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Buffalo MPCV
Buffalo 6x6 MPCV 2004-06 Production
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by: James Bella [ C5FLIES ]


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The Bronco Buffalo has finally arrived in the U.S.A. and I just received mine after being on pre-order for what seemed an eternity. I won’t pretend I know anything about this vehicle, although my interest in modern armor has been growing at a rapid pace and this was one I just knew I had to have.

Darren Baker has offered to do an In-box review of this kit (thank you Darren!), but in the meantime I thought I’d share some photos of the kit to whet your appetite of what appears to be a very impressive kit.

First Impressions:
In Bronco’s usual style the kit has a lot of parts, many which are very small and delicate…this is definitely not a weekend build. Mold quality looks to be excellent with the only fault I found in my quick look was some sink marks on the leaf springs.

One of the many things I like in this kit is the separate gauge cluster which can be painted and decaled before attaching to the dashboard.

Three options for antenna array are provided although (once again) Bronco has you make the ‘stick’ antennas from stretched sprue without providing a length. There are also some hydraulic lines or conduits that will need to be fabricated, the instructions call for forming some sprue pieces for these although it looks like wire may be a better solution. Odd, since they do provide three diameters of vinyl tubing for other areas of the kit.

The instruction book looks excellent and included are two addendum sheets, one to correct a simple mistake in the instructions and the other for the radio set which looks like it was added after the kit production had started as the radio sprue is not shown in the sprue layout section of the instructions.

I always enjoy building kits from Bronco and this one looks to be very promising indeed.
SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent mold quality, good details.
Lows: Sink marks on the leaf springs, hopefully they won't show when completed (although they really aren't that bad).
Verdict: Looks to be an excellent kit that belongs on the bench, not just another one in the stash!
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: CB-35100
  Suggested Retail: $74.99 US
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  PUBLISHED: Mar 18, 2012
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.44%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.97%

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About James Bella (c5flies)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

My main interest is 1/35 scale WWII armor, Axis and Allied, and will occasionally branch out into other areas. The builds I have done so far have been pretty much OOB, and considering what most newer kits include, that is usually more than enough for me. Even though my projects do not always end up ...

Copyright ©2017 text by James Bella [ C5FLIES ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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thanks James, I like those tires and treads parts
MAR 17, 2012 - 11:50 PM
I've been very tempted to get this kit. Thanks for the info. I look forward to the other reviews.
MAR 18, 2012 - 12:08 AM
I bought my recently and must say that it is indeed an excellent kit. Hopefully someone out there will produce more figures for the wide range of modern vehicles available now though...
MAR 18, 2012 - 02:38 AM
As I commented on different thread, another $75.00 model! I certainly hope it is justified. Of course I want one, they (real ones) are made right here in South Carolina... Keith.
MAR 18, 2012 - 02:08 PM
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