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Tamiya M10

Dads203

Old-Salt
They certainly made a cracking mess of that road :grin:
Cheers for sharing that clip, is it just me or does the M10 sound like a 432 on steroids?
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
is there any particular reasoning for the extra track links placement on the rear hull? was there specific thinking in trying to (presumably) protect the engine rather than the crew compartment?
 

Dads203

Old-Salt
I see the turret is in two halves, does it join up neatly at the back? the front is hidden by the gun mantlet I see.

It’s not a bad fit but joining up before painting the interior would be a nightmare, some Vallejo putty which is water soluble will be used with a cotton bud and a bit of touch up painting after. Job jobbed ;)
 

Dads203

Old-Salt
is there any particular reasoning for the extra track links placement on the rear hull? was there specific thinking in trying to (presumably) protect the engine rather than the crew compartment?

I think they are ice cleats rather than spare tracks?
 
Remember reading Audie Murphy's book "to hell and back" he was very matter of fact about his taking on a German advance in Italy using the .50 on a burning M10. He briefly described the dead crew having been killed with shrapnel. The Explosion on board the M10 caused his hip injury that ruined his future Military career, so he turned to acting.
Holtzwihr, France
 
is there any particular reasoning for the extra track links placement on the rear hull? was there specific thinking in trying to (presumably) protect the engine rather than the crew compartment?
Grousers used as cleats with the smooth face T41 track links
 
Rear deck of an M10 is nice and flat with few trip hazards ,.......just as well if you've got to stand there to fire the .50
I can see why they often fitted some overhead protection you have a big expanse of sky above you looking up from inside .
Maybe a bit controversial but for what most of us do today the M10 Achilles is probably the best WW2 armour to own ..... the Detroit's sound fantastic on song , sip fuel compared to any other armour and the vehicle is light enough to transport around without going over the weight limit and associated permits and issues that brings ...
Not only that you can get all your mates in and on it...do a bit of swing dance on the rear deck outside a bar in Mons ;-) and performance wise with the Detroit's being given a little tweak 500hp makes it a bit of a sports tank.....
Giz a job I can drive that ! :mrgreen:
 

Dads203

Old-Salt
Slow progress again I'm afraid, just sorted the Browning out tonight, was going to use the Tasca version but
decided to use the kit body with the RBM barrel set, this comes with nice turned grips and a cocking handle along with the sights.
The mount is a little wobbly at the moment and its nose heavy so it doesn't sit level, again its one of those items that will be added last. Cocking handle and the spade grips were soldered just to made them a bit more robust.

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Dads203

Old-Salt
Small update tonight again, just adding more detail to certain areas, the gun breach has had more parts added
like the shields either side if the breach, trigger bar added. I've also added the grab handle seen on many M10's
on the front deck. Added the locking pins to the .50 cradle, chains later.

Enjoy

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Small update tonight again, just adding more detail to certain areas, the gun breach has had more parts added
like the shields either side if the breach, trigger bar added. I've also added the grab handle seen on many M10's
on the front deck. Added the locking pins to the .50 cradle, chains later.

Enjoy

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The step under the nose of the transmission is way too thick..... should be about half that thick ....just to add to your list of jobs ;-)
 
Slow progress again I'm afraid, just sorted the Browning out tonight, was going to use the Tasca version but
decided to use the kit body with the RBM barrel set, this comes with nice turned grips and a cocking handle along with the sights.
The mount is a little wobbly at the moment and its nose heavy so it doesn't sit level, again its one of those items that will be added last. Cocking handle and the spade grips were soldered just to made them a bit more robust.

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M10 / M10A1 used a somewhat unique cradle and mount


 

Dads203

Old-Salt
Cheers chaps for the ref pix and feed back, one question though the 50 rd ammo box, anyone got any decent pix of one, I’ve had a quick look but found nothing of any use. These seem more common on the M10 and the early Sherman’s.
I shall thin down the front step to give it a more scale like appearance, replace the turret tie downs and add some PE headlight guards.
 

Dads203

Old-Salt
Front step :-D

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Same for the tail light guards, still working on them, tape to protect the surrounding areas.

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And untouched

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Dads203

Old-Salt
More detail work on the turret interior, elevation and traverse hand wheels now fitted to the turret and breach.
A few more details added such as the commanders trigger return springs, gunners trigger button on the traverse hand wheel ,
couple of pads on the breach shields. I'm procrastinating on the tie downs.. I hate them
:o
My least favourite bit of any build.

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Dads203

Old-Salt
Working on the running gear now, adding some missing details to the bogies that
Tamiya missed off. mainly bolt heads.

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Bogies were tacked onto the hull using CA glue so I could remove them for detailing and painting.

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Dads203

Old-Salt
Planning the stowage at the moment for the turret, I've also found two Tasca Sherman road wheels
for the front deck but I'll also add more kit yet to the sides and front. Pioneer tool just tacked to the rear, used
PVA glue so that i can remove them for detail painting and adding the securing straps.
I've still got a few more scratch items yet to add so I'm hoping to get these done over the weekend.

As you can see I have once again done a great job procrastinating on the tie downs for the turret interior and exterior
;)


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Cheers chaps for the ref pix and feed back, one question though the 50 rd ammo box, anyone got any decent pix of one, I’ve had a quick look but found nothing of any use. These seem more common on the M10 and the early Sherman’s.
I shall thin down the front step to give it a more scale like appearance, replace the turret tie downs and add some PE headlight guards.
 

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