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Tamiya 1/16 JSDGF Type 10 Tank
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Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 02:32 AM UTC
Jim gives us a preview of this new 1/16 scale Japanese MBT, the Type 10 Tank which went into service recently in 2012.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2015 - 03:03 AM UTC
Hi Jim
I noticed that Tamiya hasn't updated the M2HB Ammo boxes for this kit, they're stiil the same old WWII ones issued with the old sherman.

Mal
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2015 - 07:42 PM UTC
Along with the ammo box my biggest disappointment is that the road wheels are not rubber and have to be painted. All other Tamiya 1/16 th kits that need rubber road wheels have them. Why not this kit? I am happy about non skid. I was told by Japanese hobby shop that they have no release date now for full option kit. They said there were some design problems??. Maybe the wheels will get fixed
Thanks Jim for preview
Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 02:21 AM UTC
Hi Dave
Yes the plastic wheels have been mentioned in this thread, post 83 - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-tanks-369/11606098-tamiya-announces-1-16th-jgsdf-type-10-a-4.html - apparently the RC version has rubber wheels?
Guess we'll see when the RC version is finally released.

Mal
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 07:28 AM UTC
Thanks Mal for the link. I guess we will have to wait and see what full option kit looks like.
Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 01:39 PM UTC

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Thanks Jim for preview
Dave



You are very welcome! Thanks for checking it out.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 01:39 PM UTC

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Hi Jim
I noticed that Tamiya hasn't updated the M2HB Ammo boxes for this kit, they're stiil the same old WWII ones issued with the old sherman.

Mal



Ahh... good catch Mal.

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 01:58 AM UTC
I enjoyed the video unboxing of this kit. not least for the comic value courtesy of the opti visor.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 02:37 AM UTC
The manual for the RC version - http://www.tamiyausa.com/pdf/manuals/56037ml.pdf - no rubber tyres, just plastic....

Mal
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 10:38 PM UTC
I'm a bit confused regarding the ammo boxes. Presumably the one shown here is the modern type -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_10#/media/File:JGSDF_Type10_tank_20120527-12.JPG

Isn't this the type included in the model -

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/36209/index.htm
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 03:39 AM UTC
Hi Adam
In the link, shots of the sprues - pic 80 - shows the M2HB Browning parts, which include a WWII M2 ammunition box, rather than the post war M2A1 ammunition box. This appears to be the same sprue as M26 Pershing & M4 Sherman kits.
It may be that the MG on the Type 10 does not use an ammo box, just an ammo tray? That would be a bit strange, but not impossible.

Mal
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 04:59 PM UTC
Hi Mal,

Right, I think I've got to the bottom of it. You are quite correct about the ammo box on pic 80, however, if you look at the 'D' sprue in the link, it does show just the tray itself. In the instructions, step 65, it shows the D parts to be used rather than the old ammo box.

I guess you have the option to use either. Anyway, all of the photos of the Type 10 I can find on google only ever shows the tray in operation ,not the box.

I've ordered mine anyway!!
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 05:55 AM UTC
Hi Adam
Thought this might be of interest - RC version build - not without some problems - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-tanks-369/11618285-tamiya-jgsdf-type-10-build-review.html -

Mal
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 02:39 AM UTC
Mal,

My version is the static model, so the rubber wheels and the tracks don't matter quite so much. Same goes for the suspension arms and the other strength issues. It's an interesting read, though. I didn't know Tamiya were cutting costs (and therefore corners).
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 08:16 AM UTC
Hi Adam
The cutting costs & corners appears to apply to this particular model - the RC version. Might be a stretch to say it applies to their whole range though.

Mal
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 02:01 AM UTC
My type 10 has arrived from Japan! The hull is made of aluminium, as is the gun barrel (which is stunning, by the way).

Question - what would you fellas use as a metal primer? Could I use something like this -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004BN5RYG?keywords=vallejo%20primer&qid=1439413031&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 08:56 AM UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IudRArnOpc0
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:49 PM UTC
Nice product as always Kenny!




Jeff