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1/48 M-10 Tank Destroyer 1 month 1 week ago #1

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The kit for this year’s NSW Scale Model Show’s “Panzer Tracks” trophy is any of the five (5) Tamiya kits that use the M4 Sherman hull.

I already had several of these kits in the stash as the Kiwi used quite a few Shermans WW II. I chose the M-10 Tank destroyer as the Kiwi M4 Tanks have a different upper hull from that kitted by Tamiya.

The Tamiya kits are a pretty simple build, although, the M-10 with it’s open compartment added an hour or so to build. I added some card to stop the “see though” effect that these kits have.



The comp allows stowage and metal barrels so I dug the Legend Stowage set from the stash. I didn’t use the bits for the front. Instead I decided to try and simulate what I’d seen on photos in my references. I added some card on the front to simulate some metal bar welded on in the field. I then painted it forgetting to add the front stowage.
I first painted it a home made mixture of Olive drab before noticing that the references said the Kiwi vehicles were painted British SCC Olive drab . I made a mixture from various different colours and ended up with green…. At this stage I’d had enough wasting paint so I decided that this is close enough.





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1/48 M-10 Tank Destroyer 1 month 1 week ago #2

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Nice Calum, looking really good so far.

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1/48 M-10 Tank Destroyer 1 month 6 days ago #3

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Coming along nicely. Need to have a go at some armour one day

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1/48 M-10 Tank Destroyer 1 month 6 days ago #4

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1/48 M-10 Tank Destroyer 1 month 6 days ago #5

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Very nice so far.

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1/48 M-10 Tank Destroyer 1 month 4 days ago #6

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Got some paint on the stowage. I used Vallejo acrylics to pick out the various pieces and finished of with a bit of dry brushing. No time for a gloss coat and a wash





Mmmm Need to paint that piece under the rear :D



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Nice work Calum

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1/48 M-10 Tank Destroyer 2 weeks 6 days ago #8

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After I gloss coated the model  I found a image of the vehicle I am modelling in, funnily enough, my reference material . So I decided to add the welded on boxes on the front guards along with the piece of timber that was attached across the front, I decided not to remove the stowage I've already attached as I like the look of it all loaded up.

I then added some more stowage to the area above the bar and painted it.









A flat coat then a brown enamel layer to start the weathering process



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1/48 M-10 Tank Destroyer 2 weeks 5 days ago #9

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Nice job on the extra stowage :)
Watching out for wear and tear update.

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