I've been working on Bronco's SU-152 Sep. '43 production and now that I've completed the construction, I thought I should share the progress so far. Quite surprising (for a Bronco kit), the parts count is on the low side, though the overall detail is not compromised.
The tracks are assembled and will be fitted once painted. Below is a summary of what I've done on this one:
- Replaced all grab handles with wire
- Replaced the hand rails with scratch-built ones (experimented with soldering here)
- Scratched the tow cable fastener
- Twisted my own tow cables (kind of pointless as copper ones were included in the kit)
- Replaced the pickaxe clamps with PE leftovers.
- Chopped off part of the fenders to replicate damage
- Scratched mud guards from foil and beat them up a bit
- Scratched two fuel drums, inspired by the reference photo posted above.
- Almost forgot, added wiring and plumbing to the engine block
As you can see in the photos, I have posted both fuel drums on the SU, which one do you think looks better? Or should I use the kit's fuel drum?
Let me know what you think, all comments and suggestions are more than welcome!