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Bronco Models 1/48th MQ-1 Predator

June 2, 2015 in Aviation

Hi folks.

This is the Bronco Models 1/48 MQ-1 Predator straight outa the box.

It’s a very simple build with excellent fit. Marking options are very simple schemes though they’re difficult to add interest to being all grey. A few different shades of grey hopefully give it some visual interest. Decals performed reasonably well with some Mr Mark Softener. A good gloss clear coat helped there. The foggy seeker heads on the Hellfires is the white glue still drying. It’s quite s sizeable kit being almost 30cm in wingspan. Paints are Gunze Aqueous acrylics,

Hope you like it.


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13 responses to Bronco Models 1/48th MQ-1 Predator

  1. Oh yea Mick! A job well done. Please do not type in my address when you take her up. I thank you for this consideration.
    California Steve

  2. Beautifully finished and photographed…..I like it!

  3. Greetings :
    Job well done, very clean and sharp. The photography is just great, to tell you the truth … the image as a whole looks like the pictures one would see on the side panels of the kit box. Again … job well done.

  4. Hi Mick, interesting subject matter and very nicely done too.

  5. Nicely finished, Mick. I don’t think that even in 1/48 that these machines are very big models (I’ve seen a few at shows, but don’t recall the scale.).

    I’ve seen a few photos of the real aircraft being prepped for flight at an airbase. A vignette along these lines might be interesting, too.They have something menacing about them, for sure.

    • I’ve built the Italeri kit in 1/72 scale Rob. Perhaps it’s the long high aspect wing that gives it it’s larger appearance. I’ve got some RBF flags to use and the kit does come with wheel chocks. I have a look at knocking something up.

      Thanks for the comments.

  6. That is pretty sweet sir.
    Well done mate.

  7. It does look threatening, doesn’t it, maybe the absence of human activity in the pictures helps this image? Having said that, Rob’s idea of the machine being prepared prior to take off sounds attractive.

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