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Revell 1/25 Bronco COMPLETE

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Revell 1/25 Bronco COMPLETE
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:38 AM

I've always been a huge fan of the Bronco.  Back when I was studying for my amateur radio license a friend of my fathers would pick us up in his Bronco to go to tech classes way back when I was 12 or 13.  So when I saw this kit I jumped on it.  This is clearly a newer mold as the assembly and fit is really fantastic.  Also, the mold detail is amazing - resin like details in some cases.  Anyhow - got started and thought I'd share.

Body parts painted right out of the Tamiya rattle can

Here's a shot of the detail I was referring to.  Never seen this in Revell plastic. The vents are so fine.

Got the engine and some of the chasis together

Thanks,

John

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:15 AM

Looking good. 

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Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:17 AM

Looking good, John!  Looking forward to more.  I built the Bronco and your color is very close to mine.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:51 AM

Where did you get the wheels and tires Mike?

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:43 AM

I love old Broncos. I have the Baja version of this in the stash. Looking forward to seeing more. So far, it looks very nice.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:13 PM

midnightprowler

Where did you get the wheels and tires Mike?

 

I used the kit tires with wheel and wheel covers from the Moebius 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom.  The tires were a tight fit over the Moebius wheels, but they do look good!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 01, 2019 10:56 PM

I saw your build Mike and it made me order this kit.  Pretty nice kit.  Comming along.  I wish Tamiya bottle semi-gloss black exactly matched spray can Tamiya semi-gloss black.  Close, but the bottle is glossyer (sp?).  Anyhow - rolling chasis.  On to the interior/body.  Fixed the front tire tread orientation after looking at the pic :)

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 02, 2019 11:26 AM

This is coming along nicely. It looks very good. As far as the tires? It's an old off roaders trick to reverse the tread pattern for maximum grip on bad trails. Real bad idea on the street though.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 03, 2019 7:21 AM

Looking good. I just wish revell had done it straight stock. Exhaust is easy, I did it on mine, ride height and 4 shock setup not so much. I left that as is, a day 2 vehicle.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 11, 2019 2:43 AM

Looks great Lee.

Progress on my build - nothing glued yet and lots of detail work to do in the engine bay but she's coming along

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:02 AM

Mr Mike

Looking good, John!  Looking forward to more.  I built the Bronco and your color is very close to mine.

 

Hey Mike - did you use bare metal foil for the long stripe door guard?  I've see the real rigs with both chromed and body color - on the fence about this.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:49 AM

Looking good. I left my strip body color. Lazy I guess lol. You did yor windshield the smart way! I glued mine on before painting then found out it's far more difficult to get the windiw in that way! Bang Head

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:12 AM

So she's glued together - had a hard time getting the front locating pins and the radiator and shroud in but eventually sealed her up.  Got the grill on and need to do a bunch of touch up in the engine bay as I had a few colors bleed - hate red on black, hate yellow on black.  I'll clean it up but here's tonights work:

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:27 AM

keavdog

 

 
Mr Mike

Looking good, John!  Looking forward to more.  I built the Bronco and your color is very close to mine.

 

 

 

Hey Mike - did you use bare metal foil for the long stripe door guard?  I've see the real rigs with both chromed and body color - on the fence about this.

 

Yes, I did use BMF for the side trim on the body.  

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:56 AM

Top isn't glued yet but the windows are in.  Did the frames with a Sharpie - mixed feelings about that.  For those that may build this down the road - be sure to put the body decals on before the spare tire hinges!!!!!! AHHHHH GRRRR -  will take lots of solvaset and creativity to fix.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, August 17, 2019 3:50 AM

Calling this one done.  Really nice kit.  Had some decal issues...

Thanks,

John

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:42 AM

thats one sharp bronco nice all around ..Beer

Nick.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 17, 2019 7:01 AM

Turned out great. I used a Molotow pen on my window trim.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:00 AM

Really enjoyed this build, nice result!

Greg

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:22 AM

Fantastic build and an excellent representation of the real thing. Well done, Sir.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:09 PM

Looks great!  Nice job!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 67 Foose Dodge Coronet

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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