I remembered the Bronco Models’ Staghound. At the time of purchase, I was thinking to build it enthusiastically, but I was frightened at seeing this detailed assembly manual and gently shut the box and put it on the rack. I think whether assembling little by little and paying attention to the loss of small parts, it will be built without problems. Parts matching is good.
In the beginning, the assembly process that seems to be disgusted by too much detail also becomes stereoscopic at the box set and the tension will increase suddenly. There was an impression that it is a considerably large vehicle from this box package and Tamiya Italeri’s Staghound box art. It is surprising its overall size is smaller than my image. Originally the quality of the Bronco’s kit is high, small parts of the chassis panel set of fine parts can be assembled without collapse.
I used a tool that was made only for bending the etched parts in a straight line called “Etch mate”. Long ago, I bought it more than 10 years ago, I feel like I have done quite an expensive shopping. I may not recover my investment, but anyway, it’s a convenient tool.
I’m not particularly fond of view a play, but recently I often go to the traditional performing arts of Japan such as Rakugo (Japanese sit-down comedy) and Noh (Japanese lyrical Noh drama, traditionally masked dance-drama). I would like to read “The Tale of the Heike” again because I saw the Noh.
After WWII was concluded, it was exported to many other countries such as Denmark, Italy, Cuba, Egypt, etc. in addition to the British Commonwealth countries. It is also used in Israel and this kit includes a decal for the Israeli army Staghound.
Staghound was manufactured by Chevrolet and provided to the British army, etc. by the Lend-Lease Acts. The first actual fight was in Italy in 1943. For armored cars, it had a heavy armor, front armor is 25 mm, the front of the turret is 30 mm. It is pretty big and seems to be heavy. The tires are also big.
The maximum speed was 100 km/h on the paved road and the action radius was about 720 km. It was mainly used for unit command and reconnaissance mission. The main armament is 37mm M6 anti-tank cannon. The metal barrel is attached in this kit and it is a sharp finish.
The Chipping, washing and dry brush are moderate, or modest. Characteristics of the Staghound, the big tire has a logo with a fine mold on the side so if you make a dry brush and make it stand out, it is also good with nice expressions.
The turret had small hooks to hold with the body, but I removed it so that it would float slightly, and I made it to the method only to put the turret on the chassis. It is not bad without a strange gap.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.