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Bronco Hotchkiss H38/39
wbill76
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 11:38 AM UTC
Frank Glackin reviews the 1/35 Bronco Hotchkiss H38/39 light French tank.

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c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 11:52 AM UTC
Thanks for that review, Frank. Very informative and an enjoyable read
exer
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 09:27 PM UTC
Thanks for the review Frank. Definite a contender if a free spot in the Stash comes up.
Drader
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 09:39 PM UTC
The starting handle is apparently held on by magnets

Some improvements over the initial issue (the mould shift on the road wheels has already been addressed there) but the coax is still weak and I can't see if it has a magazine or muzzle on the sprues. Markings look nice.

David
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2008 - 05:59 AM UTC
Thanks very much for fixing this review up Bill. Thanks for the kind comments guys. It does look very promising in the box but I purposelly avoided any comments regarding fit or build because of the planned build-blog.


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Some improvements over the initial issue (the mould shift on the road wheels has already been addressed there) but the coax is still weak and I can't see if it has a magazine or muzzle on the sprues. Markings look nice. David



A Blog has been started now for this kit as well. Please feel free to drop in and comment David .... any tips, information or help you can add, would be appreciated.

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210cav
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2008 - 06:12 AM UTC
Good review. I did the Heller kit more years ago than I care to remember, but it was a decent kit for the times. The price really hit me! Wow...$46 for that little thing? I'd pass on it.
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 11:10 AM UTC
Good job as usual Franky! You certainly have a way with words.
I really like the fact that you provided historical information at the beginning of your review. That helps the piece alot. Really peaks our interest for what is to follow.
I am going to give that one a go!
Regards, Rob Liles