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.
Holtzwihr, FranceRemember 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.
Giz a job I can drive that !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.....
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 jobsSmall 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.
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M10 / M10A1 used a somewhat unique cradle and mountSlow 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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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.