some of the best models I've ever built.



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Did those track link require cleanup or any other preparations before assembly?

Cheers,
Anders
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Joined: March 19th, 2009, 12:48 am

February 29th, 2012, 2:24 am #9

Just minor cleaning. Each has 3 attachment points that are easily removed with an Xacto knife.
The run you see in the pic was no more than 20 minutes work.


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

February 29th, 2012, 6:25 am #10

That sounds good, thanks. (n/t)
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