The old version of the Bronco Comet I've had on the back-burner for some time now. So before it disappears into the void completly, I thought it's time to bring it down to earth – so to speak. The kit itself is good but a bit pricey, it also needs a few tweeks here and there.
The update list:
The 'Zeitfenster' that I'm aiming for hails (or Halley's) from a place and time that has scarcely been recorded in British military history.
Why such a reluctance in broadcasting this last phase of the fighting in N.W. Europe ... ?
... maybe they had some bloody good reasons.
A trio consisting of middle-aged Verlinden, old Italeri and ancient Tamiya make up the figures.
My Comet has been the recipient of many test sprays during it's 'shelf-life' so just ignore the tone for now and we'll get down to the nitty-gritty. The stays have been formed on the mantlet prior to the tarp cover, missing flat iron and rivets has been added to the front inner fenders and the front upper hull armour has been "dremeled" to a cast texture.
Oh, I was almost caught out here - be aware of the gap at the rear of this plate, I think mine needs some more kitting.
Some stiff old greenstuff built up the tarp mass - apoxie sculpt for the surface:
The usual potpourri of minatures: V.P., rustic Tamiya and wonder o wonder … an Italeri Waffen SS figure (who says I don't like building 'em).
I'll leave you with a shot in the dark … black acrylic to balance it all out:
'Thinks', ... I'd better not forget to chop off that rear portside light.
I find it's always inviting to place a figure pointing at something on a diorama. It can underline a certain detail or problem, and an argument or order is hard to visualise without one.
As I've used this 'trick' more than once in my work and to avoid repetition, I strive to keep them to a minimum. However, for this job there's no way around it as it's being used to indicate something of relevance outside the normal framework - so to speak.
The last snaps of the Comet before it's flight path brings it onto…
… the dark side of the moon.