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Airfix 1/35 M10 Tank Destroyer


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Further progress:

The transmission? housing

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I did one part of the interior (rather fiddly levers etc) ans painted it white. Its just waiting for dust and grime to be added (some by me, some by nature)

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59 minutes ago, Silenoz said:

looking good... painting on the seats looks haphazard, but how much will be seen after all...

That is what I thought too, since the gun etc. wil be covering most of the interior.

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I have a bit of confusion here, please help me clear it up.

I have made the shells for putting in the racks, but the instructions say to paint them OG, please help as I think the shells should be painted brass.

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The instructions:

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Many thanks

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13 minutes ago, Silenoz said:

Those seem to be cannisters, not rounds, so its possible that these are painnted OG (Olive green?)

Thank you for clearing up the confusion.

Just asking, what would they contain??

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1 minute ago, Silenoz said:

These contain the rounds:

 

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The green tubes are cannisters that hold the rounds, the brass are ready rounds.

Oh I see

 

Interestingly, I found an M10 Achilles (The british version with a 17 pdr instead of a 3 inch gun) in a Punjabi music video.

The video itself is shot in Chandigarh.

the video- 

The M10 can be seen between 2:10 and 2:15

 

 

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Update on progress:

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Lower hull before mounting canisters

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The lower hull completed (mounting the canisters was a very tricky business)

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The hatches, very complicated pieces in themselves.

 

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Having got back from Pune a few updates

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The lower half of the turret

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The breech

Having done the upper half of the turret as well, I now have to westle with the ill fitting barrel of the gun.

I think I will just stick into place, the amount of plastic surgery I have had to give the front of the turret. 

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After one power cut and some work this is where we stand:

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The lifting eyes that came with the kit proved rather flimsy and broke while cutting, as a result I had to make new eyes out of sprue.

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On the other side (the gun was finally stuck into place with Fevikwik)

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The interior of the turret (one of the seats is held in place with epoxy as it refused to stick, I finally used some heta and fused it to the turret)

 

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22 hours ago, SoftScience said:

This is looking great. I built this kit about 20 years ago when Academy releases it. I remember it had hard gummy tracks that no brand of paint would adhere to. I hope Airfix cast these in a different material.

The tracks are rubber band type. From my experience with Tamiya kits, only artist's acrylics adhere, as they are much thicker.

 

Updates:

Back from the hills (Lovely scenery)

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Snow capped mountains in the distance

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Onto the model

The body and all is mainly done, and I built the machine guns. The M2 was a royal pain in the errrr posterior region.

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The M1919

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Sorry for the delay. I have been rather busy the past month. The death of my grandmother and then the pressure of my boards at school.

Anyhow. This is where we stand

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The green looks strange because of the light.

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In better light after the decals.

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Hey @Vaastav this is a really great build & some smashing holiday photos too.  I am sorry to hear about your grandmother - your memories of her will stand the teat of time & I'm sure she will live in your heart.

 

I will follow along with the rest of the build.

 

Steve

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1 minute ago, BIG X said:

Hey @Vaastav this is a really great build & some smashing holiday photos too.  I am sorry to hear about your grandmother - your memories of her will stand the teat of time & I'm sure she will live in your heart.

 

I will follow along along with the rest of the build.

 

Steve

Thanks a lot. Please do hop on.

 

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Just now, Bullbasket said:

It's coming along really well. Sorry to hear about your loss.

 

John.

Thank you John. My grandmother passed in her sleep, so that is a consolation.

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