col68s Tamiya 1/35 scale M10 tank destroyer

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Wow, are those clear periscope parts I see? In a Tamiya kit??

I'll be watching this one
 

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Awesome kit of an awesome vehicle, will keep an eye on ;)............Jim:smiling3:
 

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I did make this one,last year and think it was my first,US,tank,was a nice build,
hope that you do enjoy the build,;)
 

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Hi guys
Finally got a start on my M10 and I must say I'm impressed everything fits perfectly the transmission cover has the correct casting texture.
The instructions are easy to follow and everything seems to be built as sub assemblies for ease of painting.
Wow, are those clear periscope parts I see? In a Tamiya kit?

I'll be watching this one
Sorry about the delay in answering Patrick
Yes there's clear periscope ,headlight lens and goggles included
 

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Impressive kit!:cool:
 

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Here's the latest update guys.
The lower hull is now primed and had a coat of white the fighting compartment floor will get a coat of olive drab before the upper hull is fastened in place.
The running gear took some assembling the wheels and bogies need 10 parts per unit which adds up 60 parts plus drive sprocket and rear idler.
 

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Hi guys
The upper hull is now assembled and ready for priming. The road wheels and bogies are painted and ready to be attached to the hull and I have painted the tracks just the turret to be assembled all 88 parts of it
 

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Hi guys.
Here's the latest update. I've replaced all the grab handles on the drivers,radio man's and engine hatches plus the 24 tie downs on the turret sides and added a missing brace on the counterweight. On the inside of the turret I've added some missing traverse locks.
Here's the latest pics
 

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Hi all
Here's the latest update on my M10. The turret is now completed the ammo has been decaled and added to the racks. The 50 cal has been painted and a wash of indigo oil paints applied over the top.
The tools need completing and the tow cable needs to be added to the upper hull.
The lower hull has had some initial weathering applied so I could attach the running gear.
 

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Hi all
The decals are now in place the allied star was a nightmare to place as you need to fit it over and around the armour bolts
The tools are now finished and the tow cable is finished and attached.
The lower hull, bogies and tracks have been caked in mud made from PVA/water/varnish mixed with ground pastel's20170417_003245.jpg 20170417_003234.jpg
 

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Nicely done!!:cool:
 

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Great work Colin
 

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Hi guys.
Here's the latest update. I've replaced all the grab handles on the drivers,radio man's and engine hatches plus the 24 tie downs on the turret sides and added a missing brace on the counterweight. On the inside of the turret I've added some missing traverse locks.
Here's the latest pics
The handles look really good. Did you use a tool bender?
 
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