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McNally's 1973 Ford Bronco

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This is my '73 Ford Bronco painted with Tamiya TS-10 French Blue with a white interior.  The wheels and wheel covers have been replaced with units from the Moebius '71 Ford Ranger pickup.  I scratch-built a trailer hitch ball and modified the front edge decals from an upward slant to straight and level.  The air cleaner came from my parts box and the mufflers were painted to match Cherry Bomb mufflers.  I paired this model with a McNally, Boston PI story that I wrote called Bolton's Pride.

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Great looking Bronco.

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Mrmike, you did a great job on your Bronco, love the color, oh yeah and that story ended as it should have.  The hitch is a great addition. 

Did you glue on the top? I tried to leave the top removable on one of my builds but it falls off without touching it, so either glued or just left them off on mine.

 

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Thank you James and Mike!

Mike, I did not glue the top on.  You are correct that the top moves very easily, but it does look good either on or off the Bronco.  I think the hood comes off without even looking at it due to the lack of hinges.  I'm sure that if scale hinges were included with the kit, they would be so very small and extremely fragile.

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Dang Fine Job on the Bronco! Colour is perfect.

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I had no intention of getting this kit.. but Mike, you did an outstanding job and may have changed my mind all together. Build on!

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Very well done! B)

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sweet build

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Turned out really nice, I might have to be a copy cat and use the same color on mine. did you cut the decals to straighten them out?

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Very clean looking build. Great color choice and the wheels and tires really add to the look.

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One of the nicest looking builds yet on that kit. Great job on the decals, that upward sweep at the front drives me nuts.

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Thanks guys!  This is a great kit.  Everything fits where it should and it was an easy build! 

Turned out really nice, I might have to be a copy cat and use the same color on mine. did you cut the decals to straighten them out?

Keith, I did cut the decals at the forward bend and then applied them so that they were straight instead of angling upwards.

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Very nice!

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Thank you Chris!

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Very nice work!!! One of my favorite Bronco builds yet!

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Fantastic looking Bronco Mike!!!

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Thanks Brian and Carl!  This is one of my favorite builds, too!

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I like your take on this kit, Mike.  Nice work!  Oh, and thank you for fixing the the decal, that upward slant drives me nuts!  That little fix makes such a huge improvement in my eyes.

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Thanks Tony!  I was well aware of the decal issue when I had received the kit for Christmas and I did a little research on the actual shape.  It was only a simple snip and repostion in my eyes, but I'm sure someone else would want and do more than that.  Sometimes, it just that little things that mean a lot!

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