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Bronco WWII US Truck Crew Set
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 03:49 PM UTC
Darren Baker reviews Bronco Models latest figure set, World War Two US Truck Crew, which is a set of four figures specifically designed for the Jeep models they have recently released. They however look to be suitable for a much wider range of display possibilities.

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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 03:52 PM UTC
Darren, I'm not much of a figure modeler but after reading your review I believe I'll have to pick up this set...and a jeep to hold them too

Thanks for the great review.
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 04:00 PM UTC
Good looking set. I see the figure with his feet on the dash ended up as drunk/asleep in a Jeep somewhere behind the front.
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 05:10 PM UTC
Thank you for the positive replies. I believe that most if not all will be happy with this set of figures.
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 10:40 PM UTC
Hi Darrren,

Looks like another great fig set! The weapons sprue is the same as in their recent US Weapons set that I reviewed here. There is a slight scale issue with the carbines, but not enough to lose sleep over. And I saw a discussion on another website that pointed out one of the Garand rifles (with bayonet) had its bolt operating rod handle on the left rather than right side - I went back and checked, to find it is true. Now I know there have been "left handed" versions of weapons in the inventory, but I wonder if such a luxury was allowed on the battlefield in WW2?

Tom
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 11:12 PM UTC
Yep, I agree with the above comments - an excellent Review. This really is one of the most useful sets i've seen in a while.
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 02:59 AM UTC
I agree with the crowd. Very nice set and the box art is done by one of the best!!
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 04:59 AM UTC
I would like to see a similar set of figures in later uniform and perhaps USMC as well as I believe members would be stocking up on them.
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 06:30 AM UTC
Very good review Darren. I´d love to see these built up and in place, to see if they look as good as the cover art. Sometimes this cab missleading and the figures look square or stiff. If they are indeed as good as the cover art, Id have to have a set.
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 07:28 AM UTC
Frank I will build a couple of them and add the images to the review.
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 01:12 PM UTC
Nice review, Darren. The options in the kit, especially the patches, are great to see. I built two of the figures in the initial GPW release, and they had good fit and were as good or better than any others in plaastic. The driver was left floating over the seat by about 1mm but that can be fixed with a little work. He wouldn't fit in the WC 51 I have. The 7th division patch won't work with this set as they served in the Pacific and would need a different uniform but that could be placed in a spares box pending a future release.
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 04:25 PM UTC
I forgot to add the 6th infantry division also served in the Pacific. Maybe Bronco is planning ahead for a future release?
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 05:25 PM UTC
Hey Darren, real good review and some very sharp looking figures. I would have to P/U at least 2 sets, other ideas popping into the think tank. Only one problem. You are making it too easy for me to spend more money, but you haven't given up any good excuses or reasons to give the other half to keep us out of the dog house. LOL
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 05:48 PM UTC
I have it easy Bob as I don't go to the pub and for that matter don't drink, so the wife is fairly easy going other than complaining about what she calls "Dust Collectors".
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 05:54 PM UTC
Hey Darren, quite drinking when the wife did to make it easier for her. I know you can't collect dust as bad as we do in Indiana. If we could find a way to use it and sell, then we would be rich out here. After corn and soy beans, it is our 3rd biggest crop.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 05:55 AM UTC
Great review, I'm now sold on getting them. I just re-read it now that the kit is in stock at Sprue Bros. I think I can ID the unidentified piece of plastic for the B figure, it looks like it is a field dressing pouch.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 12:20 PM UTC
Really nice, Squire. Well-done review.