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#1 richcrabman

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:54 AM

Ok guys,thought i would share my little mule bronco build with you,whilst im waiting on parts for another build.
Ok ive used two body shells,the white one being a mpc kit,and the yellow one being a revell kit.
After having a good look at the film,i see the little mule is a short Wheel base bronco,and has the wide Wheel arch flairs on it.
So as the mpc kit is slightly shorter,than the yellow one this was the one used for the build.
Ive started by chopping out the arched flaires from the yellow one,as the make the correct body style of the little mule bronco.
This is all for now,so hope to have some more pics of my update soon.............

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Edited by richcrabman, 23 June 2012 - 03:58 AM.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:28 AM

KEWL!

Keep it going! B)

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:07 AM

Thannks Jeff.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:13 AM

Juan: "No problem. My little mule is fireproof!"

-MJS

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:20 AM

Juan: "No problem. My little mule is fireproof!"

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Lol!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:22 AM

I think I'm going to like this build.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:25 AM

Hope so crazyjim,hope i can make a good replica of the real bronco.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:45 AM

I hope it'll be SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:50 AM

Oh yeah,not going down the weathering route.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:44 PM

I don't mean to be ignorant here ,but what movie is it?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:23 PM

Romancing the Stone

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:49 PM

Oh yeah,sorry Austin.is it romancing the stone,good film.even better with the little mule bronco chase.watch it or youtube it.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:24 PM

Your off to a very good start.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:24 AM

very cool. I'm planning to build this truck myself in the future. The questuion that I would have is where are you going to buy the Mule Hood ornament from? Or are you scratch building it?

That's one of the things that is keeping me from building the kit.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:48 AM

Mmm,not put to much thought into it felix.ill do the build then worry about it last.
Im sure there is somthing available on the model market,well i hope so.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:12 AM

Is it actually a mule on the hood,or a horse?

Edited by richcrabman, 27 June 2012 - 06:12 AM.


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:13 AM

HI, I have always loved that bronco, neat movie too. Just a FYI, my dad was in WWII and worked with mules in Burma. He said they can out carry and out work any horse any day. Those mules help defeat the Japan in China and Burma. Steve

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:22 PM

you'll want to remove the bronco 'horse' badge from the fenders (and the word 'bronco' too if you prefer to use the decal) and also the F O R D badge from the leading edge of the hood. if you cut up the bullbar, you can change it to be more correct.
Mine is coming along nicely....

Edited by kruleworld, 28 June 2012 - 04:25 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:16 PM

Hey Walter,thanks for the info.this has already been done,but i do like the idea of using decals for the bronco lettering.where have you got your decals from for this?
I do need to Get the correct bullbar,as the kit i have doesnt come with one.
Could we see your build please walter?

Rich

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:04 PM

I used the kit bullbar, it just needed to have the bars moved around. I printed the Little Mule door decal myself (basically print it on white decal paper, you basically print black around the edges), the bronco badge is from the kit's decal sheet and the front FORD oval is from a racing car decal sheet stuck onto a styrene oval, as is the goodyear decal. I added a middle seat, but it looks like it should be a bench seat. The jerry can comes in two parts, so i used the two halves to look like two same sized cans (they just a bit thin). Sidepipes i got from a cobra. i've yet to put spare wheels on.
Pictures and thread here
http://www.modelcars...topic=57652&hl=