Here some first pictures of my efforts:
Frame moulded as a single piece, here with all attaching parts
Engine (a kit in the kit) existing of 35 parts.
The assembling required two evenings and sometimes I thought “less could be more, dear BRONCO”. However, after finishing the steps 1 - 7 you have an extremely fine detailed chassis with engine. Actually the tide of details cry’s for a model with open bonnet….some additional wires and tubes and you have a perfect engine replica. But I bought the kit because I had a fast building project in my minds…I am still irresolute.
Ok, the project open bonnet is shelved. I had massive fit problems with engine and bonnet. I can’t explain the reason for this, maybe I placed the engine wrong or I was easy unable to read the construction in the right way. So I made finally the option with closed bonnet. Bye bye engine!
Honestly, I asked myself why BRONCO does such an extensive detailing at areas you never will see after gluing the body on the frame?
ok, months later..I own you the pictures of the finished model. Finally I decided to make a simple base. Such a small base is a ideal possibilty to show a model "in action". A full article about the kit, the building & painting will published soon in the Tamiya Magazine Int.