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Joined: April 24th, 2005, 12:23 am

February 28th, 2013, 8:07 am #1

Just when i though we had seen all the new releases for the near future along comes Bronco:

and more dark side stuff

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/n ... ronco.html

WWII British & Commonwealth War Correspondent Set looks to be a very useful set when combined with their 25 pdr crew for a Sexton crew or most other afv crews. Well done Bronco. Now that they are cutting their teeth on a DFS 230 surely a Horsa or Hotspur wouldn't be too much of a challenge?

Well done Bronco for giving us such useful and interesting subjects

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

February 28th, 2013, 9:07 am #2

Notice the Mark III "turtle" helmet used by some assault formations on D-Day and the Canadian Inglis holster seen on the RHS figure as well

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February 28th, 2013, 9:26 am #3

This is sooo cool!
And Im pretty sure they will follow it up with a Horsa!
Hey, can they make 1m long sub and a german glider they can surely make a Horsa, right?

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February 28th, 2013, 9:27 am #4

Just when i though we had seen all the new releases for the near future along comes Bronco:

and more dark side stuff

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/n ... ronco.html

WWII British & Commonwealth War Correspondent Set looks to be a very useful set when combined with their 25 pdr crew for a Sexton crew or most other afv crews. Well done Bronco. Now that they are cutting their teeth on a DFS 230 surely a Horsa or Hotspur wouldn't be too much of a challenge?

Well done Bronco for giving us such useful and interesting subjects

Al
Thanks for the heads up Al. Great looking set of figs.

Al
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February 28th, 2013, 9:31 am #5

Just when i though we had seen all the new releases for the near future along comes Bronco:

and more dark side stuff

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/n ... ronco.html

WWII British & Commonwealth War Correspondent Set looks to be a very useful set when combined with their 25 pdr crew for a Sexton crew or most other afv crews. Well done Bronco. Now that they are cutting their teeth on a DFS 230 surely a Horsa or Hotspur wouldn't be too much of a challenge?

Well done Bronco for giving us such useful and interesting subjects

Al
This is a really cool set both as correspondents and as tank and artillery crew.

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February 28th, 2013, 10:35 am #6

Just when i though we had seen all the new releases for the near future along comes Bronco:

and more dark side stuff

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/n ... ronco.html

WWII British & Commonwealth War Correspondent Set looks to be a very useful set when combined with their 25 pdr crew for a Sexton crew or most other afv crews. Well done Bronco. Now that they are cutting their teeth on a DFS 230 surely a Horsa or Hotspur wouldn't be too much of a challenge?

Well done Bronco for giving us such useful and interesting subjects

Al
Evidently they are straight from photos of real people. Is the sitting typist Wynford Vaughan-Thomas?
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February 28th, 2013, 10:42 am #7

Just when i though we had seen all the new releases for the near future along comes Bronco:

and more dark side stuff

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/n ... ronco.html

WWII British & Commonwealth War Correspondent Set looks to be a very useful set when combined with their 25 pdr crew for a Sexton crew or most other afv crews. Well done Bronco. Now that they are cutting their teeth on a DFS 230 surely a Horsa or Hotspur wouldn't be too much of a challenge?

Well done Bronco for giving us such useful and interesting subjects

Al
VERY wellcome set, perfect for some ideas I had a while ago

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February 28th, 2013, 11:20 am #8

Just when i though we had seen all the new releases for the near future along comes Bronco:

and more dark side stuff

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/n ... ronco.html

WWII British & Commonwealth War Correspondent Set looks to be a very useful set when combined with their 25 pdr crew for a Sexton crew or most other afv crews. Well done Bronco. Now that they are cutting their teeth on a DFS 230 surely a Horsa or Hotspur wouldn't be too much of a challenge?

Well done Bronco for giving us such useful and interesting subjects

Al
Specifically, it appears to be an Anniversary Edition Speed Graphic. The tip off is the wire frame viewfinder is flat on top, whereas the pre-war models had a rounded top. Wartime models had no chrome trim.

The smaller camera appears to be a Contax II, which is a German made camera. Obviously these are pre-war. These would have a brushed silver finish, being pre-war.

The movie cameras are a bit harder to tell from the artwork. I believe both are Bell & Howells. It's hard to tell if they are the same or different or to get a clear look at the width of the film housings. if the film housings are wide then it would be a 35mm Eyemo, primarily used for B&W. The narrower Filmo was primarily used for 16mm color. Both of these cameras were standard issue for the US Signal Corps, and were supplied to the British.

(Wish I still had my old Speed Graphic. What a camera.)

Edit: Contax II, not Contax I. There's a difference in the rangefinder window shape.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 6:44 am

February 28th, 2013, 11:20 am #9

Evidently they are straight from photos of real people. Is the sitting typist Wynford Vaughan-Thomas?
Reclining typist is Alan Wood at Arnhem
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February 28th, 2013, 12:29 pm #10



From wikipedia: Alan Wood, the war correspondent, typing his despatch in a wood outside Arnhem; with him are three members of the 1st British-Airborne Division. 18 September 1944





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