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British Para troops Set A
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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:46 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at one of the latest figure sets from Bronco Models in 1/35th scale, this time around it is World War Two British Paratroopers in Combat set A.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 02:10 AM UTC
the british army parachute regiment founded in 1940. under the orders of winston churchill.
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:50 AM UTC
poses like my old 1/72 matchbox figures...
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 06:09 PM UTC
I could have done with these last year when I built an Arnhem diorama. As it was I had to convert the majority of the figures as there weren't really any airborne figures in combat.. I was a bit worried about these when they were first announced as they looked a lot like the old Esci set which was appalling. Each man must have weighed about 25 stone and had a tiny head. There wasn't even anything salvageable in that set. I've got the Bronco airborne 6lber and crew which are cracking little figures so I know Broncos figures are good. I may pick these up to do another Arnhem dio with the 6lber. The only figure I don't like is the bloke with the grenade as he just looks wrong. He looks like he's throwing the discuss rather than a Mills bomb. I'd be curious to see how much these come out at as I know the paras ambling about sets were quite expensive for what they are. These however are quite unique as they are actually in combat poses. How do they scale out to other manufacturers? I know the Resicast Paras are all a bit small but do these balance scalewise with say DML and other injection figures?
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 06:33 PM UTC
Karl: would you like to review Set B of these figures?
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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 04:34 PM UTC
Yeah, I'd love to if you need one doing. British Airborne forces are one of my main interests so it would be quite novel to review something from the box.
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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 04:43 PM UTC
The decals are a nice touch. I wish other manufacturers would do the same.
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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 05:43 PM UTC
I've got both sets on the bench built, and they go together well. No major problems at all. Just the usual seams to remove and some fine flash here and there; only thing I'm not a fan of is the PE for the PIAT. The box art really sells them short, they're both very useful, worthwhile sets. Now if we can just get them to give the US airborne divisions the same love...
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Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 01:59 AM UTC
erichvon- grab the Bronco British airborne 75mm pack- nice figures.
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 05:26 PM UTC
Built figures would be greatly appreciated and not just the sprue reviews...
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 12:13 AM UTC

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Yeah, I'd love to if you need one doing. British Airborne forces are one of my main interests so it would be quite novel to review something from the box.



Karl: I am waiting for you to Email me your details.