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    Bronco 1:35 Scale British Cruiser Tank A34 Comet

    Bronco 1:35 Scale British Cruiser Tank A34 Comet
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    Superb,excellent detailing again,
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    Thanks Don.

    Quote Originally Posted by beihan62 View Post
    Superb,excellent detailing again,
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    I like the "used"look of this model,the dried mud in the track cleats and up the front and rear plates,what do you use for the dried mud(unless it s a trade secret),sand would have much too coarse grain to look realistic,very clever whatever you used,it looks "right",
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    Bronco 1:35 Scale British Cruiser Tank A34 Comet

    No secret Don, for the dried mud just a mixture of various colour fine pigments.

    Quote Originally Posted by beihan62 View Post
    I like the "used"look of this model,the dried mud in the track cleats and up the front and rear plates,what do you use for the dried mud(unless it s a trade secret),sand would have much too coarse grain to look realistic,very clever whatever you used,it looks "right",
    Regards,
    Don,

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    Another masterpiece. How much time does it take to make a model of this quality?
    Regards, DJH

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    Bronco 1:35 Scale British Cruiser Tank A34 Comet

    Thanks DJ, as for time each model is different, some model kits have 200, 300 parts other more detailed kits have well over 1,000 parts so a fair few hours just to build. Each piece needs to be taken off the sprue, trimmed and glued into place. The painting and weathering takes much longer.

    This particular kit didn't have all that many parts so not much building time but a lot of hours on the weathering, I don't know exactly the time spent on it. Maybe around 10 - 15 hours at least from start to finish at a guess.

    Due to drying times of primer, paint, varnish etc using acrylic and enamel products obviously it can't all be done in one go, I usually do a couple of hours or so a day.

    Quote Originally Posted by pzgr40 View Post
    Another masterpiece. How much time does it take to make a model of this quality?
    Regards, DJH
    Last edited by Darren; 5th February 2017 at 11:46 PM.

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    Stunning build Darren of an awesome British armoured fighting vehicle.
    I completely concur with everyone else, your models are the perfect balance of realism, without going crazy on weathering, without the de rigeure replacement off-colour barrel and without showing it in pristine condition.. The few models I made didn't come close to this.
    Thank you for showing...keep going
    Rich


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    Thanks for the kind words Rich, I really enjoying building these models for all to see. plenty more to come this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardB View Post
    Stunning build Darren of an awesome British armoured fighting vehicle.
    I completely concur with everyone else, your models are the perfect balance of realism, without going crazy on weathering, without the de rigeure replacement off-colour barrel and without showing it in pristine condition.. The few models I made didn't come close to this.
    Thank you for showing...keep going
    Rich

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    After a good deal with Darren I was lucky enough to end up with the stunning A34 Comet photographed. Its just about my favourite AFV of WWII
    It now sits in pride of place next to my 77mm collection shown below.
    77mm Collection - 1024.jpg

    Left to right the rounds are -- Proof (not WW2 dated), APC, HE, APCBC, and APDS -- If anyone has a Wooden Drill round or high capacity HE, Id love to know

    77mm Proof
    Projectile DD(L)12304/9 - 17LB - 17PR & 77mm MK2 - BS - RL - Lot 1 1/57 NX 37/1078
    Projectile Paint - 17PR & 77MM MK2 (top) - 17PR & 77mm (feint) DD(L)12304/9
    case 77MM MK 1 1945 VAEL CF LOT 245

    APC
    Projectile APC 17PR VII T BS - AMC 9/43
    Case 77MM MK 1 RL 1944 CF Lot 132
    Case paint - APC (T)

    HE
    Projectile 17PR II T - 6/43
    Projectile Paint - lots but cant make it out
    Fuze - VAD 11/43 1/3 244 III 3B F
    Case Paint - HE-HC (T) RED

    APCBC
    Projectile - APCBC 17PR MK iXT 42 STC 5/44 9828
    Projectile paint - None
    Case - 77MM MK 1 1945 VAEL CF LOT 217

    APDS
    Projectile - APDS 17PR & 77MM - 1BT - RLB 3/45
    Projectile Paint - None
    Case - 77MM MK 1 1945 VAEL CR LOT 307

    Rich
    (All are completely inert and disassemble -- and I dont own a Comet!)
    Last edited by RichardB; 23rd March 2017 at 11:00 PM.


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