Bronco Models 1/35th Staghound Armoured Car AA

The first topic for Missing-Lynx new Group Build Forum is British and Commonwealth Vehicles of WWII, hosted by Nick Cortese. This topic will run until February 2010, so you will have plenty of time to finish your Allied vehicles.

Bronco Models 1/35th Staghound Armoured Car AA

randy ditton
randy ditton

September 27th, 2009, 12:35 am #1

Hi Folks, I started this model over the summer and just maybe I can finish by the deadline! As some of you have seen this elsewhere i will post a bunch of photos showing progress to date.

Building this as a Canadian car assigned to 12th Manitoba Dragoons in NWE '44-45.

The Bronco kit is very good but offers no interior. Decided to add it....

[/IMG]

Started with the engine compartment. Gas tank in first,

[/IMG]


[IMG}[/IMG]



adding some wiring and fire suppression lines
[/IMG]


These Staghounds were powered by two Chevy motors that were clones of the GMC engines that were used in the 2 1/2 ton cargo truck. I stole one from the Tamiya Cargo truck kit and this gave me a block to start with.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]

test fitting, decided to only model one engine bay and motor.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


Adding some interior walls and more wiring

[/IMG]

Paint on the motor..
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


moving on to the main compartment..

[/IMG]

Putting in the hydraulic pumps, air cleaners, fire suppression system along with the transfer case...

[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Thank you for looking in...

Will post more when I can get back on the computer, Thanks, Randy


Quote
Share

Joined: September 6th, 2002, 2:07 pm

September 27th, 2009, 1:30 am #2

Randy,
Looking good. I hope plan to have the side doors open to show off your work. Those transfer cases look excellent as does the inside.

Jim Guld
Cheers
Jim Guld
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: November 20th, 2008, 3:24 pm

September 27th, 2009, 7:37 am #3

Hi Folks, I started this model over the summer and just maybe I can finish by the deadline! As some of you have seen this elsewhere i will post a bunch of photos showing progress to date.

Building this as a Canadian car assigned to 12th Manitoba Dragoons in NWE '44-45.

The Bronco kit is very good but offers no interior. Decided to add it....

[/IMG]

Started with the engine compartment. Gas tank in first,

[/IMG]


[IMG}[/IMG]



adding some wiring and fire suppression lines
[/IMG]


These Staghounds were powered by two Chevy motors that were clones of the GMC engines that were used in the 2 1/2 ton cargo truck. I stole one from the Tamiya Cargo truck kit and this gave me a block to start with.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]

test fitting, decided to only model one engine bay and motor.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


Adding some interior walls and more wiring

[/IMG]

Paint on the motor..
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


moving on to the main compartment..

[/IMG]

Putting in the hydraulic pumps, air cleaners, fire suppression system along with the transfer case...

[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Thank you for looking in...

Will post more when I can get back on the computer, Thanks, Randy

...very nice job. Keep up.

Philippos
Quote
Like
Share

11a
Joined: August 16th, 2008, 5:52 pm

September 27th, 2009, 10:36 am #4

Hi Folks, I started this model over the summer and just maybe I can finish by the deadline! As some of you have seen this elsewhere i will post a bunch of photos showing progress to date.

Building this as a Canadian car assigned to 12th Manitoba Dragoons in NWE '44-45.

The Bronco kit is very good but offers no interior. Decided to add it....

[/IMG]

Started with the engine compartment. Gas tank in first,

[/IMG]


[IMG}[/IMG]



adding some wiring and fire suppression lines
[/IMG]


These Staghounds were powered by two Chevy motors that were clones of the GMC engines that were used in the 2 1/2 ton cargo truck. I stole one from the Tamiya Cargo truck kit and this gave me a block to start with.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]

test fitting, decided to only model one engine bay and motor.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


Adding some interior walls and more wiring

[/IMG]

Paint on the motor..
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


moving on to the main compartment..

[/IMG]

Putting in the hydraulic pumps, air cleaners, fire suppression system along with the transfer case...

[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Thank you for looking in...

Will post more when I can get back on the computer, Thanks, Randy

Hi Randy,

Good to see this one up here, this is one terrific build.

Al
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: January 23rd, 2007, 9:31 am

September 27th, 2009, 12:34 pm #5

Hi Folks, I started this model over the summer and just maybe I can finish by the deadline! As some of you have seen this elsewhere i will post a bunch of photos showing progress to date.

Building this as a Canadian car assigned to 12th Manitoba Dragoons in NWE '44-45.

The Bronco kit is very good but offers no interior. Decided to add it....

[/IMG]

Started with the engine compartment. Gas tank in first,

[/IMG]


[IMG}[/IMG]



adding some wiring and fire suppression lines
[/IMG]


These Staghounds were powered by two Chevy motors that were clones of the GMC engines that were used in the 2 1/2 ton cargo truck. I stole one from the Tamiya Cargo truck kit and this gave me a block to start with.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]

test fitting, decided to only model one engine bay and motor.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


Adding some interior walls and more wiring

[/IMG]

Paint on the motor..
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


moving on to the main compartment..

[/IMG]

Putting in the hydraulic pumps, air cleaners, fire suppression system along with the transfer case...

[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Thank you for looking in...

Will post more when I can get back on the computer, Thanks, Randy

Which goes double here. Great progress so far. Keep it up.

Cheers

History is Cynical
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: September 24th, 2009, 5:21 pm

September 27th, 2009, 12:58 pm #6

Hi Folks, I started this model over the summer and just maybe I can finish by the deadline! As some of you have seen this elsewhere i will post a bunch of photos showing progress to date.

Building this as a Canadian car assigned to 12th Manitoba Dragoons in NWE '44-45.

The Bronco kit is very good but offers no interior. Decided to add it....

[/IMG]

Started with the engine compartment. Gas tank in first,

[/IMG]


[IMG}[/IMG]



adding some wiring and fire suppression lines
[/IMG]


These Staghounds were powered by two Chevy motors that were clones of the GMC engines that were used in the 2 1/2 ton cargo truck. I stole one from the Tamiya Cargo truck kit and this gave me a block to start with.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]

test fitting, decided to only model one engine bay and motor.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


Adding some interior walls and more wiring

[/IMG]

Paint on the motor..
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


moving on to the main compartment..

[/IMG]

Putting in the hydraulic pumps, air cleaners, fire suppression system along with the transfer case...

[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Thank you for looking in...

Will post more when I can get back on the computer, Thanks, Randy

A bunch more photos....

Working on the driver's controls.....
[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
[/IMG]

[/IMG]
[/IMG]



[/IMG]
[/IMG]
[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
[/IMG]
[/IMG]
[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Will post more soon, Thanks for looking.

Randy
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: September 6th, 2002, 2:07 pm

September 27th, 2009, 3:58 pm #7

Too Cool. So are you going to leave it as a "pop top" model ? You are going all out on this one. Looks great. What are you using as reference material ?

Jim Guld
Cheers
Jim Guld
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: September 28th, 2009, 1:22 am

September 28th, 2009, 2:45 am #8

Hi Folks, I started this model over the summer and just maybe I can finish by the deadline! As some of you have seen this elsewhere i will post a bunch of photos showing progress to date.

Building this as a Canadian car assigned to 12th Manitoba Dragoons in NWE '44-45.

The Bronco kit is very good but offers no interior. Decided to add it....

[/IMG]

Started with the engine compartment. Gas tank in first,

[/IMG]


[IMG}[/IMG]



adding some wiring and fire suppression lines
[/IMG]


These Staghounds were powered by two Chevy motors that were clones of the GMC engines that were used in the 2 1/2 ton cargo truck. I stole one from the Tamiya Cargo truck kit and this gave me a block to start with.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]

test fitting, decided to only model one engine bay and motor.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


Adding some interior walls and more wiring

[/IMG]

Paint on the motor..
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


moving on to the main compartment..

[/IMG]

Putting in the hydraulic pumps, air cleaners, fire suppression system along with the transfer case...

[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Thank you for looking in...

Will post more when I can get back on the computer, Thanks, Randy

Wonderful, marvelous!

Incredible!

What a amazing work!
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: September 24th, 2009, 5:21 pm

September 28th, 2009, 1:30 pm #9

Hi Folks, I started this model over the summer and just maybe I can finish by the deadline! As some of you have seen this elsewhere i will post a bunch of photos showing progress to date.

Building this as a Canadian car assigned to 12th Manitoba Dragoons in NWE '44-45.

The Bronco kit is very good but offers no interior. Decided to add it....

[/IMG]

Started with the engine compartment. Gas tank in first,

[/IMG]


[IMG}[/IMG]



adding some wiring and fire suppression lines
[/IMG]


These Staghounds were powered by two Chevy motors that were clones of the GMC engines that were used in the 2 1/2 ton cargo truck. I stole one from the Tamiya Cargo truck kit and this gave me a block to start with.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]

test fitting, decided to only model one engine bay and motor.
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


Adding some interior walls and more wiring

[/IMG]

Paint on the motor..
[/IMG]

[/IMG]


moving on to the main compartment..

[/IMG]

Putting in the hydraulic pumps, air cleaners, fire suppression system along with the transfer case...

[/IMG]

[/IMG]


[/IMG]


[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Thank you for looking in...

Will post more when I can get back on the computer, Thanks, Randy

Hi Folks,

Hi Jim, Thanks for commenting here, hopefully all the work can still be seen in the end! The engine compartment with it's big hatch will be fine. The main compartment, with it's hatches on either side and the front veiwing hatches, will be pretty good. I think I will glue the the top on but leave the turret lose. It drops in nice and snug. At the moment I plan to add a small 6 volt light running off a battery pac in the base to help seeing in the main Compartment.
Was not really planning on doing an interior until I got hold of "Wings and Wheels in Detail Pub. No. 9." It has tons of great photos as it follows along a restoration of a T17E1. I used it so much that I took it apart and made it looseleaf in a binder. The T17E2 that I'm doing is the same internally up to a point so this has been very helpful.

Hi Al, Glad to have you in this group build!

Philippos and Benjamin, Thank you looking in and commenting.

Thanks Airfixlover!

Had time to upload more photos....

Working on the driver's side footwell area adding the power steering box and fluid pumps and piping along with making up the foot pedals...

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finishing off the driver's side with dashboard and steering wheel..

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

working on the right side of the car adding the electrical junction boxes and wiring...

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Adding more small details , painting and weathering as I go....

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

As always all comments welcome, Thanks, Randy

Quote
Like
Share

Joined: March 26th, 2003, 4:28 pm

September 28th, 2009, 2:58 pm #10

Randy,

I am truly impressed with your excellent work. Both assembly and painting are at highest levels. You know? My knoledge on Stag interior is NULL, but that looks fantastic to me.

I am following all your post with most interest from now on.

Your fan #1.
Lu
Quote
Like
Share