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Bronco Bofors Gun Crew
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 04:30 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly builds up the Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun Crew, a 6 figure set from Bronco.

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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 03:27 PM UTC
Hi Alan,

Thanks for the review.

Have you built and test fitted the seated figures onto the the gun yet ?
Is there problems withe the hands going onto the traversing handles and the seating of the figures onto the seats ?

Sorry to be too specific as I almost got this set the other week and that info would help me determine the outcome of buying the figures.

Thanks
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 07:42 PM UTC
Hi Michael,

No, I haven't build the gun yet as I mentioned in the review. My advice would be build it first and test fit to your build.

As figure D has arms and hands complete there souldn't be any problem there. Figures A, B, E and F all have separate /hands hands so both amrs and hands can be adjusted to fit.

Figure C has the odd cuffs as mentioned, but he too has ssparate arms/hands so again there sholdn't really be a problem.

I'd probably fit arms/hands to the kit part first then add to the figure, at least that was my thinking when I was building them.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 08:05 PM UTC
Thanks Alan

I don't think there will be too many problems with the figures.
They look very well detailed.
I will be getting a couple of sets and change out with the Hornet range .

Thanks again for the quick answer

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 12:57 AM UTC
The other good thing this set is useful for is as BEF tank crew, paint them Black for BEF or Khaki for Cav/Non RTR. Leave off the respirator case, add berets or sidecaps and Tankers holsters and you have a set of tankers for you Vickers or Matilda. Additionally they may be good conversion fodder for Engineers or other Arty crews where minimal webbing is required.

I really like the Bronco (and Miniart) figures as they actually build into the complex figures depicted (at least wit hthe sets I've done (17 pdr, Briti AFV and RE).

Thanks for the review
Al
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 01:12 AM UTC
Hi Al,

Yes, the minimal webbing is a plus, I've started to convert a few into WW1 Tommies and a couple into stretcher bearers.

Have fun.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 03:53 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Some afternative uses.

A couple of WW2 (BEF) stretcher bearers and three WW1 Tommies I'm working on.

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Nice generic set.

Al
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 06:35 PM UTC
Al,

The figures are coming along nicely .

I agree the Bronco and Miniart sets being a little complex but they are well worth the money for the detail and quality for plastic figures.

Cheers,
Michael