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Bronco A13 Mk II Cruiser
brian638
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 01:19 AM UTC
Stefan Halter shares a number of photographs of his Bronco A13 Mk II Cruiser Tank Mk IVA (Early/Late) Production.

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Thanks!
iowabrit
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 01:54 AM UTC
Very nicely done. Excellent weathering. When I built mine I gave up on the bronco tracks and used Crusader fruils
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 04:58 AM UTC
I really like this. Just the right amount of weathering--very realistic!

Tiger_213
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:15 AM UTC
Looks awesome. A less-than-obvious choice in WWII armor for sure.
doppelganger
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:57 AM UTC
Nice!
Dangeroo
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:59 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind comments guys and to Brian for geting it up!

This one was actually built in parallel to the Matilda.

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 04:54 AM UTC
Stefan, wonderful model. Of all the tank camo of the war, RTR's Caunter Scheme is my favorite. Great dust effect, too!
Szmann
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Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 06:38 PM UTC
Neatly executed and realistic dust effect. Just loved it. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing. Warm regards.
Dangeroo
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Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 01:40 PM UTC
Thanks for your kind comments guys.

Personally I liked the Matilda better (better Caunter scheme and weathering) but I think the storage (and possibly the figure which doesn't really belong there) take it down somewhat...

Cheers!
Stefan
AlanL
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2014 - 06:23 PM UTC
Hi Stefan,

Excellent work, the A13 looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 05:41 AM UTC
Hi Stefan, I really enjoy your Matilda & the Cruiser with the Caunter scheme! Beautifully executed. I am looking forward to giving this a try, What Tamiya colors did you use? Thanks in Advance! Best Regards! Bill
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Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:16 PM UTC
Alan, thanks for your kind words.

Bill, I first put on a primer coat / pre shading of XF-1 flat black. Then I sprayed on the dark green. According to Tamiya it is a 1:5 mix of XF-1 and XF-26 dark green. I didn't have XF-26 so I used XF-27 black green straight out of the bottle. Then I used the XF-23 light blue but put in some grey to tone it down. Some sources (in particular Zaloga) indicate that it was rather a grey tone than a blue. I decided to go in between and simply tone down the blue to make it more grey. Last color was the sand, for which I used my own mixture of XF-60 dark yellow and XF-59 desert Yellow (it's really a bottle of desert color that I mix into whatever hue I think is needed for the relevant project...).

That's it! With weathering and washes it will change the tones anyway so I don't really try to get the exact hue. Generally I go lighter so it won't get too dark after washes.

Cheers!
Stefan