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Pz. III Ausf. A
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 02:57 PM UTC
Bill Cross reviews Bronco Model''s Pz. III Ausf. A kit.

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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 04:25 PM UTC
Hi Bill
Very nice and informative. This one looks really cool with those rather large road wheels.
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 06:51 PM UTC
Nice looking kit, thanks
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 09:22 PM UTC
Thanks to Darren for pushing me to do better than my original. I owe you guys a build of this, but since this is a major release story, I didn't want to hold up the in-box.
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 01:00 AM UTC
One can never have too many Pz.Kpfw IIIs!

Intriguing looking model. Those tracks - I want them but I don't want to assemble them!
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 04:25 AM UTC
JPTRR Perhaps you could subcontract the job out.....hahahha
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 05:43 PM UTC

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Bill Cross reviews Bronco Model''s Pz. III Ausf. A kit.

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THANKS to Bill C, and Darren!

I got this kit back in December, before Christmas, but I still have too much on my workbenches to start this one. Looking forward to building it. The Tracks look to be MODELKASTENs, but I wouldn't swear that they are. I'm also going to hold off on building it till the Pz.III-experts have built it, knowing that there is at least a 50-50 chance that some corrections may be necessary.

I will probably build my -Ausf.A in a Pre-war two-toned SCHWARZ-GRAU/ROTBRAUN Color Scheme, just because I think it will present itself quite nicely among my other early and Pre-war German vehicles...
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:05 PM UTC
The track assembly looks almost identical to a HobbyBoss T-26 I did recently. They were a bit fiddly, but once I found a method, they went together well. The trick for me was to leave the track pins on the sprue itself until they're installed in the track. Snip the pin off with a set of sharp sprue cutters and dab a tiny bit of liquid cement on it to make sure it stays put.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 08:30 PM UTC
I have uploaded some build images to the review.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 09:00 PM UTC

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The Tracks look to be MODELKASTENs, but I wouldn't swear that they are.



They wouldn't be Modelkasten. Bronco's are usually in house tooling, but copying the assembly method Modelkasten pioneered (Indi links assembled with a pin on each side) as a lot of manufacturers seem to have started doing with the tracks in their kits.