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Academy's M10

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This is my Academy's M10 with Legends late turret. I found that the Legend turret was designed for use with the AFV club kit. The AFV kit's turret opening is smaller in diameter than the Academy kits. Why there is a difference in such a fundamental measurement is beyond me. I fabricated an adaptor from some coffee can tin foil and used it to cover the Academy opening and provide the smaller diameter opening required for the Legend turret. I also needed to remove some resin from the front of the turret on the interior in order to get the gun positioned properly. I weathered and painted exclusively with Testors Model Master paints and detailed with stowage from various manufacturers. My first completed build started 30 minutes into the New Year and finished 8 days later (I had to wait for the turret)
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About Mike Taylor (modelguy2)


The tracks are Dragon indi links. Mike
MAR 05, 2009 - 08:01 AM
Hi Mike Love your M10, she's a beauty that's for sure. I have this kit in my stash and may have to drag it out. If there's one thing i like it's properly tied down stowage and you really hit the button on that one mate. Great work Paul
MAR 05, 2009 - 10:23 AM
Fixed the hatches anyway just for Roy
MAR 05, 2009 - 11:22 AM
Aww... ya shouldn't have.. LOL It looks nice
MAR 05, 2009 - 11:58 AM
They's been bugging me anyway Roy-when I thought about it. Now the hinges aren't in their support like they should be though. I did look at other builds on some sites and most do fit wrong. Others have corrected it and the smart ones just left them shut! Mike
MAR 05, 2009 - 12:58 PM
Nice recovery with the turret issue , very quick build , it takes me that long just to clear enough room on the workbench.
MAR 06, 2009 - 09:32 AM
nice M-10 their mike makes me want to get back on to my M-10 duckbill but i'm holding out to get some AM PE set for it do you know if Aber of Eduard do a set for it cheers. Ant
MAR 06, 2009 - 09:41 AM
Eduard's set
MAR 06, 2009 - 03:01 PM
sweet might invest in that come next payday... thanx Mike. Ant
MAR 06, 2009 - 04:13 PM
Lovethe little Tank destroyer. 1 Always had a soft spot for her .Has she really did have a shot spot . No turret lid. Nice model really like her The storage looks ace Lots of it but not over done. Cheers for showing her to us,thanks Geraint
MAR 10, 2009 - 09:32 AM