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Bronco: Horsa First Flight
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 11:12 AM UTC


The Horsa that Bronco Models promised some time ago is now nearly ready for its first flight. We finally get to see some of the sprues that will make up this model.

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dimkaras
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 01:32 PM UTC
I love 1:35 aviation
You are very welcome!
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 01:35 PM UTC
Diorama building just got a little more interesting.
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 03:15 PM UTC
Let us see how much it is...
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 04:48 PM UTC
Excellent. hats off to Bronco for making such a model. If they are making a range of figures as well then even better.

Happy Days

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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 06:08 PM UTC
About time !
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 06:11 PM UTC
I heartily applaud Bronco's desire to put out this kit -- but I certainly hope the model-buying community responds in kind. I'm sure that the Bronco 1/35 Piper Cub and 1/35 Tristar Storch kits didn't fly off the shelves.

If possible, let's reward Bronco. It has the Horsa glider and the German DFS Glider on schedule -- open up the wallets, guys! Keep the stream coming!
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 06:24 PM UTC
Very interested, indeed I am. Just curious, how big that thingy is in 1/35? My cabinets might be too small... :/
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 07:52 PM UTC

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how big that thingy is in 1/35? My cabinets might be too small... :/



Wingspan = 76,6 cm Length = 58,3 cm

H.P.
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 09:27 PM UTC
Wait until you hear what other delights are going to be announced to tempt us.
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 11:08 PM UTC
Thx Frenchy. My cabinets are way too small....
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 11:21 PM UTC
Very exciting! Im not a wingy-thingy guy but I may need to venture out of my comfort zone for this kit!
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 01:54 AM UTC
I really need to get at least one of their piper cub's . Not to sure about a Horsa that a good size kit. I'm sure with in a year there will be a Waco to go with it.
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 05:06 AM UTC
Any idea on cost?
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 05:23 AM UTC
Wow, that's just under 30 inches in length! I have not hung a model from the ceiling in almost 40 years. That may soon change.
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 05:52 AM UTC

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Wait until you hear what other delights are going to be announced to tempt us.



A 1/35 Short Sterling tow plane!? Please please please!
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 06:17 AM UTC
Now that's some serious ceiling real estate ... Stirling, tow cable and Horsa!
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 12:18 PM UTC
Well done Bronco , the sprues look good.

2 dioramas out of 1 plane or just build it and find the space to fit it in the hobby room, lounge room, any large area that will accept this monster


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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 05:22 PM UTC

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Wait until you hear what other delights are going to be announced to tempt us.



A 1/35 Short Sterling tow plane!? Please please please!



Sir, whilst I applaud your enthusiasm for said kit I think you have missed the point - C-47 FIRST then (possibly) a Stirling tow plane !
Then I`ll take two of everything !
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 05:53 PM UTC

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Wait until you hear what other delights are going to be announced to tempt us.



A 1/35 Short Sterling tow plane!? Please please please!



Sir, whilst I applaud your enthusiasm for said kit I think you have missed the point - C-47 FIRST then (possibly) a Stirling tow plane !
Then I`ll take two of everything !



A Dokata would be nice. As Bronco took over the project from MB who knows. The DC 3 was shown in the original MB project.

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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 06:10 PM UTC
Companies have been venturing into high-end 1/32 aircraft recently. I imagine a Ju-52 will be in the offing some day. My hope is that they'd be daring enough to release it (and a C-47) in 1/35 rather than 1/32. Why not also cater to the armor builders?

Besides 1/35 helos, only the Piper Cub and the Storch exist in injection plastic to date. I hope someone in the project development meetings would think of the crossover market if they'd do some of those other aircraft in 1/35...
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 07:07 PM UTC
A Waco gilder would be good for the US market and also useful for the Chindit operations.

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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 07:19 PM UTC
For the limited market likely, I think a Stirling is probably out of the question. It's a big big beast.The wheels alone are almost as tall as a man.

Don't forget that the Halifax was often used as a tug - eg Operation Freshman and the Caen Canal landings. It's smaller than the Stirling and more on par with the size of the Lancaster - which is being offered by HK Models.

But think of airborne operations and you immediately think of the Dakota. That would be enough for me. If you want to maximise use of the moulds, there are enough C-47/Dakota variants to keep people going - Vietnam-era AC-47 etc etc

I think the CG-4A is considerably smaller than the Horsa isn't it? Perhaps we can hope for one of the Clarkair CA-1 airborne dozers to go in it as well
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10:37 PM UTC

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Perhaps we can hope for one of the Clarkair CA-1 airborne dozers to go in it as well



There's at least a resin one available :



H.P.
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 01:01 AM UTC
Bronco does the m24 locust airborne tank ......so why not a Hamilcar glider
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